From Discovery To Development To Delivery
AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.
Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached nearly 30,000 jobs spanning 2,160 business establishments in 2018. Industry employment has grown by 15 percent since 2016—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted nearly $580 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2018, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2016. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased in 2019, and during the 2016-19 period totaled $349 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,178 bioscience-related patents since 2016, among the second quintile of states in patent activity.
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A key component in Arizona’s life science ecosystem, the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on Arizona’s bioscience industry. AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.
Success Stories – Good News from Arizona’s BioIndustry
Exact Sciences Completes Acquisition of Ashion Analytics, LLC, from The Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope
Talented team and industry-leading lab will help strengthen the company’s sequencing and pipeline capabilities, while broadening its therapy selection and treatment guidance offerings.
Clearance supported by clinical data from a feasibility study with favorable primary patency rates observed out to 180 days Pristine™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter
New UArizona research has identified a previously unknown pattern of protein creation in the motor neurons, which are the cells that malfunction in patients with ALS. By restoring the missing proteins at one end of the cell, movement returns. Next, the team hopes to determine if the surprising over-production at the other end of the […]
The Flinn Foundation hosted its annual bioscience event April 14 to share the impressive progress of Arizona’s growing sector nearly two decades since the launch of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap. The virtual event featured a keynote address by Tom Osha of Wexford Science and Technology and a mix of live presentations and videos showcasing the innovative and growing bioscience ecosystem throughout Arizona, including Flagstaff, metro Phoenix, and the Tucson and Yuma regions.
- The Business of BIO Bootcamp
- 04/19/2021 - 04/27/2021
- Tucson Symposium
- 04/20/2021 - 04/22/2021
- AZBioPEERS: Developing Talent; Building Talent Training Programs In-House
- 2021 Arizona Cord Blood Conference
- Discovery: From Human Genetic Signatures to Drug Targets