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AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.

Arizona has a sizable and rapidly growing bioscience industry. State bioscience firms employed 25,686 in 2016 in 1,310 individual business establishments. Industry employment has grown by 9 percent since 2014, twice the growth rate of the nation, with four of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Both drugs and pharmaceuticals and research, testing and medical labs have experienced double-digit job growth since 2014. Arizona inventors have been awarded nearly 2,000 bioscience-related patents since 2014, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Since 2015, NIH awards to Arizona institutions have increased, reaching $189 million in FY 2017. (Get The Facts)

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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

Curing the Incurable – This Gene Therapy Delivers

The first approved gene therapy for a neuromuscular disease s now  available for children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) thanks to AveXis, a Novartis company. SMA is caused by a mutated or missing survival motor neuron 1 gene (SMN1) that prevents the body from making enough survival motor neuron protein (SMN), ultimately leading to the […]

Startup to Commercialize Blood Test for Most Major Cancers

When testing for such as lung cancer disease, doctors know that tissue biopsies are necessary and potentially life-saving, though the procedures used to gather tissue can lead to dangerous complications, from bleeding to lung collapse. To lower the need for invasive procedures, researchers at the University of Arizona developed a new blood test that can […]

AZBio In The Loop for the Week of May 20 2019

  Is your organization an AZBio Member? Click here to find out. AZBio is committed to making Arizona top tier  bioscience state.  We work with our members to make this vision a reality and provide resources and support to help them succeed.   AZBio is working on the print edition of the  2019-2020 AZBio Membership Directory. [...]

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