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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
Arizona’s statewide life science and healthcare industry association unveils plans for 2019 and announces new grant funding to accelerate the process.
Roche to develop companion diagnostic test to help identify patients eligible for anti-PD-1 therapy based on biomarker expression, not location, of solid tumors
Roche collaborates with Merck to develop companion diagnostic for use with Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, in advanced solid tumors with mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) Roche will seek FDA approval for biomarker panel expected to provide a standardized predictive testing option for dMMR
In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another — which ultimately stunts critical brain growth.
Seven research partnerships between Arizona biomedical scientists and clinicians are being funded through a Flinn Foundation program to advance the state’s growing niche in precision medicine.