AZBio Award Nominations

Presented by the Arizona Commerce Authority and the City of Phoenix

We're Making LIFE Better.

The AZBio Awards Celebrate Arizona's leading

 Educators, Innovators and Companies.

Nominations for the 2021 AZBio Awards closed on May 31, 2021.



Judging Timeline:

March 22, 2021 - Nominations for the 2021 AZBio Awards open 
May 31, 2021 - Nominations Close
June 2021 -  Honorees Notified
October 5, 2021 - AZBio Awards

Honorees will be spotlighted throughout August and September - Stay tuned to AZBio IN THE LOOP for a new story each week.


The Criteria for the AZBio Awards...

Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year Award:

The educator who, as a member of the faculty or administration of an educational institution, demonstrated the greatest leadership, creativity and/or actions to inspire students and encourage them in the biosciences. (Cited contributions may extend over several years.)

Public Service Award:

The person in Arizona who is currently serving or has served in a publicly-elected or appointed capacity at a city, county, state or federal level and has demonstrated leadership that has contributed most significantly to the enhancement of the business climate for bioscience companies in the state. (Cited contributions may extend over several years

Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year:

The life science researcher in Arizona who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and the understanding of biological processes, as measured by publications and/or professional acknowledgement of their work in either an academic or commercial setting. (Cited contributions may extend over several years.)

Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award:

The person in Arizona who provided the most outstanding leadership that contributed significantly to development of the State’s bioindustry and/or recognition of the advancement of bioscience in Arizona. (Cited contributions may extend over several years.

AZBio Fast Lane:

The select few companies that have achieved outstanding milestones in the past 18 months. Significant progress can be measured by clinical results, regulatory approvals, certifications, collaborations, funding awards, product launches, job growth or product sales milestones. This category is open to ALL AZBio Member Companies and nominations must reflect both the actions taken by Arizona based employees and the results those actions created toward the milestones.

Bioscience Company of the Year Award:

The for-profit bioscience company whose Arizona-based operations did the most to transform the world during the last 12 months.


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