AZBio Award Nominations

Presented by the Arizona Commerce Authority and the City of Phoenix

The AZBio Awards Celebrate Arizona's leading

Educators, Innovators and Companies.

Judging Timeline:

January 10, 2024 - Nominations for the 2024 AZBio Awards open 
May 24, 2023 - Nominations Close
July 2024 -  Honorees Notified
September 17, 2024 - 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.)

Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year:

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.

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.)

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

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.

Arizona 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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