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OUR VISION OF THE FUTURE: Arizona is a top-ten life science state.

OUR MISSION: AZBio supports the needs of Arizona’s growing life science ecosystem.

Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached more than 36,000 jobs spanning 2,912 business establishments in 2021. Industry employment has grown by nearly 22 percent since 2018—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted $602 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2020, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2018. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased significantly in 2021, and during the 2018-21 period totaled $565 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,283 bioscience related patents since 2018, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Read the Report: AZ-BIO2022 - state profile

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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 growing Arizona’s bioscience industry.  

AZBio  Member Organizations in the fields of business, research and education, health care delivery, economic development, government, and other professions involved in the biosciences are the key drivers of the growth of Arizona's life science sector.  As the unified voice of our industry in Arizona, AZBio strives to make Arizona a place where bioscience organizations can grow and succeed.

AZBio works nationally and globally with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and leading patient advocacy organizations.

Through these relationships, AZBio has access to information, contacts, resources, cost saving programs, and the global bioscience and medtech community.

Success Stories – Good News from Arizona’s BioIndustry

C-Path’s Parkinson’s Consortium Supports Groundbreaking Research Utilizing Smartwatches to Monitor Disease Progression

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2024 — Critical Path Institute (C-Path) today announced a new publication on how the use of wearable technology can optimize measuring symptoms important to people with Parkinson’s disease. The newly published manuscript in npj Parkinson’s Disease highlights a multistakeholder initiative consisting of collaborators from around the world coming together to share […]

C-Path’s AI Collaborations Accelerate Drug Development, Improve Lives 

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2024 — Critical Path Institute (C-Path) today announced the publication of a new peer-reviewed paper in the journal Clinical and Translational Science. As the preeminent leader in public-private partnerships to accelerate drug development, the paper highlights how C-Path’s AI collaborations are revolutionizing drug development, with specific advancements in the management and treatment of […]

In Memoriam: Jack Kavanagh, co-founder of AzMN

John Thomas (Jack) Kavanagh, co-founder of the Arizona Myeloma Network (AzMN), passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the age of 87.  Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 1991, Jack had a successful business career prior to retiring to Arizona in 2003 and creating AzMN with his wife Barbara in 2004.

Heard at BIO2024: Arizona is Amazing

The world biotechnology community converged in San Diego on June 3-6, 2024  for the BIO International Convention.  As of Monday morning over 18,500 people were registered to attend and over 60,000 partnering meetings had been scheduled. Arizona’s health innovation community was well represented.  Joan Koerber-Walker, President & CEO of AZBio, spoke with investors, companies, family […]

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