From Discovery To Development To Delivery
AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.
Arizona’s bioscience industry has grown in recent years and by 2014 state bioscience firms employed just over 24,000 in nearly 1,300 business establishments. Four of the state’s five bioscience subsectors have contributed to its 2 percent overall employment gain since 2012, led by double-digit job growth in medical devices (up 11 percent). State academic institutions accounted for nearly $400 million in bioscience-related R&D expenditures in 2014 and NIH funding to these and other non-academic institutions totaled $150.6 million in 2015. Arizona inventors have had 1,751 patents issued in bioscience-related classes since 2012, primarily in medical and surgical devices but also in drugs and pharmaceuticals, microbiology and genetics, and in biochemistry. The state has seen a strong increase in venture capital invested in bioscience-related companies in recent years. (Get The Facts)
AZBio Members Are Making LIFE Bettter
AZBio Members discover, develop, and deliver life-saving and life-changing innovations.
Get Connected With Arizona's Bioindustry
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
The Collaborative Gene and its impact on Life Science Ecosystem Development: An Arizona Business Case
On May 12, 2017, Governor Doug Ducey signed Arizona’s $9.8 billion 2018-2019 Budget which provides bonding authority for $1 billion for investments in University Research Infrastructure. This investment continues a collaboration between the State of Arizona, Industry Leaders, Philanthropists, and Arizona’s Universities that is driving Arizona towards its goal of becoming a top-tier bioscience state.
News and Events for Arizona’s Bioindustry
The White Hat Life Science Investor Conference is hosted by AZBio and its regional partners in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Utah in even numbered years. In odd numbered years, the region hosts the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference in Colorado. Application are currently open for the October conference in Vail.
“Castle Biosciences is focused on delivering high value tests to improve cancer treatment. This expanded capital facility will be used to accelerate growth of our cutaneous melanoma test, DecisionDx®-Melanoma, and support our near-term pipeline,” said Derek Maetzold, president and chief executive officer of Castle Biosciences.
- What if We Could Harness the Capabilities of Our Own Immune System to Cure Cancer?
- Arizona Myeloma Network's CancerCaregivers Education Program©
- CyberMed Summit
- 06/08/2017 - 06/09/2017
- 2017 BIO International Convention
- 06/19/2017 - 06/22/2017
- San Diego
- RESI San Diego
- San Diego