Moving Life Science Innovations along the path
From Discovery To Development To Delivery
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
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 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
Ivy Brain Tumor Center Builds On Innovative Clinical Trial Program by Appointing New Chief Medical Officer
Leading Neuro-Oncologist Yoshie Umemura, MD, Joins Barrow Neurological Institute
AZAdvances Talent Receives Grant to Support STEM Workforce Opportunities
Senator Sinema lauds efforts to further fund growing internship program for Arizona students
Xcellerant and Flinn Foundation Partner to Fuel Growth in Arizona Bioscience and Healthcare Sectors
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xcellerant Ventures (XVC) welcomes the Flinn Foundation as a limited partner in its Xcellerant Venture Capital Fund I. Xcellerant Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early and seed stage startups within the HealthTech and MedTech sectors. Xcellerant seeks to invest in dynamic founding teams with strong intellectual property portfolios that XVC […]
A century later, HonorHealth Research Institute examines first potentially effective treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease
HonorHealth Research Institute is one of just 30 sites worldwide participating in this first ALS prevention study, sponsored by Biogen. The focus of the study is to identify individuals who are genetically predisposed to acquiring ALS, specifically those who carry the SOD1 gene but who don’t yet show any symptoms.
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Aug 17, 2023 - Tucson
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