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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)

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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 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

Luceome receives NIH grant to put technology on market

Luceome Biotechnologies an emerging, privately-held biotechnology company located in Tucson, Arizona has received a  $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to commercialize its  drug research technology.

DPR has a new home in the Boutique

OLD BOUTIQUE GETS NEW LIFE AS DPR CONSTRUCTION’S HEADQUARTERS: Adaptive reuse project showcases sustainable building design Rising from the remains of the former Castle Boutique on 44h Street and Van Buren,DPR Construction’s new Phoenix headquarters – the DPR Boutique – opened on October 14, 2011 as a living laboratory for how to live and work […]

VisionGate raises $2M for early detection of lung cancer

Phoenix’s VisionGate Inc  has raised $2 million in the first portion of equity financing raised from existing and new investors. The company has developed a non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer using 3D cell imaging from a single sputum sample.

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