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
When I was a young girl, Marie Curie was one of my heroes. There was something about the story of a young girl who was fascinated with science and math and who went on to change the world that captured my imagination and the imagination of millions of other young people like me over the […]
Students and Faculty on the biosciences – did you know that the same federal agencies (like DOD, NIH and NSF) that funded your initial research may provide you with grants of up to $100,000 (phase 1) and $1 million (phase 2) to commercialize that very same research under the $2.5 billion federal SBIR program awarded annually. […]
On April 11, 2011, The AZBio community and Arizona lawmakers came together to connect, engage and share ideas on how to combine Business + BioScience for a Better Arizona. The informational event, supported by BIO and the Arizona Science Center and hosted by AZBIO, included updates from Walt Plosila of Battelle on the Arizona BioScience […]
Is your company looking to share its knowledge of the biotech industry, present a biotech breakthrough, or release company news? Becoming an exhibitor at the BIO International Convention opens the door to some opportunities to be in the spotlight:
- Looking for Funding? Meet with the Toronto Stock Exchange
- Paradise Valley
- Science is The Force - Celebrate Homecoming with ASU Biodesign
- Mini-Medical School - Scrub In: Behind the Scenes of Medical School
- World Cord Blood Day Open House at Celebration Stem Cell Centre
- Beer & Bio with the AZBio Board at GlobalMed