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AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.
Arizona has a sizable and rapidly growing bioscience industry. State bioscience firms employed 25,686 in 2016 in 1,310 individual business establishments. Industry employment has grown by 9 percent since 2014, twice the growth rate of the nation, with four of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Both drugs and pharmaceuticals and research, testing and medical labs have experienced double-digit job growth since 2014. Arizona inventors have been awarded nearly 2,000 bioscience-related patents since 2014, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Since 2015, NIH awards to Arizona institutions have increased, reaching $189 million in FY 2017. (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
Sunlight streams through re-glazed glass panels at the Northern Arizona University research greenhouse because of research investments by the university.
Evolution of staph ‘superbug’ traced between humans and food animals
UA researchers have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy.
Genome Sequencing Finds Unknown Cause of Epilepsy University of Arizona researchers have identified a previously unknown mutation in a sodium channel protein as the likely cause of a severe form of epilepsy.
2012 marks Arizona’s state centennial year. It is also the tenth year of Arizona’s Bioscience Road Map and the anniversary of the launch of TGen (The Translational Genomics Institute.) Employment in the biosciences field in Arizona has grown 41 percent over the past 10 years, showing growth even during the Recession. Ted Simon of HORIZON […]