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AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.

Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached nearly 30,000 jobs spanning 2,160 business establishments in 2018. Industry employment has grown by 15 percent since 2016—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted nearly $580 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2018, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2016. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased in 2019, and during the 2016-19 period totaled $349 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,178 bioscience-related patents since 2016, among the second quintile of states in patent activity.


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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

Stem Cells banked at CBR to be used in 1st of its kind study

Atlanta Based Nonprofit CureCP.Org Announces 1st of Its Kind UTHealth Study for Cerebral Palsy Has Begun The charitable nonprofit Let’s Cure CP ( is the only parent led advocacy group for Cerebral Palsy families whose sole purpose is to raise funds for research. A total of 30 children between the ages of 2 and […]

Ventana Announces HER2 Companion Diagnostic to Identify Breast Cancer Patients for Roche’s Latest Targeted Medicines

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, has announced the VENTANA HER2/neu (4B5) Rabbit Monoclonal Primary Antibody assay as a companion diagnostic1 for detecting HER2 protein expression for patients who, in countries where they are approved, may be appropriate candidates for Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Kadcyla™ (ado-trastuzumab emtansine). Previously, the VENTANA HER2 […]

Epidemic of Escherichia coli infections traced to one strain of bacteria

Fast-evolving lethal clone spreads worldwide, according to new study published today FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec. 17, 2013 — In the past decade, a single strain of Escherichia coli, or E. coli, has become the main cause of bacterial infections in women and the elderly by invading the bladder and kidneys, according to […]

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