From Discovery To Development To Delivery
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.
AZBio Members Are Making LIFE Bettter
AZBio Members discover, develop, and deliver life-saving and life-changing innovations.
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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
Yulex moves into the Fast Lane with innovative biomaterials that combine natural desert resources and ingenuity
Yulex Corporation, a technology, marketing and biomaterial product development company that applies sustainable crop science, clean bioprocessing, and materials science for the production of natural, allergy-friendly BioRubber derived from the renewable, crop Guayule to receive the 2013 AZBio Fast Lane Award from the Arizona Bioindustry Association.
GateWay Community College CEI Company VisionGate Attacks the World’s Number One Cancer Killer: Lung Cancer
VisionGate, a pioneering biotechnology company recently accepted into the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) at GateWay Community College, is developing revolutionary non-invasive diagnostic technology that can enable early-cancer detection that could save thousands of lives.
ACRES Global Network of high performing clinical research sites will begin registering all of AGRI’s national and international research sites in the ACRES network. The ACRES/AGRI Strategic Alliance brings synergy to both organizations’ efforts to improve the world of biomedical research.
TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers are seeking participants in Maricopa County for a study designed to determine if a compound found in broccoli can enhance the health-promoting effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen in women at risk of developing breast cancer or those previously treated for early-stage breast cancer.
- Arizona BioPreneur Conference Day 1
- Arizona BioPreneur Conference Day 2
- Arntzen Grand Challenge Lecture: Understanding and combatting the pandemic coronavirus
- iPain Summit 2020
- 11/12/2020 - 11/14/2020
- AZBioPEERS: Election 2020 & The Impact on Bio and Med Tech