From Discovery To Development To Delivery
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
The UA Steele Children’s Research Center study seeks to decipher how the sodium-hydrogen transporter NHE3 contributes to the health of the gastrointestinal tract.
FierceBiotech offering a free eBook on moving along the path from Preclinical to Clinical
TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Early Phase Chemoprevention Consortium led by UA Cancer Center researchers Sherry Chow, PhD, and David Alberts, MD, has been awarded funding by the National Cancer Institute to conduct early-phase clinical trials to evaluate the safety, clinical activity, and biological effects of novel cancer preventive agents. This five-year award […]
The Arizona Commerce Authority was awarded an $80,000 grant from the US Small Business Administration and has contributed $200,000 in matching funds and in-kind services to develop the PIII Playbook; a structured program of training and technical assistance to prepare Arizona’s small high-tech companies to compete more effectively for federal SBIR/STTR Phase I and II awards and […]