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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

Celebration Stem Cell Centre Attains Internationally Recognized AABB Accreditation

GILBERT, AZ (August 26, 2013) –  Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), a hybrid public and private umbilical cord blood bank, stem cell contract manufacturer, and stem cell research facility, announced that it has obtained AABB Accreditation, which demonstrates CSCC’s commitment to quality and assures that the highest quality of cellular therapy products are manufactured at […]

Myriad Decision Opens the Door for Increased Competition and New Opportunities

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics that isolated gene sequences are not patent eligible because they are naturally occurring nucleic acids.  This ruling brings new opportunities as well as new challenges to the biotech industry of which investors, inventors, and researchers need to be aware.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Clinical Trial IRBs

On Tuesday, August 27th, the FDA finalized its Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators and Sponsors on Institutional Review Board Responsibilities for Reviewing the Qualifications of Investigators, Adequacy of Research Sites, and the Determination of Whether an Investigational New Drug/Investigational Device Exemption is Needed. 

UA-Developed Apps Aid Arizona Cotton Farmers

By Gabrielle Fimbres for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, August 27, 2013 Two apps – Mobile Cotton and Differentiating Diseases of Early Season Cotton – are helping Arizona cotton growers manage their crops from anywhere.

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