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.
Get Connected With Arizona's Bioindustry
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
Gary Dirks, director of Arizona State University’s LightWorks Initiative and former president of BP China and BP Pacific-Asia, has been appointed director of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), with the goal of expanding the global impact of ASU.
Communicating with our legislative leaders is key to building relationships and sharing the information that helps them blaze a trail for us as we continue to build Arizona’s innovation and bioscience sectors. Watch what Arizona’s Bioscience Leaders shared with our Arizona Legislative Leaders.
As Arizona’s bioindustry organization, AZBio represents over 200 organizations across Arizona’s healthcare and lifescience community. Battelle estimates that Arizona’s bioscience sector represented over 99,000 employees in 2011. One of our key roles, as the voice of Arizona’s bioscience industry, is to monitor, research and understand the impact key issues that are bioscience related have on our state […]
Over the last week, meeting after meeting focused on innovation, technology, and future directions for growth. Times of change call for connected and coordinated leadership. Where will we find ours?
- FDA Virtual Town Hall Series - Immediately in Effect Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Diagnostic Tests
- Commercializing Innovations in Alzheimer’s Research through SBIR/STTR Funding
- AZBioPEERS: What is my company worth? Establishing a valuation
- Preparing Your NIH SBIR/STTR CRP and Phase IIB Application
- AZBioPEERS: Perfecting your “virtual” pitch