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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.

 

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NCI SBIR offers $8M in new contract funding opportunities

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program recently announced $8 million in new contract funding opportunities to assist innovative small businesses with cancer research and technology development. This year, NCI SBIR has announced 12 new contract funding opportunities in a range of novel technology areas.

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Cancer center expects influx 09/11/2011 | Arizona Republic | Ken Alltucker It’s  two weeks before the new Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center opens for       patients, but its new appointment calendar is filling quickly. The early       interest has Banner Health CEO Peter Fine and his staff talking about plans to expand the facility, which is 133,000 square feet. […]

NAU researcher thrust into the maelstrom after 9/11

ERIC BETZ Sun Staff  Reporter   azdailysun.com  |  Monday, September 12, 2011 On the morning of September 11, 2001, Paul Keim was out for a run with his  dog on Observatory Mesa, oblivious to the events unfolding along the eastern  seaboard. He was training for a marathon that he would never run. Within weeks, he would be sitting […]

Study: Medical Device Tax Could Cost Jobs, Stifle Innovation

WASHINGTON,D.C. –The medical device tax, if implemented, could cost tens of thousands of jobs, almost double the industry’s total taxes, raise the effective tax rate to among the highest in the world, and harm U.S. competiveness, according to a study released today by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).  The new study, “Employment Effects of […]

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