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AZBio is committed to building a top-tier life science industry in Arizona.

Arizona’s bioscience industry has grown in recent years and by 2014 state bioscience firms employed just over 24,000 in nearly 1,300 business establishments. Four of the state’s five bioscience subsectors have contributed to its 2 percent overall employment gain since 2012, led by double-digit job growth in medical devices (up 11 percent). State academic institutions accounted for nearly $400 million in bioscience-related R&D expenditures in 2014 and NIH funding to these and other non-academic institutions totaled $150.6 million in 2015. Arizona inventors have had 1,751 patents issued in bioscience-related classes since 2012, primarily in medical and surgical devices but also in drugs and pharmaceuticals, microbiology and genetics, and in biochemistry. The state has seen a strong increase in venture capital invested in bioscience-related companies in recent years.  (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

AZBio in the Loop for the Week of March 27, 2017

  Arizona Bioscience Week Proclamation in the Senate   Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Senator Nancy Barto, Health and Human Services Committee Chair, recognized the  work of our researchers, educators, innovators, and healthcare professionals and proclaimed the Week of October 8, 2017 as Arizona Bioscience Week.   Click here to watch the video and learn more...   Congresswoman [...]

Sinema Introduces Fostering Innovation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 22, 2017, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) introduced the Fostering Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation to provide commonsense regulatory relief for companies on the cutting edge of scientific and medical research.

DEA Schedules Insys Therapeutics’ Syndros (dronabinol oral solution) as Schedule II Drug

On March 23, 2017, Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSY) (“Insys” or the “Company”)  announced that the Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) has issued an interim final rule that would result in Syndros™ (dronabinol oral solution) being placed in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act.  On July 1, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved the […]


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