Moving Life Science Innovations along the path
From Discovery To Development To Delivery
OUR VISION OF THE FUTURE: Arizona is a top-ten life science state.
OUR MISSION: AZBio supports the needs of Arizona’s growing life science ecosystem.
Arizona’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly and reached more than 36,000 jobs spanning 2,912 business establishments in 2021. Industry employment has grown by nearly 22 percent since 2018—twice the growth rate of the nation—with each of the five major subsectors adding jobs during the period. Arizona’s universities conducted $602 million in R&D activities in bioscience-related fields in 2020, fueled in part by steadily increasing NIH awards to Arizona institutions since 2018. Venture capital investments in Arizona bioscience companies increased significantly in 2021, and during the 2018-21 period totaled $565 million. Arizona inventors have been awarded 2,283 bioscience related patents since 2018, among the second quintile of states in patent activity. Read the Report: AZ-BIO2022 - state profile
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 growing Arizona’s bioscience industry.
AZBio Member Organizations in the fields of business, research and education, health care delivery, economic development, government, and other professions involved in the biosciences are the key drivers of the growth of Arizona's life science sector. As the unified voice of our industry in Arizona, AZBio strives to make Arizona a place where bioscience organizations can grow and succeed.
AZBio works nationally and globally with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and leading patient advocacy organizations.
Through these relationships, AZBio has access to information, contacts, resources, cost saving programs, and the global bioscience and medtech community.
Success Stories – Good News from Arizona’s BioIndustry
Students and Faculty on the biosciences – did you know that the same federal agencies (like DOD, NIH and NSF) that funded your initial research may provide you with grants of up to $100,000 (phase 1) and $1 million (phase 2) to commercialize that very same research under the $2.5 billion federal SBIR program awarded annually. […]
On April 11, 2011, The AZBio community and Arizona lawmakers came together to connect, engage and share ideas on how to combine Business + BioScience for a Better Arizona. The informational event, supported by BIO and the Arizona Science Center and hosted by AZBIO, included updates from Walt Plosila of Battelle on the Arizona BioScience […]
Is your company looking to share its knowledge of the biotech industry, present a biotech breakthrough, or release company news? Becoming an exhibitor at the BIO International Convention opens the door to some opportunities to be in the spotlight:
Apthera and RXi Pharmaceuticals Announce Definitive Merger Agreement Ventana Medical Launches Virtuoso Software for Digital Pathology Catalyst for Growth – AZ Bio moves forward with new CEO and an aggressive agenda Gore Reports First Patient Treated in the U.S. using GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface on a Lower Profile Delivery System MSDx Awarded $226,000 […]