AZBio Public Policy Principles

 

Our Policy Goals

  • Support the discovery, development, commercialization, delivery and availability of bioscience innovations
    that support the sustainability of our planet, our people, and our communities.
  • Ensure that patients have access to the lifesaving and life-changing innovations our industry creates.
    Educate on how the unintended consequences of policy changes can harm patients.
  • Improve the availability of early stage capital for bioscience and medtech companies so they can grow
    and create more opportunity and jobs here in Arizona. Support the creation of AZAdvances, an Arizona Bioscience
    Seed Fund; reauthorize and adequately fund the Angel Investor Tax Credit to encourage follow-on funding and co-investment.
  • Grow and attract great bioscience companies by providing a supportive tax and regulatory environment.
  • Support K-12 Education programs that benefit our state as a whole and serve as a magnet to attract and retain a
    talented and productive workforce.
  • Support Higher Education Funding and protect the vital academic research funding generated under the Technology
    and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF).
  • Develop new policies and programs that support University Technology Transfer Activity; encourage entrepreneurial activity; and foster a growing investment base that will create a significant economic impact.
  • Protect Economic Development Programs that support our overall Business Climate. Ensure that the Arizona Commerce Authority has the resources and tools necessary to attract new business opportunities and support
    the growth of Arizona businesses that provide high quality Arizona jobs.
  • Serve as a reliable and trusted resource to our Elected and Appointed Leaders on issues and opportunities
    that affect our bioscience industry, our communities, and our state.

Click here to view and download the detailed 2020 – 2021 AZBio Public Policy Initiatives.