Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap
A Plan for Global Competitiveness
Welcome to Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, a long-term plan to make the state’s bioscience sector globally competitive. Here you’ll find a wealth of information—from white papers and committee rosters to progress reports and broadcast news features. We invite you to return often to this steadily growing compendium of resources, available via the links at left.
Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap was launched in 2002 by a comprehensive study by Battelle, the U.S. leader in positioning regions to excel in technology and the sciences. Commissioned by the Flinn Foundation, the study concluded that Arizona possessed many of the essential elements needed to become a global leader in niche areas in the biosciences, but must strengthen its biomedical-research base and build a critical mass of bioscience firms and jobs.
The initial report issued by Battelle recommended that Arizona concentrate its efforts on specific scientific disciplines in which it was positioned to achieve national prominence. The study also outlined a set of specific actions the state should take on business- and policy-oriented issues.
Since then, Battelle has carefully tracked Arizona’s progress, and numerous committees of statewide experts in science, business, and policy have worked to implement Roadmap recommendations. Today, these individuals serve on more than a dozen committees, led by the 100-member Steering Committee of statewide bioscience champions.