Arizona Biosciences News

Regents approve university Prop. 301 plans

Summary:

The Arizona Board of Regents today unanimously approved the Proposition 301 expenditure plans of all three Arizona universities. The three institutions will continue to focus their portion of the funds, derived from a 2000 voter initiative, on Arizona biotechnology development.

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The Arizona Board of Regents today unanimously approved the Proposition 301 expenditure plans of all three Arizona universities. The three institutions will continue to focus their portion of the funds, derived from a 2000 voter initiative, on Arizona biotechnology development.

ASU will apply its allotment toward the construction of their 170,000-square-foot, $69-million Arizona Biodesign Institute, part of a planned five-building complex focused on augmenting the university's core competencies in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information techniology. NAU plans to use its funding to build new facilities and enhance the biotech infrastructure of northern Arizona. At UA, plans have been laid to apply the funds toward a number of such diverse areas as the UA Instutute for Biomedical Science and Bioechnology, UA Optical Science and Technology, and UA Technology Transfer Infrastructure.


For more information:

Arizona State University news release, 1/27/03

Univerity of Arizona news release, 1/27/03

Northern Arizona University business plan

Arizona Board of Regents report