The annual progress of Arizona’s bioscience sector is chronicled in annual brochures dating back to 2003. Below are reports issued since the launch of the updated Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap in 2014. Earlier reports are available on the First Decade page.
Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the biosciences nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while the state’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer, according to the new data. However, there was a decline in bioscience venture capital over the past two years.
2016 Progress ReportView/Download
The year 2016 was highlighted by a $43 million precision-medicine research grant for University of Arizona, TGen’s affiliation with City of Hope and planned Phoenix expansion, the announcement of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in partnership with Arizona State University, and the unveiling of plans for a new biotech campus along Tempe Town Lake.
2015 Progress ReportView/Download
The state’s bioscience industry continues its strong job and wage growth and had its best venture capital year since 2011, according to the new data. While bio-related university startups continued to increase, there were declines in research dollars and expenditures.
2014 Progress ReportView/Download
The year 2014 was highlighted by the merger of Banner Health with the University of Arizona Health Network, construction on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, progress in planning the Arizona Bioscience Corridor in northeast Phoenix, and the launch of the updated Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.