Bioscience

Southern Arizona biosciences continue to grow in tough economy

July 9, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Az Biz] – Despite difficult financial conditions, one area of Arizona’s economy continues to expand and add jobs — the biosciences. Contributing more than $12.5 billion in annual revenues to the economy and consisting of over 89,000 jobs, the Arizona biosciences have come of age.

Southern Arizona’s bioscience community is a major contributor to this statewide success. Now three of the top 10 pharma companies have a presence here: Roche (which purchased Ventana Medical), Sanofi-aventis and Merck with its investment in High Throughput Genomics. It is also home to the internationally acclaimed Critical Path Institute (C-Path). Here are just a few recent developments.

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