Bioscience

Support grows for medical-device community

February 7, 2012

By Flinn Foundation

[From Robert Green]

Arizona’s medical device industry is a lynchpin of the bioscience community. Medical device employment constitutes 32% of Arizona’s non-hospital bioscience employment. (drugs and pharmaceuticals are only 8%). With first-class research institutions and an industry spanning from one-person shops to industry giants, Arizona has it all.

To support this critically important sector of Arizona’s economy the City of Peoria, BioAccel and The Plaza Group are building an incubator in Peoria dedicated to medical device development with working capital available to qualifying companies. More than just a facility, this collaboration was created to connect the medical device community.

Robert has also initiated a new network for the medical-device community, the Arizona Medical Device Alliance LinkedIn Group.

Future plans include networking and educational events, all designed to strengthen Arizona’s medical device community.