Bioscience

Two forums explore future of Arizona and its bioscience industry

January 27, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Inside NAU] – Statewide issues concerning what citizens want for Arizona’s future and the state’s progress in developing a bioscience industry were brought into focus in two forums on campus the week of Jan. 11.

Despite a suffering economy, Arizona’s bioscience sector has seen rapid growth in high-paying jobs and firms, according to Walter Plosila of the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, the nonprofit technology management firm that has been assessing Arizona’s bioscience progress since 2002.

On the down side, Arizona reflected the national trend in fewer federal research grants and venture-capital investments, Plosila told a gathering of university and community members at the High Country Conference Center, which was hosted by the Flinn Foundation.

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