Arizona Industry Strengths

  • Arizona’s core research strengths include bioengineering, cancer research, pathogen genomics, and neurosciences. (Source: Arizona Department of Commerce, Flinn Foundation)
  • Employment in Arizona‘s bioscience industry increased 23% compared to 8% nationally from 2002-2007 (Source: Flinn Foundation), and Sun Corridor companies include Ventana Medical Systems (a member of the Roche group) and Sanofi-Aventis.
  • Flagstaff is ten times more specialized in medical device manufacturing than the rest of the nation, and is home to W.L. Gore, Machine Solutions, and Prent Corporation.
  • The Sun Corridor has several world-class centers of innovation including Barrow Neurological Institute, Abraxis Bioscience, Critical Path Institute, International Genomics Consortium, Mayo Clinic, as well as the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies.
  • The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona is a bioresearch collaborative of scientists from five disciplines – agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science and engineering – who solve complex biological problems.
  • The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is focused on preventing and curing disease, overcoming the pain and limitations of injury, renewing and sustaining our environment and securing a safer world.
  • Arizona’s sophisticated rural communities are home to companies such as Flagstaff’s TGen North, that focus on forensic and epidemiologic research related to pathogens important to  biodefense, medicine, and public health.
  • Anchoring our center for healthcare excellence are Nobel Prize winner Lee Hartwell’s Center for Sustainable Health; VisonGate’s breakthrough 3D cell imaging; and Patrick Soon-Shiong and Denis Cortese’s commitment to a Health Transformation Institute.



What can Arizona offer you?
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