Flinn Foundation

Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

Bioscience

Building Arizona as a global center for research and commercialization in the biosciences and a leader in such areas as precision medicine.

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A long-term strategic plan to guide Arizona biosciences through 2025
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The path for Arizona to become globally competitive in bio
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Publications capturing major Arizona bioscience developments and data
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Biennial tracking of performance metrics for Arizona biosciences
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The leaders overseeing Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap
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A searchable database of Arizona's entire bioscience ecosystem
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A Flinn program of funding and services for nascent bio firms
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The Flinn Foundation's portfolio of bioscience research grants
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The latest developments in the biosciences across Arizona

Bioscience

Bioscience in Arizona

The Flinn Foundation supports the biosciences in Arizona through research grants and stewardship of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, released in 2002 and guiding the growth and development of the state’s bioscience sector through 2025.

The Roadmap’s tagline, “Advancing the Biosciences and Improving Health Outcomes” recognizes the broad spectrum of the biosciences, including research, academia, and product commercialization, as well as the central role of health care within the bioscience sector.


Bioscience

Arizona’s robust bioscience ecosystem on display at statewide events

The Flinn Foundation hosted its three annual Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Progress Report Update luncheons this week to dialogue about Arizona’s latest advancements in bioscience research and industry with leaders in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Phoenix.

The Latest Progress of the Biosciences in Arizona brochure highlights the state’s robust bioscience ecosystem, initiatives of the Roadmap Steering Committee in the areas of entrepreneurship, legislative relations, risk capital, and talent, and the major highlights from the past year. [Read more]


Bioscience

Flinn Foundation to fund in-depth bioscience reporting by The Arizona Republic

The Flinn Foundation and The Arizona Republic have entered into a grant-based partnership that will enable the state’s largest media platform to pursue a multimedia initiative to deepen public understanding of the biosciences in Arizona, including research, industry development, and clinical advances.

The two-year, $300,000 grant from the Phoenix-based foundation will enable The Republic to publish in-depth print and online articles, produce video reports, use high-tech formats such as virtual and augmented reality, and connect the public to the biosciences at in-person events. [Read more]


Bioscience

Flinn Foundation selects six firms for Bio Entrepreneurship program

The Flinn Foundation has surpassed $1 million in funding support to benefit Arizona bioscience startup companies with the selection of six firms to participate in the foundation’s 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

In addition to $30,000 in funding administered through a nonprofit partner, the entrepreneurship program provides each competitively selected firm a bundle of benefits, including a professionally developed, yearlong plan specific to the needs of the company, helping them to navigate the challenges facing startups and empowering them to become investor-ready. [Read more]


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Arizona Bioscience News: Mayo, Google team up; UA and vision tech; Barrow surgeon hits 1000

Mayo Clinic taps Google for AI partnership / Phoenix Business Journal Mayo Clinic has tapped Google as its artificial intelligence partner, planning joint development of virtual and digital health solutions, such as leveraging Google Photos machine learning to recognize tumor cells. UA breaks ground on center that will help turn bioscience research into business / Arizona Public Media The […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: Oro Valley incubator breaks ground; TGen, NAU research West Nile virus; A rural doctor shortage

New Oro Valley bioscience incubator marks partnership with UA / Arizona Daily Star An Oro Valley bioscience group broke ground this week on the Oro Valley Innovation Labs and University of Arizona Center for Innovation at Oro Valley’s Innovation Park, a 4,000-square-foot incubator that will offer state-of-the-art labs to up to eight companies at a […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: Neolight raises $2.5M from NFL quarterback; AZBio unveils Bioscience Week events; TGen discovers gene link to rare disorder

Phoenix med-tech startup raises $2.5M from a Super Bowl champion / Phoenix Business Journal NeoLight, a Phoenix-based company with an FDA-approved SkyLife device to treat jaundice in infants, has received a $2.5 million investment from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley. Read more: Newborn care startup NeoLight scores $2.5 million from NFL […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: NACET receives $200K for rural efforts; TGen, Ohio State study canine lung cancer; ASU, AZ Science Center obtain STEM grant

NACET receives $200,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to assist underserved entrepreneurs in Northern Arizona / Arizona Daily Sun JPMorgan Chase will make a two-year, $200,000 investment with the Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NACET), also known as Moonshot at NACET, that will allow instructors to travel to rural communities, including the Hopi […]