- Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap
Building Arizona as a global center for research and commercialization in the biosciences and a leader in such areas as precision medicine.
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.
The Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, which provides funding, professional support, and networking opportunities to Arizona early-stage bioscience firms, will announce its 2021 winners in February.
The program provides $30,000 in non-dilutive funding support for up to six firms each year, administered through a nonprofit partner, and a professionally developed, yearlong plan specific to the needs of the individual firms. In addition, opportunities are offered to the competitively selected firms to engage with the state’s bioscience, academic, and policy leaders. [Learn more]
A new comprehensive Bioscience Directory launched by the Flinn Foundation includes an interactive map with more than 1,000 companies and organizations and detailed resources for the people working to advance the biosciences in Arizona.
The BioMap is a searchable database by organization name or city, subsector, or legislative district, plus an interactive map of businesses based in large metropolitan areas and rural towns. The resources—which target entrepreneurs, job seekers, investors, researchers, and elected officials— help connect them to each other as well as other leaders, programs, and events throughout the bioscience ecosystem. [Read More]
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and hospitals face an uncertain future as they prepare for a new wave of COVID-19 cases that could coincide with the peak of flu season.
New methods of testing being developed by Arizona’s universities and research institutes, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services, could become more accessible for physicians, helping to play a role in slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. [Read More] [Listen to Podcast]
Flinn-Brown Fellow Kevin Bonine (2014) is director of education at Biosphere 2 and a science-faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona.
Bonine writes about how he serves southern Arizona nonprofits, the K-12 education system, and UArizona, the impact of COVID-19 on Biosphere 2 and Tucson, the value of the Flinn-Brown Network, and how his work advances the biosciences, research, and a culture of innovation and creative excellence. [Read More]
A 10-minute online memory test is gathering data from around the world with the hope that one day physicians will be able to recommend a personalized way for their patients to improve brain performance as they age.
The MindCrowd research project, developed by the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope, in partnership with the University of Arizona and Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, has been aided by more than 135,000 participants over the past seven years from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. This article was written by the Flinn Foundation and first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Arizona Physician magazine, a publication of the Maricopa County Medical Society. [Read More] [Listen to the Podcast]
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