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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. Apply by Nov. 4.
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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

Application opens for Flinn program offering $30K to bioscience startups

The Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program has opened its 2020 application for Arizona early-stage bioscience firms seeking funding, professional support, and networking opportunities to grow their business.

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. The submission deadline is Monday, November 4, 2019. [Read more]


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]


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Arizona Bioscience News: $3 billion in Phoenix bio projects; Big step for BioLab Sciences; Phoenix startup ecosystem explored

Phoenix embarks on $3B bioscience capital projects, creating 7,000 jobs / Phoenix Business Journal A new report states that more than $3 billion in bioscience capital expenditures will be invested in Phoenix during the next 24 months—of which $1 billion is underway— and more than 7,000 health care and bioscience jobs will be created with […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: PathogenDX raises $7.5M; Phoenix wearable-tech center opens; promising HonorHealth clinical trial

Scottsdale bioscience firm gets $7.5M in funding to expand into new markets / KJZZ Scottsdale-based PathogenDX Inc., whose technology tests for bacterial and fungal contaminants like E. coli contamination in six hours or less, has raised another $7.5 million to initiate food and agriculture testing. New wearable tech center in midtown Phoenix to foster research […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: Bio finalists for AZ Tech Council GCOI; New Navajo Nation cancer clinic; Mayors talk STEM at SciTech Institute summit

Some winners, finalists unveiled for 2019 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards / Phoenix Business Journal Bioscience companies are among the finalists announced by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority for the 16th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards to be held Oct. 24. The Navajo Nation has a cancer clinic, a tribal […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: ASU Biodesign receives $4.7M grant for laser; Alzheimer’s surgical implant at Barrow; Biotech firm raises $4.3M

ASU gets $4.7 million grant for one-of-a-kind molecular laser / Phoenix Business Journal Arizona State University has received a $4.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the creation of the compact X-ray free electron laser— a precise tool for examining biomolecules at the atomic level—being built at ASU’s Biodesign Institute in Tempe. […]