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: ASU Biodesign to develop flu warning system; UA researchers help visually impaired see; Science Foundation Arizona moves to SkySong

ASU Biodesign Institute nets $1.5M to develop flu outbreak forecast / KJZZ Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute has received $1.5 million from the National Library of Medicine to develop an early-warning system for flu outbreaks which will utilize advances in the analysis of large datasets. UA invents eyewear to help legally blind see / KVOA  A high-tech eyewear system developed by University of Arizona researchers with the […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: W.L. Gore continues to thrive; UA Center for Innovation to widen reach; TGen, Mayo Clinic study breast cancer blood test

WL Gore: the company others try and fail to imitate / Financial Times W.L. Gore—a 61-year-old company with a major Flagstaff presence and a CEO who was hired last year from its medical headquarters in Arizona—thrives on its unconventional corporate structure. UA’s business incubator looks to widen reach under new leaders / Arizona Daily Star […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: ASU Biodesign Institute lands $39M grant; TGen research leads to TB test; FDA clears Scottsdale startup’s sleep apnea app

ASU receives $39M DARPA grant to develop WMD exposure detector / KJZZ  Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, which was awarded nearly $39 million to develop a detector for exposure to weapons of mass destruction and other related substances, will use a method to search for chemicals that affect gene expression and can stick around long after physical effects have […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: CEI expanding to downtown Phoenix; UA College of Medicine-Tucson names new dean; First Place celebrates its first year

Entrepreneurial incubator embarks on $1.9M biotech center in downtown Phoenix / Phoenix Business Journal The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation is expanding into downtown Phoenix with a $1.9 million professional development center­, CEI LabForce, scheduled to open next year in the $77 million Wexford Science and Technology building that Arizona State University will anchor on the […]