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: Ecosystem assets boost Tucson tech sector; Phoenix Fire, BNI partner on mobile stroke unit; study validates PCH tech strategy

Tucson tech sector reveals a hub of innovation in Southern Arizona / AZ Big Media  A key contributor to Tucson’s transformation into an innovation hotbed is support for startups, with commercialization resources like Tech Launch Arizona, risk-capital providers like UA Venture Capital and BlueStone Venture Partners, and incubators like Forge and the forthcoming Oro Valley Innovation Labs.  Mobile […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: ASU startup secures $25M; 7 biotech firms are Innovation Challenge finalists; Banner MD Anderson opens Phoenix location

ASU startup led by ‘star recruit’ secures $25M to use viruses to treat cancer / Phoenix Business Journal  OncoMyx Therapeutics Inc., a startup launched at Arizona State University which is developing an oncolytic virus therapeutic program to treat various cancers, has received $25 million in Series A financing.  15 finalists chosen for the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge / Phoenix Business Journal  Seven biotech startups are […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: Pima County to fund Oro Valley incubator; ASU, Mayo Clinic break ground on Health Futures Center; NAU receives $1.5M for Science Annex renovation

Planned Oro Valley biotech incubator secures additional funding / Arizona Daily Star  Oro Valley Innovation Labs, a planned biotech incubator for businesses to conduct research and product development with a focus on medical diagnostics, has secured $60,000 from Pima County for development.  Public, private development ramping up around Desert Ridge / Phoenix Business Journal  Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic broke ground on the […]

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Arizona Bioscience News: UA develops blood test to detect cancer; Flagstaff honors STEM leaders; SARRC to expand statewide

UA researchers look to bring new blood tests for cancer to market / Arizona Daily Star  Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a new blood test that can detect most major cancers, and have launched the startup company, DesertDx, with the help of Tech Launch Arizona to bring the technology to doctors and patients. Read more: UA develops blood test for cancer  Autism […]