The progress of Arizona’s bioscience sector is chronicled in annual reports from the Flinn Foundation that track key developments and the latest data on performance measures like jobs, wages, research funding, and risk capital. Below, find the latest updates, and reports dating to 2014. Earlier reports—going back to 2003—are available on the First Decade page.
2019 found Arizona’s bioscience sector at its peak performance, enabling firms, universities, research institutes, and clinicians to join immediately in the response to COVID-19. To learn more details, dive into the Latest Progress on Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.
(Also available: videos, presentations, and Q&A from the April 15, 2020 online event unveiling the report.)
2018 Progress ReportView/Download
This 8-page brochure illustrates the importance of the robust bioscience ecosystem here in Arizona and how Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee is advancing and accelerating this critical ecosystem. The brochure also highlights the advances made in the state’s bioscience sector during 2018 in areas such as entrepreneurism, venture capital, industry, research, education, and clinical care.
2017 Progress ReportView/Download
Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the biosciences nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while the state’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer, according to the new data. However, there was a decline in bioscience venture capital over the past two years.
2016 Progress ReportView/Download
The year 2016 was highlighted by a $43 million precision-medicine research grant for University of Arizona, TGen’s affiliation with City of Hope and planned Phoenix expansion, the announcement of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in partnership with Arizona State University, and the unveiling of plans for a new biotech campus along Tempe Town Lake.
2015 Progress ReportView/Download
The state’s bioscience industry continues its strong job and wage growth and had its best venture capital year since 2011, according to the new data. While bio-related university startups continued to increase, there were declines in research dollars and expenditures.
2014 Progress ReportView/Download
The year 2014 was highlighted by the merger of Banner Health with the University of Arizona Health Network, construction on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, progress in planning the Arizona Bioscience Corridor in northeast Phoenix, and the launch of the updated Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.