Biotech sharing its place in sun

April 16, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: Phoenix Business Journal] – Nearly a decade ago, support for Arizona’s burgeoning biotech sector reached a fever pitch.

Business leaders were buzzing with talk about recruiting the International Genomics Consortium to the state and establishing the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

A few years later, Science Foundation Arizona was born to help foster the emerging industry, and the Flinn Foundation put its focus on growing the state’s bio sector.

Fast-forward to 2010: Biotech still is a player in Arizona, but solar and renewable energy — what some might call biotech’s sister industry — has stolen the spotlight.

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