Arizona’s bioscience sector sees record-high venture capital and research funding; strong gains in jobs, wages

TRIF plays critical role in bioscience research, tech transfer at state universities PHOENIX—Arizona’s bioscience sector is performing at its highest level since data tracking began nearly two decades ago, helping to position universities, research institutes, companies, and clinicians to play an instrumental role in Arizona’s response to the new coronavirus. Bioscience firms received nearly $200 […]

Flinn Foundation selects 20 excelling Arizona high-school seniors as 2019 Flinn Scholars

PHOENIX—Twenty of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors have been named Flinn Scholars and will receive scholarships to Arizona’s three public research universities valued at more than $120,000. The merit-based award—which recipients accept in many instances over admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities—is a full ride that covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing and meals […]

Flinn Foundation program tops $1M in funding support with selection of six Arizona bioscience startup firms

PHOENIX—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. The Flinn Foundation has selected 34 Arizona bioscience firms since 2014 to participate in the program, which was created to foster entrepreneurship and further […]

Arizona bioscience executives named leaders of statewide committee

PHOENIX—The HonorHealth vice president of research and a retired executive at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. have assumed new leadership roles with a statewide committee charged with advancing the biosciences in Arizona. Mark Slater has been named chair and Eve Ross the vice chair of Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, comprised of about 100 leaders […]

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names 30 Fellows for 2019 Flinn-Brown Academy

PHOENIX—Thirty Arizonans have been selected for the 2019 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation. In addition to representatives from the Phoenix metro area, eight of the Flinn-Brown Fellows are from northern, eastern, and southern Arizona, including Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Prescott Valley, Superior, Casa Grande, Tucson, and Sierra […]

Mary O’Reilly named new Flinn Foundation Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs

PHOENIX—Mary O’Reilly, Ph.D., a philanthropy executive with extensive industry and laboratory experience, has been named the new Vice President, Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, where she will help implement grantmaking programs and other activities designed to advance Arizona’s bioscience sector. O’Reilly will succeed William A. Read, Ph.D., who is retiring after nearly 30 […]

Flinn Foundation selects 22 top Arizona students as Flinn Scholars

PHOENIX—The 2018 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 22 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors who will begin undergraduate study this fall at an Arizona public university. The highly competitive merit-based award, with a value of more than $120,000, covers the cost of tuition and room and board, and provides funding for at least two study-abroad […]

Job growth continues, research gains resume for Arizona’s bioscience sector

PHOENIX—Arizona’s bioscience sector is adding jobs at a rate outpacing the biosciences nationally and the state’s overall private sector, while Arizona’s public universities are seeing increases in bioscience research funding, expenditures and tech transfer, a new report shows. However, the $40 million in bioscience venture capital raised in both 2017 and 2016 was a sharp […]
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