Republic examines Arizona bio endeavors

March 31, 2003

By hammersmith

The Arizona Republic ran a package of articles in yesterday’s Sunday edition to report on the present activities and future directions of Arizona’s bioscience/biotech sectors.

The main news article summarized current statewide developments, including recent activities of The Translational Genomics Research Institute, pending legislation to enhance university tech-transfer efforts, increased attention from out-of-state biotech firms looking to relocate, university projects to expand lab space, and coalition-building efforts to implement steps recommended in Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap, a long-term plan to strengthen the state’s competitiveness in the biosciences.

The package also includes an article on the newly announced Biofunding Summit 2003, to be held in Phoenix in October, bringing together venture capitalists and some of the world’s leaders in cancer research; a column by business writer Jon Talton on promise of Arizona’s future in the biosciences and biotechnology; and an op-ed piece by Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett on the importance of investing in research.


More information:

State mapping biotech’s future,” Arizona Republic, 3/30/2003

Investors, scientists get venue to meet,” Arizona Republic, 3/30/2003

Talton column, Arizona Republic, 3/30/2003

Craig Barrett op-ed, Arizona Republic, 3/30/2003