Arizona Biomedical Research Centre
The Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC), administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services, was created by Arizona citizens who had the foresight to identify and support innovative biomedical research to improve the health of all Arizonans. ABRC supports researchers to become successful and globally competitive, through workshops, conferences, and other educational activities. In fiscal year 2019, ABRC issued $8.2 million in grants to support diverse biomedical research in Arizona.
Arizona Technology Council
The leading technology-driven trade association in Arizona, the Arizona Technology Council holds an annual MedTech conference. This conference brings together physicians, healthcare advocates and innovative companies to discuss the future of healthcare and medical technologies, including the need for more funding for startups.
The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) is an affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the leading national association for biotech companies, and AdvaMed, the largest association of medtech companies. AZBio is committed to helping bioscience companies succeed through collaboration and education.
Dedicated to medical technology startups, BioInspire is a medtech incubator in Peoria, Arizona. The town and incubator partnered to support bioscience entrepreneur startups, issuing $2.4 million in seed funding for early-stage development.
The Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Roadmap is a collaborative, strategic effort between the foundation, state universities and research institutions to enhance Arizona’s bioscience innovations and industry. As a result, the state has seen medical schools rise, strengthened research and clinic centers, and increased capital for bioscience companies. In addition, the Flinn Foundation’s Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program offers funding and support to promising Arizona bioscience startups, growing health care entrepreneurship in Arizona.