AZBusiness September/October 2019

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elcome to the 2019 AZBio Special Supplement. Over the next 40 pages, we’ll take you with us on a journey. We’ll introduce you to inspiring people, showcase companies that are building innovative solutions to global challenges, and highlight opportunities that can make a positive impact on the lives of you, your family, the people of Arizona, Joan Koerber-Walker and people around the world. Arizona BioIndustry Association As with any journey, it is important to know where you have been, where you are, and where you are going. In the case of the life sciences, ours is a journey of possibilities. Together we will look at what was, what is and what can be. It’s a matter of perspective. Lifesaving and life changing innovations follow a journey of their own from discovery, to development, to delivery. Each of these milestones is nuanced with its own set of opportunities, challenges and perspectives. Arizona is home to unique models that move these innovations forward and build on our past and present for a better tomorrow. WHAT WAS As the world entered a new century, Arizona leaders were focusing on a strategy where we would build up our bioscience sector using our universities, healthcare systems and resident life science companies as a foundation to create a top tier bioindustry. The result would be more high-quality jobs, exciting new


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