The Phoenix Bioscience Core

Driving Translational Discovery

The Phoenix Bioscience Core is a 30-acre, urban, life sciences hub in the heart of the innovator’s district in Downtown Phoenix. The PBC is the only place where you will find all three of Arizona’s public research universities – Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona – in one location collocated with leading bioscience pioneers and innovators, including the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), and several of Phoenix’s major health care systems, including Banner Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Dignity Health and Valleywise Health. It is home to the highest concentration of research scientists and complementary research professionals in the region with access to 20+ Institutes of Research Excellence within a 2-mile radius.

The Phoenix Bioscience Core is a place where unprecedented collaborations transpire between innovators and institutions of research excellence, setting a new standard in advancing precision medicine from discovery to delivery. Download the PBC brochure here.

Many factors have helped elevate Phoenix to the 5th largest city in the nation, but none has had greater impact than a field that has led to transformative thinking in genomics, precision medicine, molecular medicine, cancer and rare disease research. Bioscience – it’s driving translational discovery – and Phoenix’s rapid ascension. 

The home of Phoenix’s translational discovery is the Phoenix Bioscience Core, or as we like to call it – the PBC.

“Our life science leaders are driving translational discovery which is also driving our tremendous growth. We invite you to join us!”

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego

How Phoenix compares to other life science markets

Phoenix ranks 1st in nation in life science job growth

With an increase of 8.5 percent, Phoenix boasted the highest total life sciences job growth of all emerging markets between 2019 and 2020, ending last year with 22,000 jobs in the sector.

-CBRE

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5th In Nation Of Emerging Life Science Markets

Phoenix is quickly being recognized as a life science hub, beating out other major cities including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta, St. Louis and Minneapolis.

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-CBRE

More information about the PBC

Who we are.

The PBC is home to innovators driving translational discovery at Arizona’s 3 public research universities, public and private research institutions, and life science companies of all sizes. 



Where to find us.

The PBC is the heart of Phoenix’s innovation district the PHX Core, and Downtown Phoenix, The PBC is within walking distance of famous neighborhoods like Roosevelt Row and the Phoenix Warehouse District providing access to endless community activities and entertainment venues. 

What’s going on.

Home to thousands of innovators made up of high school and college students, faculty, researchers and employees from a wide array of companies, the PBC is host to a growing number of networking, professional development, lectures, and fun and engaging activities for the entire community. 

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Did you know?

Technology developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix took flight in 2021 with the first all-civilian mission aboard the SpaceX Inspiration 4 to monitor the crew’s health.

About the Phoenix Bioscience Core

The PBC is an urban life sciences hub at the heart of the innovator’s district in Downtown Phoenix. It is home to the highest concentration of research and physician scientists along with complementary medical education and health professionals in the region. On and within 2 miles of the PBC, innovators have access to unprecedented collaborations with 20+ Institutes of Research Excellence to accelerate the translation of their discoveries.

Phoenix, Arizona is the 5th largest city in the nation, the fastest growing for 5 years in a row and is ranked in the Top 5 of Emerging Life Science Markets in the country. The Phoenix Bioscience Core is at the center of Phoenix’s thriving, connected bio ecosystem. The PBC is perfectly positioned to accelerate the growth of bio companies with available state-of-the-art facilities, convenient access to clinical research partners, highly educated talent, and public and private collaborations to advance bio-innovations.

We invite you to join the innovators driving translational discovery on the Phoenix Bioscience Core!