About the Phoenix Bioscience Core
The Phoenix Bioscience Core is the ideal location for biotech business expansion and acceleration. The PBC is at the center of Phoenix’s connected biotech ecosystem. Its innovators are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of cures from discovery to delivery, where unprecedented collaborations set a new standard.
Phoenix Bioscience Core: Home Pioneers in Genomics and Precision Medicine
The Phoenix Bioscience Core’s founding tenants, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of the City of Hope, and the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) are renowned world leaders in genomics, generating breakthrough research and information enabling the delivery of personalized, life-changing medical treatments to millions. These two organizations have spun out more than 30 bioscience companies that have continued to be leaders in their fields, further multiplying their impact on the advancement of precision medicine.
The PBC is also home to corporate, federal, and early-stage life science leaders, collocated alongside nationally ranked medical education and academic research. Some globally recognized leaders in the life sciences on the PBC include Exact Sciences, NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) research center, the Phoenix Veteran’s Administration and the Dignity Health Cancer Institute.
850 PBC by Wexford Science + Technology opened in March 2021 and is designed for collaboration and innovation. Emerging therapeutic companies such as OncoMyx Therapeutics and Calviri, ASU’s Translational Research Center, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) with their Market Validation Lab and LabForce programs to support talent training needs call 850 PBC home. The 227,000 square-foot, fully lab-enabled center has space available for life science companies to grow and be a part of the Phoenix bio-ecosystem. A portion of the center is dedicated to Wexford Innovation Labs, a space for early-stage companies to lease small private labs with access to equipment and services to support their growth.
Academic research combined with medical education
These organizations have the most convenient access to the next generation of medical and research talent. All three of Arizona’s public research universities – Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona – are on the PBC and are focused on advancing medical education, translational research and spinning out new life science companies. Phoenix Union’s Bioscience High School and ASU’s Preparatory Academy are also on the PBC. Companies on the PBC can tap talent at multiple levels, from high school interns, student soon-to-be physician scientists, researchers, and leading research faculty for special projects.
The universities also provide opportunities for collaborations among their colleges and centers of research. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix’s centers the Center of Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, Center for Simulation and Innovation, Translational Cardiovascular Research Center and Arizona State University’s Translational Research Center and other labs for their College of Health Solutions are open for collaborations offering companies access to state-of-the-art facilities.
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