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Fueling a bioscience powerhouse

Good morning, welcome to the Phoenix Bioscience Core’s weekly newsletter, featuring the latest news and announcements from around the PBC, upcoming events, and interesting things happening in the community. Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up for our newsletter here!

In this edition:

  • The Phoenix Bioscience Core featured in ASU’s Thrive Magazine 🔬
  • Arizona’s three universities join forces to combat Valley Fever 🌡
  • Downtown Phoenix seeks community input on parking study 🚗

Plus, two awesome events happening on the PBC this month!

Fueling a bioscience powerhouse: How a bioscience and innovation core in downtown Phoenix is poised to revolutionize health and drive economic growth to benefit Arizona and beyond

Arizona State University’s alumni magazine, Thrive, recently featured the Phoenix Bioscience Core for its spring issue. The article highlighted the collaborative environment of the PBC, as well as the translational research taking place throughout the Core. 

Here’s a quick excerpt: 

After nearly two decades of collaboration among the city of Phoenix, ASU, the Arizona Board of Regents and private industry, Phoenix has become a prime player in biotech and is attracting some of the industry’s top scientists and companies.

This is why commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. named Phoenix among the top emerging bioscience markets in the U.S., with the city topping the growth for life sciences companies from 2019 to 2020.

At the heart of the momentum is the PBC. Established in 2004 on mostly vacant land at the corner of Van Buren and Seventh streets, the area now centers Arizona’s three state universities and five of its major hospital systems. The PBC brings together research, top facilities, biomedical companies, startups, faculty, students and community members in one space.

Companies moving to the PBC seek not only the life sciences infrastructure but the walkable, amenity-rich environment that has blossomed in the area, says David Krietor, PBC executive director.

“Phoenix has always been attractive for business and entrepreneurial activity. What has really changed is the urban center has become repopulated and reinvigorated,” Krietor says. “The combination of university investment with this back-to-the-city movement has created an energized environment where entrepreneurs and established biomedical players want to be.” 

Joining the fight against Valley Fever
A new collaboration is combining the strengths of Arizona’s three public universities to advance Valley Fever research and clinical care.

Take the Downtown Parking survey

The City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) are conducting a survey to understand and analyze the parking needs of Downtown. This survey is open to all Downtowners – whether you work, live, or simply visit our Downtown, we want to hear from you. Results from this survey will be included in the adoption of a 10-year Parking Master Plan, which will help best inform strategies to manage parking demand as our Downtown continues to grow. Your feedback is highly encouraged and crucial to this process. Please be sure to complete the survey no later than April 18.

Faces + Spaces at TGen
PBC Faces & Spaces @ TGen. 

The PBC is hosting its monthly networking event at TGen. Meet members of the community and tour the facilities of one of the first members of the PBC. Plus, free coffee! 


Venture Café Phoenix

Venture Café Phoenix kicks off at 850 PBC. Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators, hear from industry experts and much more. 

Register here.

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