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Arizona's Biomedical HubHTML ContentNavy1.00000000000000Arizona's Biomedical Hub<div class="ExternalClassA6CFDB4E6DB944928509941A2FD68319"><html> <div class="ExternalClass5F504BE0FE1A46E7A6C274CE3EB32A85"> <span style="font-size:14.6667px;">As the 5th largest city in the nation, Phoenix boasts institutes of excellence in precision medicine, genomics, molecular medicine, cancer research, healthcare analytics and others. Nowhere is this more concentrated than on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, 30-acres at the center of Phoenix’s innovator’s core, the PHX Core, in Downtown Phoenix. </span></div><div class="ExternalClass5F504BE0FE1A46E7A6C274CE3EB32A85"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br>Join the frontier of personalized medicine in Phoenix. Unprecedented collaboration between innovators and institutions of excellence sets a new standard. This is the city in which ideas are nurtured, innovation is celebrated, and n​ew explorers are welcome.</span></div> </html></div>1
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ASU and Wexford break ground for Phoenix Biomedical campus expansionASU and Wexford break ground for Phoenix Biomedical campus expansion<div class="ExternalClass541456F5CFE241A59A199AA0FE0FD512"><html> <p>​</p>Officials from Wexford Science and Technology, Arizona State University, Ventas Inc. and the city of Phoenix celebrated the groundbreaking of a new Phoenix Biomedical campus expansion near the southwest corner of Garfield and Fifth streets on Thursday.<br><br>The $77 million and 200,000 square-foot facility is Wexford Science and Technology’s 13th project and the first public-private development on the Phoenix Biomedical campus. Wexford is a private research company that focuses on partnering with universities and other institutions to build mixed-use projects.<br>“This is a true effort between the city of Phoenix, Arizona State University and Wexford Science and Technology. This is a true public-private partnership to bring the next project on the Phoenix Biomedical campus out of the ground,” said Christine Mackay, Phoenix Community and Economic Development director.<br><br>ASU is the anchor tenant of the building, leasing out half of the building for a medical research lab.<br>“This Wexford facility is a fantastic partnership for us because it empowers our College of Health Solutions; College of Nursing and Health Innovation, which is on this campus; the University of Arizona College of Medicine; the NAU programs and Allied Health,” said ASU President Michael Crow. “All of this energy that’s here on the Phoenix Biomedical campus creates more creative critical mass. That’s what we’re after.”<br><br>Peter Bulgarelli, the executive vice president of Ventas Inc., said the development aims to help ASU reach its goals, including establishing the school as a leading global center for research by 2025. Ventas is a real estate investment trust company that is also partnered with Wexford in developing ASU’s research and innovation.<br><br>“We hope that this campus will be a key element in creating a global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery and development … by providing capital for ASU we hope that students, researchers and professionals will be free to devote themselves to creating public value,” Bulgarelli said.<br><br>The city of Phoenix has 4.2 million square feet of research and patient care buildings in development over the next 24 months, which will create more than 7,000 jobs, according to Mackay.<br><br>“This becomes a project in which private capital is put to work. Private capital generates jobs, income, wealth and positive outcome,” Crow said. “These are not projects that are driven by the government; these are projects that are enabled by the government and driven by the market.”<br><br>About 40 or 50 percent of the jobs created in the Wexford Science and Technology Phoenix Biomedical building will not require a four-year degree, according to James Berens, founder and CEO of Wexford Science and Technology.<br><br>“Beyond ASU graduates, which are outstanding, we’re working with the Phoenix Union Bioscience High School and Gateway Community College to create opportunity for the rest of the town,” said Berens.<br>Berens said the company has high expectations about the results of the partnership.<br><br>“Wexford is all in creating this knowledge community here in downtown Phoenix. What we mean by ‘all in’ is that obviously we’re excited, we’re committed, and we have a high level of confidence this is going to be successful,” Berens said. “So confident that yesterday we did start the design pre-development work for the second building.”<br><br>The Phoenix Biomedical campus started as an idea in the late 1980s and early 1990s and more than $600 million has been invested in it since its establishment in the early 2000s, according to the city of Phoenix.<br><br>“We look forward to expanding on our biomedical campus, connecting it further into the community and creating that innovation zone of the Phoenix core that surrounds this area,” said Mackay.<br><br>The Phoenix Biomedical campus currently houses 1.5 million square-feet of academic research and clinical space and is expected to support up to 6 million square feet when fully developed, according to a Ventas Inc. press release.<br><br>The building is expected to open in late 2020.​<br><p><br></p></html></div>
Biotech - Finding the DNA for Success Biotech - Finding the DNA for Success <div class="ExternalClassA04CEEE475A54DA08E17ED0750C9D71F"><html> <p>​</p>According to Deloitte's 2020 Global Life Sciences Outlook, the biotech sector<br>is at an inflection point. To prepare for the future and remain relevant in<br>the ever- evolving business landscape, biopharma and medtech organizations<br>will be looking for new ways to create value and new metrics to make sense of<br>today's wealth of data, the report overview says.<br><br>As data- driven technologies provide biopharma and medtech organizations<br>with treasure troves of information, and automation takes over some mundane<br>tasks, new talent models are emerging based on purpose and meaning. The integration<br>of artificial intelligence (Al) and machine learning approaches within life sciences<br>is making drug discovery and development more innovative, time-effective<br>and cost- effective, the Deloitte report states.<br><br>Click <a target="_blank" href="/Documents/PHX%20BIO%20news%20in%20Business%20Facilities%20March_April%202020.pdf"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 139);"><strong>Here </strong></span></a>​To Read More.<br><p><br></p></html></div>
Listen to Phoenix Leaders Share Insights about the Rising Bioindustry in the Nation’s 5th Largest City Listen to Phoenix Leaders Share Insights about the Rising Bioindustry in the Nation’s 5th Largest City <div class="ExternalClass85477EA12D3E483194E93A2800419195"><html> Listen to conversations with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and other leaders as they share their insights with Tom Osha, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development at Wexford Science+Technology, about Phoenix’s growing and thriving bioindustry ecosystem.<br><br>Listen to these conversations beginning June 8, 2020 <a target="_blank" href="https://wexfordscitech.com/thecommons/"><strong><em>here</em></strong></a>:<br><ul><li><strong>Episode 1 –</strong> <em>The Role of Innovation Districts in Restarting the Economy</em><br></li><li><strong>Episode 2 </strong>– <em>Arizona’s Life Sciences Roadmap</em><br></li><li><strong>Episode 3 </strong>– <em>Phoenix is HOT! And so is the Phoenix Biomedical Campus</em></li><li><strong>Episode 4 </strong>– <em>ASU #1 for Innovation</em></li><li><strong>Episode </strong><strong>5 </strong>– <em>A Fertile Environment for Start-Ups: The OncoMyx Story</em></li><li><strong>Episode </strong><strong>6 </strong>– <em>Building the Life Sciences Workforce</em></li><li><strong>Episode </strong><strong>7 </strong>– <em>The Wexford Knowledge Community</em></li></ul>Sparking collaboration is the purpose of the Phoenix bioindustry ecosystem. Phoenix, Arizona, where each day is a relentless pursuit of cures. From discovery to delivery, join Phoenix companies and the leading edge of personalized medicine. Come to a young, vibrant community in an environment where ideas thrive. With a lack of barriers to enter the market, America’s fastest-growing population, and an entrepreneurial pioneer spirit, this is the place for rising to success. Join Translational Genomics Research Institute, three research universities, and world class bioscientists on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Located in dynamic Downtown Phoenix, home to Wexford Science and Technology’s collaboration-designed bioscience research building, the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, and unlimited opportunities. Learn more at <a target="_blank" href="/"><strong>www.biomedicalphoenix.com</strong></a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenix.gov/econdev/bio"><strong>www.phoenix.gov/econdev/bio</strong> </a> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>

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