The University of Arizona is a leading research University attracting $600 million in research dollars annually and ranked #18 by the National Science Foundation among all public universities and colleges.
The University of Arizona is nationally recognized for its research in the fields of life and biosciences. Research is conducted through an interdisciplinary approach as highlighted by the BIO5 Institute.
Tucson and Southern Arizona are home to an emerging biotechnology industry sector particularly focused on medical devices, diagnostics and pharmaceutical development. Tucson is home to two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies: Roche and Sanofi-Aventis. There are also several leading institutes and organizations including the Critical Paths Institute (C-PATh) – a joint collaboration between the University of Arizona and the Food and Drug Administration and several emerging biotech companies.
The Arizona Bioscience Park encompasses 65-acres of land in central Tucson. It is located adjacent to some of Tucson’s most historic and multi-cultural neighborhoods. The eastern boundary of the Bio Park is situated along Kino Parkway, one of the major north/south transportation corridors in Tucson. The northern boundary of the Park is located along 36th Street across from the Quincey Douglas Library / Neighborhood Center and Silverlake Park.
Regionally, the Bio Park is strategically located 2.5 miles from the University of Arizona Main Campus, 4 miles from Tucson International Airport and 3 miles from downtown Tucson. The UA Bio Park is located within a five mile radius of 40 biotech companies and organizations, including three major research hospitals: University of Arizona Medical Center, University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus and Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.
Designed as an urban park, the Arizona Bioscience Park will accommodate up to three million square feet of development, ranging from single story to six story buildings. The Bio Park is designed to incorporate the best practices for sustainable development, including 15 acres of open space and significant linkages for community engagement.