Phoenix Biomedical Campus

ByCity of Phoenix

Published: 2013-05-17 19:31:59


The city of Phoenix is committed to furthering the well being of our citizens through biomedical research and direct patient care.  The city-owned Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) is a 28-acre urban medical and bioscience campus planned for more than six million square feet of biomedical-related research, academic and clinical facilities.We believe that the PBC is the premier and dynamic location for research activities. It will contain the highest concentration of research scientists and complementary research professionals in the region providing firms with unprecedented opportunities for growth and collaborative efforts with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), International Genomics Consortium (IGC), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Arizona Biomedical Collaborative and Phoenix Union Bioscience High School - all of which have been attracted to downtown in the past few years.

The PBC will provides an exceptional location for firms to recruit the most talented doctors and researchers. Present tenants include:

  • The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium (IGC) headquarters opened in December 2004 in a $46 million, six-story, 170,000 square foot laboratory and research facility.
  • The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) laboratories identifies and characterizes susceptibility genes for diabetes and obesity as these affect the Native American population.
  • The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix began with 24 students in fall 2007 and expects to expand to 120 students annually. They are located in the renovated historic former Phoenix Union High School buildings along Van Buren between 5th and 7th streets.
  • The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy - Phoenix opened an office in the city-owned TGen facility in 2007. A core of key administrative staff direct Phoenix-based operations and plan the expansion of post-degree, PhD and PharmD activities to come.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center research laboratories on the PBC allow for interaction between TGen and investigators from Barrow Neurological Institute, the Heart & Lung Institute and other academic and clinical divisions of St. Joseph's Hospital.
  • VisionGate, is committed to applying its technologies to the early detection of lung cancer and will establish and operate a public biomedical research lab within the TGen / IGC facility.
  • The Arizona Biomedical Collaborative I (ABC I) a four story building of approximately 85,000 square feet. The facility is located along 5th Street south of the TGen/IGC headquarters. The ABC I houses the ASU Department of Bioinformatics and wet lab space for the U of A College of Medicine, diabetes, cancer, and neurological research.
  • Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, located in close proximity to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, prepares tomorrow's scientists, engineers and medical professionals by providing students a unique science education through intensive collaboration with the academic and scientific communities in downtown Phoenix.

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