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TGen Drug Development accompanies GPEC to BayBio2010
Date:4/6/2010

PHOENIX, Ariz. April 6, 2010 Scottsdale-based TGen Drug Development (TD2) will join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) this week at BayBio2010 in an effort to spur Arizona's bioscience industry.

BayBio2010 is a one-day conference April 7 in San Francisco sponsored by BayBio, an industry trade group focused on Northern California's 1,400 bioscience companies, more than any other single region in the world.

"We will showcase TD2's unique oncology solutions, including our integrated approach to guiding biopharmaceutical firms through anti-cancer drug creation, clinical trials and regulatory approvals," said Debbie Snyder, TD2's Vice President for Business Development. "TD2 holds the potential to make significant contributions to patient care, while at the same time sparking major advancements in the Phoenix-area economy."

A recent study shows that TD2 is poised to play a significant role in the expansion of Scottsdale's biomedical industry, fostering new jobs and city revenues, and prompting the creation of more related businesses. The independent economic research firm Tripp Umbach of Pittsburgh released a report in January pegging TD2's total annual economic impact on Scottsdale in 2009, including affiliated company operations, at $26 million a figure expected to grow to $239 million by 2015.

GPEC, Arizona's leading non-profit economic development organization, aims to build on Arizona's unprecedented recent growth in its bioscience industries. Public-private collaborations have created world-class biomedical research centers, including TD2's parent organization, the Phoenix-based Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGen). From 2002, when TGen began, to 2007, bioscience jobs in Arizona increased by 23 percent, compared to a national average of 11 percent.

The GPEC delegation also will include representatives from Tempe and Chandler, and the company InNexus Biotechnology Inc. The group's goal is to p
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Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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