About the Biodesign Institute
The Biodesign Institute plays a critical role in advancing the research mission of Arizona State University, a comprehensive metropolitan university that is the second largest in the U.S. The Biodesign Institute embodies the guiding principles of conducting use-inspired research, fusing intellectual disciplines and valuing entrepreneurship.
Encompassing 350,000 square-feet of award winning, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified buildings, the Biodesign Institute represents Arizona’s single largest research infrastructure investment in the biosciences. Its talented researchers are pioneers of a dynamic new academic research model and hub of 21st century innovation, with the Biodesign Institute’s convergent technologies and fields of research focusing on biomedicine and health outcomes.
To advance its bio-inspired research mission, the Biodesign Institute has established more than a dozen different research centers, labs and 200 active research projects. Its 65 tenured research faculty, who include one Nobel Prize winner and four National Academy members, publish in top-tier, high impact scientific journals and collaborate with research and commercial enterprises around the world.
Since its inception in 2003, Biodesign has attracted more than $400 million in external funding from competitive grant awards as well as support from philanthropic and industry sources. In FY2014, Biodesign researchers received $62 million in award funding for research activities. Working in an entrepreneurial culture, its researchers have generated 50 annual invention disclosures and patents and fostered more than a dozen spinout companies.