Top scientists tackling our world's most complex challenges

Working Together Across Disciplines

Asking big questions. Inspiring bold solutions.
Improving health and life in the 21st century.

Major Initiatives

Drug Development Program

The purpose of the BIO5 Oro Valley Translational Drug Discovery and Development Center is to bridge the gap between academia and industry through collaborative translational research with a common goal of delivering new therapeutics. Read more about BIO5's Drug Discovery and Development Center.


Diagnostic imaging is a critical area in translational medicine, both for the development of new tools for early diagnosis and treatment of disease, and because it has the potential to stimulate local bioindustry through the development of spin-off companies. Read more about BIO5’s Imaging initiatives.

Clinical & Translational Sciences

The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at BIO5 serves as a hub for physician-scientists who are integrating knowledge gained through research with practical application in a clinical setting. Read more about Clinical & Translational Sciences.


Scientific, biomedical, and engineering research is undergoing a profound transformation with the availability of large-scale, diverse, and high-resolution data sets, and BIO5 is committed to being at the forefront of big data management and analysis. Read more about BIO5’s Data Science initiative.

Keep Engaging Youth in Science

The KEYS program offers summer research internships to top performing high school students who have a strong interest in pursuing advanced education and training in the bioscience or biomedical fields. Read more about BIO5's KEYS program.