Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Chamber Members in STEM


Flagstaff is quickly emerging as one of the major hubs for science-related industry. Long the home of W.L. Gore, a large medical device manufacturer, Flagstaff is also the home of Machine Solutions Inc., which makes catheter and stent testing equipment. Prent Thermoforming designs and manufactures custom plastic, rigid thermoform packaging for the medical device industry.

In biosciences, Flagstaff is leading the way. The city is home to the northern office of Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute. TGen North is the heart of TGen's Pathogen Genomics Division, led by Dr. Paul Keim, one of the world's foremost experts in anthrax and other dangerous infectious diseases. TGen North focuses on the diagnostic, analytic, forensic and epidemiologic research related to pathogens important to medicine, public health and biodefense.

These companies often rely on the wealth of services provided by Northern Arizona University, which is an important partner in the R&D process by providing diverse and talented scientists combined with excellent laboratory and research facilities.

Our STEM members are dedicated to cultivating the scientist of the future! Through Flagstaff Chamber initiatives such as Skills for Workplace Success, our partnerships with middle school STEM clubs and our high school internship program, we connect students with science businesses and organizations.

We proudly partner with excellent organizations and events such as flagstaffstemcity.com and scifest.org

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