Funding for the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building that houses BIO5 was generated primarily through Arizona House Bill 2529 and from a private philanthropic gift from Thomas W. Keating.
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The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona (UA) was launched in 2001 with financial support generated by the Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF), a special investment in higher education made possible by the passage of Proposition 301 by Arizona voters in November 2000. This tax was intended to expand major efforts in biomedicine and biotechnology in the state.
BIO5 aims to harness the collaborative power of our five core disciplines – Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Science - to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity: How do we prevent, treat, and cure diseases? How do we address the many environmental issues we face? How do we feed a hungry planet?