The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University addresses today’s critical global challenges in health care, sustainability, and security by developing solutions inspired from natural systems and translating those solutions into commercially viable products and clinical practices.
Encompassing 350,000 square-feet of award-winning, state-of-the-art, LEED-certified buildings, the Biodesign Institute represents the State of Arizona¹s largest research infrastructure investment in bioscience-related research. ASU is the first university in the U.S. to create an interdisciplinary research institute entirely devoted to bio-inspired innovation principles, representing a vast expansion of ASU¹s state-of-the-art research capacity, and also serving a core mission to engage the talents of its multidisciplinary scientists to find solutions to some of society¹s largest challenges.
The three major areas in which the Biodesign Institute is working to make a difference are: biomedicine and health outcomes, sustainability and security. This framework allows the institute to address these critical global challenges by creating use-inspired, as well as bio-inspired solutions.