A company that was started by a Tucson scientist (Dr Tom Grogan) has grown into an international powerhouse. Ventana Medical Systems specializes in cancer diagnostics and was identified by global giant Roche as a company that was truly leading the way in this field. Roche acquired Ventana Medical Systems a few years ago - giving our region significal global clout. The company maintains a beautiful campus on Innovation Drive in Oro Valley and is the keystone of the region's bioscience work. Here's a slice of their main building's entryway.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: