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Industry Overview

A strong local healthcare and bioscience industry cluster in the City of Scottsdale is the result of continued collaboration between local healthcare providers and innovative research and biotech companies. The Cure Corridor leverages Scottsdale’s highly-skilled workforce, of which 20 percent are in health or bio-related fields. The target industries in this cluster include pharmaceuticals, other biological products, medical laboratories and biotech research.

Scottsdale healthcare and bioscience jobs increased 18 percent from 2012-2017 compared to 15.9 percent in the Phoenix MSA and 10.7 percent nationally.

Scottsdale healthcare and bioscience jobs increased 18% from 2012-2017 compared to 10.7% nationally and 15.9% in the Phoenix MSA.

Source: EMSI 2018

Top Local Firms

Virginia Piper Cancer Center

HonorHealth’s Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center clinical trials is one of the nation’s leading centers for Phase I “first in human” clinical trials of new cancer therapies. A partnership with TGen (, the center is known for its work in advanced and rare cancers. The center continues to accelerate the development of new therapies for even the most challenging cancers, giving our community access to new technologies, hope and for many longer, healthier lives. Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials has attracted patients from 48 states and two dozen countries.

HonorHealth Research Institute

The HonorHealth Research Institute is where world-class care and groundbreaking research meet to benefit local patients. Leading researchers, community physicians and clinical teams work together to develop new therapies, as well as provide innovative care and treatments close to home. Characteristics that make HonorHealth Research Institute unique include a focus on translating medical innovations into solutions, a drug development scholar program, recognition in the area of ‘precision medicine’ and collaboration and education.

Translational Drug Development (TD2)

Translational Drug Development (TD2) provides innovative services for oncology-focused biopharmaceutical companies. TD2 is uniquely positioned to support improved and accelerated development of medicines for life-threatening diseases. TD2 applies rigorous and high-throughput translational preclinical development, combined with regulatory affairs expertise, to customize clinical trial design and execution. TD2’s suite of capabilities encourages the timely selection of patient populations most likely to benefit from new medicines and the rapid identification of clinically significant endpoints.

Pinnacle Oncology

Pinnacle Oncology Hematology is a community-based medical practice with a concentration on wellness and care of patients with cancer using a unique model with both a clinical and research focus.

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. The clinical practice is focused on adult specialty and surgical care in more than 65 medical and surgical disciplines, supported by outstanding programs in medical education and research.

Brain State Technologies

Brainwave Optimization harnesses the power of advanced computing technology to create a high-definition Acoustic Brain Mirror™. This real-time reflection of brainwave activity generates a pattern of music-like tones, which supports and accelerates the brain’s ability to achieve deep states of relaxation where it can fully let go and reset itself. Trauma and chronic stress can overwhelm the brain – when the brain resets itself, it will self-optimize to improve well-being and return to a more highly capable state.

CVS Health

CVS Health is dedicated to helping people on their path to better health as the largest integrated pharmacy company in the United States. Through the company’s more than 7,500 CVS/pharmacy stores; its leading pharmacy benefit manager serving more than 60 million plan members; and its retail health clinic system, the largest in the nation with more than 600 MinuteClinic locations, it is a market leader in mail order, retail and specialty pharmacy, retail clinics, and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans.

Magellan Health

Magellan Health is a healthcare management company that focuses on fast-growing, complex and high-cost areas of healthcare, with an emphasis on special population management. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. Magellan’s customers include health plans, managed care organizations, insurance companies, employers, labor unions, various military and government agencies, third party administrators, consultants and brokers.

Orion Health

Scottsdale is the North American Center of Excellence of this major New Zealand software company offering solutions to healthcare providers and insurance companies.


EpiFinder, Inc. is developing a clinical decision support tool (software), which helps specialty medical doctors and neurologists to diagnose epilepsy at the point-of-care. EpiFinder integrates various key features in a manner that increases the chances a neurologist will successfully diagnose the particular type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from.

Matrix Medical

Dedicated to improving the health and lives of American seniors, Matrix Medical Networks works on behalf of Medicare Advantage health plans across the country to outreach to their members. Using an employee network of specifically trained Nurse Practitioners, the Matrix clinician visits plan enrollees in their homes and in nursing facilities to conduct one-on-one health assessments. The goal of these visits is to assess the health of the individual as well as review their medications and living environment and to connect them with necessary medical and community resources to improve their health status.“


Accolade is an innovative consumer engagement and healthcare influence company, dedicated to helping people get the right care while improving their health care experience and lowering costs for large employers, payers and Accountable Care Organizations. The company serves the western half of the United States from Scottsdale with the services of Accolade Health Assistants who take the time to get to know individuals, understanding the context of their health care decisions, building trust and influencing decisions as they navigate the complex health care system.

Top Industry Firms

Source: Staff research and 2017 MAG Employer Database
Company Location Type Employees Type
HonorHealth Corp. Headquarters 6,273 General medical and surgical hospitals
HonorHealth Osborn Medical Center Single Location 2500 General medical and surgical hospitals
Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale Branch 1,887 Medical research and treatment
Orion Health  Branch 500 Healthcare management
Aetna Branch 500 Health insurance processing
Blood Systems  Headquarters 401 Blood collection and analysis
St. Jude Medical  Branch 358 Pacemaker and medical instrument manufacturer
Matrix Medical Network Branch 314 Healthcare management services
Banner Health Branch 191 Behavioral therapy
Accolade Branch 150 Healthcare technology
Healthy Solutions, LLC Single Location 50 Vitamin preparations
Cayenne Medical, Inc. Single Location 45 Medical instruments and equipment, blood and bone work

Explore the Scottsdale Cure Corridor

The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is celebrating its fifth year of existence. Originated by Scottsdale Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lanes leadership to identify the healthcare and bio-life science companies in Scottsdale - it became apparent that this corridor was one of the state's leading clusters for this industry. Since its inception, the Cure Corridor has brought about partnerships and synergy unique to Scottsdale. Join us as we take a tour of the last five years.