Bioscience in Oro Valley

The Town of Oro Valley houses a burgeoning bio and life sciences sector that includes Roche Tissue Diagnostics, the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, the Oro Valley Hospital, Sigmalabs and others, all of which are contributing to a healthy local economy. These critical employers continue to generate a synergy that is leading to more bioscience sector interest in Oro Valley and the surrounding region.


Pictured here: The University of Arizona Center for Innovation Oro Valley Campus.

Bioscience employment is anchored by Roche Tissue Diagnostics, with 1800 employees, Oro Valley Hospital and MEGGITT , with 500 and 130 employees, respectively. 

There are currently more than 3,000 people working at bioscience companies in Oro Valley.

  • In the Tucson region, the cost of labor is below median. The median earnings for 20 Occupations in the region is $32.12/hr. which is $1.99/hr. below the national median of $34.11/hr.
  • The number of bioscience jobs increased by 93 over the last 5 years, and they are projected to increase by 195 over the next 5 years.