Accelerate in Tucson
Accelerate Diagnostics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Set at the base of the majestic Catalina mountain range, Tucson is called “science city” and was recently named one of America’s most innovative cities by Forbes Magazine. The community is quickly becoming a biotech and diagnostics hub, with companies such as Roche, Sanofi Aventis, Syncardia, and HTG Molecular, among others, driving biotech job growth of over 33%.
This innovation is supported by outstanding schools, including the University of Arizona, a Research 1 University that is ranked #18 among all public universities by the National Science Foundation. Tucson is also home to some of the top 20 best public high schools in America, as ranked by US News and World Report.
Arts & culture
Tucson is rich in arts and culture, remarkable culinary experiences and vibrant nightlife. Tucson has over 30 museums, its own ballet company, symphony, opera company, professional theater and a hot downtown scene with many new nightclubs, restaurants and art galleries, all easily accessible by the SunLink Tucson Modern Streetcar.
Tucson is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. It is surrounded by five mountain ranges, most of which are protected as city and state parks, national forest, or national park. Within these public areas exist myriad opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and skiing.
In addition, Bicycling Magazine recently named Tucson one of the country’s best cycling cities with more than 620 miles of metro bikeways and one of the America’s premier cycling events, El Tour de Tucson.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
World-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, distinguished by its natural setting
A one-of-a-kind center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth
Pima Air & Space Museum
One of the world’s largest air and space museums, with over 300 aircraft and 125,000 artifacts
View spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife in this natural desert oasis located in Coronado National Forest