Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Photo Galleries
Five most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach These classic cars went for seven figure sums at the world's premier classic car event. More
Seats that move! Rain! Movie-watching goes beyond 3D How can movie theaters compete when many prefer to watch streaming video from their own comfy couches? Some hope a new interactive technology will lure audiences with immersive effects. More
15 cool cars for sale at Pebble Beach While these events are best known for seven-figure classics, just about everything crosses the block at Pebble Beach. More
Special Offer
3 of 5
BACK NEXT
Oro Valley, Ariz.
Innovation Park is where biotech thrives in Oro Valley. Home to Ventana Medical Systems, an Oro Valley original that was recently acquired by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, the high-tech campus has also caught the eye of pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis, which bought nearly 12 acres of land for a research and development center.

But Oro Valley isn't just for the big players. Innovation Park is the the location of choice for biotech spin-offs from the University of Arizona that have outgrown their facilities in nearby Tucson. Located at the foot of the Catalina Mountains and with minimal commute times, it's not hard to attract talent to this town, and the presence of organizations such as the Critical Path Institute, which helps bring medical products to the market, is a huge advantage for Oro Valley biotech entrepreneurs.

NEXT: Kansas City

Last updated March 26 2008: 11:56 AM ET