Friday, April 11, 2014

Corgenix: 'With One-Of-A-Kind Diagnostic, U.S. Company Helps Contain Ebola Outbreak'

Quoting from Hendrik Sebrandy's recent posting about Corgenix in Broomfield:

"Corgenix, a company in the U.S. state of Colorado, is playing an important role in efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak contained. The company manufactures tests for the virus now being used in parts of West Africa. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports."
  Link to view the video news story

Colorado BioGENEius Challenge: State Winner Announced Tonight

The Colorado BioGENEius Challenge is a competition for high school students who are doing outstanding research in biotechnology. This is the first year for the program in the state and the winner will be announced tonight at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.

The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to the National BioGENEius Challenge (June 20-24) held in conjunction with the BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego. Link for more information at: http://www.biotechinstitute.org/go.cfm?do=Page.View&pid=85

















(L-R) Colorado BioGENEius Challenge Judges Damon Hostin (Catholic Health Initiatives Institute), David Poticha (University of Colorado TTO) and Program Manager Tracey Nilson (Colorado BioScience Association).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Registration Now Open At CBSA Website: 5th Annual GoldLab Symposium, “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare”

The fifth annual GoldLab Symposium will take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2014. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare,” brings together 18 renowned scientists and healthcare experts to discuss progress and issues in personalized medicine. The announcement is made by Colorado Bioscience Association President & CEO April Giles, who says, “Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Bioscience Association website: http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/goldlab-symposium-2014.”

“This year our Symposium will have several talks on how the brain works and about the limitations of some of our brain capacity. Indeed, we are less rational than perhaps we might hope,” said Larry Gold, the Symposium’s founder. “The limitations of our neural capacities stand in the way of healthcare improvement,” he added. “The number of great things done in the world is smaller than it ought to be. I blame our ‘reptilian brains’ and this year we will confront our deficiencies without fear,” Gold concluded...

...Speakers scheduled for the 2014 event include: Alan Attie (University of Wisconsin), Tom Cathcart (Freelance Writer), Scott Danielson (SweetViva, Inc.), Bob Duke (University of Texas), Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute), Peter Ganz (UCSF School of Medicine), Joy Hirsch (Yale University), Ted Kaptchuk (Harvard Medical School), David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin), Richard Levin (Yale University), Charles Middleton (Roosevelt University), James Rothman (Yale University), Lucy Shapiro (Stanford University), Ken Sharpe (Swarthmore College), Neil Siegel (Northrop Grumman), Ajit Singh (Artiman), Lisa Stubbs (University of Illinois) and Steve Williams (SomaLogic).

The Symposium will be held in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from 8:30 AM - 6 PM on Friday, May 16th, and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 17th. Admission is free but seating is limited. Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Biosciences Association website: http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/goldlab-symposium-2014. Additional information about the Gold Lab Symposia can be found at www.goldlabcolorado.com.
 
Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Colorado BioScience Association BioBoot Camp 2014 set for April 17-18, apply deadline April 11


Quoting from today's InnovatioNews posting:

"Colorado BioScience Association will host BioBoot Camp 2014, a free two-day program for life science startup companies, on April 17-18.

The event will be held at Dorsey and Whitney offices, 1400 Wewatta St., and is available to qualified applicants, CBSA said. Companies interested in attending the camp should email a 1-2 page executive summary or non-confidential business plan to Tracey Nilson, program manager, at tnilson@cobioscience.com by April 11."

Link to InnovatioNews.com

Monday, April 7, 2014

InnovatioNews - 'NoCoBio Panel: Colorado needs bigger tax incentives and more life science startups'

Coverage from March 26:

"FORT COLLINS – Colorado probably won’t be considered a mecca for life science companies until the state can come up with bigger tax incentives, a panel of bioscience CEOs said...

...The panel discussion, “NoCoBio: Advancements in Northern Colorado,” was organized by NoCoBio and the Colorado BioScience Association."
 
Link to InnovatioNews.com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Colorado Medical Waste: 'Facility opening next to Fitzsimons campus is the first of its kind in Colorado' - Third in Nation

Quoting from the January 23rd Denver Post YourHub Aurora posting by Megan Mitchell:

"There is a jar of harmless medical waste on the edge of Beverly Hanstrom's desk. The contents look like paper confetti, but the shredded strings of light blue were once disposable gloves immersed in the body of a surgery patient.

'This is all that's left after ozone treatment,' Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., said. She held up the 1-pound jar of scraps that used to be 10 pounds of toxic trash discarded from a hospital...

...For someone barreling toward an environmental revolution, Hanstrom's enthusiasm is a bit depleted. 'It's hard for her because she has to lead to the way to get the community to understand the importance of this breakthrough technology,' said April Giles, president of the Colorado Bioscience Association.

After more than two years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has granted Hanstrom the final inspection approval before she gets her Certification of Designation and can open for business."
 
Link to the Denver Post Aurora YourHub posting

Additional YourHub (Adams County) coverage from March 20th:

"Aurora approves innovative ozone medical waste disposal facility:

Colorado will be the third state to use ozone technology to dispose of medical waste after the city of Aurora approved the opening of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., at 3131 Oakland St.

'We are ecstatic to finally put this amazing technology to work for Colorado,' said Beverly Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste. 'Ozone medical waste processing is the future and will replace antiquated technologies and processes of the past.'"
 
Link to the Denver Post Adama County YourHub posting
 
Also link to coverage on KDVR.com
 
Link to the CMW website

Friday, March 7, 2014

'The top 15 cities for biotech venture funding' - Metro Denver Ranks 12th

Quoting from yesterday's posting by FierceBiotech, where Metro Denver is 12th in the ranking:

"Thanks in large part to the influence of the University of Colorado in nearby Boulder, the Denver metro area is home to a small but growing life sciences community, and while its 2013 haul pales in comparison to those of the nation's established hubs, the Mile High City is shaping up to be a fertile ground, particularly for med tech companies."

Link to FierceBiotech

Map from the article: