Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Top Ten: Absolutely PR's Most Popular Tweets of the Past Year


Absolutely PR's top tweets for 2012, with client noted:

#1 - May 14, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 33 Clicks - CBSA Applauds Dr. Larry Gold and Team for Organizing Gold Labs Symposium http://ow.ly/aUoHH  #PersonalizedMedicine via @COBioscience (Gold Labs program logo pictured)

#2 - Oct 22, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 26 Clicks - Business Insider: 'Introducing Colorado Entrepreneurial By Nature' Join Now http://ow.ly/eGbLg  #Colorado #BusinessFriendly via...

#3 - Apr 17, 2012 for Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority – 21 Clicks - Aurora Sentinel: 'Denise Brown stepping down from unique Colo projects and an industry she helped create' http://ow.ly/akcia  via @DenverPR

#4 - May 25, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 15 Clicks - Cat Care Society's Abbi Collins: 'How To Foster A Cat' in The Daily Cat http://ow.ly/b8AM5  #Cats #Kittens #AnimalRescue via...

#5 - Nov 5, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 13 Clicks - Cat Care Society Is Celebrating #DenverArtsWeek With the Launch of the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats http://ow.ly/f2jsa  via...

#6 - Jun 29, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 11 Clicks - BIO-Supreme Court 'Ruling Must Now Lead to Implementation That Will Promote Innovation and Expand Access' http://ow.ly/bTY4m  via...

#7 - Dec 12, 2012 for Cat Care Society – 7 Clicks - Volunteer Kay & handsome Phelps on Petline9 this a.m. http://twitpic.com/blcmq5 w/ ‏@Amelia__Earhart http://ow.ly/g2rSp  via...

#8 - Apr 3, 2012 for Colorado BioScience Association – 6 Clicks - CaridianBCT becomes Terumo BCT: Focusin on Blood Banking, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapies http://ow.ly/a3UXY  via @COBioscience

#9 - Jan 23, 2012 General Business Tweet – 4 Clicks - Fortune/CNN Money: Google tops list of Best Companies to work for http://ow.ly/8CQLf  #TopCompanies via @AbsolutelyPR

#10 - Aug 28, 2012 for Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority – 4 Clicks - Aurora Sentinel: 'FRA celebrates grand opening of new wing' http://ow.ly/diwTC  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice via @FitzLifeSci

Link to the Absolutely PR Twitter Feed

Link to today's PR Newswire: "Denver's Absolutely PR Provides A Look Back at 2012"

Absolutely PR 2012: Year-end Review, Campaigns and Placements

Happy New Year!

Bell Aquaculture: Top Ten Tweets of 2012


Many thanks to Bell Aquaculture's loyal Twitter followers. Here's a recap of our Top Ten Tweets of 2012:

#1 - May 10, 2012 – 91 Clicks - May/June Hatchery International: 'Indiana perch farm expands production with new RAS' http://ow.ly/aPeJL  #Aquaculture (article pictured)

#2 - Apr 10, 2012 – 69 Clicks - Bell Aquaculture To Exhibit Fish Rich Fertilizer Products at Natl Hardware Show http://ow.ly/abuXk  #OrganicFertilizer

#3 - May 24, 2012 – 66 Clicks - Denver Post/Grow: 'FISH FERTILIZER - American Indian planting wisdom' http://ow.ly/b8q56  #Gardening via @BellAquaculture

#4 - Dec 28, 2011 – 60 Clicks - Customer Profile: 'Soy Industry Feeds Bell Aquaculture's Success' http://ow.ly/8cecu  #aquaculture #sustainability

#5 - May 24, 2012 – 54 Clicks - Current Fish Farming News (2012 - Volume 2): "Bell Aquaculture teams up for 'Future of Fish'" http://ow.ly/b8pEC

#6 - Dec 10, 2012 – 41 Clicks - Vancouver Sun: 'Fish grown in closed containment systems offer big environmental advantages' http://ow.ly/fYUOV

#7 - Mar 6, 2012 – 39 Clicks - Star Press: Delaware Cty Commissioners Approve Eco Devo Rev Bonds For Bell Aquaculture http://ow.ly/9uskV  #aquaculture

#8 - Aug 1, 2012 – 33 Clicks - IN Soybean Review: ''America's hunger for seafood' http://ow.ly/cFDTq  #aquaculture #seafood

#9 - Jul 6, 2012 – 20 Clicks - Check out our yummy Yellow Perch Recipes http://ow.ly/c3Ghm   #Perch #Seafood #Foodies #Delicious #Recipes

#10 - May 24, 2012 – 19 Clicks - Star Press: Delaware Cty Council Approves $15 Million in Bonds to Fund Bell Aquaculture Expansion Link

Link to the Bell Aquaculture Twitter

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Colorado BioScience Association's Top Ten Tweets of 2012

#1 - Jun 15, 2012 - 148 Clicks - "Great Read: New Issue of BioScience Colorado Magazine w/ updated industry directory http://ow.ly/bC7Au #MedDevice #Biotech" Link To the 2012 Magazine PDF (cover pictured)

#2 - Mar 6, 2012 - 112 Clicks - "Denver Business Journal - 'Covidien dedicates Boulder R and D center' http://ow.ly/9uMwj  #Colorado #MedDevice"

#3 - Mar 8, 2012 - 102 Clicks - "RT @cobioscience: Denver Business Jrnl: 'Colorado ranked 3rd for economic competitiveness' http://ow.ly/9uHGe  #Colorado #Biotech"

#4 - Jul 1, 2012 - 91 Clicks - "Breaking News: 'Denver to get US Patent Office, a $440 million boost' http://ow.ly/bWApp  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice"

#5 - Apr 25, 2012 - 68 Clicks - "Fast Company: 'How A Colorado Town's Med-Tech Startups Thrive On Shoestring Budgets' http://ow.ly/aw7xp  #Colorado #Biotech"

#6 - Sep 13, 2012 - 66 Clicks - "Colorado is Bio Dog friendly! 'VetDC Wins Venture Showcase at BioWest 2012' http://ow.ly/dFBFl  #BioWest #Biotech #VetMed"

#7 - May 16, 2012 - 64 Clicks - "BCBR: 'Biotechs abuzz over high court rulings' http://ow.ly/aXdyJ  #Colorado #Biotech #Patents via @COBioscience"

#8 - Jul 2, 2012 - 56 Clicks - "San Francisco Chronicle via AP: 'CO lawmakers celebrate patent office announcement' http://ow.ly/bXIbj  #Biotech #MedDevice"

#9 - Aug 8, 2012 - 55 Clicks - "Aurora Sentinel: 'New Fitzsimons redevelopment president says growing site looks a lot like Mayo' http://ow.ly/cPeNh "  

#10 - Oct 25, 2012 - 54 Clicks - "InnovatioNews: 'CID4 helps life science companies find investment...' http://ow.ly/eMdy4  #Colorado #Biotech #MedDevice"

Link to the CBSA Twitter Page

Cat Care Society's Top Five Blog Posts of 2012


#1 - 493 views - March 1, 2012: "Handsome Jabberwocky: Today's 9News Petline9 Guest Cat, Awaiting His Forever Home at Cat Care Society in Lakewood" Link to Read (that's Jabberwocky pictured)

#2 - 429 views - October 3, 2012: "Meet the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists and Take a Sneak Peek at the New Designs" Link to Read

#3 - 410 views - June 20, 2012: "'10 Cat Charities to Donate to' - Cat Care Society Is #4 on this National List" Link to Read

#4 - 356 views - June 27, 2012: "Help Cat Care Society Cats and Community Outreach..." Link to Read

#5 - 259 views - July 12, 2012: "Feline Frenzy/Denver: Cat Care Society is Celebrating 'Caturday Saturday' July 14th!" Link to Read

Link to view Adoptable Cats from Cat Care Society

Link to Join Cat Care Society

Link to Donate to Cat Care Society

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DBJ: 'Colorado BioScience Association hands out nine awards'


Quoting from the December 14th posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association presented its 2012 industry awards at its annual awards dinner celebrating Colorado’s bioscience community.

Recipients of 2012 awards include:

• Lifetime Achievement Award — William Freytag, former chairman and CEO of Myogen Inc. He spent 25 years in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and now serves on boards of the BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Foundation and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority."

Link to the full posting (subscription required)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Absolutely PR 2012: Year-end Review, Campaigns and Placements

Here's a walk down the 2012 memory lane - January through December - of pitches and placements of note by Maggie Chamberlin Holben's Absolutely Public Relations consulting firm:

JANUARY

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Teams with Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9132484.htm

Placement: FIS United States: Bell Aquaculture joined forces to present the Future of Fish - http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/search_brief.asp?l=e&id=49396&ndb=1

Additional January Placement of Note for Bell Aquaculture: Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardens: 'Organic Fertilizers' - Bell Aquaculture Fish Rich http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com/2012/01/better-homes-gardens-country-gardens.html

FEBRUARY

Campaign: Valentine's Cat Show Featuring 225 Pedigreed and Non-Pedigreed Cats Benefits Cat Care Society February 18 and 19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9190503.htm

Placement: Denver Post - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/02/denver-post-photos-cat-fanciers.html

MARCH

Campaign: Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Names New President and CEO - http://www.pitchengine.com/fitzsimonsredevelopmentauthority/fitzsimons-redevelopment-authority-names-new-president--ceo

Placement: Denver Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2012/07/13/fitzsimons-changes-focus-to-better.html?page=all

APRIL

Campaign: Colorado BioScience Association Appoints Four Industry Leaders to Board of Directors - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120405005052/en/Colorado-BioScience-Association-Appoints-Industry-Leaders-Board

Placement: Northern Colorado Business Report - http://www.ncbr.com/article/20120405/NEWS/120409955

MAY

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Launches Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic and Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizers at 2012 National Hardware Show - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9449743.htm

Placement: Suburban Jungle Blog Review - 'Organic Gardening with Fish Rich Fertilizer... Berries + Fish = Wow' - http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com/2012/05/suburban-jungle-organic-gardening-with.html

JUNE

Campaign: Westminster's Aar River Gallery Hosts Cat Care Society 'Tails of the Painted Cats' Wine and Cheese Reception June 29th, Featuring Cat Care Vineyards Wine Tasting - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9591196.htm

Placement: Denver Post - 'It's a cat thing and an art thing' - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com/2012/06/denver-post-its-cat-thing-and-art-thing.html

JULY

Campaign: New Data Shows Colorado’s Bioscience Industry Outpaced National Growth Since 2001 and Continued Adding Jobs Overall Since 2007 - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120629005849/en/Data-Shows-Colorado%E2%80%99s-Bioscience-Industry-Outpaced-National

Placement: Aurora Sentinel - 'Colorado makes its mark in bioscience as the industry roars to life nationwide' - http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/claim-to-fame-colorado-makes-its-mark-in-bioscience-as-the-industry-roars-to-life-nationwide/

AUGUST

Campaign: Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Opens New Accelerator Facility, Significantly Expanding Capabilities at its Bioscience Park Ctr in the Fitzsimons Life Science District - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fitzsimons-redevelopment-authority-opens-new-accelerator-facility-significantly-expanding-capabilities-at-its-bioscience-park-center-in-the-fitzsimons-life-science-district-167020545.html  

Placement: Denver Post - 'Four growing biotech firms move into Fitzsimons Accelerator Building' - http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_21378233/four-growing-biotech-firms-move-into-fitzsimons-accelerator

SEPTEMBER

Campaign: 2012 BioWest Conference & Expo Showcases 40+ New Technologies, Products and Services for the Region’s Robust Bioscience Industry - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120904005280/en/2012-BioWest-Conference-Expo-Showcases-40-Technologies

Placement: Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters: 'Colorado Biotech's Big Day' - http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|Colorado_Biotechs_Big_Day

Placement: 9News - 'Fort Collins co. making strides in doggie cancer' - http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2012/09/9news-fort-collins-co-making-strides-in.html

OCTOBER

Campaign: Bell Aquaculture Exhibits New Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer at the 2012 Garden Writers Association Symposium in Tucson, Booth #302 - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10001888.htm

Placement: FIS United States -

http://www.fis-net.com/fis/worldnews/search_brief.asp?l=e&id=56128&ndb=1&monthyear=10-2012&day=&country=0&df=1


NOVEMBER

Campaign: April Giles Named President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121108006136/en/April-Giles-Named-President-CEO-Colorado-BioScience

Placement: Boulder County Business Report - 'Giles named to head bioscience association' - http://www.bcbr.com/article/20121108/NEWS/121109930

DECEMBER

Campaign: Colorado BioScience Association Awards the Industry’s Best of 2012 - http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121206005810/en/Colorado-BioScience-Association-Awards-Industry%E2%80%99s-2012

Placement: Denver Business Journal - Colorado BioScience Association hands out nine awards -
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/print-edition/2012/12/14/colorado-bioscience-association-hands.html?page=all
 
Moving forward, please check back at these news feed blogs for more news and information...

Colorado BioScience Association - http://coloradobio.blogspot.com  

Bell Aquaculture - http://indianayellowperch.blogspot.com

Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority - http://fitzsimonsredevelopment.blogspot.com  

Cat Care Society - http://denvercatcare.blogspot.com

Denver PR News and Information - http://denverpr.blogspot.com

About Absolutely Public Relations

Absolutely PR specializes in media relations, the strategies and tactics necessary to achieve impactful editorial placements in international, national, trade press, local and social/digital media space. Visit http://www.AbsolutelyPR.com or the company's Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyPR.

Contact: Maggie Holben, Absolutely Public Relations - 303-984-9801 - maggie@absolutelypr.com  

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bell Aquaculture Expansions Among Highlights of Vision 2016 Program Successes


Quoting from Muncie.com:

"The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance held a combined Victory Breakfast and Annual Meeting today [Dec 11, 2012] at the Horizon Convention Center. It was announced that the $4 million fundraising effort to finance the new five-year Vision 2016 economic development program was not only achieved, but exceeded. It marks the largest economic development fundraising effort in the history of Muncie-Delaware County...

...The results for the first eleven months of the Vision 2016 program included: $68 million in new capital investment, 426 new and endangered jobs saved, $15.4 million in new and retained payroll and $500,000 in new loans to existing businesses. Highlights included Sallie Mae’s 200 job expansion; Spartech, Magna Powertrain, and Bell Aquaculture expansions along with the construction of 40,000 and 50,000 square foot expandable “shell buildings”. There have been 17 assisted projects to-date."

Link to the full release

Monday, December 10, 2012

Vancouver Sun: 'Fish grown in closed containment systems offer big environmental advantages, proponents say'


Bell Aquaculture and Fish Rich were mentioned in a recent Vancouver Sun article on salmon farming - quoting the Sun:

"But using land-based systems that grow salmon to maturity have a number of advantages over net-pen farming, according to aquaculture systems researcher Steve Summerfelt of the Freshwater Institute in West Virginia.

The advantages can be summed up in a single word: Control...

...Bell Aquaculture uses leftovers from processing - heads, tails, guts and gills - from its yellow perch farm in Indiana to make Fish Rich 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer, a significant additional revenue stream."

Link to the article

Sunday, December 9, 2012

CBSA 2012 Awards: Best Of Colorado's Bioscience Industry


Recipients of 2012 CBSA Awards include:

Educator of the Year - Shawndra Fordham, Biotech Teacher, Rock Canyon High School (Highlands Ranch) Shawndra Fordham’s enthusiasm and dedication to education has created one of the best programs in the state and has made an impact on her students and the industry. She has helped secure thousands of dollars in grant funding from federal institutions, foundations and industry and has created a program that challenges college curriculums around the country and her students have gone on to STEM focused majors and careers. Visit: http://go.dcsdk12.org/rchs

Volunteer of the Year - Mark Spiecker, CEO, Sharklet Technologies (Aurora) Mark Spiecker is the Education Chair of the CBSA Board of Directors and a founding Board member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. He has been integral in developing key strategic efforts and partnerships with the Colorado education community. Visit: http://www.sharklet.com/about-us/management

Volunteer of the Year - Nicole Garneau, Ph.D., Curator and Chair of the Health Sciences Department, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver) Dr. Garneau is Co-Chair of the CBSA Education Committee and a founding Board member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. She has been instrumental in developing strategy and implementing the successful internship program. Visit: http://www.dmns.org/nicole

Business Partner of the Year – Rockies Venture Club (Denver) Rockies Venture Club (RVC) has successfully partnered with CBSA to support Colorado’s bioscience industry. RVC has added active angel groups, sophisticated training and education, and events to assist early stage company funding. Visit: http://www.rockiesventureclub.org

Business Partner of the Year – Dorsey and Whitney LLP (Denver) Dorsey and Whitney has been a long standing supporting partner for Colorado’s bioscience industry; supporting the annual conference and the BioBoot Camp program. This year they dedicated countless hours of pro bono and consulting services to establish the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. Visit: http://www.dorsey.com

Rising Star of the Year - Sophono (Boulder) Sophono manufactures implanted magnetic hearing devices. This year the company has secured $7 million in new growth capital financing to fuel product and business development efforts. They have tripled their square footage to expand their manufacturing facilities in Boulder. Visit: http://sophono.com

2012 'Rising Star of the Year' Finalists included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (http://www.indevr.com); Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder (http://www.mosaicbio.com); and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (http://www.surefiremedical.com).  

Company of the Year - TOLMAR (Fort Collins) TOLMAR is a pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing, and commercial operations company that has seen tremendous growth this past year. The pharmaceutical company announced their expansion into a 146,000-square-foot building in Windsor. TOLMAR is continually engaged in community efforts for the industry and partnered with CBSA this summer to launch the internship program. Visit: http://www.tolmar.com

2012 'Company of the Year' Finalists included: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs (http://www.balseal.com) and Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder (http://www.covidien.com).

Chairman’s Award - Sheridan Ross (Denver) Sheridan Ross played a significant role in the coordination and application efforts to bring a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Denver. John Posthumus, Partner and Patent Attorney at Sheridan Ross worked with local, state and federal legislators along with business and economic development leaders for many years to accomplish this major development in the Colorado economy that will impact the bioscience industry in the years to come. Visit: http://www.sheridanross.com

Lifetime Achievement Award - William Freytag, Ph.D., Former Chairman and CEO, Myogen (Boulder) Dr. Freytag’s 25 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries include serving as Chairman and CEO of Myogen Inc. plus other senior executive and research positions. He currently serves on multiple boards including the BioFrontiers Institute, Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation, and the Fitzsimmons Redevelopment Authority. Visit: http://leeds.colorado.edu/board/freytag

CBSA also announced the new Colorado BioScience Institute to its community at the Annual Awards Dinner Celebration December 6th with this video overview:

http://youtu.be/2qgVEgNTlwI

Video by Robin Bond Media: http://robinbondmedia.com

Link to view all the video highlights of the celebration: http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2012/12/video-highlights-colorado-bioscience.html

Link to the BusinessWire

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media News Release

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

InnovatioNews:'Company of the Year finalists announced by Colorado BioScience Association'


Quoting from the recent posting by InnovatioNews:
"Three Colorado bioscience companies are finalists for the Colorado BioScience Association’s 'Company of the Year' award to be given at CBSA’s annual awards celebration on Dec. 6. The companies are:
 
• TOLMAR,Inc., Fort Collins
• Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder
• Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs
 
...The event will be held [Dec 6th] at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th St. To register, visit http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner."
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 'Company of the Year' at its Annual Awards Celebration, December 6th


Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 'Company of the Year' award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding bioscience company in the state include:

* Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. - Colorado Springs - http://www.balseal.com  
* Covidien (Colorado operations) - Boulder - http://www.covidien.com  
* TOLMAR Inc. - Fort Collins - http://www.tolmar.com

"Our Company of the Year award is the highest honor we designate for an established bioscience company exhibiting stellar achievement in the industry," Giles explains. This year's 'Company of the Year' winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration and join a select group of companies that over the years has included Roche Colorado (2003), Pharmion (2004), Baxa Corporation (2005), Myogen (2006), Allosource (2007), CaridianBCT (2008), Accera (2009), Amgen Colorado (2010) and LABS Inc. (2011).

Additional awards announced at the dinner include: Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Chairman’s Award. Earlier this month the CBSA announced finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year" award, which included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (http://www.indevr.com); Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder (http://www.mosaicbio.com); Sophono, Inc., Boulder (http://www.sophono.com); and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (http://www.surefiremedical.com).

Link to the Business Wire Release 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BCBR: 'Local firms to vie for bioscience award'


Quoting from the November 19th posting by Beth Potter:

"Three Boulder companies and another one that started in Boulder are finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award from the Colorado BioScience Association, an industry trade group...

...The finalists are: biotechnology research company InDevR Inc. in Boulder, which makes diagnostic tests; medical device company Sophono Inc. in Boulder, which makes a hearing aid device; research company Mosaic Biosciences Inc. in Boulder and Aurora, which makes a gel bandage; and medical-device company Surefire Medical Inc. in Westminster, which makes a microcatheter used in procedures to treat liver and kidney cancer. Surefire started in Boulder in 2009...

...The dinner includes the keynote address, 'Why Giving Matters,' by George Sparks, president and chief executive of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Tickets are available for $150 each, or $1,250 for a reserved table for eight for members. Register at http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner."

Link to the Boulder County Business Report

Aurora Sentinel: 'Mothering inventions: Leg up for Anschutz researchers'


The Aurora Sentinel's Brandon Johansson recently introduced us to the 2012 Boettcher Investigators...

"Three University of Colorado doctors — including two at the Anschutz Medical Campus — have been chosen for a program aimed at helping researchers get a leg up early in their career.

The doctors, Chad Pearson, Matthew Kennedy and Harald Junge, have been named to the 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program.

The program is in its third year and supports scientists at the start of their careers, when support can be hard to come by...

... At Colorado BioScience Association, officials said the program is vital because it helps nurture early-career research that can lead to important discoveries."

Link to the article

Quoting the Aurora Sentinel: "Chad Pearson stands next to his lab area Friday morning, June 22 at Research Complex 1 South on Anschutz Medical Campus. Pearson is one of three University of Colorado doctors named to the 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)"

Friday, November 16, 2012

They're Back For A Third Year! Cat Care Society Announces 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats Artists, Sponsors and Design Concepts


'Tails of the Painted Cats' artwork cats are back for the third year, again raising funds for the shelter cats and community outreach programs at Cat Care Society (CCS) in Lakewood. Painted Cat creation occurs through April and in May the 2013 Tails of the Painted Cats debut at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery prior to going on tour throughout the community until the Gala Dinner & Auction July 20th at Pinehurst Country Club.

The 2013 'Tails of the Painted Cats' artists, design concepts and sponsors include:

Timothea Biermann: Gray-dient - Sponsored By: Karla Smith

Ella Buchholz: Broadway Betty - Sponsored By: Steve and Maggie Holben

Liz Cooper: Cheshire Cat- Sponsored By: Christina and Harold Taylor

Jane McFadden Dorsey: The Weather Cat (Signed by CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene) - Sponsored By: Clete Nolde, CCS Volunteer

Kelly D. Finn: Japanese Tea Kitty - Sponsored By: Kay Higgins & Jodi Moreland

Laurie Hansen: Cat Ballou - Sponsored By: Mary Ann Schultz, CCS Supporter

Mallory Hart: Six Lives - Sponsored By: Mark P.

Laura Ingram: Sebastian the Steampunk Cat - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, CCS Volunteer

Betsy Keyser: Barn Cat - Sponsored By: Kyle Herbertson, CCS Volunteer

Wendy M. Luck: Tiffany - Sponsored By: Clyde and Barbara Dawson

Karen Mahnken: Lily, the Calla-co Cat - Sponsored By: Sara Butz

Sheila Bobay McFather: Celest, Celestial Cat of the Heavens - Sponsored By: Dorothy Ruxton

Krystie Rose Millich: Frida Kat-Lo - Sponsored By: Barbara Kane

Sherri J. Moore: Aloha Kitty - Sponsored By: Diane Stoner and The Cat Clinic at Cat Care Society & Mark and Linda Brandon, CCS Supporters

Carla Pawlewicz: Pysanky Aloha - Sponsored By: Karen Gonzalez, CCS Volunteer & Tender Touch Animal Hospital

Katherine Ross: Betsy the Beautiful - Sponsored By: Mary Grace Yonts

Pam Schmidt: KittyFly - Sponsored By: John and Pat Lickly & Ms. Mary Foster

Bobbi Shupe: Puff ’n’ Friends - Sponsored By: Marsha Crest, In Memory of Alan Hull

Becky Enabnit Silver: Pablo Picatso - Sponsored By: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Swanson

Gloria Pollock: Green Eyed Lady (Signed by the Original Members of Sugarloaf) - Sponsored By: Gail Tinianow & Ann McFarland

View the online video gallery of the 2013 designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN1e8cgo2Q0&feature=share&list=UUIOsNdRlWrZuan1L-6zyxIg

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Link to the Denver Post YouHub Posting

Thursday, November 15, 2012

InnovatioNews: "Finalists announced for Dec. 6 'Rising Star of the Year' award"


Quoting from the Nov 14th posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association announced the four finalists selected for the 'Rising Star of the Year' award to be revealed Dec. 6 at CBSA’s Annual Awards Dinner Celebration.

The companies are:

 •InDevR Inc., Boulder
 •Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder
•Sophono Inc., Boulder
•Surefire Medical Inc., Westminster

'Our Rising Star award is designated for an emerging company that has announced a major achievement during the year,' said April Giles, CBSA president and CEO."

Link to InnovatioNews

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CBSA Releases Finalists for 'Rising Star of the Year' Company at its Annual Awards Celebration in December


The CBSA has released the finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year' company award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver.

The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding emerging company, 'Rising Star of the Year,' include:

1) InDevR, Inc. - Boulder - http://www.indevr.net  

2) Mosaic Biosciences - Aurora and Boulder - http://www.mosaicbio.com

3) Sophono, Inc. - Boulder - http://www.sophono.com

4) Surefire Medical Inc. - Westminster - http://www.surefiremedical.com

"Our Rising Star award is designated for an emerging company that has announced a major achievement during the year," Giles explains. "We're so very proud of our younger bioscience companies in the state and feel it's particularly important to showcase those companies experiencing an outstanding year. We had a number of amazing nominees this year to consider in selecting the finalists, but only one company will win."

Additional awards announced at the dinner include: Lifetime Achievement, Company of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Chairman’s Award.

Tickets and Tables are on sale now: Individual Tickets: $150 each; Reserved Table for Eight: $1,250 (member)/$1,500 (non-member). Register at http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/annual-awards-dinner.

Link to the Business Wire Release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Wed, Nov. 14th, is Cat Care Society Day at Beau Jo's Pizza's Front Range Locations


Enjoy your favorite Beau Jo's specialty on Tuesday, Nov 14 - click here for a menu - and Cat Care Society earns 20% of every pre-tax sale. Good on take-out too, and be sure to check out Beau Jo's gluten-free options!

Note: You must present this flyer at the time of order to ensure CCS is credited with the sale.

CCS Day applies at locations in Arvada, Boulder, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, and University Hills.

Print out and bring this flyer with you!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NCBR: 'Giles named CEO of Colorado BioScience Association'


Quoting from today's posting:

"April Giles, executive vice president of the Colorado BioScience Association, has been named president and CEO following a national executive search, the nonprofit said Thursday.

Giles replaces Holli Riebel, who resigned in June to accept a position as chief operating officer for the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Meantime, Giles had been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Denver-based life science industry association, which has 350 members.

'I'm passionate about what the bioscience industry has to offer our state," Giles said in a statement. "I value and look forward to growing and strengthening the longstanding relationships I've already developed with our bioscience companies, research institutions, economic development agencies, and other local, regional and national associations in my new and expanded role.'"

Link to the Northern Colorado Business Report

Denver Business Journal: 'Colorado BioScience Association names Giles CEO'


Quoting today's Denver Business Journal posting:

"The Colorado BioScience Association has named April Giles its new president and CEO.

Giles has been the CBSA’s executive vice president for the last 2½ years. She joined the trade group as director of operations in 2006 and later became VP/administration and operations and later EVP.

She succeeds Holli Riebel, who resigned after two years in the post to become COO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce."

Link to the Denver Business Journal

Denver Post: 'April Giles named CEO of Colorado BioScience Association'


Breaking News posted today:

"April Giles has been named president and chief executive officer of the Colorado BioScience Association, succeeding former CEO Holli Riebel.

Giles had served as executive vice president of the CBSA for the past two and a half years."

Link to the Denver Post website

April Giles Named President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association


April Giles, Executive Vice President of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) for the past two and a half years, has been named President and CEO following an extensive national executive search conducted by an ad hoc committee of the CBSA Board of Directors.
The announcement is made by Steve Orndorff, CBSA Board Chairperson and President/CEO of Ariel Pharmaceuticals.

"Our search committee worked very hard to find the best qualified person to lead the CBSA into its next phase of growth. In testament to April's tremendous talent and extensive experience in the association management and bioscience industry, we learned the best person for the job was already part of the CBSA leadership team," Orndorff explains.

Giles replaces Holli Riebel, who resigned in June to accept the Chief Operations Officer position at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. In the interim, Giles had been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association.

Link to the Business Wire Posting

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mark Your Calendar: Bell Aquaculture's President Norman McCowan and Regina Dunlavy On Home Talk Radio February 2013


www.hometalkusa.com
www.hometalkusa.com
Bell Aquaculture's Norman McCowan and Regina Dunlavy will be talking organic fertilizer come February 16th on the Home Talk USA Radio Network with Host Michael King, the Cajun Contractor. Bell Aquaculture was extended the invitation as a result of exhibiting at the National Hardware Show this past May.

Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 16th, 9:30 a.m.

Link to Home Talk USA

Business Insider: 'Introducing Colorado Entrepreneurial By Nature'


Quoting from the Business Insider article by Seth Levine, managing director at Foundry Group:

"Today we’re launching Colorado Entreprenurial by Nature – a grass roots campaign created by a handful of entrepreneurs in our community to show support of that ecosystem. The goal is simple. We’re giving members of our community an easy way of showing their pride in the entrepreneurial community we’re building in our state. We hope that this will help us both encourage entrepreneurship in our community and attract new entrepreneurs to come to Colorado to start their businesses.

Joining is easy. Head to the Colorado Entrepreneurial by Nature website and download the badge (it comes in a number of different colors and sizes). Display it proudly on your company or personal website. We’ve made some stickers up as well which you can fly proudly on your laptop/car/bike/etc. They’ll be showing up around Denver and Boulder at a handful of coffee shops and other places where entrepreneurs congregate.

If you feel the way I do about Colorado – about living here and working here to support entrepreneurship – I hope you’ll join me in the movement."

Link to Business Insider

Sunday, October 21, 2012

OctaBlog: 'New Revenue Stream for Bell Aquaculture'


Quoting from the blog posting by Lee Drever on Tue, May 01, 2012:

"Bell Aquaculture, the United States' largest yellow perch (perca flavescens) farm, has added soil fertilizer to its product line. Advocates for aquaponics have always known that the effluent from recirculating aquaculture systems makes great plant food. Bell are now offering this nutrient-rich fertilizer to its customers"

Link to the OctaBlog

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pet Life 'Take Me Home' Radio: 'P.J. - A Kitty Who is Ready to Leave the Copy Room Behind'


Quoting from the recent online posting (CCS Adoption Manager Abbi Collins visited with Susan Daffron, Founder, National Association of Pet Rescue Professionals on behalf of the radio network):

"Susan Daffron talks to Abbi Collins from the Cat Care Society in Colorado about a female buff and white tabby named P.J. who is available for adoption. P.J. is a sweet cat who loves to cuddle up with people. She's a bit shy at first, but warms up to people once she has spent a little time with them...Abbi is hoping that P.J. can find a home where she can be the only cat. Once you meet P.J. you'll find out why she's a special girl who deserves a kind and caring family to love her."

Link to the posting

Link to listen to the interview

Link to PJ's Petfinder Profile

Friday, October 12, 2012

Garden Writers Association Symposium Attendees Meetup with Fish Rich Organic at Booth 302 in Tucson


Bell Aquaculture is exhibiting its new OMRI-Listed 'Fish Rich Organic 2-2-2 Fertilizer' at the 2012 Garden Writers Association (GWA) Annual Symposium October 12-15 in Tucson, Booth #302. The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the Native Americans first began farming our nearby land centuries ago. Our organic plant fertilizer, currently marketed as Fish Rich, is made from the remains of the Bell Perch processed at our aquaculture facility in Indiana."

Fish Rich has already been tested by a number of gardening writers and bloggers since launching at the National Hardware Show in May. According to McCowan, the GWA Symposium will give even more writers and bloggers the opportunity to become acquainted firsthand with Bell Aquaculture's new fish-based organic fertilizer.

Link to the PR Web Newswire

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Monday, October 8, 2012

CSU Collegian: 'CSU group wins Colorado’s BioWest Venture Showcase'


Quoting from the 9/27 posting from the CSU Collegian:

"To be chosen out of five companies for the best emerging company in Colorado and to win $7,500 was the end goal for CSU spin-off company Veterinary Emerging Technologies Development Corporation (VetDC) at the BioWest Venture Showcase.

The showcase was organized by the Colorado Bioscience Association. This biannual event is provided for beginning companies to bring their ideas in front of a panel of investors and the local communities in an effort to gain the recognition of being the most promising startup company.

'Forty exhibitors came to show what they want to do. There were about 400 people from the industry there as well,' said April Giles, executive vice president of the Colorado Bioscience Association."

Link to the Collegian

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Indy Star: Bell Aquaculture Included Among Indiana's Major Players In Food and Agriculture Industry


Quoting from the August 2 article 'Working together could help Indiana agriculture' by Jeff Swiatek:

"Here's a look at major players in Indiana's diverse food and agriculture industry:

Purdue University (West Lafayette): Has ag school and research parks.

Dow AgroSciences (Indianapolis): Global seller of herbicides, pesticides and crop seeds.

Elanco (Greenfield): Eli Lilly and Co.'s animal health arm.

AgReliant Genetics (Westfield): Fourth-largest field seeds company in U.S.

Beck's (Atlanta): Sixth-largest seed company in U.S.

Bell Aquaculture (Albany): Nation's largest yellow perch aquaculture facility.

Farbest Foods (Huntingburg): One of the largest turkey processors in U.S.

JBS United (Sheridan): One of the nation's largest animal nutrition companies.

Maple Leaf Farms (Milford): Top duck producer in North America.

Nestle (Anderson): World's largest production plant for ready-to-drink beverages.

Red Gold (Orestes): Family-owned tomato canner and food company.

Remington Seeds (Remington): Largest corn and soybean seed contract production, packaging and distribution company in U.S.

Rose Acre Farms (Seymour): Second-largest egg producer in U.S.

Weaver Popcorn (Noblesville): A leading grower and seller of popcorn.

Whiteshire Hamroc (Albion): swine genetics company for Yorkshire, Landrace and Duroc breeds."

Link to archived abstract - full article available for purchase

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bell Aquaculture Exhibits Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic & Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizers at 2012 Natural Products Expo East Booth #8422


Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is exhibiting its recently released OMRI-Listed 'Fish Rich Organic 2-2-2 Fertilizer' and 'Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizer' products at the 2012 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, September 20-22, Booth #8422. The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the Native Americans first began farming our nearby land centuries ago. Our natural plant fertilizers, marketed as the Fish Rich brand, are made from the remains of the Bell Perch processed at our aquaculture facility in Indiana."

Fish Rich 2-2-2 (Organic) - Fish Rich is OMRI Listed and is allowed for use in organic crop production under the USDA National Organic Program rules. It is completely garden and human safe.

Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 - Fish Rich+ is a natural based fertilizer, just “plussed up” with some nitrogen and potassium. This formula will offer your plants faster greening, swifter root establishment and more brilliant, longer lasting blooms.

Both products, launched in May at the National Hardware Show, are available for purchase online at the company website: http://www.bellaquaculture.com

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

Monday, September 17, 2012

Please Vote for Cat Care Society: if you're on Facebook or bank at Chase!


Chase Community Giving, an entity of Chase Bank, is offering $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations. 30,000 charities are registered, but only the top 196 vote getters will receive a portion of the $5 million.

Please help CCS become one of the top charities! Vote by Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Here's how you vote:

1. Facebook: everyone gets two votes on Facebook to use for 2 different charities, plus an extra vote to use for any charity. Link to vote: http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving/app_162065369655?cv=2&app_data=ein|84-0869447|ref|745dfb6d86

2. Get an extra Facebook vote: Share a link from the Chase Community Giving application to your timeline. If one of your friends links back to the app and casts a vote, you earn another extra vote.

Are you a Chase customer? You get two extra votes.

To use your customer appreciation votes, login to www.Chase.com/ChaseGiving, search the charities, and cast your votes. Thank you for your help!

Link to the Cat Care Society website

Link to donate to Cat Care Society

Check out the :30 PSA:


http://youtu.be/9Hcm0q_Z2sM

Friday, September 14, 2012

VetDC's winning Venture Showcase presentation at BioWest 2012: Check out the Video


VetDC (Fort Collins) won the 2012 Venture Showcase competition at the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo at the Marriott City Center Denver, receiving the 7,500 cash prize.

View the YouTube of VetDC Pres/CEO Steven Roy's winning presentation:


http://youtu.be/GvZcy0renEA

VetDC is an emergent veterinary biotechnology company that licenses innovative human biomedical technologies to address serious medical needs in companion animals. By aligning with CSU's top-ranked veterinary school, VetDC has unique capabilities to develop animal therapies, resulting in speed to market, risk reduction, and capital preservation. VetDC has assembled a proven team with regulatory, CMC, and clinical expertise. VetDC's lead candidate, VDC-1101, is an anti-cancer drug with extensive animal data. VDC-1101 is expected to launch in 2014 with $50M peak revenue potential. In 2011, VetDC secured funding from the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4). VetDC President/CEO Steven Roy made the presentation at the Venture Showcase. For more information, visit: http://www.vet-dc.com.

'The Venture showcase announcement is the capstone to the BioWest Conference,' Giles explains. 'It creates a huge buzz in the industry for the up-and-coming companies chosen to compete. We are very proud to announce VetDC as this year's winner.'"

Link to the Business Wire release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release

NCBR: 'VetDC wins big at BioWest'


Quoting from the Northern Colorado Business Report:

"VetDC, a CSU spinoff, has won first prize in the Colorado Bioscience Association's BioWest Venture Showcase.

The company works with pet owners and veterinarians at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Animal Cancer Center to develop promising new veterinary therapies adopted from medicines that originally were developed for humans.

VetDC competed against four companies in Denver on Tuesday that pitched their echnologies and business plans to a panel of bioscience experts and venture capitalists in the BioWest Venture Showcase. Also competing Tuesday was KromaTID, another spinoff from CSU.

VetDC took home the first prize and $7,500 in cash from the competition."

Link to the NCBR

Coloradoan: 'Fort Collins biotechnology company awarded for work helping pets with cancer'


Quoting from the Fort Collins Coloradoan:

"Fort Collins-based VetDC, Inc. beat out five other companies Tuesday to win the BioWest Conference Venture Showcase in Denver.

VetDC, Inc. was among six start-up finalists that pitched their technologies and business plans in front of a live audience to a panel of bioscience experts and venture capitalists. The company received a $7,500 cash prize for winning the competition."

Link to the Coloradoan

Thursday, September 13, 2012

9News: 'Fort Collins co. making strides in doggie cancer''

Colorado BioScience Association EVP April Giles interviewed on 9News with Gregg Moss September 12th about the 2012 Venture Showcase competition and the bioscience industry in Colorado. Quoting from the posting:

"Companies in Colorado are doing some amazing, life-changing things in the world of Biotechnology.

Biotechnology companies were in the spotlight this week. On Tuesday, the winner of the 2012 Venture Showcase was announced.

'The showcase is an opportunity for some of emerging companies in Colorado to create more awareness about what they're doing and get in front of a panel of investors and pitch their story,' April Giles with the Colorado BioScience Association said.

The top spot went to a Fort Collins company, VetDC Inc. VetDC Inc. is a veterinary biotechnology company that licenses innovative human biomedical technologies to address serious unmet medical needs in pets."



Link to the posting

Coloradoan: 'Fort Collins tech companies represented at BioWest'


Quoting from the September 11th posting by David Young:

"More than 500 leaders in the industries of government, executives, research, investors and entrepreneurs converged Tuesday in Denver for the ninth annual BioWest Conference.

The conference, at the Marriott City Center, includes more than 40 exhibitors showcasing new technologies and products at what is deemed the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier medical device and biotechnology conference organized by the Colorado Bioscience Association.

Highlighted in this year’s Venture Showcase competition are two Fort Collins companies: KromaTiD and VetDC Inc."

Link to the Coloradoan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

VetDC Wins Venture Showcase Competition at BioWest 2012

 VetDC (Fort Collins) won the 2012 Venture Showcase competition at the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo yesterday at the Marriott City Center Denver, receiving the $7,500 cash prize. The announcement is made by April Giles, Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) Executive Vice President who says this year's Venture Showcase was made possible by sponsors Dorsey and Whitney LLP, EKS and H and The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. BioWest, the Rocky Mountain Region's premier medical device and biotechnology conference, is organized by the CBSA and held every other year.
 
VetDC is an emergent veterinary biotechnology company that licenses innovative human biomedical technologies to address serious medical needs in companion animals. By aligning with CSU's top-ranked veterinary school, VetDC has unique capabilities to develop animal therapies, resulting in speed to market, risk reduction, and capital preservation. VetDC has assembled a proven team with regulatory, CMC, and clinical expertise. VetDC's lead candidate, VDC-1101, is an anti-cancer drug with extensive animal data. VDC-1101 is expected to launch in 2014 with $50M peak revenue potential. In 2011, VetDC secured funding from the Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4). VetDC President/CEO Steven Roy made the presentation at the Venture Showcase. For more information, visit: http://www.vet-dc.com.
 
“The Venture showcase announcement is the capstone to the BioWest Conference," Giles explains."It creates a huge buzz in the industry for the up-and-coming companies chosen to compete. We are very proud to announce VetDC as this year's winner.”
 
The Venture Showcase format allowed each company’s lead executive to make a 15-minute presentation with slides explaining their technology and business plan to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. This year's judging panel included the following bioscience experts and venture capitalists:  
   
• Joe Adams, Partner, EKS&H
• Robert Chicoski, Partner, Saturn Partners
• Mike Handley, Senior Managing Partner and Executive Director, Level 5 Partners
• Ned Scheetz, Managing Director, Aphelion Capital
• Michael Weiner, Partner, Dorsey
 
 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Colorado Matters: 'Colorado Biotech's Big Day'


Quoting from the Colorado Public Radio overview about the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo's Venture Showcase competition:

"In a downtown Denver ballroom, the white coats meet the suits. Colorado’s top biotech scientists step out of their labs and run their big ideas by venture capitalists. The idea is to bring new products to market. It's the 'venture showcase' put on by the Colorado BioScience Association."

Link to CPR's Colorado Matters website

Link to the interview with Colorado BioScience Association EVP April Giles

Link to the BioWest webpage (registration is available at the Marriott City Center Denver tomorrow September 11, 2012)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Skippy's Vegetable Garden: 'fast growing greens'


Blogger Kathy Martin of 'Skippy's Vegetable Garden' posted about Bell Aquaculture's Fish Rich fertilizer on September 7th.

Quoting the posting:

"We've had perfect weather for the fall seedlings. It's amazing how fast they're growing. Next week I'll apply another dose of my new fish fertilizer to keep them growing. Since they sent the fertilizer to me free, I am doing a little advertising for them. You can order this fertilizer here: Fish Rich."

Link to Skippy's Vegetable Garden

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 BioWest Conference & Expo Showcases 40+ New Technologies, Products and Services for the Region’s Robust Bioscience Industry


More than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing new technologies, products and services at the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo -- the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier medical device and biotechnology conference -- organized by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), September 11, at the Marriott City Center, Denver. The announcement is made by CBSA Executive Vice President April Giles, who says: “The companies participating in the exhibit area are each playing an important role in helping advance the bioscience industry within the region. We’re very pleased to welcome them to our ninth BioWest event and look forward to yet another exciting and successful conference.”

BioWest brings together more than 500 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs from throughout the region. This year's national speakers for BioWest include Ginger Graham of Harvard Business School and past president of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Mike Huckman former CNBC biopharma and medical device industry reporter-turned-PR pro.

BioWest provides the region's bioscience community opportunities to network, learn from one another and collaborate to grow the industry. Exhibitors confirmed to date include:

ARAMARK Cleanroom Services http://www.aramark-cleanroom.com  
Biomedical Systems http://www.biomedsys.com
BiOptix http://www.bioptixinc.com
BSI Group America, Inc. http://www.bsiamerica.com
CARE Research LLC http://www.careresearchllc.com
CascadeTek http://www.cascadetek.com
CBIZ MHM http://www.cbiz.com/cbizmhm-colorado
Charles River http://www.criver.com
CSU Ventures http://www.csuventures.org
Fisher Scientific http://www.fishersci.com
Fitzsimons Life Science District http://www.fitzscience.com
Flanders Investment and Trade – Belgium http://www.flandersinvestmentandtrade.com
Grafik9 http://www.grafik9.com
ISEC Incorporated http://www.isecinc.com
ITW Texwipe http://www.texwipe.com
The Jackson Laboratory http://www.jax.org
Just Animate Studio http://www.justanimatestudio.com
LABS Inc. http://www.labs-inc.org
Liquidyne http://www.liquidyneusa.com
Merck and Co., Inc. http://www.merck.com
Montana BioScience Alliance http://www.montanabio.org
National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories http://www.njlabs.org
NextGen Pharma Technologies, Inc. http://www.nextgenpharma.com
PCM Trials http://www.pcmtrials.com
Phase Three Product Development http://www.linkedin.com/company/phase-three-product-development
Pozzetta Scientific http://www.pozzetta.com
Pre-Clinical Research Services http://www.preclinicalresearch.com
Reglera http://www.reglera.com
Ricerca Biosciences http://www.ricerca.com
Robin Bond Media http://www.robinbondmedia.com
Technical Safety Services, Inc. http://www.techsafety.com
Thermo Fisher http://www.thermofisher.com
Toxikon http://www.toxikon.com
Ubiquity Group http://www.ubiquitygroup.com
University of Colorado Tech Transfer Office http://www.cu.edu/techtransfer
World Courier, Inc. http://www.worldcourier.com

BioWest will also include the popular Venture Showcase competition, where five finalists come together and pitch their technologies and business plans in front of a live audience to a panel of bioscience experts and venture capitalists. The winner, announced at the end of the conference day, will receive a $7,500 cash prize. Finalists for the 2012 Venture Showcase competition are the following:

Flashback Technologies Inc. - Longmont, CO - http://www.flashbacktechnologies.com
KromaTiD - Fort Collins, CO - http://www.kromatid.com
Siva Therapeutics Inc. - Boulder, CO - http://www.sivatherapeutics.com
SuviCa Inc. - Boulder, CO - http://www.suvica.com
VetDC Inc. - Fort Collins, CO - http://www.vet-dc.com

Sponsors for the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo include: Founders Session Sponsor, Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons; Keynote Lunch Sponsor, Ernst and Young ; Venture Showcase Sponsors, Dorsey and Whitney LLP, EKS&H, Metro Denver EDC; Track Sponsors, NextGen, Clinipace, Lonza, Sheridan Ross PC, Emerson Consultants; Lanyard Sponsor, Cooley; Closing Reception Sponsor, Wells Fargo; Co-track Sponsors, Medical Center of the Rockies, National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, DaVita Clinical Research; Conference Bag, CPC Clinical Research; Break Sponsor, BIO; and, General Conference Sponsors, Amgen, Fisher Scientific, Inviragen, Johnson & Johnson, PhRMA and TerumoBCT.

Link to the Business Wire release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release