Wednesday, August 1, 2012
MDD: 'Colorado sees steady uptick in device companies since 2001'
"Since 2001, the state of Colorado has seen a signifi cant increase in the number of medical device establishments and companies according to the Battelle/Bio State Bioscience Industry Development 2012 report. The 149-page report ranks Colorado in the second tier of Bioscience states and points out that the Centennial state is only one of a handful of states that grew more than 1,000 new jobs in its medical device sector.
The report was released at the BIO International Convention in Boston last month. The project team assembling the information included Battelle (Washington), a nonprofi t independent research and development organization; Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) and PMP Public Affairs Consulting (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), an independent consulting firm serving the public and constituent relations needs of bioscience-related companies and associations.
'Colorado has always ranked nationally as one of the top areas for a variety of high level technical type of industries like aerospace, IT, energy and bioscience,' Holli Riebel, [CBSA] president/CEO told Medical Device Daily. 'Oftentimes you get movement back and forth in the workforce between those sectors, so when some of these sectors go through a down cycle they’ve been able to come to another industry cycle.;"
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