Monday, October 28, 2013

Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 2013 ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ of the Year Awards

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has selected the finalists for the 2013 “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards, which they will present during the Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 7, at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says the finalists selected are companies that have made successful achievements over the past year, showing the promise and breadth of the industry in the state. The winner of each award will be announced during the November 7th event.

Company of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an established company that has announced a significant advancement within the year.

Allosource - Centennial -

Clovis Oncology, Inc. - Boulder -

Medtronic Navigation - Louisville -

Rising Star of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an emerging company that has announced an achievement within the year. 

AmideBio - Boulder -

BaroFold - Aurora -

Surefire Medical Inc. - Westminster -

VetDC - Fort Collins -

The 2013 Awards Dinner is particularly special this year as it is the 10 Year Anniversary of the CBSA, where attendees will be able to reminisce over the history of the industry and see the promise of what the future holds. Link to register.

Link to the Business Wire Release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Newswire

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Feasting for Felines: Oct 23 at Bruno's Italian Bistro, 4 to 10 p.m.

Support Cat Care Society On Wednesday, October 23 - 4 pm to 10 pm - at Bruno's Italian Bistro, 2223 South Monaco Parkway in Denver for Feasting For Felines. 

Please print this flyer and present to your server for a 20% donation to Cat Care Society per check. Note: this is not to be combined with any other offers or discounts. 

Reservations are by phone only at 303-759-7025

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The Colorado BioScience Association Celebrates Ten Years At November 7th Event

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Annual Awards Dinner, Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, at the Denver Marriott City Center. The announcement is made by April Giles, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) who says, “Over the past 10 years the Association has grown from a small startup enterprise to a mature and successful organization. This is our night to celebrate and honor our community.”

Three key leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry and community in Colorado will be sharing their memories, insight and vision.

* Larry Gold, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, SomaLogic, and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
* Chris Christoffersen, Ph.D., General Partner, Lightstone Ventures & Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures
* David Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Terumo BCT, Chairman, Blood Management Business Division, Terumo Corporation

This year’s event will feature three very special honors given only for the 10th anniversary, including the Pioneering Award, Founders Award and Visionary Award. The awardees will be announced on stage by emcee Steffan Tubbs, Morning Co-Host on 850 KOA News.

* The Pioneering Award will be given to individuals who have led the bioscience industry in Colorado from the ground up. These leaders have made significant contributions to the industry and the community as a whole.

* The Founders Award will be given to organizations that have shaped CBSA over the past 10 years. Through their leadership and support CBSA has been able to succeed and serve the industry.

* The Visionary Award will be given to one bioscience leader who looks ahead and continues to build the bioscience industry in the future.

The evening will also honor the 2013 Class of Boettcher Investigators of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, plus the outstanding annual company and individual awards.

Link to the Business Wire release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media newswire

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Conservation Fund: 'Putting Yellow Perch Back On The Menu'

Quoting from The Conservation Fund's October 8th Common Ground Newsletter:

"While the Indiana Soybean Alliance worked with Bell Aquaculture to develop soy-based feed for farm-raised Bell Perch®, our Freshwater Institute developed a land-based, closed fish farming system that uses just a small amount of water, requires no antibiotics and captures water waste to fertilize soybean fields. It’s a winning solution that offers economic and conservation benefits, while putting yellow perch back on the menu for fish lovers across the region."

Link to TCF Common Ground

Link to the full article 'Sustainable Fish Success In Indiana'

Also read "Face Of This Place: Norman McCowan, President Of Bell Aquaculture In Indiana"

Quoting from the interview with Bell Aquaculture President Norman McCowan:

"You run one of the most successful aquaculture companies in the nation, how did you get interested in aquaculture?

In the mid-80’s, I raised bait fish. This was my hobby and passion; I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was aquaculture. Learning the water chemistry and fish husbandry in an effort to keep bait fish alive so that I could trout line Indiana’s Wabash River was my first step into aquaculture. At this point I was working in the automotive industry where I really learned about efficiency. I was approached for some consulting work for Bell Aquaculture because I knew about fish husbandry and eventually was hired on full time. My drive to push efficiency into the business and my passion to expand aquaculture is ultimately what led me to be named as president and COO in 2010."