Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video Highlights: BioWest 2014, Marriott City Center, Denver

BioWest 2014 Video Highlights

Founders Breakfast Health and Wellness Panel: Introductions By Steve VanNurden - http://youtu.be/23faLOw30ac

Health/Wellness Panel: Jandel Allen-Davis on the Kaiser Model - http://youtu.be/qzUO1_QayvI

Health/Wellness Panel: James Hill on Extreme Weight Loss TV - http://youtu.be/p2xukgmHKRI

Health/Wellness Panel: Len Tacconi on What Works - http://youtu.be/dL3ddy08DPA

C-Level Unplugged: Larry Gold, Chairman of the Board, SomaLogic - http://youtu.be/j8EiWcLkkzQ
C-Level Unplugged: Shar Matin, COO, Spectranetics - http://youtu.be/BIxzpNwmI_0
CEO Panel: Bill Aldrich, CEO, EndoShape - http://youtu.be/T-mLI0GM7mo

CEO Panel: David Brunel, CEO, Biodesix - http://youtu.be/hRaO0zao-yc

CEO Panel: Byron Hewett, CEO, SomaLogic - http://youtu.be/W501l9z6FEo

BioTalks Excerpt: Jonathan Norris – Investments, Exits - http://youtu.be/8s3pjDmqscU

BioTalks Excerpt: David Gary, Clinical Trials Ethics - http://youtu.be/7g6V7082kr0

BioTalks Excerpt: Iya Khalil on Big Data Healthcare - http://youtu.be/QFuad4jPIEE

BioTalks Excerpt: Robert Atkinson, How Colorado Ranks - http://youtu.be/AJ8mYHWm-o8

BioTalks Excerpt: Rhea May, Superbugs - http://youtu.be/fGon5MgE6qs

BioTalks Excerpt: Larry Blankenship, Valley of Death - http://youtu.be/ZgfeTYvNxw0

BioTalks Excerpt: Mark Sirangelo, Innovation in Colorado - http://youtu.be/iUhM1WL3DeQ

BioTalks Excerpt: Lindsay Guerdrum, Beer Bioscience - http://youtu.be/YWuXZ1AmWzM

Russell Slifer – About the USPTO - http://youtu.be/T8Up-0LcwAY

Russell Slifer – USPTO Rocky Mtn Regional Office - http://youtu.be/WlgkRDM0Ue0
Venture Showcase Sponsors and Judges http://youtu.be/N2MwTev0rLk

dBMEDx Winning Venture Showcase Presentation - http://youtu.be/TUoQK71wPEU

KromaTiD Venture Showcase Presentation - http://youtu.be/QHnrLHNo3D8

Mighty Oak Medical Venture Showcase Presentation - http://youtu.be/r9oYdewEbvk

FDA Commissioner Hamburg Opening Remarks to Closing Keynote - http://youtu.be/3Wkqls_9zuw

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Colorado Med Device Company dBMEDx Wins the Venture Showcase Competition at BioWest 2014

dBMEDx (Littleton) won the 2014 Venture Showcase competition at the 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) President and CEO who says, “We are very proud to announce dBMEDx as the winner of the Venture Showcase. The check presentation was an exciting end to the BioWest Conference. The award not only includes the cash prize of $7,500 but also includes recognition and exposure for the company. ” This award is sponsored by Dorsey and Whitney LLP 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.

dBMEDx is a Colorado-based medical device development company that is creating clinical decision and patient monitoring devices using its patented, non-invasive scanning technology. These devices combine the power and safety of ultrasound with sophisticated image processing electronics and software to provide simple, fully automated and completely noninvasive diagnostic measurements.  Fully automated means that very little training is required and the user does not need any experience with ultrasound to use our devices. To enable this level of automation, dBMEDx has successfully created and patented an extremely compact, wireless, 3D scan engine.

The scan engine, which can be held in the palm of the hand, includes a complete 3D ultrasound imaging machine and automated image processor within a small, sealed tube.  The system also includes an integrated Bluetooth radio and rechargeable battery, which is inductively charged. The company is in the process of commercializing the first application for this technology, the BBS Revolution™ device for automated bladder volume measurement, and has a range of pipeline of products for other clinical applications as well. Visit: http://www.dbmedx.com.

Video of winning Venture Showcase pitch by dBMEDx CEO David Shine:


The Venture Showcase format allowed each company’s lead executive to make a 15-minute presentation with an accompanying slide deck 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:

• Michael Weiner, Partner, Dorsey
• Ned Scheetz, Managing Director, Aphelion Capital
• Steve VanNurden, President and CEO, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority

The three 2014 Venture Showcase finalists included:

dBMEDx – Littleton http://www.dbmedx.com
KromaTiD, Inc. - Fort Collins http://www.kromatid.com
Mighty Oak Medical – Englewood http://www.mightyoakmedical.com

The BioWest Conference was attended by more than 300 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs. “We look forward to the continued growth of the bioscience industry and presenting the conference in again 2016,” Giles concludes.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

InnovatioNews: 'CBSA BioWest conference to include BioTalks and C-Level Unplugged at 2014 event"

Quoting from the Sept 5th posting:

"Colorado BioScience Association is launching a new feature called “BioTalks” at the annual BioWest Conference and Expo set for Sept. 10.

BioTalks will include eight fast-paced presentations about 'the big and bold ideas in the bioscience industry,' according to CBSA.

The BioTalks are scheduled for 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m.

...The 2014 CBSA BioWest Conference and Expo will be held at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., in downtown Denver."

Link to InnovatioNews.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BioWest 2014 on Wed Sept 10: Expo Returns + Conference Welcomes FDA Commissioner Hamburg as Lead Keynote

September 10, at the Marriott City Center, Denver:

Exhibitors will be showcasing up to 40 new technologies, products and services at the 2014 BioWest Conference and Expo, the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier medical device and biotechnology conference organized by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA).

The announcement is made by CBSA President and CEO April Giles, who says: “The 2014 BioWest Conference and Expo has an amazing line up of keynotes, CEO presentations and offers a wide variety of products and services on display in the Expo Hall. This year, the Expo Hall will have added energy and excitement with the C-Level Unplugged interviews on center stage and the Venture Showcase winner announcement and check presentation.”

The BioWest Conference is a one-day event attended by more than 300 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs. The conference features keynote speakers Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and keynote panelists; Jandel Akeynote llen-Davis, M.D., Vice President, Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; James Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Len Tacconi, President, HMR Weight Management Services Corp., a subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc., moderated by Steve VanNurden, President and CEO, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority; and Russell Slifer, Director, United States Patent and Trademark, Rocky Mountain Regional Office.

Additional Program Segments include: 

* C-Level Unplugged: Conversation with Top Level Leadership.

* Colorado Companies: From Concept to Market featuring three of Colorado’s Top BioScience CEOs (pictured above: Bill Aldrich, EndoShape; David Brunel, Biodesix; and Byron Hewett, SomaLogic).

* BioTalks: Big Bold Innovative Ideas.

* Venture Showcase: Three emerging life science companies present to a panel of investors for a $7,500 Venture Showcase cash prize. Finalists include: dBMEDx, Littleton; KromaTiD, Inc., Fort Collins; Mighty Oak Medical, Englewood.

The full schedule of the day’s events is found at: http://www.cobioscience.com/biowest/schedule.

Exhibitors confirmed to date include:

Olympus Scientific Solutions - http://www.olympus-ims.com

More About BioWest 2014 | September 10, 2014 | #BioWest2014 

Conference Registration is now open at http://www.CoBioScience.com/BioWest. Rates for members start at $325 and $375 for non-members and passes for the expo hall and reception only are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Group rates are available for companies and organizations. Conference Sponsors include: AdvaMed, Amgen, BIO, BioFrontiers Institute, DePuy Synthes, DaVita Clinical Research, Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Dohmen Life Science Services, EY, Evergreen Research, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Fisher Scientific, Metro Denver EDC, The Mead Consulting Group, Quintiles, SomaLogic, Sheridan Ross PC, Square 1 Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, TerumoBCT.

Link to the Business Wire Release