Colorado Bioscience Association | Supporting Colorado’s Biotechnology & Medical Device Industry
The Colorado Legislature in 2006 dedicated additional financial resources to facilitate the development of new bioscience research discoveries in Colorado and promote Colorado-based bioscience technologies. $2,000,000 was made available through the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program for the purpose of improving and expanding the evaluation of new bioscience discoveries at research institutions with the intent of accelerating the development of new products and services - essentially a proof of concept program.
The Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade has consulted with the Colorado BioScience Association and eligible Offices of Technology Transfer to develop the rules/processes and accountability/evaluation strategies to be used in the implementation of this program. Additional details are available by downloading the following document:
Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program
1/18 Life Science Product Cases
1/23 BioBusiness Seminar: Luncheon Series at Fitz
1/31 BioBreakfast: The Art of an Acquisition
Value Plastics Announces Sale of Product Line
Sandhill Scientific Announces Distribution Agreement
Accera Names Lauren Costantini as VP, Clinical Development
MD News/El Paso County Medical Society Consolidate Efforts
Endo Pharmaceuticals Acquires RxKinetix, Inc.
Allos Therapeutics Receives FDA Fast Track Designation
Gilead Sciences To Acquire Myogen
Jefferson County Schools - Teacher Bio-Science Technologies
Accera - Office Manager/Executive Assistant
CSU - Assistant Professor Cancer Genomics
- Over 3,000 attendees were served through CBSA programs in 2006.
- 950 participants attended Biowest in 2006 - a 25% increase from 2005.
- CBSA programs were supported by 16 annual corporate sponsors enabling CBSA to provide programs at no or low cost to its members.
- BioScience Magazine, a leading edge publication by the Colorado BioScience Association, increased from 50 to 72 pages, with local, national and international distribution. BioScience Magazine continues to gain momentum and is now considered the premier bioscience publication for the region.
- Under the direction of the Communications Committee, headed by Maggie Chamberlin Hoben, CBSA has been incredibly successful. In 2006, CBSA's media coverage ad value equivalency doubled from $43,000 in 2005 to over $86,000 in 2006. This coverage in 2006 reached a circulation audience of 5 million people nationwide.
- CBSA's quarterly newsletter has been expanded from six pages to eight pages in 2006, with a transition to four color printing, offering a better presentation for our featured companies and industry news.
- Production of a new video, Colorado is good for Bioscience; Bioscience is good for Colorado, which will be used as an educational and advocacy tool for the industry.
- Under the leadership of the Public Affairs and Government Relations Committee, chaired by Richard Duke, and with the representation of our lobbyist team, Tomlinson & Tomlinson Associates, 2006 was the first year that CBSA initiated legislation, which resulted in the passage of HB 1360.
- CBSA continues to provide data, contacts and assistance to numerous efforts by economic development agencies to recruit and retain bioscience companies to Colorado.
- Membership for CBSA continues to hold strong at over 300 companies. CBSA continues to work to increase representation from the medical device sector.
- The second financial audit for CBSA was successfully completed in the fall and annual audits will be scheduled for future years.
- CBSA has been developing a list of resources available to bioscience industry members at research institutions throughout the state. A searchable database of those resources are now online.
- The joint CSU/CBSA Technology Transfer and Sponsored Research Subcommittee began a process to create templates for commonly executed agreements that have been reviewed by both industry and institution representatives. The resulting templates, CSU Non-Disclosure Agreement and Material Transfer Agreement both located on the CBSA website, represent a balance of best practice terms that have proven reasonable and workable in past agreements. As new agreements are reviewed they will be posted on both the CBSA and institution web sites.
- Completion of CBSA's new website, making it easier for CBSA members to navigate and find CBSA and industry information. Key features include new design, incorporation of CBSA's new video, CBSA Member News, addition of a Press Release Archive, searchable Membership Directory, searchable Service Provider Directory, past archives on CBSA quarterly newsletters and much more.
2006 Colorado General Assembly End of Session Summary
2006 Colorado General Election Initiatives & Referenda
Our 2006 edition of Bioscience Colorado Magazine recaps many important stories and information on the bioscience industry in Colorado.
- Bioscience Grows Best at High Altitude
- Fitzsimmons Development
- A Brief History of Boulder Biotech
- 2006 Company Directory
- Bioscience Colorado Magazine