Colorado BioScience Association and Four Area Economic Development Groups Tout Colorado's Strengths to the Medical Device Industry at MD&M West In Anaheim

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For three days, representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association -- along with four of the state's economic development entities -- will be showcasing Colorado's vast medical device sector at the 25th annual Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Expo. More than 16,000 medical device and product development professionals are attending MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, February 9-12, 2009.

For three days, representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association -- along with four of the state's economic development entities -- will be showcasing Colorado's vast medical device sector at the 25th annual Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Expo. The announcement is made by John Collar, CBSA Executive Director, who says more than 16,000 medical device and product development professionals are attending MD&M West in Anaheim, CA, February 9-12, 2009.

"The MD&M West Expo is the largest event for the medical device industry, and this is our opportunity to showcase Colorado's flourishing industry," said Collar. "According to our new state of the industry report, the Denver Metro region ranks 19th among all U.S. metro areas in the size of our medical device sector, and Boulder, Colorado ranks first in the nation in its concentration of employment in the medical device sector among medium-sized metros. The industry in the state is strong and we have a lot to offer to medical device companies who are looking to relocate or expand operations in Colorado."

The four economic development organizations attending MD&M West Expo with the CBSA include: Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, City of Westminster, Jefferson Economic Council and Adams County Economic Development Corporation.

The 45 Colorado Companies participating in MD&M West this year include: Aerotech (Denver), Aramark (Denver), Bal Seal Engineering (Colorado Springs), Byers Peak (Wheat Ridge), CCW Products (Arvada), Checkers Industrial Products (Broomfield), Clean Room Devices (Westminster), CoorsTek (Golden), Covidien (Louisville), Delphi Medical Systems (Longmont) DPC (Denver), Eldon James, Corp. (Loveland), EMI UV (Breckenridge), E.N. Murray Company (Denver), Epilog Laser (Golden), Hapman (Littleton), HEI Boulder (Boulder), InjectTech, Inc.(Loveland), Injection Molding (Denver), InSight Analytical Labs, Inc. (Colorado Springs), International Titanium Assoc (Broomfield), Kevron Inc.(Louisville), Linear Medical Corp. (Westminster), Mesa Laboratories (Lakewood), Mikron Assembly Tech (Aurora), Modern Plastics Worldwide (Denver), Mountain Molding (Longmont), Norgren (Littleton), Orion Regstrar (Arvada), Partical Measuring Systems (Boulder), Power Box (Broomfield), Prime Axis Manufacturing (Colorado Springs), QI Macros (Denver), Quest Product Development (Wheat Ridge), Reglera, RFID (Aurora), RMI Laser (Lafayette), Rubadue Wire (Greeley), Summa Design (Ridgeway), Syncronness Product Development (Westminster), Value Plastics, Inc. (Fort Collins), Versi Panel Enclosures (Colorado Springs), Vertex IPS (Denver), Virtual Industries (Colorado Springs), Wi Inc. (Englewood). Five Colorado Companies are attending the MD&M West Conference but not exhibiting, these companies are BeamOne (Denver), ConMed Electrosurgery (Centennial), Mountainside Medical (Boulder) and Tensegrity Prosthetics (Boulder).

The MD&M West Expo is a portion of the MD&M West Conference, which features twenty daylong sessions designed with extensive industry input and includes a mix of senior-level professionals and experts within the medical manufacturing community.

About Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West:
Since 1985, MD&M West, the world's largest exhibit for medical manufacturing, has provided an unparalleled array of resources for the design and manufacture of both current and next-generation medical devices. No other event, can match the breadth and depth of MD&M West in delivering the most complete and comprehensive resource for medical manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.MDMWest.com.

About Colorado BioScience Association:
CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 400 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, grow the state's biotech workforce, fight for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speak with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com.

Contacts:

Leah Kientz, Programs Coordinator, Colorado BioScience Association -http://www.cobioscience.com - 303-592-4088

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations -
http://www.absolutelypr.com - 303-984-9801

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