Colorado BioScience Association Showcases Colorado's Bioscience Industry at BIO 2010 Conference In Chicago, May 3-6

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Colorado's life sciences community will be heavily represented at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) International Convention, May 3-6 in Chicago. The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will play a lead role in showcasing companies and partners helping to grow the bioscience industry in the state at The Colorado Pavilion, located in booth #1426 of the Exhibit Hall area.

Colorado, with the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) in the lead role, will be heavily represented at the Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) International Convention, May 3-6 in Chicago. The announcement is made by Denise Brown, CBSA Interim Executive Director, who says the event will allow Colorado to showcase the exciting bioscience research and discoveries taking place here and provides an opportunity to share the positive features the state has to offer relocating companies.

"This will be the seventh year that representatives from Colorado have attended the conference, but this year Colorado's presence will be greater than ever," Brown explains. "The Colorado Pavilion, located in booth #1426 of the Exhibit Hall area, includes a number of companies and partners helping to grow the bioscience industry in the state. As these companies can attest, the momentum of the industry in the Colorado, driven by leading research institutions, investors, and the support of the State government, is truly remarkable. On Tuesday evening, Roche Colorado Corporation and the CBSA will celebrate their partnership during a hospitality reception in The Colorado Pavilion focusing on the state's success in the biosciences."

The following companies and partners will be involved in the 2010 Convention:

  • Amgen Colorado • Booth #5144
  • ARCA Biopharma • Present at the Convention
  • BiOptix • Booth #5033
  • Bridging Health Matters • Booth #1426
  • Colorado BioScience Association • Booth #1426
  • Colorado State University • Booth #1426
  • Emerson Consultants • Presenting at the Convention
  • Fitzsimons Life Science District • Booth #1426
  • Inviragen • Booth #1426
  • Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology • Booth #1426
  • OPX Biotechnologies • Present at the Convention
  • Metro Denver Economic Development Council • Booth #1426
  • MicroPhage • Present at the Convention
  • Paragon Biomedical • Present at the Convention
  • Roche Colorado • Booth #5512
  • State of Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade • Booth #1426
  • University of Colorado • Booth #1426 and Presenting at the Convention
  • Luca Technologies • Presenting at the Convention
  • Western States Biopharmaceuticals • Present at the Convention

Presenters From Colorado

For the first time, the state will be represented during two of the conference's breakout sessions. On Tuesday, May 4, during the 8:00-9:00 a.m. breakout session, both David Poticha, JD, Senior Licensing Manager, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Technology Transfer Office and Patty Telgener, MBA, Senior Reimbursement Director, Emerson Consultants will be speaking on the panel entitled "How Health Care and Patent Reform May Affect Pipeline Development for Drugs, Biologics and Devices."

The second presentation, "Bioenergy From Buried Hydrocarbons," will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 8:00-9:30 a.m., and includes Mark Finkelstein, PhD, VP Science, Luca Technologies. Luca is a Colorado-based bioscience company developing a novel, long-term, biotechnology-driven solution to rising U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources.

Magazines Releasing at the BIO Conference

Link to a pdf of Bioscience Colorado magazine: http://ow.ly/1CCi6

Link to a pdf of the European Life Science Journal (CBSA's article is on page 64): http://ow.ly/1EHPD

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. For more information, visit http://www.bio.org

About Colorado BioScience Association

The CBSA supports the economic development of Colorado through the creation of a premier bioscience cluster within the state. Representing more than 400 members, the CBSA facilitates growth of the bioscience industry in Colorado through advocacy, representation and service. Poised to become one of the most exciting and advanced bioscience clusters in the country, Colorado is currently home to a thriving industry community of biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical, health care providers, research institutions and those businesses providing critical services and products to those companies. For more information about Colorado's dynamic bioscience cluster, visit the CBSA at http://www.cobioscience.com

CBSA also is found on these social media sites:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/COBioscience
LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=98468&trk=anet_ug_grppro
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoBioScienceAssociation

Contacts:

Kathryn Bailey, Director of Operations and Communications, Colorado BioScience Association,
303-592-4089

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

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