Quoting from Hendrik Sebrandy's recent posting about Corgenix in Broomfield:
"Corgenix, a company in the U.S. state of Colorado, is playing an important role in efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak contained. The company manufactures tests for the virus now being used in parts of West Africa. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports." Link to view the video news story
The Colorado BioGENEius Challenge is a competition for high school students who are doing outstanding research in biotechnology. This is the first year for the program in the state and the winner will be announced tonight at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.
(L-R) Colorado BioGENEius Challenge judges Damon Hostin (Catholic Health Initiatives Institute), David Poticha (University of Colorado TTO) and Program Manager Tracey Nilson (Colorado BioScience Association).
Today, Suellen Scott escorted Puma to Petline9 with Kirk Montgomery.
Puma is a domestic short hair brown Tabby, 9 years old. He is micro chipped, neutered, & vaccinated. He is looking for an indoor home with a lap. He loves attention and being petted. He is very active and like to chase toys. Puma has been to schools and nursing homes on behalf of his feline friends at CCS. Puma is special needs; he has a prescription diet due to his early stages of renal disease. He is available for Cat Care Society's Perpet-U-Care program. The Cat Clinic at CCS will provide $250 of services per year towards his medical care.
The fifth annual GoldLab Symposium will take place on the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Friday and Saturday, May 16 - 17, 2014. This year’s Symposium, entitled “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare,” brings together 18 renowned scientists and healthcare experts to discuss progress and issues in personalized medicine. The announcement is made by Colorado Bioscience Association President & CEO April Giles, who says, “Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Bioscience Association website: http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/goldlab-symposium-2014.”
“This year our Symposium will have several talks on how the brain works and about the limitations of some of our brain capacity. Indeed, we are less rational than perhaps we might hope,” said Larry Gold, the Symposium’s founder. “The limitations of our neural capacities stand in the way of healthcare improvement,” he added. “The number of great things done in the world is smaller than it ought to be. I blame our ‘reptilian brains’ and this year we will confront our deficiencies without fear,” Gold concluded...
...Speakers scheduled for the 2014 event include: Alan Attie (University of Wisconsin), Tom Cathcart (Freelance Writer), Scott Danielson (SweetViva, Inc.), Bob Duke (University of Texas), Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. (Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute), Peter Ganz (UCSF School of Medicine), Joy Hirsch (Yale University), Ted Kaptchuk (Harvard Medical School), David Krakauer (University of Wisconsin), Richard Levin (Yale University), Charles Middleton (Roosevelt University), James Rothman (Yale University), Lucy Shapiro (Stanford University), Ken Sharpe (Swarthmore College), Neil Siegel (Northrop Grumman), Ajit Singh (Artiman), Lisa Stubbs (University of Illinois) and Steve Williams (SomaLogic).
The Symposium will be held in the Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from 8:30 AM - 6 PM on Friday, May 16th, and 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 17th. Admission is free but seating is limited. Registration can be accomplished online at the Colorado Biosciences Association website: http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/goldlab-symposium-2014. Additional information about the Gold Lab Symposia can be found at www.goldlabcolorado.com.
"Colorado BioScience Association will host BioBoot Camp 2014, a free two-day program for life science startup companies, on April 17-18.
The event will be held at Dorsey and Whitney offices, 1400 Wewatta St., and is available to qualified applicants, CBSA said. Companies interested in attending the camp should email a 1-2 page executive summary or non-confidential business plan to Tracey Nilson, program manager, at email@example.com by April 11."
Quoting from the January 23rd Denver Post YourHub Aurora posting by Megan Mitchell:
"There is a jar of harmless medical waste on the edge of Beverly Hanstrom's desk. The contents look like paper confetti, but the shredded strings of light blue were once disposable gloves immersed in the body of a surgery patient.
'This is all that's left after ozone treatment,' Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., said. She held up the 1-pound jar of scraps that used to be 10 pounds of toxic trash discarded from a hospital...
...For someone barreling toward an environmental revolution, Hanstrom's enthusiasm is a bit depleted.
'It's hard for her because she has to lead to the way to get the community to understand the importance of this breakthrough technology,' said April Giles, president of the Colorado Bioscience Association.
After more than two years, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has granted Hanstrom the final inspection approval before she gets her Certification of Designation and can open for business."
Additional YourHub (Adams County) coverage from March 20th:
"Aurora approves innovative ozone medical waste disposal facility:
Colorado will be the third state to use ozone technology to dispose of medical waste after the city of Aurora approved the opening of Colorado Medical Waste Inc., at 3131 Oakland St.
'We are ecstatic to finally put this amazing technology to work for Colorado,' said Beverly Hanstrom, president of Colorado Medical Waste. 'Ozone medical waste processing is the future and will replace antiquated technologies and processes of the past.'"
Barney, Bob, Braveheart, Brietta, Cirrus, Fiona, Frederick, Jasper, Krista, Lenny. Leo, Lucy, Macy, Maggie, Mango, Miles, Missy, Muggins, Ohms, Paisley, Rosie, Ruby, Sammie, Sue Sioux, Tara and Wind‐Up are ready to spring into their Forever Homes.
Let’s help them do it! March 21—June 20, 2014
Adoption fees for senior kitties are flexible, like our cats, including our popular “Name Your Price” donation, introduced two years ago.
Kittens are cute, but they can be exhausting. Senior cats are not as demanding. They are less likely to climb the curtains or chew on things. Older cats will give you years of unconditional love, and you can give them the best years of their life.
If medical costs are a concern, don’t worry! If you adopt a cat 10 years or older from Cat Care Society, you are eligible for our Perpet‐U‐Care program, providing up to $250 worth of annual veterinary care at our clinic to offset medical costs. Learn more about Perpet-U-Care at http://www.catcaresociety.org/perpet-u-care.html
Sunday, March 23, 12:30 to 2:30 pm: Join us for a seminar by Billie Reynolds, Cat Behavior Specialist and Certified Trainer, on the ‘Joy of Clicker Training.” Learn how to use a clicker device to encourage positive behaviors in your cats. For more information about Billie Reynolds visit: http://goodkittybehavior.com.
Seminars are held in the lower level conference room of the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Cost is $5 (free for CCS platinum members). Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 303.239.9680.
Good news from Ellen and Grayson, who recently moved from Cat Care Society to their Forever Homes...
Ellen - prefers to lie on her cat tower and window watch most of the day and also likes to sit beside her owner while receiving pets. She is doing well in her new home. Sweet Ellen had been waiting patiently since September 15, 2007.
Grayson - fits in well with the family dynamics since the owners said he chose them and loves to chase his canine housemates around the house for playtime. Garyson had been at the shelter since January 19 of this year.
Congratulations to Ellen, Grayson and their new families!