Friday, April 11, 2014

Corgenix: 'With One-Of-A-Kind Diagnostic, U.S. Company Helps Contain Ebola Outbreak'

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

Colorado BioGENEius Challenge: State Winner Announced Tonight

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.

The winner receives an all-expense paid trip to the National BioGENEius Challenge (June 20-24) held in conjunction with the BIO 2014 International Convention in San Diego. Link for more information at:

(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).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thumbs up, Puma! Let's find this handsome brown tabby his forever home...soon!

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.

Visit Puma's profile at:

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Registration Now Open At CBSA Website: 5th Annual GoldLab Symposium, “Embracing the Reptile Within: Head, Heart and Healthcare”

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:”

“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: Additional information about the Gold Lab Symposia can be found at

Link to the PitchEngine social media release

Colorado BioScience Association BioBoot Camp 2014 set for April 17-18, apply deadline April 11

Quoting from today's InnovatioNews posting:

"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 by April 11."

Link to

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers, for 716 Years of Service!

Did you know: Cat Care Society may be 33 years old, but collectively our volunteer team has logged 716 years of service to help make CCS what it is today.

Thank you, Cat Care Society Volunteers. We appreciate you this week (Volunteer Appreciation Week in America) and every week for all you do!

Learn more about the CCS Volunteer Program:

Cat Care Society Feasting For Felines at Denver Elephant Bars Wed April 16th

Denver's two Elephant Bar locations in Belmar and Greenwood Village will raise funds for Cat Care Society 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Twenty percent of proceeds -- excluding tax, gratuity, alcohol, merchandise and/or gift cards -- go to Cat Care Society.

Just bring in this flyer and present it to your server for lunch or dinner.

Go to a to view the menu.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Colorado Medical Waste: 'Facility opening next to Fitzsimons campus is the first of its kind in Colorado' - Third in Nation

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."

Link to the Denver Post Aurora YourHub posting

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.'"

Link to the Denver Post Adama County YourHub posting

Also link to coverage on

Link to the CMW website

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring The Seniors! - March 21 to June 20 at Cat Care Society

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

See all of Cat Care Society's adoptable cats:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Job Opportunity: Part-time Kennel Technician at Cat Care Society

Cat Care Society, Lakewood, Colorado, currently has a position open for a part-time Kennel Technician.

Link to the job description and application details.

Cat Care Society Seminar Series: Clicker Training is Back...March 23rd

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:

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 or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cat Care Society: Senior Kitties Ellen and Grayson Love Their New Forever Homes

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!

Link to read about Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats