Monday, June 29, 2009

Baxa Corporation’s Dennis Tribble, PharmD, Now Profiled at for Media and Professional Access

Englewood, Colo., June 29, 2009 – Dennis Tribble, PharmD, is now profiled at the Expert Information for Journalists site - - for media and professional access. This announcement is made by Marian Robinson, VP Marketing for Baxa Corporation, who says Tribble is Chief Pharmacy Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, FHT, Inc. Baxa is a Denver-based manufacturer of software and devices for health-system pharmacies.

“Dennis is an expert on health-system safety and related medication safety issues,” Robinson explains. “His experience in pharmacy operations and information technology make him a passionate advocate for a complete restructuring of the pharmacy practice paradigm and the use of technology in bringing about that vision.”

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Denver-based Acupuncturist, Dr. Martha Lucas, Releases New Book: “Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging”

Denver, CO, June 22, 2009 – Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac., Denver-based acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has authored "Vanity Calamity: Your Guide to Cosmetic Acupuncture for Anti-aging." The announcement is made by Dr. Lucas who says, “Vanity Calamity tells the history of vanity and what women have been willing to do to look younger or more beautiful. Now there’s a healthy, safe option - Cosmetic Acupuncture. My new book, now available for purchase at, shares how to look young naturally, including foods that nourish the skin.”

Dr. Lucas received her Ph.D. in Research Psychology from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and her degree in TCM from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. Besides her formal TCM training, Dr. Lucas interned with Jim Ramholz, O.M.D., in Advanced Pulse Diagnosis; Master Doctor Zheng Gao Yao, QiGong Medical Massage; and Timothy McGee, L.Ac. Dr. Lucas sees patients at her private practice located in the Capitol Hill area of Denver, specializing in serious chronic illness, male and female fertility issues, weight loss, and cosmetic acupuncture. Additional information is available at

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Colorado Governor Signs Two Bills Designed to Accelerate State's Life-Sci Growth

BioRegion News: June 5, 2009 -- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law this week a pair of bills sought by state life science leaders.

Both bills, however, include changes that scale down the tax breaks that were originally proposed through the measures, reflecting the state's need to balance its budget by wiping out a $1.4 billion shortfall blamed on the ongoing economic upheaval.

Ritter on June 1 signed House Bill 09-1035, which expands the categories of business eligible for refunds of up to $50,000 in state sales and use taxes paid on personal property for research and development to include medical-device makers, producers of biofuels, and other "clean" technologies that are headquartered in Colorado and that employ 50 or fewer full-time employees. Biotech businesses are already eligible for the credit.

The governor, a Democrat in his first term, also enacted House Bill 09-1105, which provides tax incentives for angel investors in life-sciences startups, as well as other companies "primarily in research and development or manufacturing of new technologies, products, or processes."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Making Hospital Pharmacies Safer: Baxa Corporation Releases IntelliFlowRx™ Upgrades

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 17 - Baxa Corporation announces the release of upgrades to its IntelliFlowRx workflow management system. IntelliFlowRx is designed to improve safety and accuracy in pharmacy-based IV admixture preparation. The system also streamlines compliance with sterile preparation regulatory steps while improving visibility to and oversight of IV room operations.

In its first year of full production use, IntelliFlowRx has processed nearly a half million doses and serves more than 1,000 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Additional upgrades to the IntelliFlowRx Software are anticipated in the latter part of the year that will integrate the program with existing Baxa automation for more seamless management of health-system pharmacy workflow.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

CBSA Applauds Gov. Ritter’s Signing of HBs 1035 & 1105, Ensuring Colo’s Position As a Thriving Location for Bioscience and Emerging Technology

Denver, CO -- Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has signed HB 1035 (expanding sales and use tax for medical device companies) and HB 1105 (Angel Investment Tax Credit), ensuring Colorado’s position as a thriving location for bioscience and emerging technology companies. The announcement is made by John Collar, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), who on behalf of the association commends Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for signing and the following legislators for sponsoring these two important pieces of legislation:

* HB 1035, sponsored by Representative Jim Riesberg (D-Greeley) and Senator Rollie Heath (D-Boulder)

* HB 1105, sponsored by Representative John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins) and Senator Mark Scheffel (R-Douglas County)

HB 1035 was signed Monday at the Greeley Chamber of Commerce CEO Forum luncheon. HB 1105, was signed Monday evening at a Town Hall Meeting and Reception held at the Council Tree Library in Fort Collins.

Cote’s Colorado: Colorado clean tech goes to Washington

From the June 2009 ColoradoBiz Magazine

" 'Washington is the new Wall Street,' lobbyist Kyle Simpson told a group of about 100 businesspeople gathered at a meeting of the newly launched Colorado Cleantech Industry Association in April. 'They’ve put a big collection of dollars behind this like they’ve never done before over a sustained period.'

Simpson works for the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, the association’s lobbying arm. Speaking to the Denver group via Web conferencing from Washington, D.C., Simpson and fellow policy director Mike McAdams offered a primer on how to apply for funding. They noted that federal agencies used to working on long-range projects are having difficulty adjusting to programs that must be allocated by 2010."