Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baxa Corporation to Sponsor Free Culture of Safety Webinar

The Webinar presentation, titled "A Culture of Safety in Pharmacy: Lessons Learned," features an industry-leading panel of professionals discussing the controversy around medication errors, error reporting and the promotion of patient safety through cultural changes in health-system pharmacies. This ACPE-accredited Webinar presentation provides participants with two CE credits and takes place on January 14, 2010.

The four-speaker panel, which brings diverse expertise to the discussion, is moderated by Dennis Tribble, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer for Baxa Corporation. Program speakers are Rita Shane, PharmD, FASHP - Director of Pharmacy Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, ONC®, the Professional Practice Coordinator of Infusion Services at Seattle Cancer Center; Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP - Director of Clinical Accreditation and Medication Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions; and John Poikonen, PharmD - the Director of Clinical Informatics at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Link to the PR Web newswire

Monday, December 28, 2009

'Tis the week at Absolutely PR for reflecting with gratitude on all the "Good Stuff" in 2009

Absolutely Public Relations celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2009 and achieved key media placement results for clients in both the traditional and social media spaces. The yearend review is shared by Absolutely PR Owner/Founder Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says she represented Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, Bell Aquaculture, Colorado BioScience Association, Baxa Corporation, Dr. Martha Lucas/Cosmetic Acupuncture Seminars, and Holben Building Corporation in 2009.

Link to yearend review on PR Web

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New line of "pharmacy robots" serving in many US hospital pharmacies- over 30 million doses served

Baxa Corporation's IntelliFill® i.v. was featured December 22 in Ruben Dagda's Pittsburgh Medical Technology page on Examiner.com.

"As put in the words of Marian Robinson, Vice President of Marketing for Baxa, 'DoseEdge does not compete with RIVA. What makes IntelliFill I.V. compelling is that it was the first to market automated solution for IV dose filling. It is the only system with a proven track record – with more than 30 customers in the US and nearly 30 million prepared doses to date. In addition, the IntelliFill i.v. features high-speed dose automation – preparing 300 doses per hour in reservoir mode.'"

Link to Ruben Dagda's report

Monday, December 21, 2009

December BioBreakfast Featured CBSA award winners miRagen and Accera

CBSA’s final BioBreakfast of the year offered a look inside two of the Award Winners from November’s BioWest Conference: Rising Star Recipient miRagen and Company of the Year Recipient Accera.

Link to the overview

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New column: Teaching Cosmetic Acupuncture in Turkey

Denver-based Martha Lucas, PhD, LAc is now a columnist for ACUPUNCTURE Today. Her first column is in the just released January 2010 issue.

Link to Dr. Lucas' column about teaching cosmetic acupuncture in Turkey

Colorado BioScience Association Moves Offices with Two Other Associations to Columbine Place at 216 16th Street, Suite 850, Denver

"The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) along with the Colorado Association of Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT) and the Colorado Software and Internet Association (CSIA) have moved together to a new office located in Downtown Denver. The announcement is made by John Collar, President and CEO of the CBSA, who says the three organizations previously at the World Trade Center, 1625 Broadway - Suite 950, have moved to Columbine Place, 216 16th Street - Suite 850."

Link to the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News posting

Monday, December 07, 2009

The Denver Business Journal's Greg Avery revisits Accelr8 in the Dec 4th issue

"The Accelr8 of today isn’t the company it once was. That may be why it’s still around.

The Denver-based medical device company has survived three economic downturns since it launched in the recession of 1982, emerging with a different business model each time."

Pictured is Thomas Geimer, chairman and CEO of Accelr8 Technology Corp. Jacinta Schraufnagel is working in the lab (Business Journal photo by Kathleen Lavine).

The CBSA President & CEO John Collar had this to say in the article about the challenge of finding new funding:

"It’s a classic predicament in the medical device industry, which is filled with small companies creating technology on unpredictable budgets, said John Collar, CEO and president of Colorado BioScience Association trade group.

It’s what he calls the 'high pucker factor' of the business.

'You’re spending money you don’t have, and you probably don’t know where more will come from when you need it,' he said."

Link to the Denver Business Journal article

Baxa is showcasing its new DoseEdge Workflow Manager at the largest gathering of pharmacists in world

Baxa Corporation is featuring its complete workflow management system, DoseEdge™, during this week’s ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (MCM). DoseEdge is a fully integrated system for improving patient safety and pharmacy efficiency through the management of IV and oral dose preparation activities. The technology fits easily into current pharmacy practice and techniques, while providing a framework for reducing medication errors and the management tools for just-in-time production and resource planning. The ASHP MCM is the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world and a great venue to demonstrate the capabilities of the DoseEdge system to the pharmacy industry.

Introduced at the 2007 MCM, DoseEdge – formerly IntelliFlowRx™ – has processed more than 1,000,000 pharmacy doses to date. Today, 1,400 health-system users are managing dose preparation and barcode tracking through the system, which has resulted in the detection and rejection of approximately 30,000 product scan errors to date.

Link to the PRWeb Newswire

Friday, December 04, 2009

CCIA helped host the German wind energy delegation last month

"Colorado caught the attention of several German companies involved in Europe’s wind energy manufacturing industry when their representatives visited the state in a mid-November scouting trip.

The reps spent a day touring the Vestas wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, and the wind energy research lab in Boulder that’s operated by German company Siemans Energy Inc.

The German-American Chamber of Commerce’s Colorado chapter sponsored the group, whose members also spoke at a Nov. 13 networking breakfast. The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade sponsored the breakfast."

Link to the DBJ article: German energy companies tour Colorado

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sunny Skies Ahead For American Solar -- article quoting CCIA's Chris Shapard

CCIA's Executive Director Christine Shapard was quoted in this national article:

“Colorado's solar manufacturers have noted that they benefit from the state's low business costs, availability existing facilities for ramp up of production, and a local workforce familiar with technologies applicable to solar manufacturing,” says Christine Shapard, executive director, Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.

Link to article posting