Monday, May 31, 2010

Governor Bill Ritter, Jr, signs executive orders assisting Colorado's bioscience industry

The CBSA gathered May 27 at the Colorado State Capitol to witness the signing of two Executive Orders by Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., benefitting the state's bioscience industry. Denise Brown, CBSA's Interim Executive Director, spoke on behalf of the CBSA. In a program prior to the signing, CBSA Board Member Jim Linfield, Cooley LLP, provided the program: "Hot Button Issues in Bioscience: Health Care Reform and Financing Constraints."

Link to the video of Denise Brown's remarks.

Link to the video of Governor Ritter's remarks.

Link to video of Jim Linfield's presentation (part 1 of 5).

Business Wire Release:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Metro Denver Economic Development Corp Launches Colorado as North America's Cleantech Hub, Using New Media to Highlight Region's New Energy Economy

"Today, during the American Wind Energy Association's WindPower 2010 Conference & Exhibition in Dallas, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter will lead a first-of-its kind #CleantechHub Twitter chat at 3 p.m. CDT discussing states' roles in growing new energy economies.

In addition to Governor Ritter's chat, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) will host two subsequent chats during the conference on Tuesday, May 25, by Renewable Energy World's Graham Jesmer and on Wednesday, May 26, by Clean Edge's Clint Wilder. Both hour-long chats will start at 3 p.m. CDT.

The #CleantechHub discussions and a new website — — are a part of the Metro Denver EDC's launch of its Colorado Cleantech campaign targeting national and international companies in wind, solar, biofuels, smart grid, and natural gas."

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and Colorado Energy Coalition are in partnership with the Metro Denver EDC in debuting the new website:

Link to today's PR Newswire announcement

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Colorado BioScience Assn's May BioBreakfast Focused on Two Colorado Success Stories

CBSA’s May BioBreakfast allowed two of Colorado’s 2009 Bioscience success stories to share their stories.

First up was Paul Beresford of Biodesix.

Dr. Tim Rodell of GlobeImmune presented next.

Link to the Rocky Radar recap.

Friday, May 21, 2010

MeiZen Facial Acupuncture, Co-Developed & Taught Internationally by Denver's Own Dr. Martha Lucas, Is Featured in Oprah's June O Magazine

Stop everything you're doing right now and go to the newsstand to pick up a copy of the June O Magazine. Why? Because MeiZen Facial Acupuncture is featured on page 164. MeiZen is the facial acupuncture system co-developed and taught internationally by Denver's own Dr. Martha Lucas. The photo was taken at the practice of Martha's New York student, Dr. Melinda Mingus. In addition to co-developing the MeiZen system, Martha is also the author of Vanity Calamity and a true acupuncture trailblazer! We admire Dr. Lucas' unwavering passion and dedication to Chinese medicine

If you're interested in learning more about the MeiZen system and not in the Denver area for assistance from Dr. Martha Lucas, you can find a MeiZen certified acupuncture practitioner in your area at this link:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Colorado Gov Bill Ritter helps open $53 million Research Innovation Ctr on Colo State University Foothills campus

"University and government officials came together to celebrate the public unveiling of Colorado State University's Research Innovation Center.

The 72,000-square-foot facility on the Foothills Campus will serve university researchers as well as private companies in the biomedical field. It features state-of-the-art bioscience laboratories as well as office space, a portion of which will be set aside as a business incubator for lease by CSU startups and existing businesses.

The hope is to extend CSU's infectious disease supercluster by partnering the public and private sector scientists and embedding business development teams with the researchers. The goal, CSU President Tony Frank explained, is to shorten the time from laboratory to market for the groundbreaking research and discoveries being made at the university. Frank added that he expects this facility to be the first of several for CSU, with other research centers dedicated to the other superclusters in clean energy and cancer."

Link to Northern Colorado Business Report:

Link to Fort Collins Coloradoan:

Link to KUNC - NPR/Community Radio for Northern Colorado (includes audio report):

Friday, May 07, 2010

Cleantech association starts online career center

"The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association in Denver has started a Web-based Career Center, connecting job seekers with prospective employers in the cleantech industry.

The job board, powered by JobTarget, serves association members as well as nonmembers."

Link to the Boulder County Business Report

CCIA launches online career center for companies, job seekers

"The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association has launched a new online career center for people looking for jobs in the cleantech industry and cleantech companies looking for workers.

People looking for jobs can post their resumes, including anonymous resumes, and sign up for alerts notifying them of jobs matching their criteria. Cleantech companies can post jobs to the site.

The new career center is available to members and non-members of CCIA."

Link to the posting at

Thursday, May 06, 2010

CCIA Launches New Online "Colorado Cleantech Career Center" for Job Seekers & Employers/Recruiters

The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association now offers a new web-based Career Center, connecting job seekers with prospective employers in the cleantech industry. The announcement is made by Christine Shapard, CCIA Executive Director, who says the center is accessible at the "CAREERS" section of the CCIA website and serves both CCIA members and non-members alike. The new job board is powered by JobTarget.

"Our association promotes cleantech industry knowledge, networking, and excellence,” Shapard explains. “Launching an online career center for professionals in this field—and in our geographic region—is a natural extension of that mission.”

Link to the Colorado Cleantech Career Center

Link to the related news release

Monday, May 03, 2010

Colorado BioScience Association Showcases Colorado's Bioscience Industry at BIO 2010 Conference In Chicago

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."

Of note, CBSA is debuting its 2010 Bioscience Colorado magazine at BIO - link to the pdf: Plus, Colorado is featured for the fourth time in a European Life Science Journal bylined article (go to page 64 in the pdf):

Link to the Business Wire release