"The Colorado BioScience Association announced the winners of its 2010 industry awards presented today at the Grand Hyatt, Denver. Recipients of the 2010 awards are:
- Life Time Achievement Award: Robert Collins. In 1964, Collins and business partner Ran Bellows moved their small southern California business to Lakewood. Their company, COBE Laboratories, manufactured and distributed medical specialty products around the world, and soon became an international player in the medical device sector. Collins directed the development of COBE until its sale to Gambro in 1990. He has remained active in the health care field as a director of Denver Biomedical, Inc. and Eleanor Roosevelt Research Institute.
- Life Time Achievement Award -Robert Anderson. In 1969, Anderson co-founded Valleylab, Inc., and served as CEO and chairman until January 1986. He relinquished his role as CEO in 1986 and continued as chairman until retiring in May of 1996. ValleyLab, which focuses on electrosurgical and ultrasonics systems, was acquired by Pfizer, Inc., in 1983. Anderson was named the first Boulder Entrepreneur of the Year in 1985. In 1999, he received the “Pioneer in Endoscopy” award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons, for his early work in “keyhole” surgery. He holds six patents assigned to Medtronic and ValleyLab."
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