Tuesday, October 29, 2013

9News Petline9: Spunky 6-Month-Old Orange Tabby Andrew Shows Off For Viewers

Cat Care Society's Suellen Scott escorted spunky, young Andrew, an orange classic tabby with fabulous markings, to 9News Petline9 today. The segment was hosted by Chief Meteorologist Kathy Sabine.

Brought in as a stray to Cat Care Society, Andrew is neutered, dewormed, tests negative for FIV & FeLV, vaccinated for URI and distemper. He is microchipped and litter box trained. He is an indoor cat with lots of energy looking for a forever home with no small children. Remember, Andrew is teething and in the kitten biting stage; we are trying to teach him to play with toys and not hands.

Andrew needs a guardian that will continue to show him appropriate play. He is also very cuddly and a very sweet boy... ready for moving to his forever home.

Link to Cat Care Society's Petfinder Profiles

NCBR: 'VetDC a finalist for Rising Star award'

Quoting from today's posting:

"Fort Collins-based Veterinary Emerging Technologies Development Center, or VetDC, has been selected as a finalist to receive the Rising Star of the Year award from the Colorado BioScience Association, or CBSA.

As announced by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, VetDC is one of four companies selected as a finalist for the award. Finalists include emerging companies that have announced an achievement within the year."

Link to the Northern Colorado Business Report

BCBR: '3 area firms finalists for biotech awards'

Quoting from today's posting by Beth Potter:

"Three of seven companies named as finalists for 2013 Colorado BioScience Association awards are based in Boulder County.

Clovis Oncology Inc. in Boulder and Medtronic Navigation Inc. in Louisville are finalists for the Company of the Year award.

Clovis Oncology conducts research on cancer drug candidates. Medtronic Navigation Inc. is a medical-device company that's a division of Medtronic Inc. (Nasdaq: MDT), based in Minneapolis.

The Colorado BioScience Association is a nonprofit member trade group based in Denver.

AmideBio LLC in Louisville is a Rising Star of the Year award finalist. The company distributes an Alzheimer's disease research product to researchers around the country."

Link to the full article

Monday, October 28, 2013

Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 2013 ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ of the Year Awards

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has selected the finalists for the 2013 “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards, which they will present during the Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 7, at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says the finalists selected are companies that have made successful achievements over the past year, showing the promise and breadth of the industry in the state. The winner of each award will be announced during the November 7th event.

Company of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an established company that has announced a significant advancement within the year.

Allosource - Centennial - http://www.allosource.org

Clovis Oncology, Inc. - Boulder - http://www.clovisoncology.com

Medtronic Navigation - Louisville - http://www.medtronic.com

Rising Star of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an emerging company that has announced an achievement within the year. 

AmideBio - Boulder - http://www.amidebio.com

BaroFold - Aurora - http://www.barofold.com

Surefire Medical Inc. - Westminster - http://www.surefiremedical.com

VetDC - Fort Collins - http://vet-dc.com

The 2013 Awards Dinner is particularly special this year as it is the 10 Year Anniversary of the CBSA, where attendees will be able to reminisce over the history of the industry and see the promise of what the future holds. Link to register.

Link to the Business Wire Release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Newswire

Coverage Recap: CBSA 'Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Bioscience in Colorado at the Annual Awards Dinner'

Link to Pharmiweb

Link to Yahoo! Finance

Link to CNBC

Link to InnovatioNews

Link to BioSpace

Friday, October 25, 2013

Coming Dec 6 & 7: Cat Care Society's Santa Paws Festival 2013

It's the PURR-FECT Holiday Tradition for Cat Lovers! 

Join us for an Open House, Refreshments, Amazing Baked Goods, Holiday Wreath Sales, plus More!

Also shop for Cat Toys and Supplies at Meow Mart.

Friday, December 6 

Saturday, December 7 

Bake Sale Hours:  
Noon to 5 on Friday
9 to 4:30 on Saturday

Link to the Cat Care Society website

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sept/Oct Forever Home Updates from Cat Care Society Alumni

Congratulations to these Cat Care Kitties on finding their forever homes recently!

Nicoli - Has a cute nerdy name of Dexter and loves checking out squirrels from the window. His owner also adopted Chowder from CCS a few weeks back and they are gradually becoming friends. Dexter likes to play with the cat dancer wand toy and hiding a stuffed mouse in the house.

Ludo - His new name is Monty and the owner describes him as very loving and mellow. He doesn’t care too much for being picked up but likes to sit by her for his daily dose of petting.

Prissy - Is now Daisy and she was adopted by an older woman. She loves laps and affection and likes to be her owner’s shadow by following her around the house which she shares with a 10 year old male cat.

Hedwig - likes having her own bedroom and the handmade cat nip pouches her owner gives and shares her space (but not her room!) with two 4 year old dogs.

Moekie - is now Kathryn the Grey but will settle for the nickname Kate. She loves her owner’s lap, shredded Friskies, and her special blanket on the couch.

Bennie - was our special needs kitten who was born with some birth defects concerning a defective abdominal wall and bowed rear leg. He is a frisky little guy with a big name of Sir Archer Funny-Foot and gives off a super purr for his new home.

Laurel and Hardy - These two partners in crime now go by the name Molly and Pete. They stayed in the owner’s guest room for the first few day and then explored the house together. They are described as being sweet and affectionate to family and friends. Their favorite past time is window watching and batting at the window prisms that hang nearby to be entertained by the reflective designs that dance on the walls.

Link to view Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Upcoming cat care seminars at the Cat Care Society'

Quoting from Carrie Dow's posting today:

"Saturday, October 26, 2-3 PM – Cat care and behavior for multi-cat households. Led by Dr. Kerry Muhovich, attendees will learn how to create smooth introductions when adding a new cat to the home and how to unruffled fur when cat who know each other start to fight. Seminar will be held in the lower level conference room. Cost is $5, but free for CCS Platinum members.

Saturday, November 16, 2-3 PM – Golden oldies cat care. Led by Dr. Kerry Muhovich, attendees will learn about the challenges and joys of caring for an older cat. Topics include medical issues for elderly cats such as kidney disease and cancer as well as feline senility. Seminar will be held in the lower level conference room. Cost is $5, but free for CCS Platinum members.

All attendees must RSVP to attend a seminar. Call the Cat Care Society at 303-239-9680 or email frontdesk@catcaresociety.org and be sure to specify which seminar you are attending."

Full Article

Monday, October 21, 2013

Xconomy: 'Clovis Oncology CEO Mahaffy Opens Up About Company’s Turbulent Year'

Quoting from the Oct 17th article by Michael Davidson:

"Seeing your cornerstone product 'fail spectacularly' and then your stock price climb more than 300 percent within eight months makes for an interesting year. But it’s nothing to get overly worked up about, according to Clovis Oncology CEO Patrick Mahaffy.

Clovis (NASDAQ: CLVS) is a biotech company based in Boulder, CO. The four-year-old company specializes in acquiring, developing, and commercializing cancer treatments.

Clovis has seen those lows and highs over the past year, and a few weeks ago Xconomy interviewed Mahaffy at a conference hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association."

Link to the article

Seminar This Saturday at Cat Care Society: 'Cat Behavior in Multicat Households'

Saturday, October 26 - 2 pm

Dr. Kerry Muhovich presents "Cat Behavior in Multicat Households" She'll share how to introduce a new cat to your current pets, and how to smooth ruffled fur when cats who know each other start to fight. 

Seminar Location: Cat Care Society shelter (5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood) lower level conference room - $5 (free for platinum members).

Please RSVP via phone (303.239.9680) or email frontdesk@catcaresociety.org.

Link to the Cat Care Society website

Denver Animal News Examiner: Cat Care Society's Purina 55+ Program and Feasting For Felines at Bruno's

Quoting from John Davidson's October 13th column:

"FREE CATS AVAILABLE - The Cat Care Society in Lakewood is participating in a program with Purina to offer free cat adoptions to people age 55 and older. If you know of someone in that age group who is considering adopting, have them contact the society and print this flyer - www.catcaresociety.org/docs/PurinaFlyer.pdf - to bring with them to the shelter."

Link to the posting

Quoting from the October 20th column:

"FEASTING FOR FELINES - On Wednesday, Oct. 23, have dinner at Bruno's Italian Bistro, 2223 South Monaco Parkway in Denver, between 4 and 10 p.m. and Bruno's will donate 20 percent of sales to the Cat Care Society in Lakewood. You must print and present a flyer that can be found on the society's website under the events category. For more information, visit www.MyBrunos.com."

NOTE: you need to print and bring this flyer and give to your wait person to qualify for the donation: 


Link to the posting

Thank you, John Davidson for the support!

Link to Cat Care Society's index at Examiner.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Xconomy: 'Colorado Biotech Searches for a Few More Investors, Anchor Tenants'

Xconomy Boulder/Denver reporter Michael Davidson reports on the status of our area's biotech cluster...including standouts Array BioPharma and Clovis Oncology, Colorado's two “major league companies” with at least $100 million in cash and short-term investments...and thoughts from his interviews with Pat Mahaffy, Ron Squarer and Kyle Lefkoff at the recent Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference in Denver.

Quoting from the article about the local pipeline:

"the numbers show Colorado is doing fairly well in its weight class, to use a boxing analogy. According to the Colorado BioScience Association, there are 600 bioscience companies in the state, which include biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, agricultural-bio, and pharmaceutical companies. Together they employ about 27,000 people.

Investors also know their way to Colorado. Over the past five years, venture capital firms have invested $1.63 billion in Colorado companies, and during that time larger companies have spent $10.17 billion to acquire companies based in Colorado.

Colorado also recently invested heavily in upgrading research facilities. Major projects are underway at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Fitzsimons Life Science District near the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. They are intended to create institutes or facilities that catalyze the growth of companies in the area."

Link to the full article at Xconomy Boulder/Denver

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Feasting for Felines: Oct 23 at Bruno's Italian Bistro, 4 to 10 p.m.

Support Cat Care Society On Wednesday, October 23 - 4 pm to 10 pm - at Bruno's Italian Bistro, 2223 South Monaco Parkway in Denver for Feasting For Felines. 

Please print this flyer and present to your server for a 20% donation to Cat Care Society per check. Note: this is not to be combined with any other offers or discounts. 

Reservations are by phone only at 303-759-7025

For more information visit: www.MyBrunos.com

The Colorado BioScience Association Celebrates Ten Years At November 7th Event

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Annual Awards Dinner, Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:30 to 9:00 pm, at the Denver Marriott City Center. The announcement is made by April Giles, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) who says, “Over the past 10 years the Association has grown from a small startup enterprise to a mature and successful organization. This is our night to celebrate and honor our community.”

Three key leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry and community in Colorado will be sharing their memories, insight and vision.

* Larry Gold, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, SomaLogic, and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder
* Chris Christoffersen, Ph.D., General Partner, Lightstone Ventures & Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures
* David Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Terumo BCT, Chairman, Blood Management Business Division, Terumo Corporation

This year’s event will feature three very special honors given only for the 10th anniversary, including the Pioneering Award, Founders Award and Visionary Award. The awardees will be announced on stage by emcee Steffan Tubbs, Morning Co-Host on 850 KOA News.

* The Pioneering Award will be given to individuals who have led the bioscience industry in Colorado from the ground up. These leaders have made significant contributions to the industry and the community as a whole.

* The Founders Award will be given to organizations that have shaped CBSA over the past 10 years. Through their leadership and support CBSA has been able to succeed and serve the industry.

* The Visionary Award will be given to one bioscience leader who looks ahead and continues to build the bioscience industry in the future.

The evening will also honor the 2013 Class of Boettcher Investigators of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, plus the outstanding annual company and individual awards.

Link to the Business Wire release

Link to the PitchEngine Social Media newswire

Monday, October 14, 2013

Video Profiles: Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference

Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor and Partnering Conference video profiles are now posted - produced by Robin Bond Media - http://robinbondmedia.com

Sharklet Technologies - Mark Spiecker, CEO


Sharklet Technologies - Elisa Dannemiller, Chief Medical Officer

Vet DC - Steven Roy, President and CEO


Xalud Theraputics - Linda Watkins, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

Ventria Bioscience - Scott Deeter, President and CEO

Rocky Mountain Biologicals - Suresh K. Daniel, Director and CEO

MSDx - Marie Wesselhoft, President and Co-Founder

DiscGenics - Flagg Flannagan, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Nasseo, Inc. - Garrett Cale Smith, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO

Prima-Temp - Wade W. Webster, MD FACEP


For more information about the conference, visit: http://www.RockyMtnBioInvest.com. RMLIPC will return in 2015.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

850 KOA: 'Government Shutdown Tweaks Bioscience'

Colorado Bioscience Association President/CEO April Giles talked to Colorado's Morning News' Steffan Tubbs today about the impact of the partial government shutdown.

Link to Listen

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Video Tour: Bioscience Park Center in Aurora, Colorado

http://youtu.be/jKe3rXReIWU (Your Company Could Be Here)

Take a look at the Fitzsimons Life Science District: learn about new office space available in the Bioscience Park Center. For more information call Vicki Jenings at 720-859-4100 or visit http://bulletinboard.fitzscience.com

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Meet the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats Drawing Kitty: Edwina Degas by Jane McFadden Dorsey

Denver Artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has created the Tails of the Painted Cats official 'Drawing Kitty' for the fourth consecutive year... Edwina Degas, sponsored by Cat Care Society Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle.

For a $10.00 donation per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take her home. Initially tickets will be available at the Cat Care Society shelter front desk (be watching for more details) and be sold throughout the 2014 pre-event tour. The winner of Edwina Degas will be announced at the July 26th Gala Dinner and Auction at Pinehurst Country Club.

Previous Drawing Kitties by Jane McFadden Dorsey have included: Georgia O'Kitty in 2011; Claudia Monette, 2012; and Vincent Van Cat, 2013.

The 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats artists have been selected. Here's the video gallery of the 2014 Painted Cats:


Here are additional pictures of Edwina Degas (click on the photos for a closer view):