Thursday, May 29, 2014

Petline9: Handsome Manfred Meets 9News Viewers, In Search Of His Forever Home

Today Suellen Scott escorted darling Manfred to 9News Petline9 with Marty Coniglio.

A neutered brown Tabby with medium length hair, Manfred is approximately ten years old and eligible for Perpet-U-care through the Cat Care Society Clinic only. Perpet-U-Care assists with $250 per year in veterinary expenses at the CCS Cat Clinic. He was found recently abandoned in a carrier with a 1/2 a bag of dry food. Manfred is declawed in the front and has the furriest feet ever! Weighing just under 8 pounds, he is dewormed, tested negative for feline leukemia and has been vaccinated for distemper and URI infection. He is very friendly once he warms up to you and will roll around on the floor for more pets.

Manfred is waiting to meet you at CAT CARE SOCIETY, 6th and Sheridan in Lakewood.

Link to Manfred's profile

Thank you, Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper for signing HB 14-1012, the Advanced Industry Investor Tax Credit Program

Link to information about the legislation

June Adoption Special for Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

Boots, Boyd, Coltrane, Gracie, Isaac, Murtaugh, PJ, Precious, Saturn, Twinkie, Wakko and Zora — twelve of the cutest adult kitties on the planet — are excited to share that Cat Care Society is celebrating ‘Adopt A Shelter Cat Month’ with special reduced fees for all CCS adult cats (six months through nine years) . . . all month long.

$45 per adult cat 

$75 per pair of adult cats 
(note: Coltrane is paired with Crash; Gracie with Isaac and Zora with Chloe)

Opt to Adopt in June! 

Link to Cat Care Society's Adoptable Cats

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Tails of the Painted Cats are on the move' to Evergreen May 30

Quoting from yesterday's posting by Carrie Dow:

"Main Street Fine Art will have an open house this Friday from 5 to 8 PM to show off these beautiful cats. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on old main street in Evergreen, near Beau Jo’s Pizza. The address is 28186 Colorado 74 #4. The cats will be on display in Evergreen until June 22.

The Cat Care Society would like to remind everyone that early bird pricing on tickets to the Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction ends June 2 so buy online tickets now. The Gala and Art Auction will be held at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver on Saturday, July 26."

Link to

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DBJ: 'Developer Shaw to advise Fitzsimons authority on real estate'

Quoting today's posting by Mark Harden:

"The Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority said Wednesday it is bringing in developer John M. Shaw, its chairman, as a real estate consultant.

Shaw will oversee FRA's real estate projects in the Colorado Life Science District at Fitzsimons, the authority said. The authority hopes to develop a bio-sciences center on 180 acres north of the Fitzsimons/Anschutz medical campus in Aurora."

Link to the Denver Business Journal

Denver Post: 'Denver developer John Shaw hired as consultant for Fitzsimons complex'

Quoting from today's posting by Steve Raabe:

"Veteran Denver real estate developer John Shaw has been hired as a consultant for the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority.

Shaw will advise the Colorado Life Science District in developing biotech facilities on the mostly vacant Fitzsimons property north of the major hospital and academic complex that includes the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and the CU medical schools."

Link to

Well-Known Denver Real Estate Developer John M. Shaw to Oversee Properties in the Colorado Life Science District at Fitzsimons

Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) has selected John M. Shaw as a consultant to oversee its real estate projects in the Colorado Life Science District at Fitzsimons. The announcement is made by Steve VanNurden, FRA President & CEO, who says, "John brings more than three decades of leadership and experience in successful real estate development, operational management and civic engagement to FRA’s projects.”

Over his career, Shaw has managed the development of more than 20 million square feet of commercial properties throughout the western United States. He recently left his position as Executive Vice President of McWhinney, a Colorado-based development company with significant assets in Loveland, Broomfield and Denver.

Further, VanNurden says, “John’s extensive track record of successful real estate development projects makes him the ideal partner to continue the FRA’s vision to build a world class life science district at Fitzsimons.”

Link to the PitchEngine posting

Recent Groundbreaking: Bioscience 2 Building 

In April, FRA in conjunction with the University of Colorado broke ground on the new Bioscience 2 building. Quoting VanNurden from the March 26th release: “The new Bioscience 2 building will not only be home to the University’s innovative bioengineering program, it will provide a unique opportunity for commercial bioscience companies to interact on a daily basis with highly talented students from the university.” For more information, visit:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Seminars For Cat People: Sat May 31, Pain Management for Cats

Cat Care Society's Monthly Seminar is this Saturday, May 31, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This session will feature Kerry Muhovich, DVM, discussing pain management for cats, including the best options and ones that can be done at home. Plus, Dr. Muhovich will also address palliative care and feline hospice.

Seminars are held in the lower level conference room of the Cat Care Society shelter, 5787 W. 6th Avenue. Cost is $5 (free for CCS platinum members). Please RSVP to or via phone at 303.239.9680.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

State Science & Technology Institute: 'Advanced Industries Win Support in Colorado Legislature'

Quoting from the May 19th posting:

"Through last year’s passage of the Advanced Industries Accelerator Act, Colorado lawmakers established three grant programs designed to leverage state assets and grow the number of companies in seven key sectors. In further support of the initiative, lawmakers recently provided level funding of $5 million and approved an angel investor tax incentive specifically geared toward companies operating within those seven advanced industry sectors...

...Those companies also may benefit from a new angel investor tax credit (HB14-1012), which expands and refines previous legislation that had limited success. The bill provides up to $50,000 in tax credits for qualified investors who invest at least $10,000 in early stage companies within the specified sectors...

... During the most recent session, policymakers went back to the original bill to determine issues that prevented its success and identified other promising programs, including those in North Carolina and Wisconsin for Colorado to emulate, according to the Colorado Bioscience Association."

Link to the full posting

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Adoption Tales: May Update from Cat Care Society Forever Homes

Adoption Assistant Karlyn Mendez shares this May recap from Cat Care Society's new forever homes:

Bob - interacts well with his new family and the 13-year-old female cat and 10-year-old dog whom he likes to follow around. Bob loves his Neko fly toy from CCS.

Fudge - was lucky to go home to a lady who owned her own ice cream shop and she kept his name since it was fitting. He is super affectionate and acts at home like he has lived there forever.

Mr. Bigglesworth - is the only cat in his house and loves to sleep in his black sleeve bed that came from the shelter and enjoys the toys from the donated Chuck & Don’s gift basket from 9News Petline9.

Dwight - snuggles on his owner’s bed and is slowly becoming adjusted to his new home and coming out of his shyness. He indulges in cat nip and the owner is going out to buy more cat nip toys for him.

Salome - “Elondil” is very happy in her home. She loves to be held like a baby and hanging out in the bathroom sink and gazes lovingly at herself in mirrors.

Link to view the CCS Adoptable Cats

Opt to Adopt: 'Sweet Talia Seeks Her Forever Home'

Quoting from Sierra Koester's May 20th blogpost:

"I've met Talia, and you can usually find her curled up by the window in the laundry room. She seems to really love sun puddles! She's a very sweet girl.

Talia is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. You can find her in the upstairs hallway. Please visit this sweet girl at Cat Care Society, located at 5787 W. 6th Avenue in Lakewood, CO."

Link to Fur Everywhere

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cat Care Society Painted Cats Next Stop May 30th: Main Street Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen

Currently on display at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) through May 28th, the Tails of the Painted Cats Summer Tour heads next to the Main Street Fine Art Gallery in Evergreen with an opening reception for the public on Friday, May 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mark your calendar, the Gallery is located at 28186 Highway 73 in the center of the Evergreen business district. In the interim, you can take a look at the 2014 Painted Cats at the video gallery:

You can download jpgs (the size of your choice) on Flickr:

Tickets are on sale now for our fourth annual Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction:

Saturday, July 26, 2014 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Pinehurst Country Club 
6255 West Quincy Avenue 
Denver, CO 80235 

It's at Pinehurst Country Club again this year, with CBS4's Ed Greene as master of ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale serving as our auctioneer. We will have our signature fiberglass cats in 4 sizes, along with the ever popular kitten paintings. New this year are the Flat Cats! These are 10" x 10" canvas squares, each painted witha unique cat theme. They're ideal for smaller spaces, and are just as unique, fun, and inspired as the local artists who painted them! Take a look for yourself: We'll also be welcoming Clay Cats auction (and we'll have those pictured soon).

Purchase your tickets online at, or call the shelter to order them over the phone (303.239.9680), or stop by the shelter to order them in person.

Link to additional information, including artist bios at

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Festival of Felines 2014: Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, June 28th, 11 to 2

Festival of Felines 

Sat, June 28 ● 11 am to 2 pm 

Cat Care Society ● 5787 W. 6th Avenue 

See all 23 of the 2014 Painted Cats + New Flat Cats + More 

Pet the Real Cats and Tour The Cat Clinic 

Shop at Meow Mart 

Enjoy Refreshments: Cake, Cat House Punch & Pop Corn 

Face Painting & Crafts for Children 

Plus, “Dogs For Cats” - Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dogs will be set up by the Shelter Front Door for Yummy Lunch Fare 

  Link to see the 2014 Painted Cats Online

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

People On The Move: Dustin Whistler, New CBSA Director

Quoting from the May 12th posting:

"Dustin Whistler, Principal, Forte Commercial Real Estate (Denver) was appointed to the CBSA board in April and introduced to the membership at the 2014 All-Member meeting. He is Chair of the CBSA Membership Committee.

Link to the Denver Business Journal

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Viewpoint: 'Passage of Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act critical to Colorado economy'

Quoting from the April 20th DBJ in an opinion piece by GlobeImmune's Tim Rodell:

"With more than 600 bioscience companies located in Colorado and employment topping 27,000 people in this growing industry, it is safe to say that Colorado has the potential to become a major hub for next generation, life-changing innovations.

But we will not reach this point if we do not address the critical issues faced by the small, R&D-focused companies that are creating these new technologies...

...U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Pat Toomey have taken an important step by introducing the Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act, which has the potential to greatly increase investment in innovative R&D and support our nation’s small businesses...

... According to the Colorado BioScience Association, for every one job created in Colorado’s bioscience industry, four direct and indirect jobs are created. Based on these projections, this legislation could have a striking impact on Colorado’s economy...

...The Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act will ensure that we continue to attract the highest caliber researchers and have the capital necessary to fund their groundbreaking research. I urge Colorado’s delegation in Congress to support this vital legislation."

Link to the Denver Business Journal

Saturday, May 10, 2014

InnovatioNews: Boggs, Whistler are newest Colorado BioScience Association board members

Quoting from the May 9th posting:

"Marcus Boggs, founder of Colorado Springs-based CEA Medical Manufacturing, and Dustin Whistler, Denver-based Forte Commercial Real Estate principal, are the two newest Colorado BisoScience Association board members.

The new board members were introduced to the board at CBSA’s 2014 Annual All-Member meeting recently held at the Omni Interlocken Resort."

Link to InnovatioNews

Other related coverage:

Link to posting

Link to posting

Video Overview and Questions: Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) in Colorado

BEN Colorado's Executive Director J.B. Holston - @jholston - shared the Network's vision at the 2014 Colorado BioScience Association All-Member Meeting at the Omni Interlocken:

Quoting from the BEN Colorado website about the program:

"The Blackstone Charitable Foundation has selected the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado to host its first expansion of its innovative Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

Through a gift of $4 million, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado (BEN Colorado) will strengthen and grow the networks across the aerospace, bioscience, digital/technology, energy, and natural foods sectors.

BEN Colorado will initially focus on the Boulder and Denver Metro Area regions. BEN Colorado will work with Master Entrepreneurs and Advisors to open up important networks of influence to a select number of companies on the verge of rapidly 'scaling up'. The goal is to extend, expand, and connect the networks of experience and expertise in and outside of Colorado.

On April 23, 2014, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation formally launched the program at an event featuring Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Michael Bennet, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, University of Colorado-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Blackstone Charitable Foundation Executive Director Amy Stursberg, and The Blackstone Group Managing Director Jon Gray."

Link to the BEN Colorado website

Link to the related Xconomy article

Friday, May 09, 2014

Lakewood Pet Examiner: 'Cat Care Society debuts the 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats'

Quoting from today's posting by Carrie Dow:

"On Thursday, May 8, the Cat Care Society’s 2014 Tails of the Painted Cats made their art gallery debut at the Lakewood Arts Council. These 23 special cat sculptures made quite an impression.

The Tails of the Painted Cats are fiberglass cat sculptures that specially selected artists use to create wonderful and whimsical works of art. The sculptures come from Cowpainters fiberglass animals of Illinois. The sculptures are then auctioned off at a gala dinner in July to raise money for this cats-only shelter. Until the big gala dinner, the cats will be shown at art galleries all around the metro area so the public can see these amazing creatures."

Link to the posting

Link to the related slide show

Colorado BioScience Association Announces Two New Directors at Annual All-Member Meeting

Denver, CO – May 9, 2014 - The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) introduced two new board members to its membership at the 2014 Annual All-Member meeting held at the Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO, yesterday. The announcement is made by Derek Cole, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and April Giles, CBSA President and CEO of CBSA. “We are very proud of our Board and the work they do to advance our industry,” Giles stated. 
New CBSA Directors:

Marcus Boggs, Founder, CEA Medical Manufacturing (Colorado Springs) - He has been involved in the medical device business for over 25 years and founded CEA in 1988.

Dustin Whistler, Principal, Forte Commercial Real Estate (Denver) - Chair of the CBSA Membership Committee and founder and principal at Forte Commercial Real Estate.

Link to the Business Wire

Link to the Pitch Engine social media release

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

InnovatioNews: Logan Collins wins Colorado BioGENEius Challenge, will compete at international in June

Quoting from today's posting:

"Logan Collins, a junior at Boulder’s Fairfield High School, was named winner of Colorado’s 2014 BioGENEius Challenge at a statewide competition held during the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.

'This is the first year for the competition in Colorado,' said April Giles, Colorado BioScience Association president and CEO. 'We’re proud that Logan will represent our state and move on to compete against students from the U.S. and Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge held June 20-24 at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego.'"

Link to

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner & Auction is coming July 26th! Reserve Tickets Now.

Order tickets at:

Bid on Painted Cats in Advance:

Check out all of Cat Care Society's Painted Cats:

May 15: 730 South Bar & Grill Hosts Feasting For Felines; Lunch & Dinner

Feasting For Felines - Restaurant Fundraiser 

Thursday, May 15, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm: Join us at the 730 South Bar & Grill, 730 S. University Blvd, in the Washington Park area of Denver. Come for lunch or dinner, bring this flyer to present to your server:

Cat Care Society will receive 20% per check.

Reservations requested, call 303-744-1888. Visit to view the menus. Parking is allowed behind the Bonnie Brae Church on Bonnie Brae Blvd and East Exposition.

Cat Care Society Launches the 2014 ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ Summer Tour at Lakewood Arts Council Gallery

Cat Care Society (CCS) kicks off its 2014 ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ Summer Tour at the Lakewood Arts Council (LAC) Gallery, 85 South Union Blvd, during May. A public reception will be held at LAC on Thursday, May 8, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (no RSVP necessary) to officially debut the 2014 Painted Cats lineup and unveil the new ‘Flat Cat’ 10” x 10” paintings.

The announcement is made by CCS President Diane Stoner, who says, "We’re thrilled for the community to see the 2014 Painted Cats and our new Flat Cat paintings. We especially appreciate Lakewood Arts Council opening their gallery to us for the fourth year.”

Stoner also shares that CCS is adding ‘People’s Choice’ voting during the Summer Tour this year. Attendees at the various pre-events can vote for their favorite Painted Cat. The artist of the ‘People’s Choice’ Painted Cat will be recognized at The Gala Dinner & Auction, Saturday, July 26 (5 to 9 p.m.) at Pinehurst Country Club. Advance tickets are required for the Gala Dinner & Auction and are now available online at:

New Flat Cat Paintings

The new Flat Cat paintings are available for online viewing at: The line-up includes:

1. I Love Cats by Ellen Auchter

2. I’ve Been Framed by Susan Becker

3. Cat Eye Glasses by Liz Cooper

4. Breakfast Club by Jane McFadden Dorsey

5. Phaedra by Jane McFadden Dorsey

6. Joy by Betsey Keyser

7. Fluffy by Joan Lee

8. Sam in the Garden by Joan Lee

9. Sofa Cat by Jill McFarland

10. White Cat Ranch by Jackie McFarland

11. Dr. Rico-Time Traveler by Mindy Miklos

12. Kitty Cut-Up by Kristy Rose Millich

13. Owl and the Pussycat by Shirlee Akemi Miyaki

14. Old Glory by Sherri Moore

15. Bubbles by Pam Schmidt

16. Plein-Air Painting by Teresa Thomas

In addition to LAC during May, the 2014 Summer Tour includes:

* May 30 - June 22 - Main Street Gallery in Evergreen - 28186 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO  Public Reception: Friday, May 30, 5 to 8 p.m.

* Saturday, June 28 - Cat Care Society - Festival of Felines - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 5787 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO

* June 29 - July 20 - special individual appearances throughout the city (to be announced), including the CCS booth at the Denver Dumb Friends League CatFest® and the Tagawa Gardens Grey Kitty's Birthday pet adoption event.

“This is the fourth year for ‘Tails of the Painted Cats’ and we're thrilled to again welcome CBS4 Weather Anchor Ed Greene as our Master of Ceremonies and Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., Mayor of Cherry Hills Village, as our Auctioneer for the Gala Dinner & Auction. Marianne Lorenz, Curator & Director of Educational Programs at Foothills Arts Center, served as juror for this year’s project," Stoner says.

  Raffle Kitty: Edwina Degas by Jane McFadden Dorsey In addition to the Painted Cats being created and auctioned, local artist Jane McFadden Dorsey has again created the project's official 'raffle kitty.' This year it's Edwina Degas, sponsored by CCS Munchkin Cat Corporal Reggie Waddle. For $10.00 per ticket, names are entered in a drawing to take Edwina home. The winner of Edwina Degas will be announced at the July 26th Gala Dinner & Auction.

About Tails of the Painted Cats

Some of the Painted Cats are standing, and some are sitting, but they are all unique, original works of art.

You can view the online gallery of the 2014 painted cats at

JPGs of the 2014 Painted Cats are available for download at Flickr:

* Gray Background:

* White Background:

Advanced online bidding is available at

Event sponsorships for the Gala Dinner & Auction, offering a variety of premium benefits for corporations, are available. Visit:

Advance tickets are required for the Gala Dinner & Auction and are available online at: Please note that Early Bird Pricing on individual tickets is only available through June 2.

About the Cat Care Society

The CCS, founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of life for homeless, injured and abused cats in the Denver metropolitan area. The Society's goals are:

* To sponsor educational programs that promote responsible pet ownership, humane treatment of all animals, and the elimination of pet overpopulation;

*To shelter cats in a healthy, cage free environment and to find compatible and responsible families for every cat;

* To provide community outreach programs that improve the quality of life for cats and people;

* To be a friend to all cats.

The CCS is supported by a number of loyal members and contributors, without whom the shelter could not operate.  CCS receives no government funding.  In addition, CCS volunteers assist with many fundraising activities each year. For more information, visit

Contact: Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR on behalf of the Cat Care Society – – 303-984-9801,

Sunday, May 04, 2014

New year, new ‘Tails’ - LAC hosts annual Cat Care Society show

Quoting from the April 29th posting by Clarke Reader:

"Lakewood Arts Council is going to the cats this May, as the annual 'Tails of the Painted Cats' show stops by the gallery. 

'Tails of the Painted Cats' is being hosted in conjunction with the gallery’s 'Cats, Dogs and Birds' and 'Creature Feature' exhibitions...

...'This is the fourth year we’ve had the Cat Care Society’s show here at the LAC,' said Gail Firmin, a member of the LAC. 'The Tails show is a fundraiser, and they have raised some serious funds through the show.'

According to Diane Stoner, president of the society, there is a lot of excitement about what this year’s artistic felines will look like. 'We’re thrilled for the community to see the 2014 Painted Cats and our new Flat Cat paintings,' she said. 'We especially appreciate Lakewood Arts Council opening their gallery to us for the fourth year.'

Link to the Lakewood Sentinel

5280 Event Calendar: Tales of the Painted Cats - Lakewood Arts Council Gallery

Quoting from the posting (page 48 in the print edition):

"Fans of felines will appreciate this collection of statues and cat-covered canvases. Cats statues this year include a tiger, a sphinx, a cat covered in mountains and aspen trees, a 'Purrlock Holmes,' and more. The pieces will also make a short stop at the Mainstreet Gallery in Evergreen before they're auctioned off to benefit the Cat Care Society, a nonprofit cat shelter."

Link to

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Cat Care Society Partners with to raise funds to help Shelter Kitty Wakko

Help Us Help Wakko!

You may know Wakko - Cat Care Society's darling teenage kitty in need of medical tests to better diagnose what we believe to be a birth defect. This defect is in his nasal passage, and it prevents him from breathing easily.

Initial estimates for just the diagnostics, not treatment, have been around $3,500. Again, that's just for tests and diagnosis. Treatment, if reasonable treatment is available, will cost additional funds, and we cannot estimate those until we fully understand what we're dealing with.

CCS has partnered with to help us raise funds to cover the cost of Wakko's diagnostic tests. 100% of your gift will go to Wakko's diagnostic test costs - does not keep a percentage of your donation.

And the best news - the board of directors has designated up to $1,000 to be used as a matching gift. All gifts will be matched by the board (up to the $1,000 value of the matching gift fund).

Link to make a donation at 

Link to Wakko's Adoption Profile

CBSA Names Logan Collins, Fairview High School Junior, As Colorado’s BioGENEius Finalist

Logan Collins Advances to San Diego to Compete Against Top Students From Across the Nation and Canada 

Denver, CO – May 1, 2014 -- Logan Collins, a junior at Boulder’s Fairview High School, was named winner of Colorado’s 2014 BioGENEius Challenge at a statewide competition held during April at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair in Fort Collins.

The announcement is made by Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) President and CEO April Giles, who says, “This is the first year for the competition in Colorado. We’re proud that Logan will represent our state and move on to compete against students from the U.S. and Canada at the International BioGENEius Challenge, held June 20-24 at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego.”

The title of Collins’ presentation is: “The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 As a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes: A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics.” As the Colorado winner, Collins receives a travel stipend for the San Diego competition, along with one chaperone.

The first place winner in the International competition will receive a $7,500 cash prize, the second place winner will receive $5,000, the third place winner will receive $2,500 and the fourth place winner will receive $1,000.

The Challenge provides students with the biotechnology skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the Biotech Industry in the future. The competition is sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of leading global pharmaceutical company Sanofi, and Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

Link to the full release