Friday, September 12, 2014

BioWest 2014: 'Biannual conference and expo highlights life science industry progress, challenges'

Quoting from the Sept 11 InnovatioNews:

"If the nation’s health care system can be shaken up and transformed into a more proactive force, it could help companies improve their bottom lines through healthier employees.

That was one of the messages Wednesday from a panel of health care experts kicking off BioWest 2014, the biannual conference and life science industry expo hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association...

...Lunch keynote speaker Russell Slifer, director of the newly-opened Rocky Mountain office of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office in Denver, said the office is hiring patent examiners and judges and expects to have more than 100 examiners and 20 judges in place within the year...

...Winner of the $7,500 Venture Showcase pitch competition was dBMedx, a Littleton company that makes non-invasive scanning technology...

...The BioWest conference also included a closing keynote by Margaret Hamburg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner."

Link to the full article

Link to InnovatioNews February profile of dBMEDx

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