Thursday, November 13, 2014
Xconomy: Colorado Bioscience "Companies Take a Bow"
"Colorado bioscience’s best: The Colorado BioScience Association also honored their industry’s leaders this week. AlloSource, which is a nonprofit organization based in Centennial, was named company of the year by the association.
AlloSource develops and distributes tissues that can be used in surgical procedures such as skin grafts and joint repair. It has more than 400 employees.
This year, AlloSource expanded its work in stem cell research and began using microbe detection technology developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to improve tissue decontamination procedures. AlloSource’s hope is that the NASA technology will cut the time it takes to get donated tissue and organs to recipients.
Boulder-based ViroCyt won the award for rising star of the year. The company’s Virus Counter is able to calculate a virus’ growth rate in minutes and is used in vaccine and drug development, viral therapeutics, and protein expression research.
For a list of individual winners, click here."
Link to Xconomy