Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The GEN 'Top 17 Serial Bio Entrepreneurs' List Includes Colorado's Michael Bristow and Marvin Caruthers

Quoting from the December 15th GEN posting:

"The average number of businesses launched by serial entrepreneurs has most often been quoted at 2.3, the figure furnished by the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship in 'The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur,' a 2009 study of 549 founders in industries that included biotechnology...Yet judging from this year’s updated GEN List of serial entrepreneurs, and the original List published in 2012, biotech entrepreneurs are among the most enterprising entrepreneurs."

Here are Colorado's contributors to our nation's the "serial bio entrepreneurs" fold:

Michael R. Bristow, M.D., Ph.D
Founded Myogen
Co-Founded miRagen and ARCA biopharma
Currently: Professor of Medicine in Cardiology and Co-Director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute at UC Denver School of Medicine

Marvin H. Caruthers, Ph.D.
Co-Founded miRagen Therapeutics, Array BioPharma, Applied Biosystems and Amgen
Served as Founding Investor for Dharmacon
Currently: Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado

Link to GEN

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