Bill Aldrich, CEO, EndoShape – Boulder -- Mr. Aldrich has held executive and engineering positions at Ampex, BioTrack, CVIS, Cartesian Data, CardioThoracic Systems, Integrated Vascular Systems and, most recently, at EndoVx, which he founded and raised $5M in venture financing. Bill brings 28 years in the medical device and magnetic recording industries to EndoShape and has 40+ issued U.S. patents and has over 40 pending applications. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University. For more information, visit: http://www.endoshape.com.
David Brunel, CEO, Biodesix– Boulder -- Mr. Brunel has been involved in enterprise software for over 25 years and has been involved in molecular diagnostics since 2000. Mr. Brunel was a founder and CEO of Unidata, Inc. when it merged with Vmark Software to create Ardent Software, Inc., where he was President and COO. He was also a member of the Board of Ardent until it was sold to Informix in 1999. Mr. Brunel, also a co-founder and President of SomaLogic, Inc., serves on the boards of Anark Corporation and Xyleme, Inc For more information, visit: http://www.biodesix.com.
Byron Hewett, CEO, SomaLogic– Boulder -- Mr. Hewett joined SomaLogic in December, 2013, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO at BioBehavioral Diagnostics, Inc. He previously held executive positions with Immunicon Corporation, Qiagen; Bayer Diagnostics, Chiron Diagnostics and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Hewett holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia and a Masters in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. For more information, visit: http://www.somalogic.com.
“Colorado Companies: From Concept to Market” will be moderated by Jim Langley from The Mead Consulting Group, sponsoring the segment. For more information, visit: http://www.meadconsultinggroup.com. Link to the full release at PitchEngine.com
|Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., |
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Additional keynote presenters include Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D., Vice President, Government and External Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado; James Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Len Tacconi, President, HMR Weight Management Services Corp., a subsidiary of Merck and Co. Inc.; and Russell Slifer, Director, United States Patent and Trademark, Rocky Mountain Regional Office.
The schedule of the day’s events is found at: http://www.cobioscience.com/biowest/schedule.
Conference Registration is now open at http://www.CoBioScience.com/BioWest. Rates for members start at $325 and $375 for non-members and passes for the expo hall and reception only are $125 for members and $150 for non-members. Group rates are available for companies and organizations.
The conference also includes an Exhibit Hall with over 40 exhibitors showcasing new technologies, products and services to attendees; plus the Venture Showcase, where finalists pitch their technologies and business plans in front of a live audience to a panel of bioscience experts and venture capitalists. The winner, announced at the end of the conference day, will receive a $7,500 cash prize. The three finalists in the 2014 Venture Showcase competition include:
dBMEDx - Littleton -- dBMEDx is developing breakthrough, real-time clinical decision and patient monitoring devices using our patented, non-invasive scanning technology. Visit: http://www.dbmedx.com.
KromaTiD, Inc. - Fort Collins -- KromaTiD is dedicated to creating new products for disease research, mutation detection and chromosome analysis. Visit: http://www.kromatid.com.
Mighty Oak Medical - Englewood -- Mighty Oak is developing a prize-winning spine technology that features an affordable and disposable option for surgical navigation. Visit: http://www.mightyoakmedical.com.
Link to the related Aug 19 Venture Showcase release on Business Wire.
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