Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 2013 ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ of the Year Awards

  Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 2013 ‘Company of the
  Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ of the Year Awards

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 2013
               “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards.

Business Wire

DENVER -- October 28, 2013

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has selected the finalists for the
2013 “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards, which they will present
during the Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 7, at the Marriot
City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO. The announcement is made by
April Giles, CBSA President & CEO, who says the finalists selected are
companies that have made successful achievements over the past year, showing
the promise and breadth of the industry in the state. The winner of each award
will be announced during the November 7^th event.

The 2013 Awards Dinner is particularly special this year as it is the 10 Year
Anniversary of the CBSA, where attendees will be able to reminisce over the
history of the industry and see the promise of what the future holds.

“The Colorado BioScience Association is excited to celebrate our 10 Year
Anniversary during this year’s Annual Awards Dinner - and the many
achievement’s the community has made in 2013 The event provides a forum to
honor and recognize noteworthy milestones, with ‘Company of the Year’ and the
‘Rising Star’ awards highlighting major accomplishments for bioscience
companies in Colorado,” Giles explains. “We had many nominations for both
categories we are excited to present the award to the winner during the Awards
Dinner.”

Company of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an established company that has announced a
significant advancement within the year.

Allosource           Centennial       http://www.allosource.org
Clovis                    Boulder                http://www.clovisoncology.com
Oncology, Inc.
Medtronic                 Louisville             http://www.medtronic.com
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Rising Star of the Year Finalists:

This award is designated for an emerging company that has announced an
achievement within the year.

AmideBio            Boulder           http://www.amidebio.com
BaroFold                 Aurora                 http://www.barofold.com
Surefire                 Westminster            http://www.surefiremedical.com
Medical Inc.
VetDC                    Fort Collins           http://vet-dc.com
                                                

Additional awards announced at the dinner include:

• Business Partner of the Year Award

• Educator of the Year Award

• Volunteer of the Year Award

• Pioneering Award

• Founders Award

• Visionary Award

• Institute Leadership Award

About CBSA Annual Awards Celebration

The evening will be a celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Colorado
BioScience Association, which will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner
for ticket purchasers and sponsors. Emceed by Steffan Tubbs, Morning Co-Host
on 850 KOA News Radio, the celebration also includes Timothy Schultz,
President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation presenting the
2012 Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research
Program. The Awards Dinner program will include video vignettes composed by
Robin Bond Media of the past CBSA Presidents and a few of the industry
champions, along with a keynote address by three of Colorado’s bioscience
leaders: Dr. Chris Christoffersen, Morgenthaler Ventures/Lightstone Ventures;
Dr. Larry Gold, SomaLogic; and, David Perez, Terumo BCT. Tickets and Tables
are on sale now: Individual Tickets: $150 each; Reserved Table for Eight:
$1,250 (member)/$1,500 (non-member). Register at
http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/awards-dinner-2013.

About Colorado BioScience Association

The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for
Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively
works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better
business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for
policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking
with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit
http://www.cobioscience.com.

CBSA also is found on these social media sites:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/COBioscience

LinkedIn Group:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=98468&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ColoradoBioScienceAssociation

News Feed: http://coloradobio.blogspot.com

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/COBioscience

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/COBioscience

Tumblr: http://cobioscience.tumblr.com

Contact:

Colorado BioScience Association
Mae Desaire, 720-382-5918
Director of Marketing
mdesaire@cobioscience.com
http://www.cobioscience.com
or
Absolutely Public Relations
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, 303-984-9801
maggie@absolutelypr.com
http://www.absolutelypr.com