Colorado BioScience Association & Three Economic Development Entities Tout Colorado's Strengths at the 2009 AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference in Washington D.C.

Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation will be showc

Denver, CO - For three days, representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation will be showcasing Colorado's medical device and diagnostics sectors during the annual AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference. The announcement is made by John Collar, CBSA Executive Director, who says more than 1,400 industry leaders - including 500+ CEOs, Presidents and C-level executives will be attending the AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference, October 12-14.

"This will be the CBSA's third year participating in the AdvaMed Conference and each year the potential connections and opportunity to showcase Colorado's medical device and diagnostics industries becomes even more abundant," said Collar. "According to our new state of the industry report, the Denver Metro region ranks 19th among all U.S. metro areas in the size of our medical device sector, and Boulder, Colorado ranks first in the nation in its concentration of employment in the medical device sector among medium-sized metros. Colorado is positioned as a leader in this sector and this conference provides us an opportunity to promote the state."
   
The four Colorado entities are looking forward to sharing the vast opportunities that Colorado has to offer the medical device and diagnostic companies that are looking to either expand or relocate their operations. Colorado has an opportunity to boast that the Denver metro region ranks 19th among all US Metro areas in the size of its medical device sector and Boulder ranks first in the nation in its concentration of medical device sectors among medium-sized metro areas. The medical device sector is also the fastest growing bioscience sector in the state.

About the AdvaMed 2009 MedTech Conference

Designed by industry and for industry, AdvaMed 2009 is the premier MedTech conference for CEOs, business executives, policy-makers, members of the media, financiers, and service providers and other MedTech leaders from around the world. In only its second year, AdvaMed 2008 attracted 1,400 industry leaders including 500+ CEOs, Presidents and C-Level executives. For more information, visit www.advamed2009.com

About Colorado BioScience Association
 
CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 400 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, grow the state's biotech workforce, fight for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speak with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com
 
Contacts:
 
Leah Kientz, Director of Public Policy and Programs, Colorado BioScience Association -
http://www.cobioscience.com - 303-592-4088 or lkientz@cobioscience.com
 
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations -
http://www.absolutelypr.com - .303-984-9801, maggie@absolutely