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Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for 2014 ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ of the Year Awards

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has selected the finalists for the 2014 “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards, which they will present during the Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 6, at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO.

Denver, CO, October 22, 2014 – The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has chosen the finalists for the 2014 “Company of the Year” and “Rising Star” Awards, which they will present during the Annual Awards Dinner held on Thursday, November 6, at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, CO. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and 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 6th event.

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
Mountainside Medical - Boulder - http://mountainsidemed.com 
Spectranetics - Colorado Springs - http://www.spectranetics.com

Rising Star of the Year Finalists:

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

JustRight Surgical - Boulder - http://www.justrightsurgical.com  
Silvergate Pharmaceuticals - Greenwood Village - http://www.silvergatepharma.com 
Virocyt - Boulder - http://virocyt.com 

In addition to Company of the Year and Rising Star, this year’s Bioscience Industry Awards also include: 

* Lifetime Achievement
* Institute Leadership
* Business Partner of the Year
* Educator of the Year
* Volunteer of the Year 
* Chairman’s Award

The Awards Dinner, emceed by 850 KOA Morning News Anchor Steffan Tubbs, will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a dynamic program. CBSA will first recognize those companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in Colorado’s vibrant bioscience industry. The Boettcher Foundation will then present the 2014 Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. The event closes with a keynote address by Olympic cycling medalist and Parkinson’s survivor Davis Phinney. 

Phinney, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000 at the age of 40, founded the Boulder-based Davis Phinney Foundation in 2004. Today, Phinney is both a role model in the cycling community and an inspiration to the estimated 1.5 million Americans and estimated 10 million worldwide who are currently living with the disease. Tens of thousands of people living with this disease have been directly touched by one of the Davis Phinney Foundation programs or through Davis Phinney’s inspirational message: “it is possible to live well with Parkinson’s today.” For more information, visit: http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org and http://www.medtronicdbs.com/parkinsons/personal-stories/davis-phinney/index.htm.

Tickets for the Awards Dinner are available for purchase at the CBSA website. Individual tickets are $150. Tables (8 seats) are available for $1,250 for CBSA members and $1,500 for non-CBSA members. Please note: the Awards Dinner was a sellout event last year, so do not delay securing arrangements. Visit: http://www.cobioscience.com/events-calendar/awards-dinner-2014.

Sponsorships for the Awards Dinner are also still available.  Those interested in sponsorships should contact Tracey Nilson at tnilson@cobioscience.com no later than close of business Friday, October 24. Sponsors, as of the date of this release, include: Boettcher Foundation; Cooley, LLP; Fisher Scientific, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Medtronic and Terumo BCT. 

About the Boettcher Foundation 

Founded by the Boettcher Family in 1937 to effectively assist, encourage and promote a better quality of life for the citizens of Colorado, the Boettcher Foundation invests in Colorado through “minds and mortar.” The Foundation funds Scholarships, biomedical research and teacher training, as well as capital grants for nonprofits.  For more information, visit http://www.boettcherfoundation.org.

About Colorado BioScience Association 

The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 350 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 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
Blogger:  http://coloradobio.blogspot.com 
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/COBioscience 
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/COBioscience 
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101998361861247247369/posts 
Tumblr: http://cobioscience.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/coloradobioscience

Contacts:

Brittany Callahan, Marketing & Membership Manager
Colorado BioScience Association - http://www.cobioscience.com
Phone: 720-382-5918 Email: bcallahan@cobioscience.com  


Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations - http://www.absolutelypr.com
Phone: 303-984-9801 Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com