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SparkFun Electronics releases MiniBot

BOULDER - SparkFun Electronics announced the release of MiniBot, the latest addition to its popular ProtoSnap line. MiniBot is a complete robotics platform that allows the construction of a small... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: MiniBot, ProtoSnap, SparkFun

Six Colorado firms selected for SBIR grants

Six Colorado small businesses recently received $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the DOE to help fund projects on power generation. The grants were part of $11 million... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Aqwest LLC, Cool Energy Inc., Ion Engineering LLC, Tda Research Inc.

InVitria receives $1.5 million grant for cell-based vaccines

FORT COLLINS - InVitria, a division of Ventria Bioscience, announced it will receive $1.5 million over two years to develop a novel, animal-free, defined cell culture media for the commercial... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: cell-based vaccines, InVitria, Scott Deeter, Ventria Bioscience

ICR adds Randy West to team

BOULDER - The Innovation Center of the Rockies (ICR) has hired Randy West to be program manager for a collaborative commercialization effort with CSU Ventures in Fort Collins. The ICR and CSU... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: CSU Ventures, ICR, Randy West, Todd Headley

Flagship Biosciences acquires IHCtech

WESTMINSTER - Flagship Biosciences announced it has acquired IHCtech at the Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Founded in 2002, IHCtech has developed a reputation for high-quality advanced... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Flagship Biosciences, IHCtech

Cascade TEK's Front Range test lab earns accreditation

LONGMONT - The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has awarded certification to Cascade TEK's Front Range product testing lab. The facility conducts aircraft component... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Cascade TEK, David Bowles

Albeo Technologies' fixture earns multiple awards

BOULDER - Albeo Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of commercial LED lighting, announced its H-Series High Bay LED fixture won three prestigious awards at Lightfair International 2012. All three... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Albeo Technologies, Jeff Bisberg

Forston Labs fracking kits provide water monitoring options

Forston Labs fracking kits provide water monitoring options

Increasing oil and gas operations bring growing pollution concerns By Kay Rios InnovatioNews.com FORT COLLINS -- As oil and gas operations in Colorado continue to grow, so do... Read More

By: Kay Rios Tuesday May 29, 2012 0 comments Tags: Forston Labs, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, Jill Brzezicki, Steve Zelenak