CBSA names finalists for 2018 Awards on Nov. 8

Monday October 22, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, CBSA, CBSA Annual Awards Dinner, Jennifer Jones

DENVER -- Leaders of Colorado’s bioscience sector will gather on Nov. 8 to recognize and celebrate the companies and individuals working to improve health and quality of life for people in Colorado and around the world.CBSA_logoUSE

The 15th annual Colorado BioScience Association Awards Dinner honors innovators who are working every day to advance the future of healthcare.

“Companies in our sector are making new discoveries, landing significant capital infusions and acquiring other businesses,” said Jennifer Jones, CBSA VP.

“We congratulate our honorees, including the finalists for Company of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. We’re proud to honor the people and organizations who make Colorado an ideal location for life science innovation.”

Company of the Year Finalists:

ArcherDX is advancing molecular pathology with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing.

Biodesix is providing a more complete picture of a patient’s unique lung cancer by harnessing powerful genomic and proteomic information.

miRagen is harnessing the power of microRNA science to develop therapies that normalize biological pathways and counterbalance disease.

Rising Star of the Year Finalists:

Double Helix creates vivid 3D nano-scale images so you can see structures down to the single molecule level.

Impressio is focused on developing ultra-dissipative materials for protective equipment such as helmet liners and paddings.

Inscripta is a gene editing technology company dedicated to creating the tools needed to revolutionize how we feed, fuel, and heal humanity.

CBSA will also honor Ran Bellows and Bob Collins, two Colorado bioscience pioneers, with the CBSA Lifetime Achievement Award. Bellows and Collins founded COBE Laboratories in 1964 and made significant contributions to establish the life science sector in our state. Today, COBE Laboratories is Terumo BCT, which employs nearly 7,000 associates throughout with world.

Additional awards include: Educator of the Year, Institute Leadership, Business Partner of the Year and Chairman’s Award.

Mike Biselli, founder of Catalyst HTI and Colorado BioScience Association Board of Directors Member, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event and Mile High United Way President & CEO Christine Benero will present the keynote address.

The event will be held Nov. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Denver from 5-8:30 p.m. Sponsorships are $1,500 for a table of eight and $175 for an individual ticket. To learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities, click here.