Five honored at 12th Annual Colorado BioScience Association Awards Dinner

Friday November 13, 2015 0 comments Tags: Denver, CBSA, CBSA 12th Annual Awa, April Giles, Medtronic, SomaLogic, Nivalis Therapeutics, Mandi Ruud, Mark Lupa, MedKeeper, KBI Biopharma, dbMEDx, Mighty Oak Medical, Boettcher Foundation


DENVER -- Colorado’s thriving life science sector celebrated the state’s most inventive bioscience companies, researchers and volunteers on Thursday at the 12th annual Colorado BioScience Association Awards Dinner.CBSA_Awards_Dinner_logoUSE

The awards went to:

  • Chairman’s Award—Medtronic
  • Company of the Year—SomaLogic
  • Rising Star—Nivalis Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NVLS)
  • Educator of the YearMandi Ruud, Adams 12 Five Star School District
  • Volunteer of the YearMark Lupa, High Country Ventures partner

“Colorado is home to 600 life science companies generating 122,000 jobs,” said April Giles, CBSA president and CEO. “The companies, contributors and volunteers recognized at CBSA’s 12th Annual Awards Dinner represent an industry that is working together on big medical breakthroughs that start locally and impact globally.”

The event was keynoted by six-time Olympic swimming champion and Colorado native Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.

CBSA also recognized Company of the Year nominees MedKeeper and KBI Biopharma and Rising Star nominees dbMEDx and Mighty Oak Medical.

The event also included the Boettcher Foundation’s presentation of the 2015 Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program.