VetDC's pitch impresses judges at 2012 Venture Showcase, wins $7,500 cash prize at BioWest

By: Steve Wednesday September 12, 2012 0 comments Tags: Denver, Ginger Graham, KromaTid, Mike Huckman, Siva Therapeutics, Steven J. Roy, SuviCa, VetDC

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DENVER - VetDC, a spin-out company from the Colorado State University Veterinary School, picked up the $7,500 pitch prize Tuesday at the 2012 Venture Showcase, part of the 2012 BioWest Conference and Expo at the Denver Marriott Center.

VetDC is a Fort Collins-based technology development company formed to commercialize innovative medical treatments from CSU's Animal Cancer Center and Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Steven J. Roy, VetDC's president and CEO, made the pitch before a panel of five bioscience experts and venture capitalists.

VetDC's lead product - VCD-1101 -- is a cancer treatment for companion animals and is expected to launch in 2014.

CSU is a venture partner in VetDC. For more information, visit

Also making presentations Tuesday were Longmont-based Flashback Technologies, Inc.; Fort Collins-based KromaTID; and two Boulder-based companies, Siva Therapeutics Inc. and SuviCa Inc.

The 2012 BioWest Conference was hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association and was attended by more than 400 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs.

This year's speakers included Ginger Graham of Harvard Business School and past president of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Mike Huckman, former CNBC biopharma and medical device industry reporter.

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