Colorado BioScience Association honors industry's best, TOLMAR named company of year

By: Steve Friday December 7, 2012 0 comments Tags: April Giles, Aurora, Bal Seal Engineering, CBSA, Covidien, Denver, Dorsey and Whitney, Highlands Ranch, Mark Spiecker, Myogen, Rockies Venture Club, Sheridan Ross, Sophono, TOLMAR, William Freytag, Windsor

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DENVER - The Colorado BioScience Association unveiled the 2012 winners of industry awards Thursday at its Annual Awards Dinner, with TOLMAR of Fort Collins taking the Company of the Year Award.

TOLMAR is a pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing and commercial operations company that experienced tremendous growth in 2012.

The company recently announced its expansion into a 146,000-square-foot building in Windsor.

Other finalists for Company of the Year were Bal Seal Engineering in Colorado Springs and Covidien Colorado in Boulder.

Other award winners were:

  • Sophono, Boulder, Rising Star of the Year

  • Sheridan Ross, Denver, Chairman's Award

  • Shawndra Fordham, biotech teacher at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, Educator of the Year

  • Mark Spiecker, CEO, Sharklet Technologies, Aurora, Volunteer of the Year

  • Nicole Garneau, curator and chair of the Health Sciences Department in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Volunteer of the Year

  • Rockies Venture Club, Denver, Business Partner of the Year

  • Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Denver, Business Partner of the Year

  • William Freytag, former chair and CEO, Myogen, Lifetime Achievement Award


"Our annual awards program showcases and honors those individuals and companies making a significant difference to Colorado's bioscience industry during the past year," said April Giles, CBSA president and CEO.

The awards event was held at the Hyatt Convention Center in Denver and concluded with an announcement of the Colorado BioScience Institute, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit that will provide educational and workforce programs for teachers, students, bioscience professionals and the broader community.

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