Three finalists selected for 2014 CBSA BioWest Venture Showcase pitch competition Sept. 10

By: InnovatioNews Thursday August 21, 2014 0 comments Tags: dbMEDx, Denver, KromaTid, Margaret Hamburg, Mighty Oak Medical, Russell Slifer


DENVER - Three finalists have been selected to pitch for $7,500 in cash during the BioWest Venture Showcase, part of the 2014 BioWest Conference set for Sept. 10 at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. in downtown Denver.

The annual conference, hosted by the Colorado BioScience Association, will also feature a new keynote speaker, Russell Slifer, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.

Slifer will provide the lunch keynote from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Colorado companies chosen to pitch at the conference's Venture Showcase are:

  • dBMEDx, Littleton, which is developing breakthrough, real-time clinical decision and patient monitoring devices using patented, non-invasive scanning technology

  • KromaTiD, Inc., Fort Collins, which is creating new products for disease research, mutation detection and chromosome analysis

  • Mighty Oak Medical, Englewood, which is developing a spine technology that features an affordable and disposable option for surgical navigation


The conference will also feature four other speakers, including Margaret Hamburg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner, who will give the closing keynote.

Cost to attend the conference is $325 for CBSA members and $375 for nonmembers. Passes for the expo hall and reception only are $125 for members and $150 for nonmembers.

A full schedule of conference events and registration information is available at

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