Colorado BioScience Association
Colorado BioScience Association

National Speakers – Steven Burrill, Guy Kawasaki & T.R. Reid – and Expo with More Than 50 Bioscience Vendors To Attract 700+ at BioWest 2008, Nov. 13 & 14, in Denver

Outstanding national speakers Steven Burrill, Guy Kawasaki and T.R. Reid lead the conference lineup for BioWest 2008, plus 50+ bioscience vendors will introduce their products and services to more than 700 attendees. The BioWest Conference and Expo is the Rocky Mountain region’s preferred venue for visiting with researchers about their newest discoveries and meeting founders of the area’s most innovative and promising bioscience start-up companies.

Denver, CO, November 01, 2008 --( National experts Steven Burrill, Guy Kawasaki and T.R. Reid lead the conference lineup for BioWest 2008. The announcement is made by Christine Shapard, CBSA Interim Executive Director, who says more than 700 industry leaders will convene November 13 & 14 for the sixth annual BioWest event, held again at the Denver-Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton.

“Our speakers this year are outstanding and bring their worldwide perspective to the future of the bioscience industry, innovation and health care systems,” Shapard explains, “With the national election occurring in less than a week and the uncertainty in the financial markets, our speakers’ comments will be particularly significant as the country is in the throes of change.

More information about the national speakers confirmed for BioWest 2008:

* November 13 Founder’s Breakfast: G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill and Company, a San Francisco-based merchant bank. One of the world's most influential people in life sciences, he recently authored Biotech 2008: A 20/20 Vision of 2020. Burrill is considered to be one of the national icons for venture capital in the life-sciences industry. Visit

* November 13 Art of Innovation Luncheon: Guy Kawasaki, noted author and innovation expert. Kawasaki is known for being a pioneer and entrepreneur in tech promotions, start-ups, and publishing. He is Managing Director of Palo Alto-based Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm (, and can be followed on Twitter at

* November 14 Grand Finale Luncheon: T.R. Reid, veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent who recently collaborated with the PBS FRONTLINE series on Sick Around The World, to study how five other capitalist democracies —the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan, and Switzerland deliver health care. Visit

In addition to formal presentations, productive networking among attendees will occur at this year’s BioWest Expo, featuring bioscience suppliers whose exhibits will fill the hallways with services and products to help the region’s companies succeed and grow.

BioWest exhibitors include: Aerotek –; Arapahoe/Douglas Works! –; BeamOne LLC –; Bridge Laboratories –; Byers Peak, Inc. –; Canadian Consulate Denver -; Capital Advisors Group –; CH2M HILL –; Colorado Histo-Prep –; Colorado Office of Economic Development and Int'l Trade –; Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons –; Colorado State University –; Concert Group Logistics –; CoorsTek Technical Ceramics –; CRB Engineers & Builders –; Ernst & Young –; Eurofins Medinet –; Extronex Inc. Equipment Remarketers –; Gilead –; Guava Technologies –; Haselden Construction, LLC –; HDR Architecture, Inc. –; InB:Hauser Pharmaceutical Services –; ISEC, Incorporated –; Jefferson Economic Council –; Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. –; Leeds Precision Instruments, Inc. –; Leo A Daly –; Mikron Corporation Denver –; Montana BioScience Alliance –; MPI Research –; National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories -; Neudesic –; Nikon Instruments Inc –; PhRMA –; Professional Placement Partners –; PROMOTECH –; Quest Product Development –; Reglera –; Regulus Pharmaceutical Consulting –; Sharklet Technologies –; Sheridan Ross –; The Neenan Company –; Tissue Genetics, Inc –; TOLMAR –; Trelleborg Sealing Solutions –; Ubiquity –; University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office –; World Courier, Inc. –

To attend the 2008 BioWest Conference & Expo, Venture Showcase presentations and/or awards dinner, registration information is available at

About Colorado BioScience Association

CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado’s growing biosciences industry. With more than 400 members, the CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, by promoting programs that grow the state’s bioscience workforce, by fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and by speaking with a single voice on behalf of the companies in the state. For more information, visit



Christine Shapard, Interim Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association, 303-592-4089 or

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