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Leading Colorado Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Selected to Present at BIO Mid-America VentureForum


Five Colorado-based companies have been selected to present at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Mid-America VentureForum to be held September 25-27th at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. These companies are among more then 50 companies selected by venture capitalists from the nation’s leading firms who serve on BIO’s advisory board.

Denver, CO, September 07, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Five Colorado-based companies have been selected to present at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Mid-America VentureForum to be held September 25-27th at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. The announcement is made by Denise Brown, Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) who says these companies are among more then 50 companies selected by venture capitalists from the nation’s leading firms who serve on BIO’s advisory board.

Selected Colorado companies include: Aurora-based ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals; Louisville-based GlobeImmune; Aurora-based Lead Horse Technologies; Parker-based BioCare Systems; and Boulder-based MBC Pharma. They will present their business plans to a national audience of venture capitalists and other potential investors.

“The five Colorado companies that were selected to participate in the VentureForum are particularly competitive and we expect them to get great results from the event,” Brown says. “The BIO Mid-America VentureForum provides Colorado with an extremely beneficial opportunity to showcase our companies. We are very grateful to the conference partners for building this event over the last several years.”

The BIO Mid-America VentureForum is co-sponsored by eight state bioscience associations: Omeris (Ohio), Colorado BioScience Association, Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization, Indiana Health Industry Forum, Iowa Biotechnology Association, LifeScience Alley, Missouri Biotechnology Association, and Wisconsin Biotechnology Association.

Now in its fourth year, the BIO Mid-America VentureForum is the Midwest’s largest annual event joining private bioscience and medical device companies in need of funding with venture capitalists, angel investors, and investment bankers from across the United States and Canada. For more information on the BIO Mid-America VentureForum, please visit http://bma.bio.org/opencms/bma/2006

About the Biotechnology Industry Organization

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. For more information, visit http://www.bio.org

About the Colorado BioScience Association

CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry.  With more than 300 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry.  For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com
 
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Denise Brown, Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association http://www.cobioscience.com -- 303.592.4073, E-mail: dbrown@cobioscience.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations http://www.absolutelypr.com -- 303.984.9801, E-mail: maggie@absolutelypr.com
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