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Colorado BioScience Association and Biotechnology Industry Organization Jointly Sponsor August 9th Bioscience Forum


The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) are jointly sponsoring the Bioscience Forum on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. , on the Fitzsimons Campus. This educational event focuses on the outlook of the Bioscience Industry in Colorado. Keynote Speakers include The Honorable Bob Beauprez (R-District 7-CO), The Honorable Andrew Romanoff, Speaker of Colorado House, and The Honorable James Greenwood, President & CEO, BIO.

Denver, CO, July 19, 2005 --(PR.com)-- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) are jointly sponsoring the Bioscience Forum Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on the Fitzsimons Campus. This educational event focuses on the outlook of the Bioscience Industry in Colorado. The announcement is made by Denise Brown, Executive Director of the CBSA, who says attendees will meet federal and state lawmakers, network with leading life science executives and learn about the major role bioscience plays in job creation and the extraordinary healthcare and agricultural promise for the future. 

“Bioscience in Colorado has been recognized by numerous national research organizations as a fast growing portion of the state’s economic vitality. The industry is creating thousands of jobs, both within company ranks and with supplier companies that collectively benefit from the sale of research equipment, building construction and support services,” Brown explains. 

Keynote Speakers for Bioscience Forum include:
•The Honorable Bob Beauprez (R-District 7-CO)
•The Honorable Andrew Romanoff, Speaker of Colorado House
•The Honorable James Greenwood, President & CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization 

The Higher Education Panel for Bioscience Forum is comprised of:
•President Hank Brown, University of Colorado
•President Larry Penley, Colorado State University
•Lynn Taussig, President, National Jewish Medical & Research Center
•Dean Rahmat Shoureshi, University of Denver 

Industry Panel members for Bioscience Forum consist of:
•Kevin Smith, President, Gambro
•Richard Duke, Director, GlobeImmune
•Ralph Christoffersen, Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures
•Brian Vogt, Director, Office of Economic Development & Int’l Trade
•Neal Masia, Director, Economic Policy, Pfizer
•Representative, Amgen
•Representative, Roche Colorado 

Gold Sponsors of the event are Amgen and Roche Colorado. Additional co-sponsors for Bioscience Forum include: Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Adams County Economic Development, Aurora Economic Development Council, Denver Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, DIA Partnership, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Jefferson Economic Council, Longmont Area Economic Council, Metro Denver Economic Development Council, Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation and PhRMA. 

Complete information about the upcoming Bioscience Forum is found at the CBSA website: http://www.cobioscience.com. A Bioscience Forum agenda is available at http://events.cobioscience.com/docs/Bioscience_Forum_Agenda.pdf.

About 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.  You can learn more about BIO at 
http://www.bio.org. 

About Colorado BioScience Association 

Colorado BioScience Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado’s growing biosciences industry. Colorado is carrying out an aggressive plan to grow the state’s bioscience industry into one of the country’s premier bioscience clusters. CBSA currently enjoys the support of 304 member organizations representing both bioscience companies and companies providing key services to the bioscience industry and research institutions in Colorado. The association’s main office is located in the Advance Colorado Center, 1625 Broadway, Suite 950, in Denver, plus satellite offices are maintained in the Fitzsimons Bioscience Park and at the Fort Collins Technology Incubator. A Colorado Springs satellite office is planned for the future. You can learn more about CBSA at http://www.cobioscience.com. 

Contacts: 

Denise Brown, Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association, 303.592.4073, E-mail: dbrown@cobioscience.com 

Biotechnology Industry Organization, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005,
202.962.9200,
E-mail: info@bio.org

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