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2005 Colorado BioScience Association Awards Honor The Best of Colorado's Bioscience Industry


The Colorado Bioscience Association (CBSA) is announcing winners of its 2005 Awards Program at a banquet currently underway at the Colorado Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the 2005 BioWest conference, the annual awards program honors the best of Colorado’s bioscience industry.

Denver, CO, November 08, 2005 --(PR.com)-- The Colorado Bioscience Association (CBSA) is announcing winners of its 2005 Awards Program at a banquet currently underway at the Colorado Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the 2005 BioWest conference, the annual awards program honors the best of Colorado’s bioscience industry. 

Recipients of the 2005 awards are: 

* Rising Star Company of the Year Award – CellPoint for developing novel radiopharmaceutical imaging agents, radiotherapeutic agents and local regional radio/chemotherapeutic drug delivery systems for the diagnosis, treatment and post therapy assessment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases.   

* Company of the Year Award – Baxa Corporation for operational excellence and giving back to the community. Baxa is the largest Colorado-owned medical device company with employment growing last year by over 33%. With products are sold internationally in 40 countries, five principles guide the company: patient safety, integrity, customer focus, growth, and performance. 

* Volunteer of the Year Award – Dr. Timothy Estep for chairing the CBSA’s Technology Transfer and Sponsored Research Committee during the past three years. The Committee’s efforts under his leadership have resulted in increased coordination between Colorado’s research institutions and the bioscience sector. 

* Chairman’s Award - Hogan & Hartson law firm for giving countless hours of pro bono assistance to CBSA and its predecessor organizations, the Colorado Biotechnology Association and the Colorado Medical Device Association. Over the years, attorneys from the firm have been present at all CBSA governance meetings and available to CBSA staff for whatever issues arise. 

* Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Lynn Taussig, physician, President of National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and member of the Board of the Colorado BioScience Association for his accomplishments as a physician and leader in health care; for his work as an industry advocate in Colorado; and for his ongoing willingness to lend extraordinary leadership skills to CBSA.

“A distinguished panel of CBSA Board members and past awardees chose tonight’s recipients from an impressive and long list of nominees for each award. The companies and individuals celebrated through these awards are exemplary in their accomplishments and represent the best of Colorado’s bioscience industry,” says Denise Brown, CBSA Executive Director. “This is the third year for the annual awards program.” 

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 329 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 Colorado’s robust biosciences industry by linking to the 2005 issue of Bioscience Colorado Magazine at http://www.cobioscience.com/images/BioSciMag_Final.pdf. The main link to the CBSA website is http://www.cobioscience.com. 

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

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations, 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558, E-mail: maggie@absolutelypr.com
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