Colorado BioScience Association
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Colorado BioScience Association Announces Finalists for "Company of the Year" at Its Annual Awards Celebration, December 6th

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has announced finalists for "Company of the Year" (COY) at its 2012 Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. CBSA's COY finalists include: BaI Seal, Colorado Springs; Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins.

Denver, CO, November 26, 2012 --( Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has released the finalists for the 'Company of the Year' award at its Annual Awards Dinner Celebration -- Thursday, December 6, at the Hyatt Convention Center, 650 15th Street, Denver. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says finalists for this year's outstanding bioscience company in the state include:

* Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. - Colorado Springs -
* Covidien (Colorado operations) - Boulder -
* TOLMAR Inc. - Fort Collins -

"Our Company of the Year award is the highest honor we designate for an established bioscience company exhibiting stellar achievement in the industry," Giles explains. This year's 'Company of the Year' winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration and join a select group of companies that over the years has included Roche Colorado (2003), Pharmion (2004), Baxa Corporation (2005), Myogen (2006), Allosource (2007), CaridianBCT (2008), Accera (2009), Amgen Colorado (2010) and LABS Inc. (2011).

Additional awards announced at the dinner include: Lifetime Achievement, Rising Star of the Year, Business Partner of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Chairman’s Award. Earlier this month the CBSA announced finalists for the 'Rising Star of the Year" award, which included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (; Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora & Boulder (; Sophono, Inc., Boulder (; and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (

About the CBSA Annual Awards Dinner (Twitter Hashtag #CBSAAwards)

The evening begins with a cocktail reception and dinner for ticket purchasers and sponsors. Emceed by Steffan Tubbs, Morning Co-Host on 850 KOA News Radio, the Celebration also includes Timothy Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation presenting the 2012 Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb?Waring Biomedical Research Program and a keynote address “Why Giving Matters,” by George Sparks, President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Tickets and Tables are on sale now: Individual Tickets: $150 each; Reserved Table for Eight: $1,250 (member)/$1,500 (non-member). Register at

About Colorado BioScience Association

The CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating 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

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