Colorado BioScience Association
Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado BioScience Association Partners with Two of the State’s Economic Development Entities to Promote Colorado’s Strengths at AdvaMed 2013  

Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation will showcase Colorado’s medical device and diagnostic sectors during the 2013 AdvaMed: The MedTech Conference in Washington D.C., September 23-25.  

Denver, CO, September 20, 2013 --( Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation will showcase Colorado’s medical device and diagnostic sectors during 'AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference,' September 23-25, in Washington, D.C. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President & CEO, who says more than 1,000 industry experts and thought leaders will participate in over 40 educational panels and executive workshops during the event, including the following CBSA members:

Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation,
Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance,
Baxter International Inc.,
Cardinal Health,
CEA Medical Manufacturing,
C. R. Bard, Inc.,
DePuy Synthes,
Johnson & Johnson,
MBio Diagnostics, Inc.,
Silicon Valley Bank,
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE),
St. Renatus, LLC,
Terumo BCT,
The Conafay Group,

“This will be the CBSA’s seventh year participating in the AdvaMed Conference and each year the potential connections and opportunity to showcase Colorado’s medical device and diagnostic industries becomes even more abundant,” said Giles. “Over the last five years Colorado technology and companies have received over $600 million in investment capital and the life science community is garnering national attraction for its continued success. We also continue to be ranked as the 6th largest medical device cluster in the nation with over 340 medical device, diagnostic and instruments companies. Colorado is positioned as a leader in this sector and this conference provides us an opportunity to promote the state.”

The Colorado team at AdvaMed 2013 is looking forward to sharing the vast opportunities that Colorado has to offer the medical device and diagnostic companies that are looking to either expand or relocate their operations. The medical device sector is also the fastest growing bioscience sector in the state.

About the AdvaMed 2013

AdvaMed 2013 is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities, and networking. Visit

About Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

The Metro Denver EDC, an affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s first and only truly regional economic development entity in which many area economic development groups have joined together to represent, and further, the interests of an entire region. Our partners include 70 cities, counties, and economic development organizations in the seven-county Metro Denver and two-county Northern Colorado region. Visit:

About the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance exists to provide a better quality of life for our citizens. We work to maintain an economically diverse economy that creates and retains good paying jobs. Our goal is to help our region’s average REAL per capita wage increase at a greater pace than during the past decade; to bring our unemployment rate to within a half percentage of our state average; to maintain our affordability as a market place; and to have our regional workforce grow by more than 25,000 people in the next five years. Visit

About Colorado BioScience Association

Celebrating ten years of supporting the Bioscience Industry in Colorado in 2013, 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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