Thursday, December 13, 2012
CBSA 2012 Awards: Best Of Colorado's Bioscience Industry
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Recipients of 2012 CBSA Awards include: Educator of the Year - Shawndra Fordham
Teacher, Rock Canyon High School (Highlands Ranch) Shawndra Fordham’s enthusiasm and dedication to education has created
one of the best programs in the state and has made an impact on her students and the industry. She has helped secure thousands
of dollars in grant funding from federal institutions, foundations and industry and has created a program that challenges
college curriculums around the country and her students have gone on to STEM focused majors and careers. Visit: http://go.dcsdk12.org/rchsVolunteer of the Year - Mark Spiecker
, CEO, Sharklet Technologies (Aurora) Mark Spiecker is the
Education Chair of the CBSA Board of Directors and a founding Board member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. He has
been integral in developing key strategic efforts and partnerships with the Colorado education community. Visit: http://www.sharklet.com/about-us/managementVolunteer of the Year - Nicole Garneau, Ph.D.
, Curator and Chair of the Health Sciences Department,
Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver) Dr. Garneau is Co-Chair of the CBSA Education Committee and a founding Board
member of the new Colorado Bioscience Institute. She has been instrumental in developing strategy and implementing the successful
internship program. Visit: http://www.dmns.org/nicoleBusiness Partner of the Year – Rockies Venture Club
(Denver) Rockies Venture Club (RVC)
has successfully partnered with CBSA to support Colorado’s bioscience industry. RVC has added active angel groups, sophisticated
training and education, and events to assist early stage company funding. Visit: http://www.rockiesventureclub.orgBusiness Partner of the Year – Dorsey and Whitney LLP
(Denver) Dorsey and Whitney has been
a long standing supporting partner for Colorado’s bioscience industry; supporting the annual conference and the BioBoot
Camp program. This year they dedicated countless hours of pro bono and consulting services to establish the new Colorado Bioscience
Institute. Visit: http://www.dorsey.comRising Star of the Year - Sophono
(Boulder) Sophono manufactures implanted magnetic hearing devices.
This year the company has secured $7 million in new growth capital financing to fuel product and business development efforts.
They have tripled their square footage to expand their manufacturing facilities in Boulder. Visit: http://sophono.com2012 'Rising Star of the Year' Finalists included: InDevR, Inc., Boulder (http://www.indevr.com); Mosaic Biosciences, Aurora and Boulder (http://www.mosaicbio.com); and Surefire Medical, Inc., Westminster (http://www.surefiremedical.com). Company of the Year - TOLMAR
(Fort Collins) TOLMAR is a pharmaceutical research,
development, manufacturing, and commercial operations company that has seen tremendous growth this past year. The pharmaceutical
company announced their expansion into a 146,000-square-foot building in Windsor. TOLMAR is continually engaged in community
efforts for the industry and partnered with CBSA this summer to launch the internship program. Visit: http://www.tolmar.com2012 'Company of the Year' Finalists included: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., Colorado Springs (http://www.balseal.com) and Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder (http://www.covidien.com).Chairman’s Award - Sheridan Ross
(Denver) Sheridan Ross played a significant
role in the coordination and application efforts to bring a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Denver. John Posthumus, Partner
and Patent Attorney at Sheridan Ross worked with local, state and federal legislators along with business and economic development
leaders for many years to accomplish this major development in the Colorado economy that will impact the bioscience industry
in the years to come. Visit: http://www.sheridanross.comLifetime Achievement Award - William Freytag, Ph.D.,
Former Chairman and CEO, Myogen (Boulder)
Dr. Freytag’s 25 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries include serving as Chairman
and CEO of Myogen Inc. plus other senior executive and research positions. He currently serves on multiple boards including
the BioFrontiers Institute, Board of Trustees of the University of Colorado Foundation, and the Fitzsimmons Redevelopment
Authority. Visit: http://leeds.colorado.edu/board/freytag
CBSA also announced the new Colorado BioScience Institute to its community at the Annual Awards Dinner Celebration
December 6th with this video overview: http://youtu.be/2qgVEgNTlwI
-- video by Robin Bond Media: http://robinbondmedia.com
Link to view all the video highlights of the celebration: http://coloradobio.blogspot.com/2012/12/video-highlights-colorado-bioscience.htmlLink to the BusinessWire Link to the PitchEngine Social Media News Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
9News Denver: 'Colo. bioscience industry, patients to benefit from new law'
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CBSA Pres/CEO Holli Riebel
interviewed with 9News yesterday regarding the new federal law that cuts the FDA's
approval timetable for new drugs. Quoting from the 9News posting:
"Supporters say the bill would benefit hundreds
of Colorado startups that are developing novel medicines and therapies. They say the provision could also help severely ill
patients who are willing to take experimental drugs that haven't undergone the full battery of tests for all possible side
effects and complications...
...About 600 bioscience companies, research institutions and venture capital groups
in Colorado employ about 20,000 people, and the industry continues to grow despite the sluggish economy, according to the
Colorado Bioscience Association
Link to the video report
or view here: http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=277012
Friday, June 15, 2012
CBSA Releases 2012 Edition of Bioscience Colorado Magazine - Colorado Centers of Excellence: Elevated Thinking
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The 2012 issue of Bioscience Colorado
highlights centers of excellence within the state, including Cancer,
Infectious Disease, Respiratory, Cardiac and Biofuels. The research the writers and experts have compiled for this issue illustrates
that there are several components—infrastructure, expertise, industry connections, and patient outcomes. Each article
focuses on a center and examines the elements that make it truly excellent.
The new issue also includes:
* Complete listing of every bioscience company in the state
* Annual industry financing and investment overview
* Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEGP) update
This publication is an integral part
of the Association’s mission to support the Colorado bioscience community through advocacy, resources and advancement
of opportunities for collaboration. It reaches thousands of bioscience, economic development, legislative, university and
The new magazine rolls out the industry’s new branding campaign for Bioscience
in Colorado: Elevated Thinking.
We have some of the top research institutions in the country and over 600 bioscience
companies led by the best in the industry—creating the vision and drive to succeed. That’s why so many great ideas
that impact the globe start and grow here in Colorado. Link to the magazine pdf Link to the Business Wire release Link to the PitchEngine Social Media newswire
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Bell Aquaculture launches OMRI Listed Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic & Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizers
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Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming
operations, is formally launched its new OMRI Listed 'Fish Rich Organic 2-2-2 Fertilizer' and 'Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 Fertilizer'
products at the 2012 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas
The announcement is made by Norman
McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the Native Americans
first began farming our nearby land centuries ago. Our natural plant fertilizers, marketed as the Fish Rich brand, are made
from the remains of the Bell Perch processed at our aquaculture facility in Indiana."
Fish Rich 2-2-2 (Organic)
- Fish Rich is OMRI Listed and is allowed for use in organic crop production under the USDA National Organic Program rules.
It is completely garden and human safe.
Fish Rich+ 6-3-3 - Fish Rich+ is a natural based fertilizer, just “plussed
up” with some nitrogen and potassium. This formula will offer your plants faster greening, swifter root establishment
and more brilliant, longer lasting blooms.
Both products are available for purchase online at the company website:
http://www.bellaquaculture.com Link to the PR Web newswire Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mayo Clinic exec to lead Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (via Denver Business Journal)
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Aurora, CO, March 14, 2012 - Following an extensive national search, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) has named
Steve VanNurden as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, beginning in late May. The announcement is made by John
M. Shaw, Chair of the FRA Board of Directors, who said: "Steve, a seasoned leader in the life science/bioscience space,
comes to us from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota."
The appointment of Mr. VanNurden is further evidence
of the FRA's continued commitment to support the development of life science companies in Colorado in partnership with the
State’s research institutions. He will be working with universities, local economic development agencies, state and
local governments, and the bioscience industry to promote the successful development of the 180 acre Colorado Science + Technology
Park, which is adjacent to the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
Steve Hogan, Mayor
of the City of Aurora and FRA Board member stated, “Steve is the partner we need to fulfill the promise of the bioscience
industry park. His working relationships span nationally and internationally, which will be a great advantage for us.”
Steve VanNurden is currently Chair of Mayo Clinic Ventures, the invention arm for Mayo Clinic. Under Mr. VanNurden’s
direction, this division is responsible for patenting and commercializing Mayo’s discoveries, inventions and other intellectual
property. Since 1986, Mayo Clinic Ventures has successfully commercialized over 2,000 technologies and has been granted more
than 1,200 patents. Under the guidance of Mr. VanNurden, Mayo’s technology based ventures efforts have paid off, resulting
in the formation of 45+ Mayo Clinic start-up companies.
Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release
Link to the PR Newswire Release
Monday, February 20, 2012
Bell Aquaculture & Indiana Soybean Alliance Jointly Announce 'Future of Fish' Partners
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Albany & Indianapolis, IN [released 1/25/12] - Bell Aquaculture, a pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations,
teamed with Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences
and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute to present the 'Future of Fish' at Bell Aquaculture's operations in Albany
and Redkey, Indiana. The announcement is made jointly by Norman McCowan, President of Bell Aquaculture, and Shelia Lingle,
Director of Aquaculture for Indiana Soybean Alliance.
According to McCowan: "We are simply thrilled to be
partnering with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute to advance
the knowledge of best practices in the Aquaculture Industry in the U.S. Our first event was January 11th here in Redkey and
Albany. We look forward to hosting similar events in the near future."
Further, says Lingle: "As our
country, and world, seeks sustainable, quality food options, Indiana Soybean Alliance is very pleased to be supporting this
effort to provide healthy, great-tasting and ecologically responsible fish options for consumers. We've been working closely
with Bell Aquaculture since its inception in 2005 to develop more sustainable, soy-based feed options for the aquaculture
The 'Future of Fish' on January 11th included tours of Bell Aquaculture's production and processing
facilities, followed by luncheon presentations from Fred Binkowski, Senior Scientist, School of Freshwater Sciences University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Steven T. Summerfelt, Ph.D, P.E., Director of Aquaculture Systems Research, The Conservation Fund's
Freshwater Institute; Dr. Espen Staubo, President & CEO of Low Salinity, Inc., and Virginia Cobia Farms; and Steve Hart,
Ph.D., Executive Director of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance.
The luncheon was prepared by chefs from The Chef’s
Academy, Indianapolis. Entrees featured breaded Bell Perch and Virginia Farms Cobia and Pompano.
Link to the PR Web Newswire
Denver's Absolutely PR Provides Yearend Review of 2011 Client Milestones & Key Media Placements
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Lakewood, CO [released 12/31/11] - Metro Denver-based Absolutely Public Relations celebrated its 12th calendar year
in business in 2011 and achieved key media placement results for clients in both the traditional and social media spaces.
This yearend review is shared by Absolutely PR Owner/Founder Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, who says, "Absolutely PR
assisted Bell Aquaculture (including its new Fish Rich™ fertilizer product line); Cabela's; Cat Care Society (CCS);
Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4); Fitzsimons
Redevelopment Authority; Joseph Decuis Gourmet Restaurant, Farm, Emporium, Culinarium and Inn; Medivance, Inc.; Dr. Martha
Lucas/Cosmetic Acupuncture Seminars; and Holben Building Corporation in 2011."
offers PublicRelationsNewsroom.com, Expert411.com and DenverPRNewsroom.com to help clients achieve media relations success.
The company also maintains News Feed Blogs to turn up the volume on client messaging in the social media blog space.
Link to the PR Web newswire
Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Announces Second Phase of Strategic Refocus With $8 Million Expansion to Bioscience Park
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Aurora, CO [released 12/12/11] - In furtherance of its renewed commitment to support the growth of early-stage Colorado
bioscience companies, especially those developing technologies from Colorado's research institutions, Fitzsimons Redevelopment
Authority (FRA) is expanding its Bioscience Park Center building (BPC) with an $8 million, 37,000-square-foot accelerator
facility, increasing the BPC in excess of 50 percent. The announcement is made by Denise Brown, FRA Interim Executive Director,
who says, "The new accelerator space will be leased to companies in the modest growth stage. We have a number of companies
in the BPC incubator ready to make this advancement in addition to interest from other companies, both in-state and out-of-state,
The FRA Board of Directors has been working with FRA staff, FRA's real estate development partner
Forest City Science + Technology Group, consultants and lenders for the past several months to finalize this expansion. Based
on the team's recommendation, the three-story accelerator will be built to the west of the current building with a new parking
lot located to the north of BPC. Ground broke in October and construction has been progressing since, with completion expected
by June, as recently reported in the Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/email_push/news/article_95c4538e-1792-11e1-a67e-001cc4c03286.html
Link to the PR Web newswire
Link to the PitchEngine Social Media Release
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Colorado BioScience Association Celebrates 2011 Industry Standouts
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The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) honored the outstanding bioscience companies and individuals in the state
during its 9th Annual Awards Dinner at the Downtown Denver Embassy Suites. The CBSA's Annual Awards program showcases the
significant achievements in the state's bioscience industry throughout the year.
Recipients of 2011 awards include:Lifetime Achievement Award - Brian, Greg and Jeff Baldwin
Brian Baldwin founded Baxa Corporation
in 1975 and grew the company steadily over the succeeding 36 years along with the leadership of sons Greg and Jeff. Creating
technology that saves patient lives, Baxa Corporation provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling
and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration
of fluid medications. Visit: http://www.baxa.comCompany of the Year - LABS Inc.
LABS, Inc. has grown to service clients across many healthcare
industries over the past 30 years. Recently, they added a Cell and Molecular Biology Department to their already growing business.
Labs Inc. has been the market leader in laboratory testing for Infectious Disease, Microbiology, and Immunogenetics. Visit:
http://www.labs-inc.orgRising Star of the Year - Ventria Bioscience
Ventria Bioscience is the first company to
commercialize recombinant proteins derived from a plant-based manufacturing system. Ventria’s technology platform ExpressTec
is a safe, affordable and sustainable manufacturing technology that achieves recombinant protein yield that is many times
higher than alternative systems. Visit: http://www.ventria.comVolunteer of the Year - Timothy Rodell, M.D. President and CEO, GlobeImmune
leadership and community involvement has greatly contributed to Colorado’s bioscience industry. He contributed significantly
to Senator Bennet’s Colorado Competes Report as a member of the Innovation Roundtable. He also has been a voice at the
federal level with a seat on BIO’s national Board leading our industry forward. Visit: http://www.globeimmune.comEducator of the Year - Melissa Reynolds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University
Melissa Reynolds Ph.D. joined the Colorado State University faculty in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry
and is a participating faculty member in the School of Biomedical Engineering. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate
courses she has organized professional development and entrepreneurship programs and mentored over 25 multidisciplinary students.
Her positive leadership and encouragement has been continually evident to her colleagues, funders and the bioscience community
as a whole. More about Dr. Reynolds: http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/5620Business Partner of the Year - Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young has been a strong partner
for over seven years helping to move Colorado’s bioscience industry forward. They have provided excellent service to
the industry with expertise and dedication to our companies. Visit: http://www.ey.comLegislator of the Year - State Representative Cheri Gerou
Representative Cheri Gerou has
shown continued support for the bioscience community. She was involved in introducing and enabled the passage of HB 1283 and
SB 47 to extend and further fund the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program. Visit: http://cherigerou.comChairman’s Award - Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson’s dedication
to advocacy and strategic development as an industry leader has advanced bioscience in Colorado. The company has continually
supported CBSA’s efforts to advance the regional bioscience community including the development of CBSA’s Rocky
Mountain Life Science Investor Conference and presence on the Board of Directors. Visit: http://www.jnj.comChairman’s Award - U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
Senator Michael Bennet has championed
Colorado’s bioscience issues at the Capitol on several major issues including spearheading the Colorado Innovation Economy
Committee and the “Colorado Competes” report, of which CBSA co-chaired; a CEO roundtable event with FDA Commissioner
Hamburg; and The Medical Device Regulatory Improvement Act, introduced to boost Medical Device innovation and FDA reform.
Senator Bennet leadership and perseverance continue to benefit the bioscience community as a whole. Visit: http://bennet.senate.govLink to the Business Wire newswire
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Cat Care Society Is Now a Registered Non-Profit at GivingFirst.org, Participating in the Second Annual Colorado Gives Day
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Cat Care Society (CCS) has been accepted as a registered non-profit organization at GivingFirst.org, a program of the
Community First Foundation. The announcement is made by Diane Stoner, President of the CCS Board of Directors who says, "Cat
Care Society is simply thrilled to be a new GivingFirst.org participant. The opportunity to reach patrons and donors beyond
the scope of our individual efforts, combined with no processing fees for donations made on Colorado Gives Day December 6th,
means more funding will go directly to our important community programs at the Cat Care Society. This support for our appeal
efforts is unprecedented.”
This is the second year for Colorado Gives Day and,
similar to last year, processing fees will be covered by Community First Foundation, FirstBank and local foundations so that
100 percent of Colorado Gives Day donations go directly to nonprofit organizations such as CCS. FirstBank, Colorado’s
largest locally owned bank, has renewed its role as corporate partner of Colorado Gives Day, committing $500,000 to kick off
the 2011 campaign including $300,000 for the FirstBank Incentive Fund. The FirstBank Incentive Fund will be proportionally
allocated across all donations received, increasing the value of each donation. FirstBank is also sponsoring 12 new High Five
prizes at $5,000 each.
Link to the PR Web Newswire
Link to the Pitch Engine Social Media Release
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Cover Article and National Trade Jounal Placements for Bell Aquaculture by Absolutely PR
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Quoting from the special report in the Indianapolis Business Journal by Sam Stall: "The ISA’s golden
boy is Redkey-based Bell Aquaculture, the state’s only industrial-scale fish farming outfit. While
Indiana’s aquaculture industry produces only 1 million pounds of fish annually, expansion plans at Bell will double
that number by next year. And the technology the company is developing could pave the way for even higher production. Put
simply, company officials have figured out how to raise their fish—yellow perch—indoors under highly controlled
conditions, just as chicken and hog farmers do. The company’s plant raises 1.8 million fish annually. That number will
balloon to 3 million when a $5 million expansion wraps up in 2012. To no surprise, Bell President Norman McCowan is bullish
on Indiana’s aquaculture potential, believing that the state (and his company in particular) possesses the three things
necessary to make a go of it: sustainable technology, readily available food (soybeans) and water, and funding." Subscribe to the IBJ
Bell Aquaculture is featured in the current edition (Volume 10, Issue 4 2011) of Fish Farming News - Aquaculture's
National Newspaper. Quoting from the article by FFN Contributing Writer Brian Robbins: "'Vertically integrated'
is a phrase that Bell uses frequently in describing itself: pretty much self-sufficient, relying only on outside suppliers
for fee. Other than that, they've built their own little world in five years' time and can definitely call their fish their
own, from broodstock and eggs, to harvesting and processing on the other end. With their existing facility, Bell is looking
at producing 1.8 million yellow perch in a one-year growout cycle. The new addition that's currently under construction (with
plans to be up and going by October) will add another 3 million yellow perch a year to Bell's forecast. But wait - it doesn't
stop there: Bell's next expansion will boost that number significantly, with the company hoping to have the capacity to handle
an additional 7.5 million perch by 2013." Link to FFN for subscription details
Link to the Bell Aquaculture News Feed Blog
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Medivance® Inc. Arctic Sun® Products Are the Preferred Choice of the top-10 of the U.S. News & World Report 2011-12 Honor
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Building on a track record of serving the nation's top ranked hospitals, Medivance® Inc. is pleased to announce
the top-10 of U.S. News & World Report 2011-12 Honor Roll Hospitals are all users of its Targeted Temperature Management™
product, the Arctic Sun®. The announcement was made by Robert Kline, President & CEO, who stated, "It is often
said that you are known by the company you keep, and we are honored to be affiliated with the top tier of the U.S. News 2011-12
Honor Roll Hospitals. The Medivance Team is very proud of this achievement."
Body temperature, systematically
measured and reported as a vital sign, contributes to maintenance of normal physiology and affects the processes leading to
recovery after illness. Intentional manipulation of body temperature has therefore emerged as a key treatment strategy for
hospitals. The Medivance® Arctic Sun® brings precision Targeted Temperature Management™ to the highest level
of performance available today for intentionally manipulating body temperature as a treatment strategy.
Arctic Sun® 5000 is really the only product in the market that can achieve, with precision, a prescribed order set for
temperature management with consistency for each patient. This is of particular importance in the hospital environment for
Continuous Quality Improvement , thus it's not surprising the top-10 Honor Roll hospitals make use of our technology,"
Kline explained.Link to the PR NewswireLink to the PRWeb NewswireBoulder County Business Report: Medivance serves top-ranked hospitals
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development Awards Funding to Fort Collins-based VetDC
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The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development has selected Ft. Collins, Colorado-based Veterinary
Emerging Technologies Development Corporation (VetDC) to receive funding and management assistance. VetDC in-licenses, develops
and commercializes technologies to address serious unmet medical needs in companion animals. The announcement is made by Kevin
M. Smith, CID4 President & CEO, who says, "CID4 is providing funding as well as access to CID4’s expert management
team’s experience and deep network of potential partners and funders to advance VetDC’s cancer-focused veterinary
products."Performance highlights of CID4 and its funded entities to date include:
* $1.25 million in investments by CID4 has allowed an additional $1.3 million in third party financing into Project
* 20 jobs created within 18 months.
* FDA clearance to market Sophono, Inc.’s Alpha 1 abutment-free,
bone anchored hearing device in the US and Europe.
* Rapid progression in PeptiVir’s research and development of
its universal influenza vaccine.
* Established a continuous application process so technology owners can apply when they
are ready (versus the prior model which was limited to semi-annual solicitations).
* Redevelopment of the CID4 website
to provide a more interactive experience and provide more benefits to visitors, as well as provide a direct link to technology
submissions.Link to the PR Newswire releaseLink to the Pitch Engine Social Media Release Link to the profile article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Bell Aquaculture Announces $5 Million Expansion and Launches Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer
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6/6/11 - Bell Aquaculture Announces $5 Million Expansion, Increasing Capacity by 3 Million Yellow
Perch Per Year
Bell Aquaculture, a pioneer in sustainable fish
farming operations, is expanding its production facility in Albany, IN. Formed in 2005, Bell Aquaculture is the nation's largest
yellow perch (Perca flavescens) fish farm. Read the full story at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8531018.htm
6/2/11 - Bell Aquaculture Launches New Product: Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2
Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and
pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, has launched its new "Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2," for purchase
online at the company website. Chemical-free, Fish Rich Organic Fertilizer 2-3-2 is from Yellow Perch and used for vibrant
growth of plants, flowers and vegetables. Read the full story at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/6/prweb8510121.htm
Monday, January 3, 2011
Absolutely PR Blog Post Links
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Monday, August 9, 2010
WebCPA: Holben Hay Balzer name change
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"Holben Hay Husman, Denver, has changed its name to Holben Hay Balzer CPAs LLC in recognition of the influence
and contributions of Sheila Balzer. Balzer had been with Husman & Co. since 1994, prior to its merger with the Holben
firm in 2001."Link to WebCPA (Accounting Today)
Absolutely Public Relations Named PR Agency of Record for Denver-based Accounting Firm Holben Hay Balzer CPAs
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
DBJ Exclusive: "‘Fund of funds’ a top priority as Baumunk takes over CBSA"
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"Holli Baumunk took over as president and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) on July 12. She already
was familiar with the state’s biotech drug and medical device companies from working as vice president of the Metro
Denver Economic Development Corp.
A top priority of her first year will be working on creating a “fund of
funds,” designed to supply capital to private venture funds investing in startup companies that commercialize Colorado
technologies in the biotech drug, medical device, biofuel and clean technology fields. An industry road map prepared for the
CBSA in 2008 recommended pushing for a $250 million “fund of funds” similar to ones in other states that use money
from state employee pension funds and other investors."Link to Greg Avery's profile of Holli Baumunk in today's DBJ
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Bell Aqualculture's Norman McCowan Quoted in WSJ Yellow Perch Article
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"'Perch were born to be fried,' said Fred P. Binkowski, a senior scientist of fisheries biology with the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Great Lakes Water Institute. Mr. Binkowski provides Sweet Water and similar operations with technical
assistance and baby perch that he breeds under research agreements with the companies.
One company he works with
is Bell Aquaculture LLC, an indoor fish farm built in a former farm field near Muncie, Ind.
Bell has invested some
$50 million and has been raising perch for three years. It sells about two million fish a year to restaurants and food distributors,
said Norman McCowan, president and chief executive. The closely held company expects to turn its first profit next year and
eventually produce six million perch annually."Link to the article
Bell Aquaculture: Perch producer to sell direct to consumers
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From the March/April issue of Aquaculture North America
"Indiana's Bell Aquaculture fish-farming
company, the United States' largest yellow perch farm, has started selling product directly to consumers.
now, the Redkey-based fish producer and processor has been supplying primarily to restaurants. However, it recently announced
that it will be selling directly to consumers in order increments of five and 20 lbs.
In February, the company
also rolled out its breaded yellow-perch line along with launching its Bell Perch Online Ordering System, announced by president
and CEO Norman McCowan."Clipping pdf