Colorado BioScience Association Release: 2012 BioWest Conference & Expo Showcases 40+ New Technologies, Products and Services for the Region's Robust Bioscience Industry  
11/9/2012 1:53:34 PM

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing new technologies, products and services at the 2012 BioWest Conference & Expo -- organized by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) -- September 11, at the Marriott City Center, Denver. The announcement is made by CBSA Executive Vice President April Giles, who says: “The companies participating in the exhibit area are each playing an important role in helping advance the bioscience industry within the region. We’re very pleased to welcome them to our ninth BioWest event and look forward to yet another exciting and successful conference.”

“The companies participating in the exhibit area are each playing an important role in helping advance the bioscience industry within the region. We’re very pleased to welcome them to our ninth BioWest event and look forward to yet another exciting and successful conference.”

BioWest brings together more than 500 industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors and entrepreneurs from throughout the region. This year's national speakers for BioWest include Ginger Graham of Harvard Business School and past president of Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Mike Huckman former CNBC biopharma and medical device industry reporter-turned-PR pro.

BioWest provides the region's bioscience community opportunities to network, learn from one another and collaborate to grow the industry. Exhibitors confirmed to date include: ARAMARK Cleanroom Services

Biomedical Systems


BSI Group America, Inc.

CARE Research LLC



Charles River

CSU Ventures

Fisher Scientific

Fitzsimons Life Science District

Flanders Investment & Trade – Belgium


ISEC Incorporated

ITW Texwipe

The Jackson Laboratory

Just Animate Studio



Merck & Co., Inc.

Montana BioScience Alliance

National Jewish Health Advanced

Diagnostic Laboratories

NextGen Pharma Technologies, Inc.

PCM Trials

Phase Three Product Development

Pozzetta Scientific

Pre-Clinical Research Services


Ricerca Biosciences

Robin Bond Media

Technical Safety Services, Inc.

Thermo Fisher


Ubiquity Group

University of Colorado Tech Transfer Office

World Courier, Inc.

BioWest will also include the popular Venture Showcase competition, where five finalists come together and pitch their technologies and business plans in front of a live audience to a panel of bioscience experts and venture capitalists. The winner, announced at the end of the conference day, will receive a $7,500 cash prize. Finalists for the 2012 Venture Showcase competition are the following:

Flashback Technologies Inc. - Longmont, CO -

KromaTiD - Fort Collins, CO -

Siva Therapeutics Inc. - Boulder, CO -

SuviCa Inc. - Boulder, CO -

VetDC Inc. - Fort Collins, CO -

Sponsors for the 2012 BioWest Conference & Expo include: Founders Session Sponsor, Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons; Keynote Lunch Sponsor, Ernst & Young ; Venture Showcase Sponsors, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, EKS&H, Metro Denver EDC; Track Sponsors, NextGen, Clinipace, Lonza, Sheridan Ross PC, Emerson Consultants; Lanyard Sponsor, Cooley; Closing Reception Sponsor, Wells Fargo; Co-track Sponsors, Medical Center of the Rockies, National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, DaVita Clinical Research; Conference Bag, CPC Clinical Research; Break Sponsor, BIO; and, General Conference Sponsors, Amgen, Fisher Scientific, Inviragen, Johnson & Johnson, PhRMA and TerumoBCT.

About BioWest

BioWest is the Rocky Mountain region’s preferred venue for visiting and learning about the bioscience industry. Registration for the conference includes breakfast, lunch and closing reception; Conference Tracks with programs focusing on Business Development and Clinical Trials; the Venture Showcase competition; the Exhibit Hall with over 40 exhibitors showcasing new technologies, products and services to attendees; and the Poster Session featuring Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program to showcase earlier stage technologies from the region’s top research institutions. Link to the schedule:

Online registration for BioWest is available through Wednesday, September 5th, at The full conference is $325 for CBSA members; $400 for non-members. Expo Hall and reception only access is $125 for CBSA members and $150 for non-members. Student rates are $100 and a group discount (20%) is available for three or more from the same company or organization -- contact Tracey Nilson, Note: on-site registration will be available for BioWest, but rates increase to $350 for CBSA members; $425 non-members.

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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