Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development: "With $4.75M in hand, institute helps biotech startups"
"Local bioscience industry boosters have formed a state-supported nonprofit institute to fund biotechnology startups
and provide them executive leadership at their earliest stages.
The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic
Development (CID4) is armed with $3.75 million from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and
$1 million from the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority in the next five years."
CID4's first funding solicitation deadline is March 1st
From w3w3's Larry Nelson recapping his interview with CID4's Rick Duke and Kevin Smith:
"Kevin added, 'Back
in late October when we last talked, we were poised to start operations, doing a lot of planning but we hadn't really started
yet. The good news is since then we've finalized our grants with the State of Colorado and our grant with the Fitzsimmons
Redevelopment Authority and we're ready to start operations. We've actually launched that first solicitation for technology.
But in order to do that we've brought together a business and technical advisory committee consisting of some of the top leaders
in the State of Colorado, both in the financing of early stage companies as well as folks with understanding of the medical
drug technology development process and the medical device technology process.'"
"Larry asked, 'Rick
could you tell us about the solicitation process and what kind of investments you're actually looking for?' 'We have a solicitation
process that involves a very simple and straight forward application that's available on our web site and it's open for private
companies as well as research institutions or even individual inventors to submit. The caveat is we are looking for technologies
that are ready to enter clinical development.' Submissions are due March 1, 2010 and commercialization is a key word."
Colorado Cleantech Industry Association & IBM Focus on Smart Water Feb 25 at DU Craig Hall Community Room
The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) is offering “Advanced Water Management: Using Cleantech
to Manage Scarce Resources,” February 25, with keynote presentation by Cameron Brooks on IBM’s Smarter Planet
Initiatives. IBM is already staking claims in the smart grid industry to better manage electricity. Now it's doing the same
for water, with a broad offering that will include developing sensor and intelligence networks for water utilities, smart
water meters and a new technology for water filtration.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Cameron Brooks, Director of Solutions
& Business Development, IBM Big Green Innovations. He will introduce IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives and discuss
the technologies IBM is employing to leverage their smart grid expertise for the water “grid.” Dr. Brooks will
also provide IBM’s perspective into where the water technology market is headed relative to IP sharing, investment,
partnership and global opportunities.
Following the IBM keynote presentation, the CCIA will open a panel discussion
with experts from:
Event details: February 25, 7:30 – 10:30 a.m., at Craig Hall Community Room, University of Denver. Registration
is required by contacting Shelly Curtiss at 303-623-2690 or Shelly@coloradocleantech.com – CCIA members attend free
of charge; $35 for non-members. Note space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information,
"Yellow perch – the sweet, mild tasting fish that everyone loves, especially at Friday Night Fish
Fries – is now officially back in time to kickoff the Lenten season. The rollout of Bell Aquaculture’s breaded
yellow perch products and launch of the Bell Perch™ Online Ordering System means ample supplies of yellow perch fillets
will now be available year around. Bell Aquaculture owns and operates of the nation’s largest yellow perch farm in Albany,
IN, with corporate headquarters and production facilities nearby in Redkey, northeast of Indianapolis."
2009 ACG Corporate Growth Award Goes to Baxa Corporation
"Baxa is a Douglas County-based medical device and software firm with annual sales of about $145 million
that has been growing steadily in the annual 11 percent to 14 percent range.
Baldwin gratefully acknowledges the
2009 ACG Corporate Growth Award 'celebrating a leading company with steady growth and annual sales exceeding $100 million,'
a description that fits Baxa like a glove."
CID4 Launches Today with a Statewide “Call for Proposals” From Colorado Life Science Technologies In Need of Funding and Active
The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) officially launched today with a statewide “Call
for Proposals” from Colorado life science technologies in need of funding and active management. The announcement is
made by Kevin M. Smith, CID4 Executive Vice President/COO and spokesperson, who says “CID4 is a private, not-for-profit
entity, formed in 2009 to bridge the gap between basic research and successful product commercialization, thereby creating
more Colorado jobs in the life science industry.”