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The Colorado BioScience Association Launches Its Colorado BioScience Institute To Support Much Needed Educational & Workforce Programs For The State's Bioscience Industry
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The Colorado BioScience Association Launches Its Colorado BioScience Institute To Support Much Needed Educational & Workforce Programs For The State's Bioscience Industry

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Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is officially launching the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) today. The CBSA leadership team has set a kick-off goal of $100,000 for The Institute …

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is officially launching the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) today. The CBSA leadership team has set a kick-off goal of $100,000 for The Institute this year. The initial $20,000 raised, including a generous matching gift from PhRMA of up to $5,000, will support the Colorado launch of one of its flagship programs, the BioGENEius Challenge.

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  • 1.          The Colorado BioScience Association Launches Its Colorado BioScience Institute To Support   Much Needed Educational & Workforce Programs For The States Bioscience Industry   Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is officially launching the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) today. The CBSA leadership team has set a kick‐off goal of $100,000 for The Institute this year. The initial $20,000 raised, including a generous matching gift from PhRMA of up to $5,000, will support the Colorado launch of one of its flagship programs, the BioGENEius Challenge.  Denver, CO, January 7, 2013 ‐ Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) is officially launching the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) today. The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President & CEO, who says, “The Institute is a 501(c)3 non‐profit that our Association is establishing to provide educational and workforce programs for teachers, students, bioscience professionals and the broader community."  The Institute will create a framework to train the very best young scientists and business entrepreneurs, as well as assist companies with the recruitment, retention and attraction of these future bioscience employees and leaders.     “We are very proud to bring The Institute to Colorado — weve spent a year accessing the community’s needs and developing the framework of the Institute.  As the Education Chair of the CBSAs Board of Directors, I look forward to developing The Institute into a renowned and integral piece of the bioscience ecosystem in the state and adding value to our growing industry,” Mark Spiecker, CEO of Sharklet Technologies and Board Member for both CBSA and The Institute, explains. The Institute was introduced to the CBSA membership and community supporters at its Annual Awards Dinner  held last month by Spiecker.   Further, according to Giles: “Our Board saw a need for The Institute as our industry continues to grow at 4.6%, out‐pacing the national average. It is expected that Colorado will need to fill 232,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)‐related jobs by 2018. CBSAs new Institute is the only non‐profit in Colorado that focuses exclusively on all areas of the bioscience industry. ”    The CBSA leadership team has set a kick‐off goal of $100,000 for The Institute this year. The initial $20,000 raised, including a generous matching gift from PhRMA up to $5,000, will support the Colorado launch of one of its flagship programs, the BioGENEius Challenge. BioGENEius provides high school students the opportunity to compete and be recognized for outstanding research in biotechnology. Participants in the first Colorado BioGENEius Challenge will be able to compete with participants across the country. For more information about the U.S. National BioGENEius program, visit: http://www.biotechinstitute.org/node/1440  The Institute has established these five overarching program areas that are critical to the future of bioscience in Colorado:  1. Teachers—Providing teachers with practical knowledge and experience to enhance their content understanding and classroom practice, especially related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 2. Professionals—Providing programs for experienced researchers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to build businesses and advance their careers in the bioscience industries. 3. Workforce Development—Providing classes, trainings programs, internships as a form of workforce recruitment and development.  ‐More‐ 
  • 2.   Page 2 4. Secondary Students (9‐12)—Providing students with opportunities to explore careers in biotechnology and associated industries.  5. Community—Creating broader awareness of the industry’s impact through partnerships with other organizations.    The Institute will also provide assistance to patient advocacy and disease‐related organizations to help build awareness of their important work in Colorado.  Colorado BioScience Institute Leadership  The Institute will be led by the following Board of Directors:   Steve Orndorff, Ph.D., CBSA Board Chair, President and CEO, Ariel Pharmaceuticals   Derek Cole, CBSA Board Vice Chair, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, ARCA  Biopharma    Jim Wilson, CBSA Board Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young   John Dunning, CBSA Board Secretary, President & CEO, Clarimedix Inc.   Mark Spiecker, CBSA Executive Committee, Education, Chief Executive Officer, Sharklet Technologies   Nicole Garneau, Ph.D., CBSA Education Committee, Curator and Chair of the Health Sciences Department at  Denver Museum of Nature & Science  About Colorado BioScience Institute  The Institute is the foundation arm of the Colorado BioScience Association and will provide educational and workforce programs for teachers, students, bioscience professionals and the broader community. The Colorado BioScience Institute has applied for 501(c)(3) tax‐exempt status and its tax exemption is pending. Donations today are deductible if 501(c)(3) status is granted by t he IRS since the exemption is retroactive to when the application was filed in August 2012. For more information, visit http://www.CoBioInstitute.org.  Link to view The Institutes Video Overview: http://youtu.be/2qgVEgNTlwI  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 Colorados 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 states 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 http://www.cobioscience.com.  Contacts: Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association ‐ http://www.cobioscience.com – 720‐382‐5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations ‐ http://www.absolutelypr.com ‐ 303‐984‐9801, maggie@absolutelypr.com  

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