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Colorado BioScience Association Names Jack Wheeler Chairperson, Announces 2007 Sponsors and Appoints Eight New Board Members










Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 18, 2007

Jack Wheeler, CEO of MicroPhage, Inc. (http://www.micro-phage.com), Longmont, was named chairperson of the board of directors for the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) at its 2007 annual all-member meeting held at the GlobeImmune/Replidyne dual headquarters facility in Louisville, Colo., April 24. The announcement is made by Denise Brown, CBSA executive director, who says Wheeler assumes chairperson responsibilities from Ed Wood, ArcScan, Inc.

Prior to introducing Wheeler to the CBSA membership, Wood announced the following 2007 association sponsors: Platinum – Amgen, Colorado Science + Technology Park at Fitzsimons, Hogan & Hartson, Colorado State University, Cooley Godward Kronish L.L.P., and University of Colorado Technology Transfer. Silver – Faegre & Benson L.L.P, Pfizer, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Ernst & Young, ABD Insurance and Financial Services, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Gambro, and Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. Bronze – Johnson and Johnson, Commerce Bank, Holland & Hart, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., PhRMA, OSI Pharmaceuticals, CBR International and vcfo.

New vice chairperson of the CBSA board is Rick Jory, CEO of Sandhill Scientific (http://www.sandhillsci.com), headquartered in Highlands Ranch. In other action, eight new board members were appointed, expanding the CBSA board to 40 members.

The CBSA board is comprised of members from traditional biotechnology companies, traditional medical device companies, research organizations, service providers and emerging companies. New CBSA board members receiving three-year appointments include: Derek Cole, Allos Therapeutics; Doug Henston, Solix Biofuels; Chris Lepore, Johnson & Johnson; Dan Mitchell, Sequel Venture Partners; Harry Ross, Aweida Venture Partners; Michael Salem, National Jewish Medical and Research Center; Greg Tucker, OSI Pharmaceuticals; and M. Roy Wilson, University of Colorado.

CBSA recently released its fourth annual issue of Colorado Bioscience Magazine at the BIO International Conference in Boston. A link to a pdf of the new magazine is found at: http://www.cobioscience.com/Magazine%202007.pdf

About Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado BioScience Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado’s growing biosciences industry. Colorado is carrying out an aggressive plan to grow the state’s bioscience industry into one of the country’s premier bioscience clusters. CBSA currently enjoys the support of more than 340 member organizations representing both bioscience companies and companies providing key services to the bioscience industry and research institutions in Colorado. The association’s main office is located in the Advance Colorado Center, 1625 Broadway, Suite 950, in Denver, plus satellite offices are maintained in the Fitzsimons Bioscience Park and the Fort Collins Technology Incubator. A new chapter was recently announced in Colorado Springs. You can learn more about CBSA at the website http://www.cobioscience.com

Contacts:

Denise Brown, Executive Director, Colorado BioScience Association, http://www.cobioscience.com – 303.592.4073 or 303.915.9762

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations, http://www.absolutelypr.com – 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

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