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Posted: January 29, 2008
Colorado BioScience Association Touts Colorado's Strengths to the Medical Device Industry
(Nanowerk News) Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) and six of the state's economic development entities are marketing Colorado as a desirable medical device manufacturing hub at the 24th annual Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Expo. The announcement is made by Chris Shapard, CBSA Deputy Director, who says more than 16,000 product development professionals are attending the industry's largest event in Anaheim, CA, January 29-31, 2008.
'The MD&M West Expo allows us to showcase Colorado's numerous attributes in the medical device segment to the leaders in the industry,' Shapard says.
'According to the most recent Battelle industry statistics, Colorado, Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs all rank high by various criteria in the medical device manufacturing sector. We have a lot to offer to medical device companies looking to relocate or expand operations in Colorado.'
The six economic development organizations attending MD&M West with CBSA include: Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Broomfield Economic Development Corporation, City of Westminster, Jefferson Economic Council, Arvada Economic Development Association and the Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation.
Colorado companies exhibiting at MD&M West this year include: Avantes (Broomfield), B&E Precision (H.K.) Ltd. (Longmont), Bal Seal Engineering Inc. (Colorado Springs), BeamOne (Denver), Byers Peak (Wheat Ridge), CCW Products Inc. (Arvada), Clean Room Devices LLC (Westminster), CoorsTek Technical Ceramics (Golden), Doranix (Golden), DPC (Denver), Eldon James (Loveland), EMI UV (Breckenridge), Epilog Laser (Golden), Fiberforge Inc. (Glenwood Springs), HEI, Inc./Advanced Medical Operations (Boulder), High Impact Graphics (Englewood), Injectech LLC (Loveland), Injection Molding Magazine (Denver), Insight Analytical Labs Inc. (Colorado Springs), Magnum Tool Company Inc (Colorado Springs), Mikron Assembly Technology (Aurora), Modern Plastics Worldwide (Denver), Norgren Inc. (Littleton), Orion Registrar Inc. (Arvada), Particle Measuring Systems (Boulder), Plexus (Louisville), Powerbox USA (Broomfield), Prime Axis Manufacturing LLC (Colorado Springs), RapidPro Manufacturing (Longmont), RMI Laser LLC (Lafayette), Summa Design (Montrose), Technology Concepts Inc. (Golden), Tuoze LLC (Lakewood), Value Plastics (Fort Collins), Vertex IPS (Denver), Virtual Industries (Colorado Springs) and Winonics/Cosmotronics (Erie). Representatives from 13 other Colorado companies are also in attendance.
MD&M also features the industry-acclaimed MD&M West conference, which started on January 28. The program featured sessions on R&D and product development, nanotechnology and new materials, device packaging, quality systems, risk management, and regulatory compliance.
About Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West
Since 1985, MD&M West, the world's largest exhibit for medical manufacturing, has provided an unparalleled array of resources for the design and manufacture of both current and next-generation medical devices. No other event, can match the breadth and depth of MD&M West in delivering the most complete and comprehensive resource for medical manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.MDMWest.com.
Battelle is a global science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science, develops and commercializes technology, and manages laboratories for customers. Corporate headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.battelle.org.
About Colorado BioScience Association
CBSA is a not-for-profit corporation providing services and support for Colorado's growing biosciences industry. With more than 400 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by working for a better business environment, grow the state's biotech workforce, fight for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state and speak with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com.