Celebrating Colorado’s Life Sciences Ecosystem

The annual CBSA awards dinner highlights the spirit and drive of Colorado’s vibrant life sciences ecosystem. It brings together hundreds of leaders and innovators to applaud our successes and look ahead to the coming year.

2019 Award Winners

Company of the Year
Biodesix is solving complex diagnostic challenges from early diagnosis of lung nodules through late stage cancer. Finalists for the honor included: Cerapedics and Brickell Biotech.

Rising Star of the Year
Securisyn Medical is preventing the common and costly complications of airway management in ventilated patients with SoliAIRity, an FDA 510(k) cleared Airway Stabilization System. Also nominated for the honor were: Bolder Surgical and Edgewise Therapeutics.

Additional honorees included:

Colorado Bioscience Institute Leadership Award
Agilent Technologies, AveXis and Tolmar collaborated with the Colorado Bioscience Institute to develop the future talent pipeline for life sciences in Colorado with the Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) program. Their leadership and commitment will support Colorado life sciences workforce development with a focus on manufacturing.

Educator of the Year
Chelsea Magin, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine and Bioengineering at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Chelsea is a dedicated educator and mentor, as an active member of the Colorado Bioscience Institute and the Research Experience for Teachers Program. She currently teaches the Bioengineering Department’s Regulatory Affairs course.

Deal of the Year – NEW Award in 2019!
Array BioPharma, a Colorado based company was founded in 1998 focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule medicines to treat cancer and other diseases of high unmet need. In June 2019, Array was acquired by international biopharmaceutical company Pfizer for approximately $11.4 billion.