CBSA Applauds Rep. Jason Crow for Supporting Health Innovation in Our State
By: Colorado BioScience Association Date: 08/09/2021
Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) applauds Representative Jason Crow (D-CO) for re-introducing the Small Business Innovation Voucher Act with Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN). This bipartisan legislation establishes an innovation voucher program at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and would authorize $10 million per year for five years to establish an innovation voucher program at the SBA.
CBSA collaborates with Congressman Crow and his office on legislation critical to life sciences in Colorado, including this Small Business Innovation Voucher Act. This program is an important step for our ecosystem by encouraging more public-private partnerships to advance the development and commercialization of innovative technologies. CBSA is proud to work alongside the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus to advocate for early-stage life sciences companies working to bring life-saving breakthroughs to patients.
Jennifer Jones Paton, President & CEO of Colorado BioScience Association, said:
“This program is an important step for our life sciences ecosystem, encouraging more public-private partnerships that are critical in the development and commercialization of innovative technologies. We appreciate Congressman Jason Crow’s leadership on this issue and his support for the innovative startups working to commercialize cutting-edge research that improves and saves lives,” said Jennifer Jones Paton, CBSA President and CEO.”
Don Elliman, Chancellor of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said:
“We at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus ̶ one of a handful of campuses in the country with a university, hospitals and a growing biotech incubator all on one site ̶ have seen firsthand how partnering and collaborating truly advances innovation. We’re grateful to Congressman Crow for his efforts to help early-stage innovators get ideas off the ground, which will have a positive impact on economic development and health throughout Colorado.”
We appreciate Congressman Jason Crow’s leadership and his commitment on this issue and his support for the innovative startups working to commercialize cutting-edge research that improves and saves lives.
Together, we advocate for shared policy objectives to ensure elected officials hear the collective voice of Colorado’s ecosystem and understand the ways we save and change lives.
Review the press release and bill text.