Colorado BioScience Association to Recognize Outstanding Companies and Leaders at Annual Awards Celebration

Aktiv Pharma Group, BioIntelliSense, and Umoja Biopharma Selected as Finalists for Company of the Year; Enveda Biosciences, Think Bioscience, and Watchmaker Genomics Honored as Finalists for Rising Star of the Year Award  

DenverColorado BioScience Association (CBSA) today announced the finalists for two of its best-known annual awards, Company of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. The prestigious awards recognize established and high-growth companies that have built significant momentum in the last 18 months.  The winners will be announced during CBSA’s 19th Annual Awards Celebration Presented by AGC Biologics on Wednesday, November 16 at a new location, the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

“Colorado BioScience Association celebrates the spirit and drive of our vibrant life sciences community at our highly anticipated annual awards celebration,” said Elyse Blazevich, Colorado BioScience Association President & CEO. “Colorado’s life sciences ecosystem continues to build momentum and achieve recognition as leading national and international hub. Our finalists for Company of the Year and Rising Star of the Year are important contributors to this growth.”

Company of the Year Finalists

Aktiv Pharma Group – Developing drug products in a range of proprietary pre-filled delivery systems, emphasizing safety, usability, drug-stability, and practitioners’ workflow.

BioIntelliSense – Offering a comprehensive portfolio of continuous patient monitoring solutions from in-hospital to home.

Umoja Biopharma – Pioneering the future of immunotherapy by reprogramming T cells in vivo.

Rising Star of the Year Finalists Sponsored by Higginbotham  

Enveda Biosciences – Harnessing the complexity of the natural world to tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges.

Think Bioscience – Reimagining synthetic biology by using living systems to guide the design and assembly of better medicines.

Watchmaker Genomics – Developing innovations that lie at the intersection of biology, engineering and computer science.

CBSA welcomes a nationally recognized speaker and emcee to the annual event. Keynote speaker Allison Massari knows that health innovations have the power to transform lives. She will share her story of recovery and eventual healing, “The Fire Within.” Healthcare company strategic advisor, BIO Board of Directors member, and former CNBC reporter Mike Huckman will serve as the emcee.

In addition to the Company of the Year and Rising Star awards, CBSA will also celebrate the community with awards including: Business Partner of the Year, Deal of the Year, Educator of the Year, Institute Leadership, Legislators of the Year, Building Momentum, and Volunteer of the Year.

Event Details

The event will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tables, which include eight seats, are available for $2,000 and individual tickets are $250.

CBSA thanks presenting sponsor, AGC Biologics; Rising Star of the Year Award Sponsor, Higginbotham; cocktail reception sponsors, Azzur Group, Fisher Scientific, and GRAIL; wine host, Wilson Sonsini; and awards supporting sponsors BIO, Biodesix, CAI, GBA Builders, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Richtr Financial Studio, and Sage Law Group.

About Colorado BioScience Association

Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) creates co-opportunity for the Colorado life sciences community. CBSA champions a collaborative life sciences ecosystem and advocates for a supportive business climate. From concept to commercialization, member companies and organizations drive global health innovations, products and services that improve and save lives. The association leads Capital and Growth, Education and Networking, Policy and Advocacy, and Workforce Cultivation to make its members stronger, together. Learn more:

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