Robust Speaker Line-Up and Pitch Event Winner at CBSA-Amgen Healthcare Innovation

The CBSA-Amgen Healthcare Innovation Event took place this week filled with engaging speakers and a robust audience. Thank you to our sponsors Amgen, Amgen Ventures and CBSA sustaining sponsor, Fitzsimons Innovation Community. We are so grateful to our fantastic speakers addressing healthcare disparities of underrepresented populations in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including:

  • Introduction and Opening Remarks:
    Robert Franklin II, Diversity, Health Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Amgen’s Mission to Serve Patients:
    Simon Jackson, PhD, Executive Director, Cardiometabolic Disorders, Amgen
  • Underrepresented Populations in Studies of Cardio-metabolic Disease:
    Raymond Estacio MD, Co-Director , Community Health, CPC Clinical Research; Associate Professor of Medicine, CU
    Judith Hsia, MD, Senior Director, CPC Clinical Research; Associate Professor of Medicine, CU
  • Strengthening Colorado’s Future Workforce: The P-TECH program and St. Vrain Valley School District:
    Russell Fox, EdD Assistant Principal, Frederick High School
  • Partnerships That Work: Colorado BioScience Institute + Amgen Foundation + LabxChange:
    Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation; Director of Philanthropy, Amgen
    Meg John, Vice President, Colorado BioScience Institute

Four Colorado companies pitched for the opportunity to receive Amgen mentoring and a $5,000 Amgen grant: Sachi Bioworks, Inc, SiVEC Biotechnologies, Vaporox Inc., and Vesicle Therapeutics, Inc.

Congratulations to the pitch event winner, SiVEC Biotechnologies! SiVEC Biotechnologies is an R&D company based in Fort Collins developing a platform technology for the manufacture and delivery of nucleic acids and holds a portfolio of intellectual property with relevance to human and animal health. The company is also receiving a complimentary year of CBSA membership. Congratulations to Lyndsey Linke, CEO, for delivering a winning pitch.

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