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Old 06-30-2007, 05:09 AM
 
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What is the biomedical industry like in Colorado? Are there real job opportunities, or pipe dreams? I'm an attorney by training with a strong science and health background and have regulatory experience in medical devices, a little pharma. I practiced law for some years in Portland, Oregon, but the biomedical industry is essentially non-existant there; and after a disastrous year in economically troubled Ohio where a good job evaporated, I'm ready for something. My sister wants me to move to the Denver/Lakewood area. And, I can't think of any place I'd rather be than hiking with her along Dinosaur Ridge in the early morning sun followed by strong coffee at Blue Sky Cafe. But, will I be able to find something to support myself???
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I heard Amgen had put some sort of plant in the Denver (or Boulder, or somewhere near the region) area. Not sure if it is just manufacturing. You can't work for a better company the Amgen. Do a little googling on Amgen in Denver in google maps.

amgen loc: den - Google Maps
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: The 719
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The Denver Metro area should be considered the Electro-surg capital of North America.

Check out Valley Lab (Boulder, Co) which was once owned by Pfizer, now owned by Tyco?? They were our competitor, so I'm not exactly sure about that company.

Then you've got Conmed. They were formerly Aspen Surgical Systems (Centennial, Colorado) There off of Jordan road, they still manufacture Electrosurgery machines (commonly called Bovie machines, Cautery machines, but they actually cut and coagulate). When Aspen bought out Birtcher/Bard's portion of the electrosurgery industry, they took on the Hyfrecator and the Argon Beam Coagulator. They are involved in many peripherals and other surgery equipment.

I don't know if that place in Boulder is involved with pharmaceuticals or not. That's one heck of an industry in itself. I'm glad Conmed never got involved with it. They are the most stable company that I've ever seen.
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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Thanks for names of places to check out, and sharing insight. I appreciate it. I'm surprised at how few responses there were to my query. Is there not a lot of biomedical? Or, has it faced recent challenges? Moving out? Or, moving in? Is technology and environmental more common than biomedical? Other reasons?
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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I'm surprised at how few responses there were to my query. Is there not a lot of biomedical? Or, has it faced recent challenges? Moving out? Or, moving in?
There really isn't much biomedical in CO as compared to the Bay Area, Minneapolis/St. Paul, or the northeast's I-95 corridor. Many companies over the years have started up in CO, got acquired, and relocated out.

The 'epicenter' of medical device firms that are in CO are in NW sector of Denver in the Lakewood area. There is a cluster of firms in the SE sector of Denver down by the Centennial Airport plus some up in the Boulder area (Gunbarrel/Broomfield). The # of firms really thins out going up to Fort Collins or south to Colorado Springs. Spectranetics in Colorado Springs seems to be on the uP as of late.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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There are a number of small Boulder County biotech companies, Array BioPharma being one.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: CO
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registry of biomedical companies United States of America by state - Colorado

Colorado BioScience Association
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