Our visionaries.

It’s not just any companies that work on the Fitzsimons Innovation Community campus. Currently, our campus is home to more than 80 visionary organizations and 800 employees in pharmaceuticals, cell and gene therapy, medical devices, molecular biology, diagnostics, and more. These companies are collaborating, thriving, and making major discoveries and advancements in health and care. And they’re all doing it right here.

Cutting-edge discoveries in action

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Companies Hiring

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies are thriving. 62% of companies added employees to their workforce.

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Companies Fundraising

Most Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies are actively involved in fundraising to power their progress.

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New Innovations

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies introduced more than 16 new innovations to the market in 2023.

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Capital Raised

Last year, Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies attracted more than $116M in investments to support R&D, prepare for clinical trials, accelerate commercialization, and retain or recruit talent.

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Companies with Discoveries

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies made news with major breakthrough discoveries last year. Areas included molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, medical device, research tools, cell and gene therapy, material science, and diagnostics.

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Companies Forging Startegic Partnerships

Fitzsimons Innovation Community member companies forged strategic partnerships for business collaboration, legal services, and venture capital opportunities.

*Fitzsimons Innovation Community Member Growth Survey responses (January – December 2021)

Our visionaries have something to say

“Fitzsimons Innovation Community is an excellent place to locate a life sciences business at any stage of development.”

Roland Marcus

Chief Operating Officer, Peak Diagnostic Partners

“This community is a fantastic place to house your life sciences startup. There are many emerging companies all sharing space in the same area, and as a result you can benefit from advice, shared resources, and friendship that reach outside of your own company.”

Melissa Krebs

CEO and Founder, GelSana Therapeutics, Inc.

“Beautiful environment, flexible lab and office spaces, and a wonderful management team with fast responses to any requests.”

Sean Liu

CEO and President, Alta Biotech

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Cell and Gene Therapy



Rapid, inexpensive, universal, on-site, pan-cancer monitoring of therapy effectiveness; ultimately an inexpensive, universal, pan-cancer screening test.  Early identification of hyper-progressive disease or any inactive therapy and switching to an effective therapy can be lifesaving!

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Research Tool

Aldinger Colorado

Aldinger Colorado

Aldinger Colorado has been providing high-quality balance calibration and pipette calibration services throughout Colorado since 1998. Based in the Denver area, Aldinger specializes in the calibration of pipettes and laboratory balances and scales.   Locally owned and operated, Aldinger Colorado is your full service calibration company, offering on-site calibration and repair for most equipment. As a small, local Colorado business, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work and attention to Customers.


Bioscience 1

Education & Training

Alpha Omega Alpha

Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Alpha Omega Alpha's mission is recognizing high educational achievement; honoring gifted teaching; encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community; supporting the ideals of humanism, and promoting service to others. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.

Bioscience 1

Molecular Biology

Alta Biotech, LLC

Alta Biotech

Alta Biotech is a fast-growing global contract research organization specializing in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology services. Alta's core area of expertise includes plasmid DNA purification, gDNA and total RNA extraction, gene synthesis and a wide portfolio of customized fundamental life science research support. With facilities located in the heart of the Fitzsimons Life Science District in Colorado, Alta Biotech has developed a variety of in-house technology platforms to provide fast, high-quality, and cost-effective services to exceed customer expectations. Our goal is to serve as a trusted bioscience partner to our customers.

Bioscience 1

Cell and Gene Therapy

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Atara Biotherapeutics is a leading off-the-shelf, allogeneic T-cell immunotherapy company developing novel treatments for patients with cancer and autoimmune diseases. We utilize T cells from donors with healthy immune function, with the goal to specifically recognize and target cancerous or diseased cells in patients without affecting normal cells. Our investigational off-the-shelf T cells are intended for rapid delivery from inventory to patients.

Bioscience 1


Aurora Oncology, Inc.

Aurora Oncology focuses on targeted detection and targeted treatment of early-stage cancer. Aurora is developing a non-invasive diagnostic test to detect over-expressed EGFR from cancer cells in the urine to enable treating patients that will respond to EGFR-targeted therapy. Aurora is also developing an advanced theranostic approach that allows for unprecedented sensitivity in imaging early-stage disease. EGFR-specific nanoparticles will allow detection of EGFR expressing cancer cells against a dark background with the subsequent ability to thermally ablate cells that have bound the particles.

Bioscience 1

Molecular Biology


Avidity develops and sells molecular affinity tools for connecting molecules. Avidity's patented AviTag technology employs a highly targeted enzymatic conjugation of a single biotin on a unique 15 amino acid peptide tag using the biotin ligase (BirA) from E. coli. Oriented on streptavidin-coated surfaces, this creates an ideal presentation for molecular binding interactions. Though Avidity is a small company, the scientific benefits of its AviTag have garnered notice. Currently, AviTag technology is licensed by seven of the world’s top ten pharmaceutical companies and is used by researchers in 22 countries.

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Education & Training

Medical Device

Center For Bioengineering

The mission of the Center For Bioengineering (CFB) is to support and enhance healthcare technology innovation through cross-disciplinary collaborations between engineering and health sciences on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The CFB brings together engineers, clinicians, students, and scientists to fulfill its mission. The Center and associated Department of Bioengineering comprise a large number of highly collaborative faculty, scientists, teachers, and researchers, all dedicated to seeking cures for diseases, advancing foundational research, translating new technologies into clinical use, and teaching the next generation of biomedical innovators and entrepreneurs.