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Discoveries Meet Momentum: A Year in Review
News | Jan 26, 2023

Discoveries Meet Momentum: A Year in Review

Fitzsimons Innovation Community releases its Second Annual Innovation Report focused on the momentum our Community members build on our campus to take their discoveries and projects from idea to market.

Atara claims first world approval for off-the-shelf T-cell therapy
News | Jan 04, 2023

Atara claims first world approval for off-the-shelf T-cell therapy

The company’s off-the-shelf or ‘allogeneic’ therapy tabelecleucel – now given the Ebvallo trade name – has been approved by the European Commission as a second-line treatment for a rare and potentially deadly cancer that afflicts some organ or bone marrow transplant recipients.

Building the Future: CU Innovations Critical Investment to Support Innovations
News | Dec 21, 2022

Building the Future: CU Innovations Critical Investment to Support Innovations

CU Anschutz Ranked Globally as a Top University for Innovation
News | Dec 21, 2022

CU Anschutz Ranked Globally as a Top University for Innovation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named one of the top academic institutions in the world for innovation, according to Nature’s 2022 Innovation Index report. The report ranked CU Anschutz in the top four universities globally for forging the strongest innovations links.

Colorado Life Sciences Companies Raise $1.6 Billion in 2022
News | Dec 21, 2022

Colorado Life Sciences Companies Raise $1.6 Billion in 2022

Colorado BioScience Association today announced annual fundraising totals for the state’s life sciences ecosystem. Companies, organizations, and researchers in the state’s life sciences community raised $1.6 billion in 2022, marking the sixth year fundraising totals hit more than $1 billion. The numbers are consistent with life sciences funding trends across the U.S., with activity remaining strong but returning to pre-pandemic levels following a record-breaking 2021.

CU Innovations Annual Report 2022 Showcases a Year of Innovations
News | Dec 20, 2022

CU Innovations Annual Report 2022 Showcases a Year of Innovations

Bringing together industry partners, entrepreneurs, and investors to help CU researchers and healthcare practitioners solve important medical problems and improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.​ We strive to enable healthcare advancements and scientific research that will benefit society, while also generating a sustainable revenue stream for the University.

Osage University Partners Interviews Melissa Krebs, CEO and Founder of GelSana and Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines.
News | Dec 08, 2022

Osage University Partners Interviews Melissa Krebs, CEO and Founder of GelSana and Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines.

A conversation with Melissa Krebs, CEO and Founder of GelSana and Associate Professor at Colorado School of Mines.  

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Wins CSBA Building Momentum Award
News | Nov 29, 2022

Fitzsimons Innovation Community Wins CSBA Building Momentum Award

The award recognizes the investments Fitzsimons Innovation Community is making to advance Colorado’s life sciences community and better position the entire ecosystem for growth

Gates Biomanufacturing Facility Announces Manufacture of Recombinant Protein - Alzheimer's Disease Vaccine for Institute for Molecular Medicine's Clinical Trials
News | Nov 09, 2022

Gates Biomanufacturing Facility Announces Manufacture of Recombinant Protein - Alzheimer's Disease Vaccine for Institute for Molecular Medicine's Clinical Trials

Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) visits the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility's Protein Suite, in which GMP-grade AV-1980R was manufactured for the Institute for Molecular Medicine's phase 1 clinical...

Atara Biotherapeutics was recently featured on Tomorrow's World Today's episode "Healing Heroes"
News | Oct 25, 2022

Atara Biotherapeutics was recently featured on Tomorrow's World Today's episode "Healing Heroes"

Explore how Atara's investigational EBV T-cell platform-based therapies target cancer and autoimmune diseases are manufactured.

Bioengineering Lab Advances New Approaches to Congenital Heart Surgery
News | Oct 25, 2022

Bioengineering Lab Advances New Approaches to Congenital Heart Surgery

Rather than just redirecting flow, implantations provide therapy to heart cells and drive new tissue

Ceria Therapeutics, Inc. Awarded a $300,000 SBIR Grant to Advance Development of a Novel Treatment of Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
News | Oct 25, 2022

Ceria Therapeutics, Inc. Awarded a $300,000 SBIR Grant to Advance Development of a Novel Treatment of Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Ceria Therapeutics, Inc. (Ceria), a Colorado-based biotech startup focusing on the development of novel therapeutics to address several inflammatory diseases, today announced the company has received a second Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This award is directed to development of CTX-001 for the treatment of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).