Technology Community 
May/June 2000 edition


The Colorado Alliance for Bioengineering (CAB) "Innovation Through Teamwork"

Guest Authors: Professors Jean Hertzberg (CU-Boulder) and Rahmat Shoureshi (Colorado School of Mines)

Biotechnology and biomedical engineering are identified among the top economic growth areas for the State. To respond to the present and future educational, research and development needs of this sector, four Colorado institutions of higher education have teamed up in a unique grassroots effort to form a unified and strong scientific backbone for support of this important area.

Since 1998, faculty and members of administrations from the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Colorado State University (CSU), the University of Colorado at Boulder (CUB) and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) have created the Colorado Alliance for Bioengineering (CAB). The mission of CAB is: "To foster excellence in academic-based research in bioengineering and bio-science, accelerate its transfer and application, and enhance the competitiveness of Colorado's growing bioscience industries through research and educational partnerships."

Through the integration of expertise and resources of four campuses, CAB represents both a broad base in fundamental bioengineering as well as specialization in many areas of biomedical engineering and biotechnology. As a first step, CAB is planning a survey of Colorado bioscience industry. A long-range goal of CAB is to pool resources in order to offer a statewide degree program in bioengineering. Meanwhile, CAB has provided a vehicle for exchange of information on current bioengineering courses.

For the State to stay competitive and be successful, industry needs a strong academic support base. CAB proposes to become Colorado's bio-industry clearinghouse, to provide students with a strong technical and life science background, to strengthen the partnership between industry and academia, and to develop liaison and internship programs for students, faculty and industry. For more information, please visit the CAB website at:

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Page 4  Startup BaseCamp: Find Out What It Takes

Page 5  Initiative Aimed at Promoting Innovation in Communications Technology

Page 6   OUT IN FRONT -- MAMTC Staff Expanded

Page 7  ABOUT TOWN -- BTI Moves From BOulder Office to CU

Page 8  COLUMNS & NEWS --  RVC and CU-BAC Columns

Page 9  CPIA and Technology Transfer Society Columns

Page 10  R&D Funding -- Biotech 99: Bridging the Gap

Page 11  TIPS & TREASURES --  On-Line Fuel Cell Information Center


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5353 Manhattan Cir., Suite 202, Boulder, CO 80303.
Phone (303) 554-9493 ext. 13 Fax (303) 554-9605
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