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Innovating is a team sport, and the Colorado life sciences and health innovation communities are known for their collaboration. With academic and research facilities across the state educating and employing the top minds in tomorrow’s ideas, we know the next big discoveries and cures are waiting to be uncovered against the backdrop of our modern infrastructure and giant mountains.

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R1 Designated Research Universities

(Carnegie Classification)

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CU System Ranked Among Leading Universities for Startup Creation

(AUTM)

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Federal Labs, One of the Largest Concentrations in the U.S.

(COLABS)

242
CLIA-Accredited Labs

(CLIA)

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Meet our community

Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado

Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado

Fitzsimons Innovation Community brings you a new tool, our just-released eBook, entitled Bringing Life Sciences Innovators Home to Colorado. This is a resource for life sciences companies who are considering building or relocating to Colorado. Consider this eBook a guide to help with site selection and gaining an understanding of the local lifestyle, amenities, and partnerships that make living, working, playing, and growing on the Fitzsimons Innovation Community campus so extraordinary. 

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How a Serial Entrepreneur Plans to Bring Biotech Innovation Hubs to Colorado

How a Serial Entrepreneur Plans to Bring Biotech Innovation Hubs to Colorado

When Afshin Safavi moved to Colorado with his wife and two daughters in 2016, he intended to retire. The serial entrepreneur and veteran biochemist had spent the first ten years of his career working for innovative pharmaceutical companies like Bayer, GSK, and Grifols. Then, he spent 15 years focused on leading bioanalytical teams developing safety and efficacy testing in support of biological products in preclinical and clinical-trial laboratories. By 2008, he had launched his own global contract research company, BioAgilytix Labs, which he sold—with plans to retire. But after settling down in the Centennial State, he saw a real need that he couldn’t ignore, the state's booming life sciences and biotech ecosystem with a growing number of renowned researchers, scientists, and more than 1,000 bioscience-related companies. He established Colorado Health & Tech Centers (CHTC) with the goal to build one million square feet of biotech and lab space over the next ten years throughout Colorado. 

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Growth Mindset

Life Sciences Infrastructure
in Colorado

Colorado is a startup powerhouse. The CU System ranks fifth in the nation for startup creation. The state’s R1 universities boast highly respected venture partner organizations with highly experienced teams supporting technology transfer.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines Technology Transfer Office

Chemical & Biological Engineering

Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Innovations

Children's Hospital Colorado | Children's Hospital Center for Innovations

UC Health | UC Health Care Innovation Center

School of Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

College of Nursing

Colorado School of Public Health

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Gates Institute: Translational Research Institute with Biomanufacturing Capabilities for Cell & Gene Therapy

Patent Office

USPTO's Rocky Mountain Regional Office (RMRO) - Denver

Colorado State University

BioMARC

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

CSU Strata

University of Colorado Boulder

BioFrontiers Institute

Venture Partners at CU Boulder

CMOs & CDMOs

KBI Biopharma - Boulder

AGC Biologics - Boulder

AGC Biologics - Longmont

Cambrex - Longmont

Corden Pharma - Boulder

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