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The Infectious Disease Research Center  At Colorado State Univeristy was honored as the winner of  the Colorado Manufacturing Awards (CMAs) for 2019 Bioscience/Medical Manufacturer of the Year. The announcement came at the 4th Annual CMAs gala reception held on April 4, 2019 at the Cable Center on the Denver University campus. 

200 people representing various manufacturing entities came from  from Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, the national organization - Manufacturing Extension Partnership plus representatives from IDRC/BioMARC and the Colorado State Univeristy  Office of the Vice-President for Research. The selection of the IDRC was made on the basis of its program of work in supporting the development and  manufacture of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine products on behalf of government, academic and private sector organizations carried out under the BioMARC operation led by John Wyckoff, Joanna Ellinghuysen, Darragh Heaslip, Celeste O’Connor, JaNae Myers, and Sandy Brown and an incredible team of Research Associates, administrative professionals, students and staff. 

The “What Is a Feminist Lab?” Symposium hwill take place at the University of Colorado Boulder in Norlin Library N410 on April 17-18, 2019. Co-organized by Maya Livio, Lori Emerson, and Thea Lindquist, the event will examine the recent proliferation of labs, surveying the lab landscape and exploring ways in which intersectional feminist approaches can be integrated into labs and the work they do. “What is a Feminist Lab?” will also bring lab leaders and collaborators from across the U.S. and Canada into dialogue with representatives from many of the university’s interdisciplinary labs.


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 CO-LABS members High Precision Devices and BioMARC have been named finalists for the 4th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards on April 4th, which  recognize excellence and innovation across the region’s manufacturing industries and economy.

The only program of its kind in the United States, the CMA program brings together business leaders in a celebration of the modern manufacturing economy — a multi-industry, consumer and technology-driven sector reshaping America’s rich industrial legacy.