Arizona • Colorado • Montana • New Mexico • Oklahoma • Utah
Thank you for supporting the 2011 conference.
We look forward to seeing you in 2013.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION’S UNIQUE POSITION
The Rocky Mountain region is the largest and most advanced area between both coasts, garnering more than $11.5 billion dollars in financings and acquisitions since the end of 2007. In 2010, Colorado ranked in the top 10 states in the number of financing deals and dollars raised with our regional partners following close with Arizona in the top 15 and Utah in the top third of all states.
With over 100 new bioscience companies formed in the last 5 years out of our world class research institutions–and $716M in grant, angel and venture investments into those companies–this region knows how to grow its own successfully. From Taligen’s investments of $69.7M and its recent acquisition by Alexion Pharmaceuticals to Globeimmune’s raise of $145M (including $40M from a 2009 partnership with Celgene –and $400M in milestone opportunities) our companies continue to lure investors and partners–and, provide exits worth noting.