Company honored for positive impact on medical device industry in Colorado
LAKEWOOD, Colo.—November 12, 2008— CaridianBCT, the largest medical device manufacturer headquartered in Colorado, has been named 2008 Company of the Year by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA).
Committed to facilitating the growth of the bioscience and medical device industry in Colorado, the CBSA presented the award to CaridianBCT’s CEO and President, David B. Perez at the 5th Annual CBSA Awards Ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in Denver on Nov. 13, 2008. It was one of eight awards presented by the CBSA this year.
CaridianBCT was chosen as the 2008 Company of the Year in recognition of CaridianBCT’s steadfast commitment to Colorado’s vibrant healthcare industry, commitment to innovation and product development, roll-out of three major new products this year and its strong recognition as an employer of choice in the Denver metropolitan area.
“The CBSA is pleased to honor CaridianBCT with the 2008 Company of the Year award as the company has truly redefined itself in the past year and made significant strides within the industry,” said Chris Shapard, interim Executive Director of CBSA. “We wanted to recognize CaridianBCT’s achievements, including building their infrastructure here in Colorado with over 500 new hires this year, launching three major products, entering new emerging markets and on top of that, their recent name change from Gambro BCT to CaridianBCT.”
“We are truly honored to be named Company of the Year by the CBSA,” Perez said. “CaridianBCT is built on a 44-year tradition of partnering with customers to provide superior products, services and technology in the blood banking and transfusion medicine industries. Our vision, ‘for better blood and better lives’ is accomplished by being passionately focused on our global customers—the patients we serve through our people, products, and processes. As a leading global provider of products and services for our industry, it is gratifying to be recognized for these achievements. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the medical device manufacturing community in Colorado.”
CaridianBCT, Inc. improves lives through innovation, quality and services delivered by its people, products and processes in blood component technology. It is a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, pathogen reduction technologies, therapeutic systems and whole blood processes—serving blood banks, hospitals and clinical and biotech research facilities. Headquartered in Lakewood, CO., the company has global operations in 32 countries and employs approximately 2500 people. For more information, visit http://www.caridianbct.com/.
Lisa Hayes, Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Communications
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