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8 NOV, 2013 - CBSA Bestows Terumo BCT President David Perez with Visionary Award

LAKEWOOD, Colo.—November 8, 2013—The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) has honored David Perez with the 2013 Visionary Award. Mr. Perez, who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Terumo BCT and Chairman of the Global Blood Management Business at Terumo Corporation, was recognized last night at CBSA's 2013 Annual Awards Dinner.


The event, held at the Denver Marriott City Center, is designed to showcase and honor individuals and companies who have made a significant impact on Colorado's bioscience industry, and included more the 200 industry leaders.


  • The Visionary Award is a special honor designated for CBSA's 10th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Mr. Perez was the sole recipient, selected from an elite group of bioscience leaders in Colorado.  
  • Mr. Perez was selected in recognition for his contributions to the industry as Terumo BCT's president and as an active member in a number of organizations at the state and national level.
  • Mr. Perez has a reputation as a dedicated leader and visionary for the industry, continually looking ahead to build the bioscience industry.
  • Mr. Perez served on the CBSA Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013 and continues to be closely involved with the association.



April Giles, President and CEO, CBSA

"We are honored to present David Perez with the Visionary Award for his outstanding work in the bioscience community. He is a great champion for bioscience in Colorado."


About Terumo BCT:

Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


About Colorado BioScience Association:
Celebrating 10 years of supporting the bioscience industry in Colorado in 2013, the CBSA is a not-for-profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more information, visit

Laura Fusco

Global Corporate Communications

Phone: +1.303.205.2546