26 Apr Boulder Daily Camera: Colorado’s life sciences community is taking on COVID-19
By Jennifer Jones Paton
Boulder Daily Camera
Beating COVID-19 requires an unprecedented, multi-front global health care response. Colorado BioScience Association salutes the tens of thousands of health care workers and first responders on the front lines of this crisis. We also must shine a spotlight on health researchers and innovators — hidden heroes working to save lives with new tests, treatments and eventually, a COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 crisis offers a crash course on the challenges of creating new, reliable and effective treatments for a devastating disease. Biomedical research and development programs offer hope for significant, lasting medical and economic recovery. It’s no surprise that Colorado’s vibrant and growing life sciences ecosystem has such a large footprint in this critical work.
Life sciences companies and organizations around the world are leading work to detect, prevent and treat COVID-19. Close to 40 Colorado companies and organizations, many of them Boulder based, are part of the global effort. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and our state’s other nationally ranked academic and research institutions are running dozens of projects to better understand how to identify and treat the disease.Read more