Aurora Business

DENVER | A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate would allow banks to do business with marijuana companies. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican, both of Colorado, announced the bill in a joint statement Thursday. The bill would prevent criminal prosecution as well as liability and asset forfeiture for banks or […]


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A pipe will be laid underground to distribute oil more efficiently than the current practice of trucking it to it's destination. At a study session Monday, city council members voted 6-4 to essentially back oil industry interests, partially in reaction to new state regulations. The vote was not binding and will be subject to amendments when it goes to the council floor for first reading on Nov. 24.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | The city’s advisory oil and gas committee is hitting a snag when it come its members, with some residents upset that the committee does not include people who live near fracking wells. “Currently it’s made up of pro-fracking members,” said Nicole Johnston, a resident of Aurora’s Adonea subdivision near E-470 and Sixth Avenue […]


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From left, Debra Duke, President and CEO of MenoGeniX, William Robinson, advisory board member, Nanette Santoro, head of the clinical advisory board, and Margaret Wierman, advisory board member, on Monday July 06, 2015 at Anschutz Medical Campus.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

What started simply as an astute hypothesis and proverbial apple on the head has evolved into a nearly decade-long labor of love for Debra Duke. “I just made a clinical observation,” said Duke, the founder and CEO of Aurora-based bioscience company MenoGeniX. That was in 2008, when the Montreal native was given a medication to […]


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Hendrik Schmidt, PhD, shows off a diagnostics device prototype that Beacon Biotechnology is working on Tuesday at Anschutz Medical Campus.  Devices like this  could be taxed under the ACA Medical Device Tax once it gets into production.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

AURORA | One of Colorado’s fastest-growing industries could see a major uptick over the next year due to the possible repeal of a tax on medical devices. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 280-140 on June 18 to nix a tax on medical devices purchased and used by healthcare professionals, marking the first, bipartisan step […]


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File - In this March 13, 2014 file photo, Charlie Craig, left, and his husband Dave Mullins prepare to play cards while hanging out together after a work day, at their home in Westminster, Colo. The suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for Mullins and Craig is to argue Tuesday, July 7, 2015 before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)

DENVER | A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple will argue Tuesday before the Colorado Court of Appeals that his religious beliefs should protect him from sanctions against his business. The case underscores how the already simmering tension between religious-freedom advocates and gay-rights supporters is likely to become […]


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