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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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A ballroom luminoso — decorated with calavera and gears — created by Tucson-based Creative Machines, Inc., is due to be installed at an Aurora light rail station. (Photo by Lucas Conrad, provided by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock)

For Joe O’Connell, story comes first. “A lot of my art has benefited from being located in communities where people have a lot of stories,” the Arizona-based artist said. “What makes communities [unique] is how their stories are different.” And O’Connell has a leg up on most modern raconteurs: he is also the owner and […]


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“This is such a welcome addition and it’s something we have desperately needed in urban Aurora,” Sally Mounier, Aurora city councilwoman for north Aurora said. “The economic impact that’s going to be spurred will create even more development, which is going to trickle out into our neighborhoods and allow them to really prosper.”


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