Thursday, November 15, 2007

Co-Founder: Andrew Gano

What do I do?

Recently I started at Covidien in the Global Upstream Marketing Management Group. I’m currently focused on developing new medical device products for the Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions group. Previously I spent three or so years with CU’s Technology Transfer Office licensing early-stage medical, pharma and biotechnologies. I worked with a number of start-ups that were derived from University IP and was able to get a dozen or so technologies out the door and onto commercial development.


  • Business development and licensing of IP assets
  • Financial modeling and strategic planning for early stage companies and product concepts
  • New product development for medical devices
  • Market, IP, and technology diligence
  • Business planning and fundraising


  • MBA, Finance and Marketing, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado
  • BA, Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Why do I spend my valuable time at BioBeers?

I believe in the mission. In the last ten years, Colorado has made a substantial commitment to bio and med tech in the form of direct investment for capital improvements and development of early-stage technology. Moreover, this state is filled with talent – people who are creative, ambitious, and visionary enough make exciting things happen. Biobeers is the very nexus of that excitement and enthusiasm. Who would want to miss out on that?

My vision of the Colorado life science landscape 2008-2018

Marv Caruthers, Tom Cech and Larry Gold planted the seed of entrepreneurship in this industry many some years ago. Their success has spawned a new generation of bio and med tech pioneers. Combined with the build-out of the Anschutz Medical Center and the growing depth of biomedical research being done in Colorado, there is nothing but growth on the horizon.

Say Cheese!

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