Perhaps 2008 will commemorate a year of transition for the Colorado life science ecosystem marked now by a third company to announce a name change.
CaridianBCT origins date back to 1964 when founders Bob Collins and Ran Bellows established COBE Laboratories to meet emerging needs for custom heart-lung tubing packs. COBE evolved into a market leader in the blood component technology and medical specialty products industry. In 1990, Sweeden-based Gambro AB acquired COBE to form GambroBCT. And now a new name change, from GambroBCT to CaridianBCT, has been architected to emphasize business unit independence from the parent company and concurrently enhance its global branding efforts.
It’s exciting to see CaridianBCT continue its storied history and new chapter as a leading global provider of technology, products and services in automated blood collections, therapeutic systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies - serving blood banks, hospitals and clinical and biotech research facilities. Headquartered in Lakewood, CO., the company is Colorado’s largest medical device manufacturer with global revenues nearing $500M with operations in 32 countries and 1,800 of their 2,300 employees call the Rockies home.
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