NoCoBio incubates lofty five-year goal
FORT COLLINS – Mike Handley wants to help Northern Colorado life-science companies move their products to the marketplace.
Handley, appointed president of the Northern Colorado Bioscience Cluster in January, has an ambitious goal of helping to create 25 viable life-science companies over the next five years. The target also involves helping create 250 jobs, each paying more than $70,000 annually, according to the organization's strategic plan.
To achieve his objective, Handley plans to connect Northern Colorado life-science companies with everything from capital to licensing deals, he said.
"Our focus is to help start companies and then help companies that are here grow bigger," he said.
A graduate of Colorado State University with degrees in molecular biology and exercise physiology, Handley has worked in multiple positions in the life-sciences sector in his 17-year career.
His experience includes roles such as vice president of Minnow Medical, now called Vessix Vascular; vice president of global regulatory compliance for Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics
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