FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2014
AURORA, COLO. – Sharklet Technologies’ has joined an esteemed group of companies recognized for fueling Colorado’s economic growth – the Colorado Companies to Watch Class of 2014. The program honors privately-held, growth-focused companies that are leading the state in innovation and job creation.
Sharklet Technologies is a relative newcomer to Colorado having relocated its corporate headquarters in 2010 from Alachua, Florida to the Bioscience Center Park Center, a biotechnology incubator in the Fitzsimons Life Science District adjacent to the renowned Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Sharklet Technologies found Colorado’s state-of-the-art laboratories, research opportunities and highly collaborative environment within the state’s vibrant bioscience sector a draw. Since relocating, the company has significantly grown in both revenue and employee growth. The company has also invested in the community with its science-based internship programs and leadership in multiple industry and state organizations.
“It is a significant honor for Sharklet Technologies to be recognized for our growth, innovation and community contributions,” said Mark Spiecker, chief executive officer of Sharklet Technologies, Inc. “Growing a company in Colorado a tremendous advantage to an innovative company such as ours. We have access to a deep pool of talent, tremendous local support and connections into our thriving bioscience sector. With this foundation, we will not only be a company to watch – but a company to lead.” Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by UMB Bank, energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. Second-stage companies fuel the economic fire of Colorado by accounting for much of the economic growth and economic independence throughout the state. Learn more at https://colorado.companiestowatch.org/.
Sharklet Technologies, Inc. Sharklet Technologies is a biotechnology company that develops surface technologies that are designed to inhibit microorganism growth to make the world a healthier, environmentally safer and better place. Inspired by the microbial-resistant properties of sharkskin, Sharklet™, the company’s core technology, is the world’s first micro-texture developed to control bacteria including Staph a., MRSA, VRE, E. coli and a host of others. Sharklet™ is suited for commercial, healthcare, food service and laboratory environments where bacterial inhibition is desired to help protect human health. The company is based at the Bioscience Park Center, an incubator in the Fitzsimons Life Science District adjacent to the renowned Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. More at www.sharklet.com.
Primavera Group for Sharklet Technologies, Inc.