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Prosthetic Illusions combines artistry with science

Barbara Spohn-Lillo could have been a sculptor, a painter or a Hollywood make-up artist. Instead, she chose to devote her talents to helping normalize life for persons in need of artificial eyes and malformed or absent body parts. Her company, Prosthetic Illusions, is one of only a handful of firms in the U.S. that assist… Continue Reading Prosthetic Illusions combines artistry with science

We all have hopes and expectations that the promise of technology is bigger than quick riches and dazzling gadgets. One technological innovation that is helping people is the tool used to develop and deliver personal medical research reports (PMRR), providing life-changing information to people around the world. The PMRR is an information service product for… Continue Reading Commentary: Personal medical research report: Informing patients

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Health care execs raise red flags

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What’s keeping El Paso County’s health care leaders awake at night? First, there’s the current shortage of doctors and nurses – most of whom are 45 to 50 and older. Then there are overwhelmed emergency rooms that must often treat alcohol and substance abuse patients instead of handling more serious cases. Finally, there are the… Continue Reading Health care execs raise red flags

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New health care firm innovates and collaborates

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The complexity, poor customer service and inefficiencies of managed health care create opportunity for health and medical organizations that want to operate outside the norm. Take Wellspring Health, for example. Founded and opened by Robert Wolfson, M.D. in February 2002 after years of planning and study, the firm represents a collaboration of thirteen associates –… Continue Reading New health care firm innovates and collaborates

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Couples find hope as fertility technology grows

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Infertility is not a topic people deal with on a daily basis – unless you happen to be around the lively, bright and inviting office of Dr. Paul C. Magarelli, a Colorado Springs physician specializing in helping those with infertility conceive. While infertility is becoming commonplace, technological advances are pushing the envelope as more and… Continue Reading Couples find hope as fertility technology grows

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With the opening of the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator, whose primary mission is to “accelerate the launch of financially viable companies in the high-technology sector,” six small, local companies are hoping for the best. They are Acculent, Corporate Hearts, DigiLearn, Integrity PC Innovations, Inc., XAware, and ZeeWaves Systems, Inc. Following is a brief description of… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Technology incubator has six hopefuls

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A representative for a Colorado Springs company that makes medical lasers said recent management woes are behind it, that new products will be developed, and that new markets are being sought for its products. Spectranetics Corporation has recently been embroiled in proxy fights and fired two of its senior executives over management issues. Executives said… Continue Reading Spectranetics Corp. puts management woes behind it

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Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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Big retail contributed big wads of money to local construction, according to permits filed with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Wal-Mart pulled permits to build its nearly $9 million, 208,433-square-foot store at 1575 Space Center Dr. And Target pulled permits for a $1.7 million remodel of its store at 335 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado… Continue Reading Construction Briefs June 28, 2002

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When Frank Davis, director of facilities at Phil Long Ford, went looking for bids on building maintenance, he interviewed local firms and chose Aspen Diversified Industries (ADI) to do the job. Pretty typical, right? But ADI is not a typical company.In truth, ADI’s chief, Ken Barela, is actually an “executive director”, and the company’s 120… Continue Reading Vocational training company builds lives and business

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Last week I received notice (as did most RCIS members) from Andy Oyler at Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial of “wants and needs.” Don’t you love it? Even in a slowed commercial real estate market, there are always clients looking for a diamond in the rough or a good property in a key location. It… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Transactions – June 21, 2002

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