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2024 Life Sciences Day on the Hill Recap

February 8, 2024

Utah’s vibrant life sciences industry was on full display February 7 as part of BioUtah’s “Life Sciences Day on the Hill”. The event, a collarboration with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, (GOEO) was held at the state capitol. 29 companies exhibited their innovative technologies in the capitol rotunda, which provided legislators the opportunity to interact one-on-one with leaders from local med tech, biotech and diagnostics companies. Dozens of legislators, including Senate President, Stuart Adams, were on hand to learn about the many tests, technologies and therapies the industry is developing to treat cancer, degenerative back pain, heart disease, neurological disorders, Parkinson’s, stroke and more.

“Today the Utah legislature learned just how innovative Utah’s life sciences industry is and what a contributor the industry is to the state’s economic engine,” commented Kelvyn Cullimore, CEO of BioUtah. “Many legislators commented on the breadth and depth of the technologies on display and took pride that Utah has become such a strong biotech sector.”

The state’s life sciences industry accounts for over 180,000 direct and indirect Utah jobs at above average wages and contributes more than $22 billion in state GDP.

Life sciences companies that participated included:

  • Alucent Biomedical, Inc.
  • ARUP Laboratories, Inc.
  • ATL Technology
  • BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
  • Biomerieux
  • Canary Speech
  • Co-Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Deseret Labs
  • Edwards Lifesciences LLC
  • Epitel
  • Halia Therapeutics
  • Intermountain health
  • Kolosis BIO
  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Nelson Laboratories, LLC
  • Owlet, Inc
  • Quansys Biosciences Inc.
  • Seek Labs
  • Slipstream Medical, LLC
  • SPIRE Therapeutic, Inc.
  • Technology Licensing Office at the University of Utah
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • USANA Health Sciences
  • Utah Valley University
  • Varex Imaging Corporation
  • Altitude Lab
  • Stryker
  • Nusano