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BioUtah Mission-Vision

BioUtah is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association serving the life sciences community in the state of Utah. We are comprised of manufacturers and developers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and biotechnology products as well as government, academic and health care institutions all focused on improving health and wellness through the delivery of innovative technologies and services.  We also count among our members those who support our industry such as national trade associations and key service providers. Together we create a community that fosters collaboration, promotes innovation, and accelerates health care advances to save lives and improve the quality of life.

We are passionately focused on advancing and growing Utah’s life sciences industry by assuring legislative initiatives at both the state and federal level are calculated to advance the cause of health care in Utah, burnishing the image of our industry in both the public and private sectors helping them to better appreciate the economic contributions made by our industry, providing educational forums for industry in order to bring current topics of discussion to the forefront, and encouraging collaboration and innovation amongst our members. 

Utah’s life sciences industry is a key driver of the state’s economy. BioUtah is committed to growing Utah into a global life sciences leader, a recognized epicenter for innovation, health care quality, and job creation.  A recent study conducted by the state of Utah revealed that from 2012 to 2017 Utah’s life sciences industry was the fastest growing of all life science clusters in the United States. 

Mission

Build awareness of and advance Utah’s innovative, patient-focused life sciences industry by:

  • Convening stakeholders to educateand network
  • Connecting with academics, media,government and capital markets
  • Advocating for sound public policy

Vision

To be the preeminent resource for all things life sciences in the State of Utah, to actively engage all Utah life sciences stakeholders, to foster industry growth and unity, and to make Utah a destination for investment capital.

Goals

  • Establish rapport with state and federal elected officials, policy makersand national associations to effectively advocate for industry priorities.
  • Organize and implement industry specific events to facilitate networking, collaboration and education, including an annual Life Sciences Summit and an annual investor event.
  • Foster connectivity between industry members and government, education and other fellow members.
  • Elevate Utah’s life sciences industry profile statewide and nationally as a premiere venue for the life sciences.
  • Build a database of life science focused investment funds and promote the investment potential of Utah life sciences companies.
  • Engage with stakeholders and policy makers to shape incentive programs to foster growth and innovation in the life sciences.
  • Strengthen the workforce by supporting efforts to attract talent both in state and out of state.