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Cibus Biotechnologies Celebrates a New Home, New Name

May 5, 2022

The innovation blooming in Utah’s BioHive was on full display Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing a new home and new name for Cibus Biotechnologies.

Under the new name, Seek Labs, the company has moved to a new location at Salt Lake City’s Northgate. The new location offers expanded laboratory facilities and room to grow. Seek Labs CEO, Jared Bauer, spoke passionately to the crowd gathered to share the milestone. 

“The name Seek Labs perfectly captures our entrepreneurial spirit and vision to improve patient lives,” said Bauer. “Innovation isn’t easy, but we’re aiming high, literally ‘seeking’ to transform at-home diagnostics and how we treat viral pathogens.” In his remarks, Bauer stressed that the company’s work included being a devoted community partner. “Community engagement is fundamental to our corporate culture,” he noted.

Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall, addressed the crowd as did Katelin Roberts, executive director of BioHive, Ryan Starks, managing director of business services at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, and Rob Axson, state director for Senator Mike Lee. 

Mayor Mendenhall highlighted the city’s Tech Lake initiative, a city-industry collaboration intended to cultivate a robust innovation hub and develop STEM talent.

Following the ribbon-cutting, Sen. Mike Lee commented in a statement, “I join with BioUtah and BioHive in applauding the name change from Cibus Biotechnologies to Seek Labs. Like so many of Utah’s emerging life sciences companies, Seek Labs will show that hard work, innovation, and strong teams accomplish big things.”

“Seek Labs is another example of the great work going on in the BioHive for patients,” said Roberts.

Also on hand to celebrate the occasion were Rhonda Perkes, director of community outreach for Rep. Chris Stewart, Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah, Jeffery Nelson, Chairman of Nelson Labs, Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, and Theresa Foxley, president and CEO of EDCUtah.

“It was exciting to see the BioHive community come together, including industry, academia and government, to support this next step in Seek Labs’ innovation journey,” added Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. 

Congratulations Seek Labs!