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Utah Life Sciences Companies' COVID-19 News

May 12, 2022
BioHive Takes the Stage at One Utah Summit

The BioHive community was featured prominently at the One Utah Summit held on May 10 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. Speakers from the life sciences industry addressed the crowd on topics ranging from job creation and talent development to life-saving innovation and drug discovery. Tom Polen, CEO of BD, and Rob […]

May 12, 2022
Recursion Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Gibson, Awarded Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology

Recursion Co-founder and CEO, Chris Gibson, Ph.D., was honored at the One Utah Summit on May 10, receiving the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology. Gov. Spencer Cox presented the award during the summit’s special recognition ceremony. The prestigious award commends the distinguished service, significant achievement, and positive economic impact of individuals to the state […]

December 17, 2021
Pfizer to Acquire Arena Pharmaceuticals

Pfizer and Arena Pharmaceutical on Dec. 13 announced that the companies have entered into an agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Arena, a clinical stage company developing innovative potential therapies for the treatment of several immuno-inflammatory diseases.  Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will acquire all the outstanding shares of Arena for $100 per […]

November 4, 2021
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 1 Study of DSP-0390 in Patients with Recurrent High-Grade Glioma 

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology (SDP Oncology), which has research facilities in Lehi, Utah, recently announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 1 study evaluating its investigational agent DSP-0390, an emopamil-binding protein (EBP) inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma. “Dosing the first patient in this study represents another […]

August 12, 2021
Representative Moore Tours Utah Companies – BD, Edwards Lifesciences and Stryker

BioHive on Wednesday was front and center as U.S. Representative Blake Moore (R-UT-1) toured Edwards Lifesciences, BD and Stryker – all leading medical device manufacturers in Utah that provide thousands of good-paying, stable jobs. During the visits, Moore was able to see first-hand the work that these companies do to innovate and produce life-changing technologies.  “We […]

July 29, 2021
SkinTE® Met Primary and Secondary Endpoints in Final Analysis from Diabetic Foot Ulcer Trial

PolarityTE on July 28 announced final data from a multi-center randomized controlled trial evaluating treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) with its investigational product SkinTE®. The trial met the primary endpoint of wound closure at 12 weeks and secondary endpoint of Percent Area Reduction (PAR) assessed at 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks. Nikolai […]

July 29, 2021
PolarityTE Receives Notice of Allowance for Chinese Patent

PolarityTE recently announced that the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a Notification of Allowance for Chinese Patent Application No. 201580075326.3. The allowed claims relate to skin-regenerative compositions utilizing PolarityTE’s minimally polarized functional unit (MPFU) technology as well as methods of making a skin-regenerative composition utilizing the MPFU technology. This most recent allowance further […]

July 29, 2021
PolarityTE Submits Investigational New Drug Application for SkinTE®

PolarityTE on Monday announced the submission of an investigational new drug application (IND) to the FDA seeking authorization to commence a clinical trial to evaluate its SkinTE product for the proposed indication of treatment of chronic cutaneous ulcers. SkinTE is PolarityTE’s human cellular and tissue-based product derived from a patient’s own skin. David Seaburg, Chief Executive […]

July 29, 2021
Foldax Presents at the 2021 Transcatheter Valve Technologies Meeting

Last week, Foldax presented on the company’s innovative Tria valve at the 2021 Transcatheter Valve Technologies (TVT) meeting. View the slides HERE. The presentation titled “Foldax Biopolymer Valves: An Alternative to Tissue Based Leaflet Valves” was given by Foldax investigator, Dr. David Heimansohn, chief of surgery at St. Vincent/Ascension in Indiana and was well received. […]

July 22, 2021
Senator Mike Lee Tours Stryker Neurovascular Division

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) on July 16 toured Stryker’s Neurovascular Division with division President, Mark Paul, joined by BioUtah President and CEO, Kelvyn Cullimore and members of the Senator’s staff. During the tour, Lee learned about the innovative, best-in-class technologies manufactured at the Salt Lake City facility to treat stroke patients. Stroke is the […]

July 22, 2021
Co-Diagnostics Strengthens IP Portfolio with New International CoPrimer™ Patent

Co-Diagnostics has added to its suite of intellectual property protection after being awarded a patent from the Republic of Korea’s Intellectual Property Office for the Company’s CoPrimer™ technology. Developed in 2013, Co-Diagnostics’ solely-owned CoPrimer technology received its first patent from the US Patent Office in 2018, and underpins the company’s molecular diagnostic test products that […]

July 22, 2021
Biosafety Startup, R-Zero Acquires Leading Workplace Intelligence Platform, CoWorkr

South Salt Lake-based R-Zero, the first biosafety technology company dedicated to creating safer, healthier indoor spaces, announced July 20 its acquisition of CoWorkr, the leading property technology company offering privacy-first space utilization sensors for data-driven workplaces. Fresh off its Series B raise closed in June, R-Zero’s first acquisition accelerates speed to market for an IoT […]

July 22, 2021
Owlet to Begin Trading on the New York Stock Exchange

Owlet on July 15 announced that it completed its business combination with Sandbridge Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) as previously announced in February. Following the transaction, the company was renamed Owlet, Inc, and its Class A common stock and warrants began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “OWLT” […]

July 22, 2021
Sera Prognostics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Sera Prognostics – The Pregnancy Company® – located in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,687,500 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $16.00 per share. Sera is a women’s health diagnostics company dedicated to improving the lives of women and babies […]

July 15, 2021
Utah Based MMV Launches Second Healthcare Fund

MMV, a Salt Lake City-based seed-stage venture capital firm, announced the first close of its second fund, MMVII. The fund will be managed by Managing Partners Branden Rosenhan, MD, Saumitra Thakur, MD and General Partner and COO Katelin Roberts. “95% of our first fund investors have joined us in MMVII, many stepping up their commitments. […]