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Utah Life Sciences News & Events


January 29, 2021

Last week, Salt Lake City (SLC) Mayor Erin Mendenhall gave her second State of the City address – a live broadcast from the City Council Chambers in which she reflected on 2020 and outlined her plan for the City in 2021.

The Mayor noted that “we are striving to make our city better through change; to come out of this pandemic stronger, more resilient, more equitable, and more just than before.”

The 2021 plan – Recharge, Reset, Rebound – includes several elements of interest to Utah’s life sciences industry:

  • Drive forward Tech Lake City and BioHive initiatives, and pursue additional partnership opportunities to further grow and expand the life sciences industry.
  • Work with healthcare innovation companies in SLC to create apprenticeships for our residents and,
  • Explore SLC Airport advertising potential for BioHive, city-art assets, and neighborhood nodes.

“BioUtah applauds Mayor Medenhall’s vision, which recognizes the importance of Utah’s life sciences industry to the City now and for the future,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. “We look forward to working closely with the Mayor and her team to unleash the full potential of BioHive and healthcare innovation.”

BioHive is a new branding initiative aimed at raising the profile of the state’s life sciences industry on the national and global stage. BioHive is made possible due to a partnership with BioUtah, Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, World Trade Center Utah, University of Utah’s PIVOT Center, Recursion, Cibus Biotechnologies, IONIQ Sciences, Stryker, LineLogic, and many others.