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Utah Life Sciences Companies Tout BioHive at Arab Health Trade Show

June 25, 2021

Organized by World Trade Center Utah and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), eight Utah life sciences companies recently represented the state and our industry in Dubai, as part of the Arab Health trade show. The delegation exhibited in a booth showcasing the companies and BioHive. Quansys Biosciences, Turner Imaging Solutions and Zehn-X LLC, were among the companies exhibiting. The delegation presented some of Utah’s most innovative healthcare products and technologies.

“Utah’s life sciences industry is growing rapidly, and we’re proud to have these companies represent the state in this dynamic and life-enhancing industry,” said Dan Hemmert, executive director at GOED.

“BioUtah aims to raise the visibility of BioHive on the local, national and global stage,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. “We’re proud of the delegation’s efforts to spread the word abroad about Utah’s vibrant life sciences hub. It’s really our life sciences entrepreneurs and companies that tell the BioHive story best.”

Utah has one of the fastest-growing life sciences communities in the nation and is ranked second for medical device employment concentration, fifth for diagnostics and is rapidly increasing its footprint in the biotech/biopharma sector. The exhibiting companies are presenting some of Utah’s most innovative healthcare products and biotechnologies, many of which were shared worldwide for the first time.

Utah’s BioHive contributes to the state’s national-leading export growth rate and is ready to support international expansion into Dubai, the Middle East, and worldwide.

“We have attracted world-class scientists, researchers and engineers to Utah for the last 65 years,” shared Katelin Roberts, interim Director of BioHive and General Partner for MedMountain Ventures. “Utahns have changed millions of lives through better patient outcomes with life-saving catheters, advancements in surgical imaging, and now we are leveraging new technologies for novel drug discovery and therapeutics.”

“International relations are an important part of Utah’s culture, and this is a unique opportunity for these companies to showcase innovative products worldwide and create global relationships,” added Hemmert.

“The state’s presence at the Arab Health trade show, one of the first of its size to be held in-person this year, solidifies Utah’s place as an emerging healthcare innovation hub on the world stage,” shared Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah). “The participating Utah companies not only make Utah look good, but they are also prospecting potential partners, winning contacts, and generating sales they would not have access to otherwise.”

Utah and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have a strong trade relationship. The UAE is the largest market for U.S. product exports in the Middle East with the healthcare sector as one of the six pillars of its national agenda.

A complete list of the companies representing Utah at Arab Health is provided below:

  • MDUB LLC – Braces including the flagship product known as the CROSSTRAP

  • Neonatal Rescue – Respiratory care through NeoLife and AdultLife ventilators

  • Rhodes Global – Connecting Utah to the Middle East healthcare industry

  • Quansys Biosciences – Development and manufacture of multiplexed assays for protein qualification

  • Sunwarrior – Plant-based protein and superfoods

  • Turner Imaging Solutions – X-ray/fluoroscopic imaging systems giving a user the ability to acquire X-ray images whenever and wherever needed

  • Vitalpax, Inc. – Private label supplement and vitamin manufacturer

  • Zehn-X LLC – “Wiping the World Clean” by formulating and manufacturing sanitizing and disinfecting products

The delegation was selected, trained, and led by GOED, WTC Utah, BioHive and BioUtah.