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September 16, 2021
Policy News
CMS Proposes Repeal of Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology Pathway

CMS Proposes MCIT Repeal On September 13, CMS issued a proposed rule to repeal the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) pathway initally finalized in a January 14, 2021 rule.  The MCIT pathway would have provided four years of immediate Medicare coverage for FDA-designated breakthrough medical devices and diagnostics that have been market authorized – […]

September 16, 2021
Policy News
Moderate Democrats Threaten “Build Back Better” Drug Price Controls

Congressional committees this week got down to business writing the details of the Biden Administration’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill. Of particular interest to the life sciences industry was consideration of drug price control provisions in the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees. In its version of “Build Back Better,” […]

September 16, 2021
BioUtah News
Mount Sinai Initiates System-wide Scale-Up of Renalytix KidneyIntelX™ Enabled Health Care Model

Renalytix plc (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced scaled-up implementation of the KidneyIntelX™ early-stage risk assessment testing and care management program across primary care and specialty clinician networks under a real-world evidence development program for patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD). KidneyIntelX enables a shift in focus from care […]

September 16, 2021
BioUtah News
PhotoPharmics brings renowned experts in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases to advisory board

Clinical-stage medical device maker PhotoPharmics today announced a Clinical & Scientific Advisory board (CSAB) comprised of six leading experts in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. The board’s aim is to provide clinical and scientific advice and direction to support the PhotoPharmics mission to “Improve the lives of people who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases.” […]

September 16, 2021
Policy News
Co-Diagnostics JV CoSara Receives Clearance from Indian FDA for Chikungunya and Dengue Tests

The Saragene test kits approved by the CDSCO use the Company’s patented CoPrimer™ technology for the qualitative detection of these mosquito-borne viruses. According to the World Health Organization, the global incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in recent decades to become a leading cause of death in some Asian and Latin American countries, with 70% […]

September 14, 2021
BioUtah News
AdvaMed Statement on Administration’s Opposition to Expanding Medicare Patient Access to Breakthrough Medicare Technologies

AdvaMed, the leading global trade association for medical technology manufacturers, released the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the Administration’s proposal to fully repeal the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies (MCIT) rule.

September 14, 2021
BioUtah News
Co-Diagnostics, Inc. CEO to Participate in Panel Discussion with Scott Gottlieb, M.D., at H.C. Wainwright 2021 Annual Global Investor Conference

On September 13th, Co-Diagnostics, Inc. announced that Company CEO Dwight Egan will participate in a panel discussion hosted by Scott Gottlieb, M.D., titled “How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic” at the H.C. Wainwright & Co. 2021 Global Investor Conference, being held virtually on September 13-15, 2021.

September 14, 2021
BioUtah News
Ultradent Named a Fortune Top Manufacturer / Debuts Top-10 on Renowned List

Ultradent Products, Inc. is honored to be recognized a 2021 Fortune Magazine Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production. The selection comes after a rigorous evaluation of company culture and extensive employee feedback. 

September 9, 2021
BioUtah News
GO Utah – FYI

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity has renamed its Salesforce grant application and customer service portals as part of its rebranding. The office no longer goes by GOED, but by Go Utah, or the Economic Opportunity office.

September 9, 2021
BioUtah News
Cytiva Expands in Cache County

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Cytiva will expand its facility in Logan, Utah, adding up to 396 new high-paying Utah jobs in the next 10 years. Capital expenditures associated with the project are $231 million.

September 9, 2021
BioUtah News
BioHive Flying High

Newly released data from the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows that Utah’s mature life sciences industry – our BioHive – continues to experience strong growth relative to state and national trends, even during the pandemic.

September 9, 2021
BioUtah News
The Point Framework Plan

Last month, The Point of the Mountain released its latest Framework Plan.