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May 28, 2020
COVID-19 Updates Policy News State News
Governor Issues Executive Order Releasing Updated Guidelines for Low-Risk Phase in the Utah Leads Together Plan

SALT LAKE CITY (May 27, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has issued an Executive Order updating guidelines for areas in low health risk designation under Utah’s phased health guidance plan. The order specifically addresses updated guidelines pertaining to social gatherings, education, businesses, travel and events. “We are making progress and we can see that […]

May 22, 2020
State News
Grants Still Available for the Utah Commercial Real Estate Assistance Program

On May 11, 2020, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) began accepting applications for the Utah Commercial Real Estate Assistance Program, to provide rental relief to small businesses that have lost revenue as a result of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The program, with $40 million in funds, has received 2,700 applications to date, totaling just […]

May 22, 2020
Policy News
House to Act on PPP Changes Next Week

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on bipartisan legislation, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, which would revamp the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow for more flexible terms. In Utah, for rounds one and two of funding, a total of 47,046 businesses have received PPP loans, amounting to nearly […]

May 21, 2020
Policy News
President Trump Issues Executive Orders for U.S. Manufacturing of Strategic Medical Supplies; Regulatory Relief

On May 14, President Trump signed an executive order to encourage the domestic production of  critical medical supplies. In the current pandemic, U.S. reliance on China for products such as personal protective equipment, ventilators, and antibiotics, has drawn increased interest in having critical drugs and medical devices manufactured in the homeland. The order would give […]

May 21, 2020
Events
NOW CFO + BioUtah Present: PPP Loan Forgiveness NEW Form and Updates

PPP loan forgiveness questions?  Learn how to maximize your approval for loan forgiveness and understand the new Forgiveness Form Application. Your PPP loan has been submitted, accepted or received! Now what??? Many companies have worked with a SBA lender and have had their loan submitted, accepted or funded and wonder how to maximize the forgiveness […]

May 21, 2020
BioUtah News
BioUtah Mourns Loss of Soft Cell Founder and CEO, John “Brent” Hunt

BioUtah and Utah’s life sciences community mourns the death of one our own, John “Brent” Hunt, age 59.  He was founder and CEO of Soft Cell Biological Research (Soft Cell). Soft Cell issued a press release following his passing.  According to a report by KSL, he was reported missing on Friday, May 4 after failing […]

May 19, 2020
Events
BioUtah Selected as One of Six Presenters at AURP Bio Health Caucus

On June 3-4, the Association of University Research Parks will be holding their Virtual Bio Health Caucus. BioUtah will be one of six cluster leaders presenting at the conference to discuss the growth of the life sciences sector in our area. That presentation will be at noon MDT on June 3.  While this year’s event […]

May 18, 2020
Life Sciences Events
Cambia Grove Impactful Innovation Exchange

How can we advance the utilization of innovations in healthcare? By lending them extra visibility to key stakeholders!   Impactful Innovation Exchange   Calling All Solutions!   Cambia Grove is launching the Impactful Innovation Exchange – a free comprehensive platform where health care stakeholders can search for emerging and/or proven innovations to solve their high […]

May 18, 2020
Events
Legal aspects of FDA regulatory Compliance: Preparing for an FDA Facility Inspection and Responding to a 483 Letter

Webinar In addition to evaluating data from adverse event reports, the bulk of FDA’s regulatory enforcement comes from its facility inspections and resulting 483 reports. This practical webinar will cover numerous aspects of preparing your drug or medical device establishment for a successful FDA facility inspection and responding to any post-inspection 483 letters. The key […]

May 15, 2020
Federal News
President Trump Announces $11 Billion For States to Meet COVID-19 Testing Goals

Earlier this week, President Trump announced that the administration was sending $11 billion in federal funding to states to boost their COVID-19 testing capacities. The $11 billion was originally approved as part of the CARES Act.   In addition to the funding, the federal government will be assisting states with test-kit items, such as swabs, […]

May 15, 2020
Policy News
PPP Round Two for Utah Businesses, Loans Under $2 Million Won’t Face Review

On April 27, Congress injected an additional $310 billion into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), launching a second round of loans intended to keep small business viable during the pandemic. Loans will be forgiven if employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used as designated for payroll, rent, mortgage […]

May 15, 2020
Policy News
LabCorp Expands Access to At-Home COVID-19 Collection Test Kits; Lab Association Pushes for Federal Funding

On May 12, LabCorp announced that its COVID-19 at-home collection test kit is now available to individuals who have symptoms for COVID-19 as well as individuals without symptoms who may have been exposed to the virus. The diagnostic test, which uses a swab, is available through the company’s Pixel by LabCorp™ online platform.  Last month, […]