Salt Lake City, Utah - October 25, 2022 - BioUtah, Utah’s only trade association dedicated solely to the life sciences, announced today that the 2022 BioHive Summit, presented by Mayer Brown, will feature an impressive line-up of renowned speakers and panelists who will take center stage at this year’s in-person conference on November 10, at the Salt Palace Convention Center, in Salt Lake City, UT.
Lincoln Nadauld MD, PhD, Founder of the Precision Genomics program at Intermountain Healthcare where he also served as Chief of Precision Health and Academics will discuss how Utah is leading the way in precision medicine. In his role at Intermountain, Dr. Nadauld worked on solutions to improve health and tackle disease through genomics and precision medicine. He recently co-founded and was appointed President and CEO of Culmination Bio, a biotechnology data and discovery company spun out of Intermountain Healthcare.
Other notable presenters include Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA, who will virtually host a live question and answer town hall meeting; Katie Peng, Chief Commercial Officer at Denali Therapeutics, who will talk about the search for a perfect health system; and Jefferson Moss, Innovation District Executive for the Utah System of Higher Education and the Majority Whip in the Utah House of Representatives, who will highlight state initiatives to support innovation.
Political experts, Jeff Kimbell of the Washington DC firm of Kimbell and Associates, and Nick Shipley, Chief Advocacy Officer of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), will explore how the outcomes of the mid-term elections could impact the life sciences industry.
“This year’s summit reflects an industry on the move in Utah,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, President and CEO of BioUtah. “We’re not only growing and attracting new bio companies to the state, but we’re continuing to build on our long-standing culture of innovation and can-do entrepreneurial spirit to create a world-class life sciences hub.”
In addition, the summit will celebrate BioUtah’s 2022 award winners, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Utah’s life sciences ecosystem. The day’s program offers plenty of networking opportunities as well as content-rich tracks covering a range of timely and important topics, from the latest in government regulation and local success stories to the power of artificial intelligence and social determinants of health.
“We’re committed to making the 2022 summit a premier gathering of our industry,” said Brad Brown, Chairman of the BioUtah Board of Directors. “Everyone from the C-suite to the manufacturing floor will come together to be part of something larger than ourselves - a forum where we can share a common mission to make a difference in patients’ lives and positively impact the communities where we work and live.”
“This year we will also support the community by hosting a service project benefitting the Granite School District,” added BioHive Executive Director, Katelin Roberts. “Come network, get informed and give back.”
BioUtah is an independent 501(c)(6) trade association serving Utah’s life sciences industry. Its member companies reflect a broad spectrum of the industry with strengths in medical device manufacturing and services, research and testing, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and advanced diagnostics, amongst others; and are a key driver of Utah’s economy.
BioHive is a chartered organization of BioUtah. BioHive’s mission is to provide the platform for life science and healthcare innovation companies and their employees to build community through volunteerism, education, and grant making in support of STEM, workforce development, DEI best practices and economic growth.