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Peaks and troughs: COVID-19 having mixed impacts on Utah’s once-vibrant biotech sector

Published In: Deseret News

One division of Taylorsville-based medical testing operation Nelson Labs is operating 24 hours a day in order to keep up with demand for testing personal safety equipment like face masks. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased demand for some Utah biotech companies but others are suffering.

Utah’s recently flourishing life sciences sector weathered the Great Recession virtually unharmed, but in the face of COVID-19 impacts, a panorama of outcomes are currently playing out with some companies in full crisis mode while others are struggling to keep up with unexpected boons.

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