Utah Life Science Companies Present Innovative Products and Technologies at Arab Health 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – The state of Utah, known as the fastest growing life science community in the United States, has selected eight companies to exhibit at the Arab Health trade show in Dubai from June 21-24. The companies will present some of Utah’s most innovative healthcare products and biotechnologies, many of which will be shared worldwide for the first time.

Innovators congregate in Utah for many reasons. The state is ranked sixth in the United States for medical devices, fifth for diagnostics and is a rising force in bio-pharma. What’s more, Utah’s unique ability to combine 310 days of sun a year with the greatest snow on earth is the ultimate holdfast.

“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. “Utahans 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.”

The following companies were selected to represent the state of Utah at Arab Health:

  • MDUB LLC - Braces including the flagship product known as the CROSSTRAP
  • Neonatal Rescue LLC - 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 Systems - 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

“We are excited about participating in Arab Health as we have recently received our CE Mark for Europe,” said Rick White, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Turner Imaging Systems. “The CE Mark in addition to our FDA Clearance gives us access to much of the world with our Smart-C mini-c arm medical device. We look forward to meeting with many people from around the world at this prestigious meeting in Dubai.”

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. Utah’s fast-growing life science community is supported by BioHive which serves as an industry advocate for the life science and healthcare innovation ecosystem in Utah. BioHive contributes to Utah’s national-leading export growth rate and is ready to support international expansion into Dubai, the Middle East, and worldwide.

"As part of our company's initiative to wipe the world clean, Zehn-X is honored to participate in Arab Health and share our sanitizing and disinfecting products with companies around the globe,” shared Kody Curtis, President and CEO of Zehn-X. “We are excited to meet and work alongside the best in the industry. We are confident that together, we can make a difference in creating a future that is cleaner, healthier, and ultimately safer than before the pandemic." 

Here’s a quick look at how Utah stacks up against the rest of the best:

  • World leader in genetic research
  • Nation’s fastest-growing life science community since 2012
  • 2nd in the nation for medical device employment concentration
  • 6th in the nation for per capita VC investments
  • 538 bioscience-related patents in 2019
  • $13 billion direct and indirect GDP from industry
  • Accounts for 8% of Utah’s total GDP
  • Contributes to Utah’s nation-leading export growth rate

The Utah booth and companies participation is supported by the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant. The federal initiative assists eligible small businesses increase exports. STEP is funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is administered by World Trade Center Utah.

About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah)

World Trade Center Utah leads Utah’s international business development and elevates Utah’s global status to promote prosperity and build economic resilience. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission by pursuing three key objectives: 1) Empower Utah businesses to expand international sales to increase revenue and create jobs, 2) Attract foreign investment and facilitate international partnerships to fuel innovation and business development, and 3) Mobilize Team Utah’s international engagement to elevate Utah’s global status.

About BioHive

Our collective serves as an industry advocate, telling the diverse stories of the life science ecosystem in Utah. We are supported by the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, BioUtah, World Trade Center Utah, EDCUtah, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and industry.