The InnovaBio™Contract Research Organization (CRO)is an innovative partnership of corporations and educators working to support Utah's biotechnology industry. We offer a low risk environment for organizations wishing to develop a product or wanting to explore new ideas using our state of the art biotechnology lab, qualified scientists and student interns. The challenging research completed by our interns creates a valuable talent pool for Utah biotechnology companies.

The overall goal of the CRO, InnovaBio™, was to create flexible industry-based research internship opportunities that were available to high school and college students. InnovaBio contracts projects, both research and development and services, from local life science companies and interns work as teams to conduct the work. The work is conducted on-site at the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Biotechnology labs and supervised by the InnovaBio scientific staff. Students receive credible research experience and internship credit.

Our objective is to mentor the next generation of Biotechnology Graduates andsimultaneously assist local scientific and biotech enterprises in developing researchprojects.

Our Goals

  1. Provide a challenging and exciting training environment for high school and college interns
  2. Provide optimal access to all interns to increase success in their career path
  3. Provide quality research services to contract company partners in a directed and timely fashion
  4. Contribute to economic and workforce development for the State of Utah

Additionally, students will learn critical soft skills such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Effective team working
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership