What is InnovaBio®?

InnovaBio® is a biotechnology contract research organization. We offer a low risk environment for students to develop productive lab skills while working on projects for real companies. The challenging research completed by our interns creates a valuable talent pool for Utah biotechnology companies.

Goals of InnovaBio®

The overall goal of InnovaBio®, is to create flexible, industry-based research internship opportunities for SLCC students. InnovaBio® contracts projects–both research and development 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 and simultaneously assist local scientific and biotech enterprises in developing research projects. All students completing a biotechnology degree at SLCC will be required to complete an internship with InnovaBio®. Interns gain valuable laboratory research experience that will help develop a career in a biotechnology field. Our graduates indicate the bench experience gained by working at InnovaBio® created a competitive edge when seeking employment as a research associate in a biotechnology company.


InnovaBio® is located within the Biotechnology Department at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). It complements the STUDENTfacturED® manufacturing organization.

Skills gained In InnovaBio®

Students will learn critical skills such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Effective team working
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Research experience
  • Proper Documentation