A total of 130,439 jobs, $7.6 billion in personal income and 13 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) — that’s a lot of economic impact. But that’s what a new study from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah says Utah’s life sciences industry meant tothe state last year. 

The research, released last week, defines which companies are part of the industry and support scientific advancement — mostly related to healthcare. Life sciences companies are involved in producing and marketing things such as medical devices, drugs, lab testing and diagnostics.

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