Perfect Day announces second US location and new enterprise biology hub

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The Gateway's BioHive hub is a campus featuring commercial and laboratory space in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Pic: The Gateway
The Gateway's BioHive hub is a campus featuring commercial and laboratory space in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Pic: The Gateway

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Perfect Day, Inc., the biotechnology company that developed the world's first animal-free milk protein, is headed to Salt Lake City.

The company is taking occupancy of a nearly 60,000-square-foot space at The Gateway's BioHive hub, a campus featuring commercial and laboratory space in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

Perfect Day will join The Gateway's community of life-science tenants, with more than 200,000 sq ft currently leased. Construction will begin immediately on the facility, which will serve as Perfect Day's second US location (in addition to Berkeley, CA), and a base for its enterprise biology business.

The expansion to Salt Lake City is in partnership with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) for an EDTIF tax credit.

Over the next four years, Perfect Day plans to add more than 60 new positions to its Salt Lake City team.

"Perfect Day is an exciting addition to Salt Lake City, which is home to a fast growing life sciences industry. Having evolved into a dynamic campus for life sciences companies to grow and innovate, The Gateway is a valuable partner in supporting our initiatives to grow the city's biotech and life sciences ecosystem,"​ said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall.

The new location is intended to accelerate Perfect Day's ability to scale its enterprise biology business unit, delivering scale-up production, IP licensing, strain services, and other offerings to a range of biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and life science customers.

"This second US base will expand and diversify our technology capabilities, allowing us to accelerate our impact and business reach with the addition of new infrastructure, resources, and connection to the vitality of the biotech talent growing in the Salt Lake City community,"​ said TM Narayan, Perfect Day's chief of business operations.

"This move further solidifies our commitment to the region following the acquisition of our Enterprise Biology facility in 2020 and partnership with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity last year."

"We are thrilled to have Perfect Day bring its mission to create more sustainable, environmentally friendly products to The Gateway and join our emerging life sciences community of businesses,"​ said Jenny Cushing, VP of leasing for Vestar, the Arizona-based development company that owns The Gateway.

"We are fortunate to partner with Mayor Erin Mendenhall to further her vision to nurture and grow the life sciences industry in Salt Lake City. As downtown's vibrant destination for dining, entertainment, and community events, The Gateway is an enticing location for companies and their employees."

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