Gov. Cox signs trade pacts with UK, France during European trade mission
Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox met with the United Kingdom’s Trade Minister Nigel Huddleston to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost trade and investment with the United Kingdom.
The U.K.-Utah MOU is the first to prioritize fintech as well as aerospace, supply chain resilience and life sciences. This MOU is the fifth such arrangement between the U.K. and a U.S. state and marks a milestone in the U.K. trade ties with Utah. (Read More)
Putting patients first: Lee spearheads islet transplantation bill
Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bill aimed at empowering patients and improving the outdated regulation of islet transplantation, a cutting-edge treatment for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes. Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives. Focused on patient-centered care, this effort would move islets to a more appropriate regulatory framework.
Islets, vital micro-organs in the pancreas responsible for insulin production, are essential for individuals’ well-being. However, those with Type 1 Diabetes face a daily struggle as their islets fail to function properly, necessitating insulin injections. Islet transplantation presents a transformative solution by utilizing islets from deceased donors to restore natural insulin production, potentially liberating patients from constant insulin administration. (Read More)