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Perfect Day Expands Salt Lake City, Utah, Bio Foundry Division

Perfect Day Inc. is formally expanding its “biology-as-a-service” arm, Scalable Bio Foundry, Inc., in Salt Lake City, Utah. The project is expected to create 64 new high-paying jobs in the region over the next five years.

This expansion of its bio foundry capabilities will advance Perfect Day’s ability to pilot strategic R&D projects while providing state-of-the-art facilities and expertise to a broad base of food, life sciences, and biopharmaceutical customers.

“Our mission is an urgent one. This expansion further strengthens our end-to-end platform capabilities, from strain to shelf, a boon for both Perfect Day, our SBF Clients, and our B2B and foodservice partners,” said Bonney Oommen, Perfect Day’s chief product and strategy officer. “Since acquiring SBF, we’ve been impressed by the caliber of talent we’ve been met within Utah and their shared passion for our mission. We look forward to working with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity and its Board as we continue to grow together.”

Perfect Day may receive up to 20% of the additional state taxes it will pay over the five-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) tax credit. The Go Utah Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $605,613. Each year that Perfect Day meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.

“Perfect Day is at the crossroads of life sciences and innovative food production, both of which are strong industries in Utah,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah). “From technical to production staff, we know the company will find the Salt Lake City region’s talent pool makes it a fruitful place to do business.”

Perfect Day is a biotechnology firm that was the first to commercialize animal-free protein made through precision fermentation. Its hallmark whey protein is now sold in products across the country; each made more sustainably and without compromise. The company strategically acquired SBF, Inc. in 2020 as part of its platform-driven ambitions to create a next-generation supply chain and foster a kinder, greener tomorrow.

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