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Dinesh C. Patel conferred Utah’s highest state honor

New YorkPhilanthropist and a pioneer entrepreneur in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, Dr Dinesh C Patel was conferred Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology – Lifetime Achievement.

The medal has been awarded to deserving recipients since 1987 as a symbol of recognition to those individuals who have provided distinguished service to the State in the fields of science and technology.

Considered the father of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the Rocky Mountain region, Dr. Patel has been instrumental in creating, driving and growing Utah’s science and technology community into the rich landscape.

In Utah’s robust innovation and scientific community, Dr. Patel’s influence is visible at all levels. From ideation to creation to implementation, Dr. Patel has worked tirelessly and quietly to make Utah’s science and technology footprint substantive and strong. It has been nearly 40 years since Dr. Patel came to Utah. His innovations and hard work brought financial success and improved the lives of thousands across the globe.

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