This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. If you’ve taken a COVID-19 test and had the pleasure of using saliva instead of being subjected to the nasal swab experience, you can thank Bill Phillips, COO of Spectrum Solutions – a perfect example of Utah’s home-grown innovation that built a much better mousetrap (or, I mean, COVID test!)


Spectrum Solutions is a life science company focusing its fully integrated industry expertise on creating scalable end-to-end solutions for clinical diagnostic projects and commercialized product plans. We are a single-source provider for innovative medical device engineering and product manufacturing, molding, formulation, packaging design, customized kitting, and direct-to-user fulfillment.

Spectrum was the first to receive FDA authorization and introduce the nation to a revolutionary “spit test” solution that not only challenged diagnostic testing protocols, but pioneered a global industry shift to a safer, pain-free, and noninvasive bio-sample collection approach. This presented an altogether better testing biomaterial, and Spectrum has been praised for its “innovation under pressure.” At the same time, we’ve been credited for delivering professional sports like Major League Baseball back to the game and recognized for pivotal at-home testing that includes 100% in-device live virus neutralization, sample self-collection, and direct-to-patient delivery.


Spectrum Solutions is an example of the innovation and global impact offered by our Utah life science community. Learn more about Spectrum and the additional business solutions they provide at I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.