Study Updates Projections For Region’s Future Cell & Gene Therapy Talent Needs

Two years after releasing the results of an independent study analyzing the workforce landscape and future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell & gene therapy sector, the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth and the University City Science Center are releasing a new and updated report. 

Economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) was reengaged to refresh and update the “Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health Workforce Analysis” completed in 2019-2020 to reflect changes in the industry. The result is a current and detailed workforce demand and supply study for Greater Philadelphia’s cell & gene therapy hub.

Chamber Shares Region’s Cell & Gene Therapy Story With Site Selectors

“Philadelphia is Leading a Biotech Revolution.” That’s the headline of an article by Senior Editor Gary Daughters in the May issue of Site Selection magazine. The Chamber is using the piece to share news of the region’s leadership role in the cell & gene therapy sector and highlight the momentum underway in the life sciences industry. John Fry, President, Drexel University; Sumit Verma, Senior Vice President of Commercial Manufacturing, Iovance; and Mahen Gundecha, Chief Business Officer, Exegenesis Bio, all share insights into the key attributes of Greater Philadelphia that make […]

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing Helps Companies and Talent Achieve Their Visions

Life sciences companies looking to locate in Greater Philadelphia consider many factors in their decision-making, from the ability to achieve their vision to the opportunities to collaborate. To foster this growth, The Chamber is developing a series of testimonial videos with Greater Philadelphia’s leaders describing the region’s attributes.

Vice President and Executive Director at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB), Parviz Shamlou, sat down with the Chamber to detail how the Greater Philadelphia region has fostered JIB’s success.

JIB is one of the many life sciences organizations thriving in Greater Philadelphia. In addition to early phase pre-clinical process development, […]

Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

Talent looking to join Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy hub can hear firsthand from those living and working here about the types of opportunities the industry offers and the region’s quality of life. So far, eight talent ambassadors have shared their stories as part of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series.

Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

As the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy industry continues to grow, The Wistar Institute is addressing the need to attract and train talent. The Wistar Institute, located in the life sciences hotbed […]

New Business Attraction Tool Tells Companies and Talent: “Achieve Your Vision Here”

“Achieve Your Vision Here.” That’s the promise communicated through a new website for Select Greater Philadelphia, the business attraction and expansion program of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The revamped resource, which launched this week, is targeted to companies and site selectors looking to locate or expand in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region. It provides them with resources such as an interactive property search tool and targeted job openings and shares the many ways the Greater Philadelphia region is connected, collaborative, and accessible.

“Select Greater Philadelphia, spurred by annual investors and guided by an advisory board, […]

Philadelphia Region to Shine at BIO 2022

Representatives from Greater Philadelphia’s life science ecosystem will share the story of our connected, collaborative, and accessible region at the upcoming BIO International Convention (BIO 2022), being held June 13-16, 2022 in San Diego, California.

Team members from the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia will be on hand at the Pennsylvania Partners booth to meet with industry professionals and showcase the region’s leadership role as a center for life sciences and a hub for cell and gene therapy. Among the other collaborators in the Pennsylvania Partners booth are the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Philadelphia […]

PACT Report Announces Record-Breaking Year for VC Investment

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth was among the supporters of the 2021 Philadelphia Venture Report. Produced by the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) in conjunction with PitchBook, the annual report shares deal-making trends across sectors and stages, exits, and fundraising statistics.

The report, which was released on March 22, 2022, announced a record-breaking 2021 for Philadelphia’s venture capital ecosystem with 411 deals totaling nearly $8 billion. Gopuff, a food delivery platform founded by Drexel University alumni, led the way, according to the report, with $3.6 billion raised throughout the year. “Even without […]


The thriving life sciences industry in Greater Philadelphia is poised for exponential growth and continued leadership. As a global hub for research, talent, and capital, Greater Philadelphia continues to scale and attract companies in a range of therapeutic areas, including the hot and growing cell and gene therapy subsectors. This momentum is the subject of a Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia program, “Leading Life Sciences: Driving Economic Growth in Greater Philadelphia,” from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2. The event will take place at four host venues and also feature a virtual panel discussion.

Participants can choose to attend […]

SAPA-GP Hosts Inaugural Cell & Gene Therapy Conference in June

For the past 20 years, Greater Philadelphia has been home to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA). The volunteer-supported professional organization, referred to as SAPA-GP, has filled its leadership team with executives at some of the leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies in our area. With support from more than 4,000 members, SAPA-GP hosts numerous scientific and business programs year-round and offers mentorship and career development opportunities for aspiring students and professionals.

This June, SAPA-GP will host its inaugural @Philly Cell and Gene Therapy Annual Conference, which the organization plans to make an annual event. […]

Drexel President John Fry To Receive William Penn Award

On May 19, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia will honor Drexel University President John Fry with its 2021 William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business person in the Greater Philadelphia region. The award, which has been given annually since 1949, recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, professional accomplishments, and commitment to charity as well as to the community.

Fry was appointed Drexel University’s 14th president in 2010. Under his leadership, Drexel has set a national example for the execution of public-private partnerships, and become a powerful force for economic development […]

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