Charles River Opens CRADL® Philadelphia to Support Research and Discovery


Charles River Laboratories, a leading drug discovery and non-clinical development company, will open a new Charles River Accelerator and Development Lab (CRADL®) location in Philadelphia’s One uCity Square in October 2023. The company’s expansion will provide research support to the region’s life sciences community to facilitate their early drug discovery and preclinical in vivo research.

CRADL® Philadelphia’s grand opening will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at One uCity Square. Charles River is inviting researchers in biotech, academia, and pharma, and the professionals, incubators, and organizations who support their progress to tour the […]

GenVault Serves Region with Safe, Secure Biorepository for Life Sciences Community

Biological material, GXP supplies, cell and gene therapy cell lines, finished drug products, vaccines, and high-value equipment for academic research institutes, pharma companies, the biotech industry, and government are all part of what GenVault stores onsite. GenVault is one of the nation’s largest and most secure biorepositories, making its home in Greater Philadelphia.

The innovative company is providing a valued resource for the region’s biotechnology community and laboratories across the country with its state-of-the-art facility and sample management program. In addition, GenVault Transportation (GTS) makes it easier to move freezers, at temperature, across town or across the country. These assets, which […]

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Second Recruitment

The Wistar Institute, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, PIDC, and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Launch Second Recruitment for the Award-Winning Program on August 22, 2023.

Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem are expanding their commitment to connecting a wider range of Philadelphians, including residents from disadvantaged communities, with career opportunities in the burgeoning biotech industry with the announcement of upcoming recruitment for an award-winning biotech training program.

The launch of recruitment for the second cohort of The “Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Manufacturing” follows on the heels of the successful implementation of a pilot program that […]

Greater Philadelphia’s Quality of Life Stars in the Chamber’s “Discovery Starts with Me” Video Series

When the shift ends or the weekend arrives, Greater Philadelphia’s top-notch quality of life and favorable cost of living take the spotlight. 

The Chamber’s “Discovery Starts with Me” video series features life sciences talent who live and work in the region – through the workday and beyond.

As described in the series, the region’s renowned and diverse food scene, breadth of arts, music and cultural institutions, and unparalleled access to green space for outdoor recreation, including 30 public gardens and the 9,200-acre Fairmount Park, means there’s always something new […]

SAPA-GP Fosters Collaboration and Career Development in Pharma, Biotech, and Cell and Gene Therapy

With more than 4,000 members, the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA-GP) facilitates scientific and business cooperation and nurtures career development in the region’s pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology sectors. The international all-volunteer nonprofit organization has been involved in this work for over two decades, supporting greater Philadelphia’s biopharma industry with conferences, forums, mentorship, and career development programs.

For the first time last year, SAPA-GP added the @Philly Cell and Gene Therapy Annual Conference to its offerings, providing a platform to showcase the region’s role in cell, gene, and RNA therapies and connect biotech business […]

AmerisourceBergen’s New Integration Hub Streamlines the Path-to-Care Process for Cell and Gene Therapy Innovators

Cell and gene therapy developers worldwide have a new source of support in positioning their therapies for success thanks to the launch of the Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) Integration Hub by Greater Philadelphia-based Chamber member AmerisourceBergen. The global pharmaceutical solutions company, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa., announced its CGT Integration Hub on April 24, 2023. The platform-agnostic system, powered by the company’s customer relationship management system, aims to improve connectivity across the cell and gene therapy treatment journey by streamlining the path-to-care process to enable an enhanced patient and provider experience.

Specifically, AmerisourceBergen’s CGT Integration […]

Chamber Promotes Philadelphia Region to International Companies at BIO 2023

Chamber colleagues Kate Sullivan, Vice President of Business Investment and Regional Marketing, and Bryan Tsao, Ph.D., Manager, Life Sciences and Healthcare Initiatives, boosted our market as a leading center for life sciences and a top cell and gene therapy, gene editing, and connected health technology hub at 2023 BIO International Convention (BIO 2023), held in Boston earlier this month.

In addition to bringing Greater Philadelphia’s story to the business development executives, investors, research analysts, and media in attendance, the Chamber team sat down with more than 30 companies, many of them international, […]

WorldUpstart Helps Growing International Companies Land in Greater Philadelphia

International life sciences companies working in cell and gene therapy, biosciences, diagnostics, digital health, medical devices, MedTech, and therapeutics have a partner skilled in helping them expand to Greater Philadelphia and other parts of the United States. WorldUpstart, a Philadelphia-based United States accelerator founded by Karina Sotnik, has already assisted 54 companies from 16 countries with their U.S. expansion plans within the past three years.

“With the grim statistic of only one in four companies making the U.S. expansion, we are literally doubling their odds of success here,” said Sotnik.

Among those WorldUpstart has helped introduce to Greater Philadelphia […]

Greater Philadelphia Continues to Launch Innovative Workforce Solutions

Last August, the Chamber was pleased to partner with the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), The Wistar Institute, PIDC, and Philadelphia Works on a pilot project to offer innovative workforce solutions for the region’s life sciences industry. Together the collaborators launched a first-of-its-kind Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Manufacturing, with Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc., a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel T cell-based cancer immunotherapies, as the program’s first employer partner. The program’s successful design and implementation have led to a second cohort – an innovative workforce […]

Chamber Event Showcases Growth in Region’s Life Sciences Landscape

Major life sciences real estate developments are underway in Greater Philadelphia, including more than 7 million square feet of new lab space proposed or in progress, co-working space, building conversions, and manufacturing facilities. A recent Chamber event showcased trends, developments, and success stories for more than 225 attendees from inside and outside the region who joined “Leading Life Sciences: Exploring Growth in Greater Philadelphia” on May 10, 2023.

The multi-venue event was hosted at two of the region’s leading life sciences hubs – Ensemble / Mosaic at the Navy Yard and Wexford Science + Technology at One uCity Square in University […]

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