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 […]

Discovery Starts with CHOP’s Dr. Lindsey George

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, seven talent ambassadors have shared their stories as part of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series.

The most recent talent ambassador to talk about discovery in Greater Philadelphia is Dr. Lindsey George, an attending physician in the Division of Hematology and Director of Clinical In Vivo Gene Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as an Assistant […]

Big4Bio Publishes Philadelphia Life Sciences Report with 2022 Outlook

The CEO Council was pleased to again contribute to Big4Bio’s annual 2021 Philadelphia Year-in-Review report by providing a look forward to what we might expect in the region’s life sciences industry, including the cell and gene therapy sector, in 2022. The outlook is reprinted below and the link to the full report, as well as reports for the Boston, San Francisco Bay, and San Diego markets, can be found on Big4Bio’s website.

“These Year-in-Reviews reflect the constant growth of the life science industry in these Big4Bio regions and also help provide important information for 2022 […]

Gene Editing Researcher at ChristianaCare Contributes to Talent Series

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute is the latest organization to contribute to a video series building awareness of job opportunities in Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy and gene editing sectors. Created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth, in collaboration with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, the “Discovery Starts with Me” video series shares what it is like to live and work in the region’s research hub. The series now features six “talent ambassadors” telling their stories.

For Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D., the story is one […]

Region’s Cell & Gene Therapy Initiative Announces 2022 Plans

The Greater Philadelphia Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, a multi-year project of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth and 11 partner organizations that was launched in 2019, continues its efforts in 2022 to build awareness about the region’s leading cell and gene therapy hub.

“We anticipate another fantastically successful year in 2022 for Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy hub,” said Claire Marrazzo Greenwood, senior vice president of Economic Competitiveness for the Chamber and executive director of its CEO Council for Growth.

In 2022, the CEO Council for Growth and its […]

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