COVID-19 Research Contributions from Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative Impact Global Health

Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative continue to make significant contributions to the response to SARS-CoV-2, impacting human health not just regionally, but globally as well.  The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s regional CEO Council for Growth has compiled a list of just some of the recent research and development contributions made by its partners in the Initiative. The round-up includes research updates from Penn Medicine on vaccine development; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on COVID-19 tracking; ChristianaCare on gene editing; and Aramark on the creation of a workplace safety digital product.

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Philadelphia Metro Area Increases Ranking in JLL 2020 U.S. Life Sciences Outlook

The Philadelphia Metro area is ranked number six among top life sciences clusters in the U.S. in the JLL 2020 U.S. Life Sciences Outlook, which was released on July 28.  The placement for the region is an increase over the 2019 report, which listed Philadelphia at number eight.  JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, profiles the nation’s top life sciences hubs in the annual report, and tracks progress of up-and-coming life sciences markets.  In the Philadelphia Metro Area’s profile, JLL noted new peaks in venture capital funding and life sciences employment.

“Each cluster […]

Study Projects Future Workforce Talent Needs for Cell & Gene Therapy Sector and Benchmarks Connected Health Sector in Greater Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2020) – An independent study to analyze the current workforce landscape and assess the future talent needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy and connected health sectors has found that this workforce is expected to grow between 35 percent to 94 percent in the next 10 years using mid-range growth estimates. The growth could be as much as 54 percent to 136 percent using high-range growth estimates.

With support from The Lenfest Foundation, three organizations – the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s regional CEO Council for Growth, the University City Science Center, and University […]

Greater Philadelphia Region’s Health Care and Life Sciences Organizations Contribute to Coronavirus Response

PHILADELPHIA (May 8, 2020) – Greater Philadelphia’s health care, science, and research institutions have quickly shifted resources and priorities to mobilize and make a difference in the fight against COVID-19. From working to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 to investigating the capacity of CRISPR molecules to diagnose or treat COVID-19, the health care and life sciences community is making significant contributions to the COVID-19 response. Educational institutions and corporations are also employing technology to benefit frontline health care workers as they engineer, collect, and donate personal protective equipment including masks and respirators. Connected health technology is rapidly expanding, and companies […]

The Wistar Institute of Philadelphia and Inovio Pharmaceuticals of Plymouth Meeting Are Part of Team Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine

The local organizations join a collaboration funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable equitable access to the vaccines during outbreaks.

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