Greater Philadelphia Joins Meeting on the Mesa

Greater Philadelphia was well represented at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, held October 11-13, 2022, in Carlsbad, California, and organized by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. The hybrid conference featured presentations by leading public and private companies highlighting technical and clinical achievements over the past year in cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and broader regenerative medicine technologies.

More than 2,100 attendees participated in the annual conference, which gathers senior executives and top decision-makers to advance cutting-edge research into cures. Among the Greater Philadelphia companies that participated were AmeriSourceBergen, Cabaletta Bio, Carisma Therapeutics, Center […]

It’s a High Five for Philadelphia in JLL Report

Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem was recognized with the #5 spot in JLL’s 2022 Life Sciences Research Outlook & Cluster Rankings. The new ranking reflects a rise from the #9 spot in 2021. JLL evaluated geographic clusters on talent (35% weight), funding (30% weight), and commercial real estate (35% weight). Among the highlights was JLL’s recognition of Philadelphia as “home to a deep and growing pool of talent coming from the region’s strong universities.” The report also recognized Philadelphia as a leader in the cell and gene therapy sector.

“We are thrilled to see Philadelphia grow from […]

Video Series, Job Search Tool, and Career Event Support Life Sciences Talent Growth

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s “Discovery Starts with Me” series was created to support the attraction, retention, and development of life sciences talent within Greater Philadelphia. Through a series of short videos and testimonial quotes shared on LinkedIn and Twitter, talent ambassadors from the region’s research institutions, cell and gene therapy companies, and contract manufacturing organizations are telling their stories about what led them to Greater Philadelphia, the impact they are making in their work, and what they enjoy about the region’s quality of life.

Dr. Kobby Essien, Director of New Product Planning at Adaptimmune, and Dr. Lindsey A. […]

Discovery Starts with Iovance Biotherapeutics’ Margot Wilson

Iovance Biotherapeutics’ Cell Therapy Center (iCTC) in Greater Philadelphia is the first centralized and scalable manufacturing facility dedicated to producing tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) as a potential therapy for patients with solid tumor cancers. One of the leaders on the ground at Iovance’s manufacturing facility is Margot Wilson, Director of Operational Excellence. Wilson works to ensure that these TIL cells are properly manufactured to be returned and administered as potential cancer treatments to patients. Wilson’s goal in working at Iovance? To deliver hope to patients who need new options.

Once partnered with a […]

Newly Released PACT Venture Report Announces Record-Year for Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies released its 2019 Philadelphia Venture Report, placing Philadelphia in the top 10 VC markets in the United States. Utilizing research from PitchBook, the report covers VC investments by industry and includes the pharma and biotech sectors in addition to other industries.

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