Keystone LifeSci Collaborative Launches to Support Regional Sector Growth and Workforce

A new initiative in Greater Philadelphia is bolstering the growth of the region’s life sciences sector and strengthening the industry’s robust talent pipeline. The Keystone LifeSci Collaborative (KLSC), which launched on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, is a business-centered forum supported by new funding from the American Rescue Plan through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge.

KLSC is guided by a steering committee with members in life sciences, workforce development, education, and economic development working to address ongoing shared business priorities and enhance regional competitiveness in the life […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Partner with the Chamber’s Business Attraction Team on Upcoming Conferences

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Select Greater Philadelphia team has been on the road, sharing the region’s cell and gene therapy story and identifying and nurturing business attraction and expansion opportunities. Among the recent events the Chamber participated in was Advanced Therapies Week –  Phacilitate in Miami, January 17-20, 2023, where the Select team met with more than 70 companies to discuss the opportunities for locating their company in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region. The Chamber also conducted outreach to 250 attendees, sharing materials that illustrate […]

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 […]

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