Chamber to Share Region’s Life Sciences Story at BIO 2023

It was four years ago, at the 2019 BIO International Convention held in Philadelphia, that the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia launched the region’s Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative to further boost the market as a leading center for life sciences and a top cell and gene therapy, gene editing, and connected health technology hub. The global attendees at the convention, representing biotech leaders from more than 30 countries, were the ideal audience to hear the news of the region’s expertise and expansion efforts in these industries.

Since 2019, the region’s rapidly expanding life sciences industry has […]

Penn Center for Innovation Report Highlights Record-Breaking Commercialization Activity

In the center of Philadelphia, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, sits an institution that enhances Greater Philadelphia’s growing reputation for scientific and technological innovation. At the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI), Penn’s inventors are connected with the resources they need to translate discoveries into products and businesses that can have a societal impact. Penn faculty members and researchers, companies seeking strategic alliances, entrepreneurs, and many other types of Penn innovators – PCI serves them all, as it works to bring promising technologies and start-up ideas to light. In its recent PCI […]

AmerisourceBergen Establishes Cell and Gene Therapy Service Line

AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare services company headquartered in Greater Philadelphia, announced it has formally established a cell and gene therapy service line as part of its commitment to support cell and gene therapy innovators. This new service line will be led by Lung-I Cheng, Ph.D., who recently joined AmerisourceBergen as Vice President of Cell and Gene Therapy. 

Cheng will work to evolve and enhance the end-to-end support AmerisourceBergen provides cell and gene therapy innovators throughout the commercialization journey. As part of that effort, Cheng noted AmerisourceBergen […]

Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

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

Discovery Starts with The Wistar Institute’s Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.

As the Greater Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy industry continues to grow, The Wistar Institute is addressing the need to attract and train talent. The Wistar Institute, located in the life sciences hotbed […]

New Business Attraction Tool Tells Companies and Talent: “Achieve Your Vision Here”

“Achieve Your Vision Here.” That’s the promise communicated through a new website for Select Greater Philadelphia, the business attraction and expansion program of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The revamped resource, which launched this week, is targeted to companies and site selectors looking to locate or expand in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region. It provides them with resources such as an interactive property search tool and targeted job openings and shares the many ways the Greater Philadelphia region is connected, collaborative, and accessible.

“Select Greater Philadelphia, spurred by annual investors and guided by an advisory board, […]

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 […]

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