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 […]

Discovery Starts with CHOP’s Dr. Caroline Diorio

Toronto native Caroline Diorio, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, was inspired to move from Canada to Philadelphia after one of her patients did to receive cell therapy treatment. 

“I actually had a patient who I cared for as a resident come down to Greater Philadelphia for one of the first CAR-T trials,” said Dr. Diorio. “I did my medical school at the University of Toronto and then my specialty training in pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Then I had a patient being treated in Philadelphia with cell therapy, and it hit me […]

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 […]

GEN News “Fueling Growth through Partnership” Feature Added to the Chamber’s Conference Toolkit

The Greater Philadelphia region’s expertise in talent development, research advancement, and scientific collaboration is the focus of a feature in the February 2023 edition of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN News). The article, “Fueling Growth through Partnership in Greater Philadelphia,” will serve as a new tool for the Chamber’s Business Attraction & Expansion team, who will have it in tow when they attend the World Vaccine Congress in Washington, D.C. (April 3-6, 2023), and CPHI North America, held this year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia (April 25-27, 2023).

For […]

Women Lead Life Sciences Job Growth in Region

As the number of life sciences jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region grows, an increasing number of those jobs are being held by women, according to data the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia analyzed from Lightcast, a global labor market data and analytics company. Over the past decade, Philadelphia has seen a 12% increase in women working in life sciences occupations compared  to 8.6% growth for men (Lightcast’s Historical Demographics by Occupation, 2023), including growth in cell and gene therapy roles. The uptick is reflected across professions, including biochemists and biophysicists, medical scientists, biological scientists, and biological technicians.

Lightcast also […]

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 […]

Discovery Starts with BioAnalysis’ Natalya Figueroa

For Natalya Figueroa, a summer science camp, her family, and the desire to see Latinx representation in STEM kick-started her passion for a career in the life sciences.

For this month’s “Discovery Starts with Me” story, we spoke with Figueroa, a Senior Research Associate at BioAnalysis LLC. BioAnalysis LLC is a non-clinical Contract Research Organization (CRO) that partners with labs and organizations whose analytical needs range from R&D to cGMP release stages. Its twenty-person team provides rigorous investigations and recommendations using scientifically in-depth analyses for gene […]

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 […]

Life Sciences and Tech Jobs and Internships are Focus of Campus Philly Career Event on February 9

Jobs and internships in the rapidly growing life sciences and tech industries are the focus of a virtual career fair and networking event produced by Campus Philly, with the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia as the presenting partner. The Life Sciences & Tech career event, to be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, is an opportunity for area companies to connect with diverse students and recent grads to further build the region’s talent pipeline.

More than 30 schools in the Greater Philadelphia region are expected to be represented […]

Chamber Leads Region’s Cell & Gene Therapy Initiative for Fifth Year

In 2023, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is embarking on the fifth year of the Cell & Gene Therapy Initiative (the Initiative), a project launched in 2019 with 11 partner organizations – including academic institutions, businesses, and civic organizations – to build awareness of Greater Philadelphia’s leading cell and gene therapy hub, and attract more companies, talent, and investment to the region. Here, we highlight some of the work that has been done and share how you can join in the momentum in the coming year.

The start of the Initiative coincided with […]

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