Join Select Greater Philadelphia for a networking happy hour at Exhibit Hall booth #1133 on May 8, 2024, 2:30-5:30 p.m., and learn how you can join the Greater Philadelphia region’s globally leading life sciences industry.

Select Greater Philadelphia, the talent and business attraction and expansion arm of The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, will join several of the region’s life sciences company leaders and research institutions at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting, May 7-11 in Baltimore, MD. The meeting, attended by more than 3,400 professionals, including scientists, physicians, and patient advocates, provides an international forum where the latest gene and cell therapy developments are presented and critically discussed. 

Some of the Greater Philadelphia region’s exhibitors joining the Chamber at the event include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), WuXi Advanced Therapies, VintaBio and SmartLabs.

The Birthplace of Cell and Gene Therapy 

The Greater Philadelphia region is recognized worldwide as a leader in cell therapy, gene therapy, and gene editing. In fact, this is where the field started two decades ago and where it continues to grow rapidly. Our region’s commitment to R&D excellence and deep talent pool led to the first FDA-approved cell-based gene therapy and directly-administered gene therapy.

Today, the Greater Philadelphia region is home to more than 60 cell and gene therapy development companies and countless research labs, as well as numerous contract research organizations and other supporting firms.

Institutions including the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Coriell Institute, Christiana Care Gene Editing Institute, Jefferson Health, Temple University, and the Wistar Institute contribute to the steady stream of scientific discoveries and technical expertise that underpin these companies. The subsector also benefits from a robust talent pipeline, with nearly 10,000 workers holding specific expertise in cell and gene therapy.

Keep the Conversation Going – Join our Free Webinar May 9

The Chamber is also hosting a free webinar titled Leading Life Sciences: Exploring Growth in Greater Philadelphia on Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. led by keynote speaker John Swartley, University of Pennsylvania’s first Chief Innovation Officer and joined by a panel of the Greater Philadelphia region’s life science industry leaders.

For information on locating or expanding your business in Greater Philadelphia, contact Bryan Tsao, Ph.D., Manager, Life Sciences and Healthcare Initiatives, at [email protected] or Lindsey Hover, Manager, Business Attraction & Expansion, at [email protected]