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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 sciences […]

Greater Philadelphia’s World-Renowned Life Sciences Cluster Attracts Talent from Near and Far

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a location to live and work – cost of living, quality of life, and access to opportunity are just a few.

Rankings, statistics, and reports on leading economic indicators point to the Greater Philadelphia region as meeting the criteria as a top-tier, globally-connected, and collaborative place to do business, especially for individuals with life sciences careers.

But beyond comprehensive data, there’s value in hearing corroborative experiences from Greater Philadelphians who are living, working, and thriving […]

Discovery Starts with Iovance’s Iyana Pearson

Lifelong Philadelphian Iyana Pearson loves cheering on Philadelphia’s sports teams, exploring the region’s nationally recognized food scene, and helping others through her work. Whether as a dialysis tech or a home health aide, being able to make a difference in people’s lives is a part of Pearson’s moral code. What she didn’t know was that she would end up taking this ambition to Iovance to work with cutting-edge cell therapies.

Pearson is a graduate of the first cohort of the Biomedical Technician Training Program (BTT) program, […]

PA Governor’s Economic Development Strategy Emphasizes Life Sciences Growth

Governor Josh Shapiro’s 10-year state Economic Development Strategy, which he unveiled on January 30, 2024, followed by his 2024-25 Budget Proposal, emphasizes the leading role the life sciences sector will continue to play in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s future and includes investments in economic development, job creation, and innovation.

Created with the Commonwealth’s Department of Community and Economic Development, the strategy, which is available to read in full at www.PAGetsItDone.com, capitalizes on the state’s strengths. The plan specifically emphasizes five defined high-growth, high-value sectors where Pennsylvania already holds a profound competitive advantage and can expect […]

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Recruitment with New Employer Partner in Life Sciences

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and The Wistar Institute are collaborating once again with support from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to bring their award-winning expansion of Wistar’s Biomedical Technician Training Program to a new partner, VintaBio, Inc. This workforce development training will support the talent needs of the rapidly growing cell and gene therapy manufacturing organization.

In the spring of 2023, VintaBio emerged from stealth with its newly appointed CEO, Dr. David Radspinner, $64 million in funding, and a purpose-built gene therapy manufacturing facility in The Navy Yard. Building on this success, […]

Discovery Starts with Roquette’s Morrison Boateng, Jr.

For Morrison Boateng, Jr., a Pharmaceutical Application Scientist at Roquette, a Chamber member company, the search for a family-friendly community and a region well-equipped to advance his career led him to Greater Philadelphia.

“I grew up in Ghana, West Africa, until I was 16,” said Boateng. “Then my family and I moved to the Bronx, and I finished high school and earned my undergraduate and graduate degrees in New York. After 17 years in New York, it was time to figure out where my wife and I […]

Discovery Starts with SAPA-GP and Amicus Therapeutics’ Haichen Yang, MD, MA, MBA

Freshly graduated from medical school, Dr. Haichen Yang embarked on her journey to the U.S. With 30 years of experience developing new medicine under her belt, her relentless desire to learn and stay at the forefront of the biopharmaceutical sector all comes down to helping people.

Throughout her endeavor, Dr. Yang, Vice President of Clinical Research at Amicus Therapeutics, developed a specific interest in neuroscience and rare diseases and used her skills to bring new drugs to market. Dr. Yang has led […]

Stories From Our Region – April 2022

Regional Leaders Praise Greater Philadelphia’s Culture, Cuisine, and Quality of Life

Greater Philadelphia’s leaders highlight our region’s strengths to make a case for why Life sciences companies should consider relocating here to achieve their vision.

Join the Chamber for a dynamic event that will bring leaders together to explore developments impacting our region’s life sciences market.

Incyte’s New 200,000-Square-Foot Building Will Bring More Workers to Wilmington Headquarters

The new 200,000-square-foot research building, featuring four floors of lab space, will house over 440 research and clinical development employees.

PHL to Kick Off First Phase of […]

Regional Leaders Praise Greater Philadelphia’s Culture, Cuisine, and Quality of Life

Life sciences companies looking to locate in Greater Philadelphia consider many factors in their decision making, from accessibility and connectivity to opportunities to collaborate and achieve their company’s vision. Another factor is the quality of life available to their employees. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is developing a series of testimonial videos with Greater Philadelphia’s leaders describing the region’s attributes.

Among the region’s leaders who have already shared their perspectives are Chellie Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Chief Aviation Representative, City of Philadelphia – Division of Aviation; Roland Kolbeck, Ph.D., chief scientific officer at Spirovant […]

Stories From Our Region – March 2022

Gattuso and Drexel to Build Life Science Research Lab Facility

Gattuso Development Partners has partnered with Drexel University to build Philadelphia’s largest life sciences research and laboratory building.

Oxford Properties Group and Ensemble/Mosaic to Develop Life Sciences Hub

Oxford Properties Group and Ensemble/Mosaic have partnered to develop a life sciences hub in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

Achilles Therapeutics Leases 7,000 SF Lab Space

Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, Achilles Therapeutics, has leased a lab space at 401 North Broad.

Three New Research Projects Under Way by ChristianaCare and The Wistar Institute

ChristianaCare and The Wistar Institute to […]

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