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Discovery Starts with CHOP’s Dr. Lindsey George

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

The most recent talent ambassador to talk about discovery in Greater Philadelphia is Dr. Lindsey George, an attending physician in the Division of Hematology and Director of Clinical In Vivo Gene Therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as well as an Assistant […]

March 24th, 2022|Videos|0 Comments

Big4Bio Publishes Philadelphia Life Sciences Report with 2022 Outlook

The CEO Council was pleased to again contribute to Big4Bio’s annual 2021 Philadelphia Year-in-Review report by providing a look forward to what we might expect in the region’s life sciences industry, including the cell and gene therapy sector, in 2022. The outlook is reprinted below and the link to the full report, as well as reports for the Boston, San Francisco Bay, and San Diego markets, can be found on Big4Bio’s website.

“These Year-in-Reviews reflect the constant growth of the life science industry in these Big4Bio regions and also help provide important information for 2022 planning […]

Gene Editing Researcher at ChristianaCare Contributes to Talent Series

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute is the latest organization to contribute to a video series building awareness of job opportunities in Greater Philadelphia’s cell and gene therapy and gene editing sectors. Created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth, in collaboration with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, the “Discovery Starts with Me” video series shares what it is like to live and work in the region’s research hub. The series now features six “talent ambassadors” telling their stories.

For Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D., the story is one that takes […]

Medaglio to Direct Chamber’s Businesses Attraction & Expansion Efforts

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce James Medaglio as Director, Business Attraction & Expansion. In this role, Medaglio will identify, engage, and assist companies looking to locate or expand in the Greater Philadelphia region.

It’s an assignment that Medaglio understands well. He first joined the Chamber in 2018 as a research analyst, providing support to business attraction projects, and more recently, serving as the point of contact for the organization’s Health and Life Sciences Action Team (HLSAT). He is looking forward to drawing on that expertise in his new position.

Among his responsibilities will be hosting visiting […]

Stories From Our Region – February 2022

Medaglio to Direct Chamber’s Business Attraction & Expansion Efforts

The Chamber names James Medaglio as Director, Business Attraction & Expansion focusing on identifying, engaging, and assisting companies looking to relocate or expand in the Greater Philadelphia region.

ChristianaCare to Acquire Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings

ChristianaCare signed a letter of intent to acquire Crozer Health from Prospect Medical Holdings, a change in ownership that will increase access to care and health equity.

The Wistar Institute Received A $250K Federal Grant to Strengthen Life Sciences Workforce

Philadelphia’s Wistar Institute is one of […]

Stories From Our Region – January 2022

Surge in Life Sciences Investment in Region Continues

The Greater Philadelphia region saw more than $12 billion invested in the life sciences sector in 2021.

Philadelphia Industrial Market Closes Out Another Record Year

Two year-end acquisitions totaling $45 million contributed to another record year in industrial sales for the region.

Record Construction Activity For Philadelphia

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has issued permit approvals likely to result in the construction of roughly triple the number of the average total per typical year.

Velocity Venture Partners Makes $32 Million Purchase in South […]

Surge in Life Sciences Investment in Region Continues: 2021 Total Exceeded $12 Billion

The life sciences sector in Greater Philadelphia benefited from robust investment in 2021. The 11-county area of Southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and southern New Jersey combined saw more than $12 billion invested, according to biopharma database company DealForma. The $12 billion tally included more than $3 billion for cell and gene therapy. Investment deals ranged from Series A rounds through IPOs. Among the technologies funded were biologics, cell and gene therapy, small molecules, as well as medical device and digital health, including artificial intelligence.

Reflected in the DealForma data were eight IPOs with a combined value of more than $750 million. […]

Region’s Quality of Life Is Focus of Talent Video Series

The terrific quality of life in Greater Philadelphia is a recurring theme of a new video series called “Discovery Starts With Me.” Created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth in collaboration with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative, and the hub’s cell and gene therapy R&D companies, each 90-second story gives a glimpse into what it’s like to live and work in the region.

The videos are shared on social media and as part of a paid campaign on LinkedIn. The intent is to build awareness of the opportunities […]

January 15th, 2022|Videos|0 Comments

Stories From Our Region – December 2021

PHL Connects Region’s Life Sciences Ecosystem to the World

Philadelphia International Airport’s James Tyrrell shared how PHL contributes to the life sciences sector.

Spark Therapeutics Plans Gene Therapy Manufacturing Plant in University City Worth $575M

Spark announced the signing of a 99-year ground lease for its new 500,000-square-foot gene therapy manufacturing plant on Drexel University’s campus.

Recent Real Estate Transactions Across Our Region

Arts & Crafts Holdings obtains a $25 million construction loan and other regional companies sign leases for 20,000-square-foot facilities.

Philadelphia Is Among The “Rising Cities” Attracting Millions in Startup Funding

Startups in […]

Workforce is Key to Attainment of Spark Therapeutics’ Vision

Spark Therapeutics is committed to creating a world where no life is limited by genetic disease. Learn more about how the company is attracting talent and preparing for job growth from Jennifer Flaisher, chief human resources officer, who answers our questions in this article. Then, hear from Ali Nowrouzi, Ph.D., a senior research scientist at Spark, who moved to Greater Philadelphia from Heidelberg, Germany, about what it’s like for him to live and work in the region. His story is the latest addition to the CEO Council’s “Discovery Starts With Me” video series, and you can watch it below.

December 13th, 2021|Videos|0 Comments
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