Entries by Sydney Stressman

Greater Philadelphia: The Epicenter of Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation

During June 3-6, the 2019 BIO International Convention attracted 19,000 biotech professionals and companies throughout the world to Philadelphia. Jeff Marrazzo of Spark Therapeutics shared what to expect at the BIO Convention and from the region, which he referred to as “a hotbed for gene and cell therapy innovation” in a Philadelphia Business Journal article. […]

New Biotech Training Facility Opens in Montgomery County

Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) opened their new Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing facility located in Montgomery County. The $7 million institute was established in partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training. The institute is the first and only biopharmaceutical processing education and training institute in North America. Biopharmaceutical professionals and bioprocessing […]

DuPont Stimulates Innovation Among Scientists, Businesses, and Customers

DuPont opened its global industrial biotech headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. The headquarters is located in their Experimental Station, Building E353, with four stories. The top floor is for executives and business professionals, and the remaining three floors are for research labs. DuPont has strategically created one place for scientists, customers, and businesspeople to stimulate innovation […]

Greater Philadelphia’s Biotech Industry Expands with Coworking Campus

The new Discovery Labs facility, a $500 million, approximately one million-square-foot coworking campus, will be located in Upper Merion, PA. The coworking space is intended for health care, life sciences, and pharmaceutical companies, a recently trending market in Greater Philadelphia. “There’s a surge of life science startups in Pennsylvania, with more than half of these […]

A New Report on the ‘Spark of Opportunity’ for Life Sciences in Philadelphia

Colliers International, a global real estate services and investment management company with a special focus on the life sciences sector, has released its new Philadelphia Life Sciences Perspectives Report. The report showcases Greater Philadelphia’s transformative life sciences sector, recognizing our attractive and competitive assets that set our region apart from other metropolitan areas. Collier highlights […]

University of Pennsylvania Using CRISPR to Treat Cancer

A U.S. gene-editing study using CRISPR, was approved as a cancer treatment at the University of Pennsylvania. Two cancer patients who relapsed after undergoing standard cancer treatment received treatment with CRISPR to date. CRISPR is a technology that allows scientists to make precise modifications to DNA using targeted molecular tools. This revolutionary treatment will allow […]

PhilaPort Will Soon Be Powered By Electricity

The Port of Philadelphia received two more post-Panamax cranes in late March, with the fifth crane expected to arrive this summer. The five cranes were manufactured by the largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer in the world, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) and cost $12 million each. This installation is a part of the $300 million terminal […]

PHL Real Estate Company Revitalizing Kensington

Philadelphia real estate company, D3 Developers, is developing a $16 million mixed-use project in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia called Huntingdon Mills. The project will take over two historic brick-and-timber factories with a combined 65,000 square feet. Collectively, the buildings will have 39 apartments and 25,000 square feet of commercial space. “I think people like […]

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Ranked as Top Medical School in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report released a list of “10 Med Schools with the Lowest Acceptance Rates,” which included Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden, NJ. CMSRU is a mission-driven school with a focus on developing highly-skilled physician leaders who value patient-centered, team approaches in health care. Students are provided small-group and […]