From our region’s epicenter of discovery, Greater Philadelphia researchers and companies are part of the global race to get a handle on COVID-19, including Biomeme, The Wistar Institute, and the newly formed Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Pathogens (PENNCoV). Article from The Philadelphia Citizen
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Sydney manages Select’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, writes the monthly newsletter Momentum and the biweekly Investor and Partner updates, manages Select’s website, and assists with any additional marketing responsibilities.
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The future of research and development, in rare diseases and beyond, is Philadelphia. By moving its R&D team to University City this year, publically traded gene therapy company Amicus Therapeutics now calls the Greater Philadelphia region’s bustling cell and gene therapy ecosystem home. Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer
Listen to our recent Growing Greater podcast episode with the Co-Founders of REC Philly, Will Toms and Dave Silver. In this episode, Will and Dave explain how they came up with the idea to build this “gym for creatives” and how they see REC growing in the future. Catch up on previous episodes of Growing […]
The biotech company Immunocore, with its U.S. headquarters in Montgomery County, announced a $130 million Series B financing round to continue the development of T-cell receptor therapies. Article from the Philadelphia Business Journal
Penn Medicine spinout Passage Bio raised $216 million through an initial public offering to support the continued development of clinical trials for gene therapies to treat rare central nervous system disorders – exceeding expectations and proving that cell and gene therapies can thrive in the Greater Philadelphia region. Article from the Philadelphia Business Journal
“This is not a bubble, it’s Philadelphia’s moment,” Steven Nichtberger, CEO of Cabaletta Bio offers his perspective on the region’s exponential growth as the epicenter of cell and gene therapy. Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer
PACT Philadelphia’s annual report ranks the region seventh in the country for VC funding after a record-setting $2.5 billion invested in 2019, fueled by a steady stream of life sciences deals and activity among cell and gene therapy and connected health companies. Report from PACT
Development for One uCity Square officially broke ground in late January and is expected to finish by the end of 2021. The University City Science Center, Ventas Inc., and Wexford Science and Technology have partnered to create the $280 million, 400,000-square-foot building. Developers fully expect that the new building will be in high demand once […]
Last year, three cancer patients were treated with their own CRISPR-edited T cells as part of a groundbreaking U.S. trial to determine the safety of such a treatment. The result? A promising breakthrough for gene editing. Article from Wired
See inside the new Spring House Innovation Park, a soon-to-be hub of life sciences innovation housing companies like Anpac Bio – which will open its U.S. HQ and very first east coast clinical lab site on the campus. Article from Philadelphia magazine
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