Greater Philadelphia Named #4 U.S. Life Sciences Market in Colliers Report

According to a 2024 Life Sciences Report by global real estate company Colliers, the Greater Philadelphia region was ranked #4 out of 18 markets, solidifying its position as a national epicenter for life science innovation with world-class assets. 

The report noted that the 11-county region – which includes the tri-state areas of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware – “remains on the forefront in gene, cell, and

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, […]

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 […]

Greater Philadelphia’s Quality of Life Stars in the Chamber’s “Discovery Starts with Me” Video Series

When the shift ends or the weekend arrives, Greater Philadelphia’s top-notch quality of life and favorable cost of living take the spotlight. 

The Chamber’s “Discovery Starts with Me” video series features life sciences talent who live and work in the region – through the workday and beyond.

As described in the series, the region’s renowned and diverse food scene, breadth of arts, music and cultural institutions, and unparalleled access to green space for outdoor recreation, including 30 public gardens and the 9,200-acre Fairmount Park, means there’s always something new […]

Opportunities Abound for Women in Greater Philadelphia’s Life Sciences Industry

Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences industry is booming thanks to an abundance of resources, infrastructure, and a talented workforce that increasingly consists of women who are driving the region’s growth, according to an analysis released recently by the Chamber.

The Chamber’s analysis, using data from Bureau of Labor Statistics extracted by Lightcast, a global labor market data and analytics company, showed life sciences companies in the region employ about 4,000 more women than men in key occupations such as biochemists, biophysicists, and other scientists and technicians. Over the past decade, industry job growth among women has been 12% […]

HHS Secretary Becerra Joins U.S. Senator Casey for Visit with Leaders in Greater Philadelphia’s Life Sciences Ecosystem

Greater Philadelphia has the assets and capacity to accelerate science and patient care in the next biotech revolution, and leaders in the region’s life sciences ecosystem had a chance to show that last week when U.S. Senator Bob Casey and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia welcomed the Honorable Xavier Becerra, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, for a visit. Among the topics for the October 21, 2022, roundtable discussion were developing breakthrough treatments for genetic and life-threatening diseases and collaborating on innovative solutions to grow the region’s life sciences workforce.

Leaders of Greater […]

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