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 […]

Forbes ranks 10 Philadelphia-area companies among the nation’s best employers for women

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other Philadelphia-area companies are named as the nation’s best employers for women.

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August 15th, 2021|Awards/Rankings, Corporate Culture, Regional News Roundup|Comments Off on Forbes ranks 10 Philadelphia-area companies among the nation’s best employers for women

Internship program focused on diversifying talent in financial services eyes expansion to tech careers

The Inveniam Equity Internship hosted local college students to help build connections in financial services.

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July 26th, 2021|Corporate Culture, Financial Services, Regional News Roundup, Workforce|Comments Off on Internship program focused on diversifying talent in financial services eyes expansion to tech careers

Development team behind $2.6B Navy Yard project makes ‘unparalleled’ diversity, equity and inclusion pledge

The development team behind the new Navy Yard project has firmed up a program for the project which includes directing $1 billion into initiatives surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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July 13th, 2021|Cell and Gene Therapy, Corporate Culture, Regional News Roundup|Comments Off on Development team behind $2.6B Navy Yard project makes ‘unparalleled’ diversity, equity and inclusion pledge

Thomas Jefferson University appoints first chairwoman in 197-year history

For the first time in its 197-year history, newly elected board chair, Patricia D. Wellenbach will be the first woman to lead Thomas Jefferson University’s Board of Trustees.

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July 7th, 2021|Cell and Gene Therapy, Corporate Culture, Regional News Roundup, Talent Announcements|Comments Off on Thomas Jefferson University appoints first chairwoman in 197-year history

How 5 of Greater Philadelphia’s Fortune 500 companies are working to support minority-owned businesses

Many corporations dedicated significant capital to fund programs and establish initiatives to support minority-owned small businesses.

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July 1st, 2021|Cell and Gene Therapy, Corporate Culture, Regional News Roundup|Comments Off on How 5 of Greater Philadelphia’s Fortune 500 companies are working to support minority-owned businesses
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