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, […]

Greater Philadelphia Region Seeks ARPA-H Home Letter to HHS Secretary Points Out Region’s Significant Assets

PHILADELPHIA (June 29, 2022) – The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia today announced the region’s intention to seek to be the new home for a recently announced $1 billion federal agency, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which is expected to be located outside of Washington D.C. In a letter sent to the U.S. Health & Human Services Department Secretary Xavier Becerra and signed by business, civic, and elected officials, signers tout the region’s expertise in cell & gene therapy and gene editing, its rank as one of the top eight life sciences […]

Penn Announces Strategic Partnership with Longfellow Real Estate to Develop State-of-the-Art Life Sciences Facility in Philadelphia

Pennovation Works is a vibrant and growing community in the Greater Philadelphia region with innovative companies doing impactful research and product development.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is excited to celebrate with the University of Pennsylvania its announcement of a strategic partnership with Longfellow Real Estate to develop a 455,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art life sciences facility inside the Pennovation Works ecosystem.

Read more about this exciting expansion in the press release and full article, which can be found here: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/365-million-development-will-expand-life-sciences-hub-pennovation-works.

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Penn Medicine Awarded $6 Million to Advance Understanding of Human Genome Function in Health and Disease

Penn Medicine is one of 30 sites chosen by the National Institute of Health to serve as an Impact of Genomic Variation on Function investigator.

Article from Penn Medicine

September 16th, 2021|Cell and Gene Therapy, Investments, Largest Employers, Life Sciences, Regional News Roundup|Comments Off on Penn Medicine Awarded $6 Million to Advance Understanding of Human Genome Function in Health and Disease
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