Comparative Study Ranks Philadelphia Region #2 Among 14 Cell and Gene Therapy Hubs

Philadelphia Region Now Tops Other Regional Hubs in Five Categories

PHILADELPHIA (September 27, 2022) – In a newly released study comparing 14 U.S. cell and gene therapy hubs in five key categories, the Philadelphia region ranks #2 among U.S. locations. Commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and researched by economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), the study compares cell and gene therapy hubs in research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition. The only region ranked higher overall than Philadelphia was Boston. New York and San Francisco were ranked #3 and […]

Five Organizations Partner to Design New Biotech Training Program to Connect Philadelphians With Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Sciences Sector

Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem are collaborating to create a new workforce development training model to connect biotech jobs with a wider range of Philadelphians, including residents from disadvantaged communities. In a field that often requires PhDs or master’s degrees for most roles, the program – “Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Manufacturing” – will create opportunities for Philadelphians with at least a high school equivalency. The initiative is one way the region is working together to meet the talent needs in its rapidly growing cell and gene therapy sector.

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New Animation Illustrates Greater Philadelphia Region’s Connected Cell and Gene Therapy Startup Ecosystem

PHILADELPHIA (August 16, 2022) – Greater Philadelphia has a new tool to tell the story of collaboration and connectivity in the region’s hub for cell and gene therapy. Titled Greater Philadelphia: Discovery Starts Here,” the 90-second video animation shares a snapshot of several of the region’s world-class research institutions and a number of the cell and gene therapy companies that have licensed technologies or spun out from them. The video animation was created by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth with its partners in the Cell & Gene Therapy Initiative.

“Our region is […]

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 […]

New Select Greater Philadelphia Website Tells Companies and Talent: “Achieve Your Vision Here”

PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2022) – Select Greater Philadelphia (Select), the business attraction and expansion initiative of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, is launching a new website to attract businesses and talent to the region. The revamped resource at is targeted to companies, entrepreneurs, and site selectors looking to locate or expand in the 11-county Greater Philadelphia region and talent seeking employment here. The site provides visitors with resources such as an interactive regional map, and links to property and job search tools. The key message communicated: “Achieve Your Vision Here.”

“The Select Greater Philadelphia website is one […]

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