Industry Leaders Describe Achieving Their Vision in Greater Philadelphia

Leaders from four companies founded in Greater Philadelphia are sharing how the region’s talent pool and startup ecosystem create an ideal environment for business in a new, three-minute video created by Select Greater Philadelphia. Designed as a resource for entrepreneurs and site selectors who may be considering locating or expanding in the region, Greater Philadelphia: Achieve Your Vision Here features the perspectives of executives from Comcast NBCUniversal, PDC Machines, Spark Therapeutics, and Stimulus Inc. Among the attributes they say set the region apart are innovation, collaboration, funding, quality of […]

November 21st, 2022|Our News|0 Comments

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 […]

“Why Greater Philadelphia Ranks #2 As CGT Hub” Featured in Cell & Gene

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia commissioned a study conducted by Econsult Solutions, Inc., titled The State of Cell and Gene Therapy in the Greater Philadelphia Region: A Comparative Analysis, which measured the impact of our region’s progress in cell and gene therapy through five key lenses: research infrastructure, human capital, innovation output, commercial activity, and value proposition. The study compared Greater Philadelphia to 14 other U.S. metros – Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. – […]

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

For cell and gene therapy companies searching for a desirable destination to locate or expand, Greater Philadelphia has another reason to say, “Select us.” 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 other region ranked higher overall […]

September 29th, 2022|Our News|0 Comments

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 […]

Major Developments Facilitate Greater Philadelphia’s Growth

Life sciences, technology, and manufacturing are three of the leading industries in Greater Philadelphia and recently announced major development projects continue to accelerate growth in these sectors. Plans announced by PIDC for the Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus, University of Pennsylvania and Longfellow Real Estate Partners for Pennovation Works, and Hilco Redevelopment Partners for The Bellwether District are a part of these efforts. 

“These three major developments will create vast opportunities for prospective businesses and talent in Greater Philadelphia,” said Claire Marrazzo Greenwood, Executive Director, […]

September 1st, 2022|Our News|0 Comments

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.

The full press release can be accessed via the

Philadelphia Region’s Ever-Expanding Cell and Gene Therapy Family Tree Featured in New Promotional Reel

An initiative launched more than three years ago to boost awareness of the region as a hub for cell and gene therapy is getting ready to unveil its latest effort to promote the fast-growing sector.

Called “Greater Philadelphia: Discovery Starts Here,” the 90-second graphic animation illustrates how more than a dozen companies have spun out of, or are licensing technology from, a handful of local research institutions. It is also available for download here.

Specifically, the video animation features five research institutions (The University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health, Temple University, and The Wistar […]

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 […]

PIDC Seeks Biotech Campus Partner

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, has announced plans for its new Lower Schuylkill Biotech Campus and issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a development partner. The urban campus will be a world-class location for modern cell and gene therapy bioproduction. Positioned on 40 acres of land (across two 20-acre sites) within the Lower Schuylkill Innovation District, a master-planned district anchored by the existing Pennovation Works campus, the project will offer up to one million square feet of manufacturing space and create a pivotal life science center in the heart of Greater Philadelphia. The RFQ process, which launched in […]

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