Philly’s biotech leaders pitched the city at Bio 2019 to CEOs and some even seemed impressed

The 2019 BIO International Convention attracted approximately 19,000 biotech professionals and companies throughout the world to Philadelphia.

A number of regional life science industry leaders and potential prospecting companies united at the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences and Innovation Showcase to speak about the biotech advancements happening here in our region.

Speakers included:

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The Next Boston? Cell and Gene Therapy Spark a Philly Building Boom

Years prior, Boston was notoriously known as the global hub for life sciences, but recently Greater Philadelphia has become a life sciences hotspot with more space and talent.

Developers in Greater Philadelphia are experiencing a demand for office and lab space as life sciences companies move to the region.

The founder and CEO of University Place Association, Scott Mazo said, “We’re being considered as the top place in the country in terms of cancer and gene therapy research.”

This year, millions of square feet in the region have been planned out as potential office and lab space.

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Century Therapeutics raises $250M to fight cancer with adult stem cells

Century Therapeutics LLC, a Philadelphia-based biotech startup, received $250 million in venture financing to continue developing cellular therapy treatments for cancer.

“I am grateful to have their experience to guide the development of our promising allogeneic cell therapies for cancers,” said one of Century’s co-founders, Osvaldo “Lalo” Flores.

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