Stories From Our Region: July

Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Leaders Share Insights on the Region’s Cell and Gene Therapy Industry’s Momentum

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia recently commissioned a report documenting the region’s tremendous growth in the cell and gene therapy industry over the past decade. Following the report’s release, the Chamber interviewed local life sciences leaders on their projections for the industry’s future.

StrongRoom AI’s Expansion into Greater Philadelphia Shows Strength of Region’s Business Community

Australian-based healthcare software company StrongRoom AI recently expanded into Greater Philadelphia. Company leaders said the region’s surplus of medical institutions, deep tech talent pool, accessibility, and vibrant arts […]

StrongRoom AI’s Expansion into Greater Philadelphia Shows Strength of Region’s Business Community

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Entrepreneurship usually starts with an idea for a solution to a problem. It requires people who can combine theoretical and practical intelligence with a desire to stretch the boundaries into new frontiers.

It also requires money.

A few years back, venture capitalist Peter Bruce-Clark met then-19-year-old Australian entrepreneur Max Mito, a self-taught computer coder, and Christopher Durre, a computer scientist and engineer, who had an idea— “a classic garage concept”— to improve the safety of drug distribution by creating a suite of healthcare software that combine biometrics and AI applications to match […]

Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Leaders Share Insights on the Region’s Cell and Gene Therapy Industry’s Momentum

The field of cell and gene therapy (CGT) was born in Greater Philadelphia just two decades ago. Today, the region stands as a global CGT hub, ranked second among 14 U.S. regions.

As documented in a recent report, Leading the Way: Cell and Gene Therapy in Greater Philadelphia, commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), more than 10% of the world’s CGT companies are headquartered in the region, with local institutions and cell and gene companies employing more than 7,000 regional workers.

In this month’s Momentum, we explore the future of Greater Philadelphia’s […]

Greater Philadelphia Named #4 U.S. Life Sciences Market in Colliers Report

According to a 2024 Life Sciences Report by global real estate company Colliers, the Greater Philadelphia region was ranked #4 out of 18 markets, solidifying its position as a national epicenter for life science innovation with world-class assets. 

The report noted that the 11-county region – which includes the tri-state areas of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware – “remains on the forefront in gene, cell, and

SDS Optic Finds Talent, Space, Kindness, and its Chance to Make History in Greater Philadelphia

It isn’t always easy to be a medical tech company located in Central Europe, especially when it comes to finding top-of-the-line scientists with niche competencies.

 A while back, SDS Optic, a fast-growing maker of cancer diagnostics in Poland, went looking for a very specific type of scientist and the search became a long-term endeavor.

“We were not successful in months of research and executive search,” said Mateusz Sagan, Chief Business Officer of SDS Optic. To pivot, the company decided to open a […]

Stories From Our Region: May 2024

SDS Optics Finds Talent, Space, Kindness, and its Chance to Make History in Greater Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia region’s availability of life science talent, investors, and real estate opportunities were key factors in Poland-based medical tech company SDS Optic’s selection of Greater Philadelphia for its U.S. expansion.

Greater Philadelphia Named #4 Life Sciences Market in Recent Colliers Report

Greater Philadelphia’s status as a leading life science hub was upheld in a recent 2024 report by the real estate firm Colliers, which ranked the region as #4 against 18 markets.

South Jersey Industrial Project Breaks Ground on Third Phase […]

Stories From Our Region: April 2024

Re:Dish Turns Dishwashing into a Business – and a Solution to a Global Problem

In practice, circularity can mean something as simple as washing more dishes. And for a relatively new company called Re:Dish, it’s a business opportunity that is expanding into Greater Philadelphia and beyond.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Champions Tech Talent Growth

Gain an in-depth look into the Chamber’s efforts to promote Greater Philadelphia’s tech talent attraction story to the global tech community and grow the region’s technology ecosystem.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Purchase HP Hood facility in Northeast Philadelphia

The purchase will

Re:Dish Turns Dishwashing into a Business – and a Solution to a Global Problem

Photo Credit: Visko Hatfield

Sometimes the best ideas arise from the simplest of things.  

Among policymakers and academics in the sustainability world, the concept of circularity has recently been garnering increased traction. In theory, circularity refers to the reusing of plastics or other resources as often as possible to reduce waste and the emissions caused by products that are only used once.

In practice, circularity can mean something as simple as washing more dishes. And for a relatively new company called Re:Dish, it’s a business opportunity.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Champions Tech Talent Growth

The Greater Philadelphia region is expected to see an increase of 1,200 tech jobs in the coming year, according to data projections from the Computing Technology Industry Association’s State of the Tech Workforce reference tool, as reported this month in the Philadelphia Inquirer. That’s validating news for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia (the Chamber), which has prioritized promoting and growing the region’s technology sector. Nikki Pumphrey, the Chamber’s Vice President, Talent and Workforce, said technology companies looking to locate or expand in the Greater […]

Preventx Finds a U.S. Business – and Cultural – Home in Greater Philadelphia

Nick Malhomme grew up in the U.K. and spent the past 16 years living in Spain and France, so he knows a thing or two about adjusting to new places. But still, he was surprised when he met his new neighbors in the Greater Philadelphia town of Wynnewood. 

“We wanted to meet people, so we invited neighbors over for a couple of drinks,” said Malhomme, the International Development Director at Preventx, a U.K.-based provider of at-home sexual health testing. “I had been getting around by walking and cycling and maneuvering […]

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