Supplement: A Rich Life Science Cluster

A Rich Life Science Cluster By Mike May This region is a powerhouse of human capital in a network of research institutions, academia, pharmaceuticals, biotechs, and industry-support services. RELATED ARTICLES A Region Defined Did You Know? Greater Philadelphia's Big Pharmas A Robust Support Infrastructure Barbara Schilberg: Champion for the region Bridging the Gap Brenda Gavin: Making a venture capitalist Investment Momentum Building Update Those

Mike May
Jan 1, 2008
A Rich Life Science Cluster
By Mike May
This region is a powerhouse of human capital in a network of research institutions, academia, pharmaceuticals, biotechs, and industry-support services.

Experts from the Greater Philadelphia region started getting together in 2000 to discuss its life science community. Among the challenges noted in those gatherings, one involved image - or rather, the area's lack of an image as a life science cluster. An image subcommittee planned to change that. "It was a very deliberate strategy," says Karen Hanson, executive director of Biolaunch611+ KIZ and the convener of that image subcommittee. Hanson and her colleagues wanted to bring BIO - the...

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