Supplement: Greater Philadelphia's Big Pharmas

Greater Philadelphia's Big Pharmas By Mike May A wide range of large pharmaceutical companies make up a strong foundation for life science in the region. RELATED ARTICLES A Region Defined Did You Know? A Rich Life Science Cluster A Robust Support Infrastructure Barbara Schilberg: Champion for the region Bridging the Gap Brenda Gavin: Making a venture capitalist Investment Momentum Building Update Those Resumes Creating Roots Ramping Up Tech Tr

Mike May
Jan 1, 2008
Greater Philadelphia's Big Pharmas
By Mike May
A wide range of large pharmaceutical companies make up a strong foundation for life science in the region.

The pharmaceutical industry in the Greater Philadelphia region is in a league of its own, with a lineage that dates back to the early 19th century. GlaxoSmithKline can trace its Philadelphia roots to 1830, Wyeth to the 1860s, Johnson & Johnson to 1886, and Merck to 1891. Throughout its history, the pharma industry has served as a powerful driver of economic growth for the Greater Philadelphia region, and it continues to do so today.

In 2004, Harris InfoSource selected the Greater...

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