Supplement: Introduction from Regional CEOs

Introduction from Regional CEOs Dear Readers: As the CEOs of leading life science companies located in Greater Philadelphia, we are proud to be a part of this publication that showcases the rapidly growing life sciences industry in our region. The Greater Philadelphia region, which encompasses 11 counties in three states - southern New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and northern Delaware - is home to an unparalleled combination of resources supporting biopharmaceutic

Jan 1, 2008
The Scientist Staff
Introduction from Regional CEOs

Dear Readers:

As the CEOs of leading life science companies located in Greater Philadelphia, we are proud to be a part of this publication that showcases the rapidly growing life sciences industry in our region. The Greater Philadelphia region, which encompasses 11 counties in three states - southern New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and northern Delaware - is home to an unparalleled combination of resources supporting biopharmaceutical research.

Our region's leadership in the life sciences is a direct result of the incredible assets here. We have an extraordinary concentration of post-graduate educational institutions and a world-renowned healthcare system. This combines with one of the most significant concentrations of well-trained life science workers in the world, a workforce that is experienced in the unique needs of pharmaceutical and biological development, manufacturing, and commercialization. It is this great "people resource," capable of taking discoveries from the laboratory through the regulatory process and onto the market, that is the unique signature of our region.

Our geographic location also sets us apart from other life science centers in the country. We are less than two hours from two of the most important hubs for our business: the financial centers of New York and the regulatory centers of Washington, DC. Travel to our financial advisors, as well as to the FDA and the US Patent Office, is simpler and less expensive just by virtue of our location. In addition the Greater Philadelphia area is competitive, both in the cost of doing business and in cost of living for employees.

The region is already home to the headquarters or major facilities of several multinational pharmaceutical companies, and it continues to attract start-up companies: more than 400 young life science companies now populate the region. We welcome these additions to our field as contributors to the greater body of science, as well as potential collaborators in our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve health care for all.

We hope this supplement to The Scientist gives you a snapshot of all the region has to offer and that you will join in our growth.

Frank Baldino, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Celphalon, Inc.
Richard T. Clark
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Matthew Emmens
Chief Executive Officer
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Jean-Pierre Garnier
Chief Executive Officer
GlaxoSmithKline
Bernard Poussot
President and Chief Executive Officer
Wyeth
Tony Zook
President and Chief Executive Officer
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, U.S.
Christine A. Poon
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Johnson & Johnson