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Supplement: Where do we go from here?

Where do we go from here? By Mark Schweiker RELATED ARTICLES Growth and Development A Region Poised for (More) Growth Big-City Excitement Meets Country Charm Navigating the Network Mark Schweiker is president & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Courtesy of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce We like to think that recognizing the Greater Philadelphia region as the capital of the life sciences began with the Milken

Mark Schweiker
Where do we go from here?
By Mark Schweiker
Mark Schweiker is president & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Courtesy of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

We like to think that recognizing the Greater Philadelphia region as the capital of the life sciences began with the Milken Institute study released in 2005. The study did make a big splash, proving to many the importance of life sciences to this community. However, the true birth of the life sciences in Greater Philadelphia began a long time ago; this region is the birthplace of numerous attempts to modernize health care. It is home to the first hospital in the country, the first school of pharmacy, the first US medical school, and the first hospital dedicated to children.

As a result...

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