philly builds bio September 2022 symposium
Philly Builds BIO Symposium
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September 13, 2022
8 AM - 3 PM with reception to follow

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St, Philadelphia

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Profits from the meeting will be used to support the creation and operation of a Philly Builds BIO+ Initiative.

A Special Full-Day Conference for Life Science, Design and Real Estate Professionals


Traditionally, the life science real estate industry has been defined by the convergence of science, medicine and commercialization in global efforts to improve human health. With the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, the growth in this segment of life sciences has accelerated with a strong emphasis on Precision Medicine, targeted personalized cancer treatment and Precision Wellness. All of these areas combine a focus on genomics and biology with other technologies such as wearable technologies, big data and artificial intelligence.

With a rich history of research and pharmaceutical development, Philadelphia is poised to be a leader in this field. From the early beginnings in 1740, with the establishment of the University of Pennsylvania through the development of major pharma companies like Merck in the 1800s, the region has grown with the life science industry and amassed a deep and educated labor pool. Today, the area is home to six medical schools, including four NCI-designated cancer centers, and the top-rated Children’s Hospital in the U.S. – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 100+ colleges and universities are located within 50 miles of Philadelphia, 80% of all pharmaceutical and biotech companies have offices in Greater Philly and more than 2,000 medical technology companies are located here.

Most recently, the City has become a leader in cellular, gene therapy and gene vaccines, with a number of companies and research institutions using ground breaking technologies to address a range of devastating diseases.


The COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated Philly’s life science expansion, with increased need for lab space, testing and vaccine research. A record amount of venture capital funding in 2021, and increased NIH funding have further fueled the growth.

With a shortage of available lab space, especially in the City Center, this has triggered the launch of building projects for millions of square feet of lab and manufacturing space in projects across the region from University City to the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the suburbs.


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Most recently, the City has become a leader in cellular, gene therapy and gene vaccines, with a number of companies and research institutions using ground breaking technologies to address a range of devastating diseases.


The COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated Philly’s life science expansion, with increased need for lab space, testing and vaccine research. A record amount of venture capital funding in 2021, and increased NIH funding have further fueled the growth.

With a shortage of available lab space, especially in the City Center, this has triggered the launch of building projects for millions of square feet of lab and manufacturing space in projects across the region from University City to the Philadelphia Navy Yard and the suburbs.

The time seems right to bring the life science and real estate communities together for a close look at scientific and business trends, investment and commercialization efforts, as well as leading real estate development projects and the challenges ahead.

Philly Builds Bio+: Inaugural Symposium for Life Science Innovation and Development

Philly Builds BIO+: Inaugural Symposium for Life Science Innovation and Development


Philly Builds BIO+: Inaugural Symposium for Life Science Innovation and Development is designed to bring the life science and real estate communities together around the key drivers of the life science industry in Philadelphia (its opportunity and potential), and the opportunities and challenges of life science real estate development in the region.


The Symposium is especially timely since Philly has recently risen in the national rankings amongst major life science hubs and is attracting record amounts of venture capital as well as developer interest and major high-profile life science real estate development projects.

The Symposium consists of keynote speakers and panel discussions, each moderated by a prominent scientist, business leader or Philly real estate developer. View Agenda

The Symposium will conclude with the introduction of a new membership and programming initiative, called Philly Builds BIO+ led by Nancy J Kelley and Mitch Simpler, Founding Members of NYC Builds BIO+ and other leading members of the Philly life science and real estate development community, who have served on the Steering Committee for the Symposium. Profits from the meeting will be used to support the creation and operation of a Philly Builds BIO+ Initiative.

“If the 20th century was the century of physics, the 21st century will be the century of biology.”

Craig Venter

AGENDA

AGENDA


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The Agenda of the Symposium will focus on:

  •  Philadelphia’s Future of Innovation Founded on an Illustrious Past
  • The Science Driving Innovation and Commercialization
  • The Funding Fueling Innovation
  • Nurturing Innovation Through Incubator and Accelerator Programs
  • Celebrating Life Science Success with Revolutionary Life Science Treatment
  • Commercial Opportunities for Life Sciences in Philly
  • How Philly Stacks Up in Meeting the Needs of Life Science Companies
  • Commercial Opportunities for Life Science Development in Philly and the Surrounding Environs
  • The Challenges that Philly Life Science Faces

SPEAKERS

SPEAKERS


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Speakers include prominent leaders from the academic and life sciences sector and life science real estate development community, focusing on new voices that have not yet been heard in Philly’s life science conversations in order to offer new information and a new perspective.

PLACEHOLDER SECTION - THIS WILL FEATURE SOME SPEAKER PHOTOS AND NAMES, AND A BUTTON TO "VIEW ALL SPEAKERS"

STEERING COMMITTEE

STEERING COMMITTEE


ABOUT BUILDS BIO+

The Symposium is organized by NYC Builds BIO+, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that launched a similar and very successful initiative in 2018 in New York City and has since become an active membership organization working to educate and increase the visibility of commercial life sciences opportunities through events, research, reports and educational programs.

Leading members of the Philly academic, life science, government, association and real estate development communities have formed a Steering Committee for the Symposium.

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Gold Sponsors


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Lanyard Sponsor


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Association Partners


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Ben Franklin Technology PArtners - Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Inaugural Symposium for Life Science Innovation and Development

September 13, 2022
8 AM - 3 PM with reception to follow
Lincoln Hall
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St, Philadelphia

Inaugural Symposium for Life Science Innovation and Development

September 13, 2022
8 AM - 3 PM with reception to follow
Lincoln Hall
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S Broad St, Philadelphia

REGISTER

EVENT GUIDELINES

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Lincoln Hall, The Union League Philadelphia