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From research to real estate, what’s next for cell and gene therapy in Philadelphia – A Philadelphia Business Journal Discussion featuring Jim Wilson

September 8, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Philadelphia Business Journal presents this in-depth discussion of the proliferation of cell and gene therapy companies om the Philadelphia regions. The event will feature faculty from Penn and Drexel, beginning with Philadelphia Business Journal Reporter, John George, and Dr. James Wilson, director of the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program for a one-on-one Power Interview.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Panel Discussion 1: Building on the Momentum

Moderator: John George, Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia has already emerged as a leading hub for Cell and Gene Therapy. Where do we go from here?

Panel Discussion 2: All In

Moderator: Ryan Sharrow, Philadelphia Business Journal

The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University are each spending hundreds of millions of dollars of developing manufacturing and lab space dedicated to the life sciences industry. Leaders at the universities explain why they have made the commitment, what it means for their schools and the region, and the challenges that lie ahead.


8:00 – 8:30AM: Breakfast/Networking

8:30AM: Program Begins

10:00 – 10:15AM: Break

10:15AM: Program Resumes

11:05AM: Additional Networking

For event questions, contact Paishants DePalma at

For sponsorship questions, contact Alex Cornelius at

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