The buzz around the summit was one of enthusiasm as Philly strives to join the top tier of life sciences hub in the country. The life sciences scene in Philly is growing and may soon be approaching an inflection point preceding rapid growth, reminiscent of 1990s Boston. The Summit examined the dynamic Philly landscape as a whole, both celebrating recent successes and talk about the hurdles that must be overcome for the ecosystem to truly thrive.
In 2021, Philadelphia continued to prove why it’s an up-and-coming life sciences and biotech cluster. Current reports state the city received $1.23 billion in National Institute of Health (NIH) funding in 2021 — and that number is expected to be bigger once finalized, said Lauren Gilchrist, Managing Director of Research at Longfellow Real Estate Partners.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Philadelphia Project Operations at DPS, Ryan leads the strategic direction and continued growth of the Philadelphia office, with a focus on expanding its client base and driving project operations improvements. He’s responsible for sales and marketing of DPS Philadelphia’s services, including architectural and engineering design, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and construction management.