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Upcoming Philadelphia Life Sciences Events You Should Know – Late Summer/Fall 2022

Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem is vibrant and growing and is one of the more exciting emerging bioclusters in the U.S. 

Cellicon Valley already boasts some big names like GSK, J&J, and BMS, to name a few, and has a healthy startup and emerging bioscience environment fueled by the city’s robust university system, headed by the University of Pennsylvania. Add to this a highly regarded Philadelphia region’s talent pool, which was recently ranked by CBRE as one of the best in the nation, and more favorable real estate prices and cost of living than some more established bioclusters, and there’s a serious foundation for the widespread optimism about this life sciences community’s future.

There’s a reason why industry veterans like Bing Yao—who led Maryland’s Viela Bio to an IPO and acquisition by Horizon Therapeutics—chose to locate his new venture ArriVent BioPharma in Philadelphia, and why those with roots in the city have chosen to stay and reinvest in their community, like Tia Lyles-Williams’ growing ventures LucasPye Bio and HelaPlex.

The life sciences event circuit reflects this growing excitement about the future of Philadelphia’s biopharma sector. If you’re a job seeker, an investor, or a stakeholder that’s interested in learning more about what’s going on in the burgeoning Philadelphia biohub, attending some of the area’s upcoming “can’t-miss” events is a great way to learn more about the community and companies that will shape the city’s life sciences’ future.

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Here’s a round up of just a few of the upcoming Philadelphia life sciences events and seminars set for the end of the summer through late fall:

2nd Annual Partnership for Patients Day

August 2, 2022
Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM EST

Join the Center for Breakthrough Medicines and QIAGEN at the Discovery Labs to have fun, raise some money and make new friends within the biopharma community in support of the Emily Whitehead Foundation, which supports childhood cancer treatments such as CAR T-cell therapy. Since its launch in 2015, the fund has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to back these therapeutic programs. To date, the Emily Whitehead Foundation has contributed over $825,000 toward advancements in CAR T-cell therapy research.

Finance Operations Series, Edition 3

August 4, 2022
Time: 8:45 to 10:30 AM EST

Sponsored by Life Sciences Pennsylvania, this event features Kenneth Kim, who is a Senior Economist at KPMG LLP where he is responsible for running the 700-factor macroeconomic forecasting model for the Office of Chief Economist. The event is for C-suite executives and tax directors and will cover financings and audit of financial statements, deferred compensation, 409A considerations, and Pennsylvania state budget considerations and what that means for the R&D credit pool.

International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM)

August 7-9
Time: Daily Schedule/Agenda

ICIBM is a high caliber conference that brings together eminent scholars with expertise in various fields of computational biology, systems biology, computational medicine, as well as experimentalists interested in application of computational methods in biomedical studies. The purpose of the ICIBM is to provide a congenial atmosphere highly conducive to extensive discussion and networking.

Women In Bio Philadelphia Metro Chapter: Ladies Golf Clinic and Happy Hour

August 9, 2022
Time: 4:30-8:00PM

Join Women In Bio-Philadelphia Metro for a night of golf, laughs, and networking. Enjoy a group lesson with Overbrook Golf Club’s pros, as they break down all aspects of the game, including full swing techniques, short game tips, and putting. Afterwards attendees can enjoy cocktails, light bites, and mingling on the outside terrace from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration for golf is limited to 35 participants, and all levels are welcome. If you prefer networking over golf, there is an option to register for just the networking/cocktails portion of the evening.

Phase to Phase: The Guide to Drug Development

August 11, 2022
Time: 8:50 to 10:30 AM

Sponsored by Life Sciences Pennsylvania, this free seminar will be led by FlowMetric, a company with deep expertise that includes discovery/lead optimization, preclinical tox, translational science, and clinical trials.

2022 Global Drug Bioavailability Enhancement Summit

August 23-24, 2022
Time: Daily Schedule/Agenda, 9:00 to 4:30 PM EST Daily

The 2022 Global Drug Bioavailability Enhancement Summit will connect industry leaders from both small molecule and biologics areas to address challenges at the interface between drug discovery and preclinical/clinical development. 2022’s Summit will share cutting edge research on the development, characterization, and manufacture of formulations that span multiple modalities. Hear from 30+ senior drug bioavailability pioneers and network with 120+ senior drug development innovators and walk away with over 2 years of new drug formulation and bioavailability enhancement approaches strategies.

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

September 13, 2022
Time: 8:00 to 3 PM EST/Agenda

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

Digital Pharma East: Reuniting the Global Pharma Marketing Community

October 18-20
Time: Daily Schedule/Agenda

This annual event brings marketing, brand, and digital leaders from biotech and big pharma companies together to discuss ways to augment existing efforts and deliver improved value to customers by leveraging digital channels and technology. 

Philadelphia Healthcare and Life Science Conference

October 19, 2022
Time: Starts at 8:00 to 12:30 PM EST

Sponsored by Bisnow and hosted at Netrality Data Centers, this event offers a slate of exciting speakers from the Philadelphia life sciences ecosystem discussing a wide range of topics from emerging trends, high demand sectors, and the future of healthcare.