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The Initiative

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Explore key messages and supporting factoids about the Greater Philadelphia Region’s leadership in Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health in this one-sheet document.

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The Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health Tool Kit is a living resource centered on the Greater Philadelphia region’s past, present and future as a hub for cell and gene therapy and connected health.

Research

Penn

Recent headlines have celebrated the first FDA approved gene therapy and CAR-T cell immune-oncology treatments, born in academic institutions based here in Philadelphia.

Results

Dr. James Wilson and his team at Penn Medicine are celebrating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a gene therapy known as Zolgensma for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, based on a delivery vehicle that his team discovered and developed over the past decade as part of a wide-ranging portfolio of research to advance gene therapy.

Momentum

iovance

Cancer-therapy firm Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. plans to open a sprawling office and laboratory complex in South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard complex, adding to the city’s growing clout as a biotechnology research-and-development hub.

spark

Spark Therapeutics Inc., founded by researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia agreed to be sold to Switzerland-based Roche Holding AG for $4.3 billion.

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Villanova professor awarded for her work studying how magnetic nanoparticles could be used to treat cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients.

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"The FDA is working to hire dozens of staff just to handle the anticipated wave of proposals on the horizon."
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Congratulations to CEO Council Members Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health and Madeline Bell, CEO of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia!

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With FDA approval behind a few of these treatments, researchers are building the path to Gene Therapy 2.0.
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. @Penn Gene Therapy team has received FDA approval for a new gene therapy called Zolgensma to treat spinal muscle atrophy (SMA). #GreaterHere #HealthCarePHL #InnovatePHL https://t.co/z4OXw8MjAF https://t.co/QfPGB1brvz