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A Unique Talent Pool is Propelling Philly to become a Top Biotech Cluster

From BioBuzz.io

As some are now calling it, the greater Philadelphia region, or ‘Cellicon Valley’ is garnering a lot of attention these days as a rapidly emerging Biopharma cluster, earning a defining spot among the top 10 clusters in the US. The nickname comes from the city’s storied history in the field, eventually achieving the first FDA-approved gene and cell therapies, and its current position as a global leader in advancing gene and cell therapy research, out of which a whole commercial biotech ecosystem is flourishing.

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Last year, the University City Science Center launched BULB: Building and Understanding Lab Basics. The program is an intensive, two-week program open to any Philadelphia resident with a GED or high school diploma who’s had some kind of workforce experience. The mission of BULB is to develop more opportunities for Philadelphians to attain “family-sustaining” careers in high-growth STEM industries.

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