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Joint Policy Committee Hearing to Focus on PA’s Growing Life Science Industry

The Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, and House Minority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Sturla, will host a joint, bipartisan hearing, Wednesday, August 17 at the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, to discuss Pennsylvania’s growing life science industry, which has a heavy concentration in southeastern Pennsylvania. Testifiers will give legislators a glimpse into the expanding industry, as well as the challenges facing both its startup and established businesses as they work on cutting edge innovation and technology.

Democrat and Republican House Policy Committee members.Testifiers include:

  • Christopher P. Molineaux, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Bio
  • Stephen S. Tang, President & CEO, University City Science Center
  • Jane Hollingsworth, Founding Managing Partner, Militia Hill Ventures and CEO, Immunome, Inc.
  • Joseph Camaratta, President & CEO, Quantitative Radiology Solutions and Co-founder & President, Biosignal Analytics
  • Maxine Gowen, President & CEO, Trevena, Inc.
  • Benjamin Pascal, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder, Invisible Sentinel

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Following the hearing, legislators will take a tour of several businesses located at the Science Center.

University City Science Center, Quorum, Suite 800, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Barring technical difficulties, the hearing will be live-streamed at

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About the Science Center
Located in the heart of uCity Square, the University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. Founded in 1963 as the nation’s first urban research park, it provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. Graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s business incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in Greater Philadelphia and drive $12.9 billion in economic activity in the region annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to

About Pennsylvania Bio
Pennsylvania Bio is the statewide trade association for the life sciences in Pennsylvania and serves as a catalyst to ensure Pennsylvania is a global leader in the life sciences by developing a business and public policy environment which fosters life science growth and success. More information is available at

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