Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania Bio, the statewide trade association for Pennsylvania’s life sciences industry, announced today it has outgrown its name after 27 years and is changing its name and brand to Life Sciences Pennsylvania. The independent association has expanded well beyond its founders’ original focus on biotechnology and today has a membership of more than 700 organizations representing the entire life sciences industry in Pennsylvania – biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and healthcare IT companies; patient advocacy and investment organizations; research institutions; and myriad service providers that support the Pennsylvania life sciences community.
In less than 10 years the membership of the non-profit organization has more than doubled. This growth has been fueled, in part, by a surging medical device and diagnostics field as well as the expanding contract research organization (CRO) community in the Commonwealth.
“The life sciences industry is changing and evolving at an unprecedented pace. In Pennsylvania, we’re seeing mergers and acquisitions consolidate companies, focus strategies and inspire the formation of new, specialized entrepreneurial enterprises,” said Christopher Molineaux, President and CEO, Life Sciences Pennsylvania. “Further, we’re seeing businesses emerge in healthcare IT as well as from the technology transfer offices of our world-class and numerous academic institutions. Pennsylvania is rich with opportunity and talent along with being an outstanding place to live and work. With our new moniker, Life Sciences Pennsylvania will continue to advance our supporting role as companion and advocate for this diverse and thriving community.”
About Life Sciences Pennsylvania
Life Sciences Pennsylvania is the independent trade association that works to advance the business of life sciences in Pennsylvania. With an unwavering commitment to member success, Life Sciences Pennsylvania brings experience, insight, and strategic vision to create new opportunities and to optimize life sciences in Pennsylvania. The organization represents more than 700 members and takes a leadership role in ensuring Pennsylvania is a U.S. hub for the life sciences. The organization provides public policy work, unparalleled networking opportunities, and strategic group purchasing benefits. For more information, please visit: www.lifesciencespa.org.