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July 2014

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In this Issue

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation »

Manufacturing in Greater Philadelphia Sees Fastest Gain in Three Years »

2014 CONVERGE Summit for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia »

Virtua Named Among “Most Wired” In the Nation »

US Regulators Fast-track Novel Leukemia Therapy at Penn »

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Launches Roadmap for Growth »

Key Events

10/15 Attend the 214th Annual Meeting of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce »

10/11 – 10/12 The Ride to Conquer Cancer »

10/28 – 10/29 IMPACT 2014 »

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University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions and related assets into the marketplace.

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Manufacturing in Greater Philadelphia Sees Fastest Gain in Three Years

In July, manufacturing in Greater Philadelphia expanded at its fastest pace in more than three years, as new orders, shipments, and hiring all rose.

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Manufacturing in Greater Philadelphia Sees Fastest Gain in Three Years

2014 CONVERGE Summit for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia

2014 CONVERGE Summit for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia

Healthcare innovation leaders from throughout the nation met in Philadelphia this month at MedCity's third annual CONVERGE Summit. The MedCity summit convenes thought leaders from all sectors of the health care industry such as insurers, physicians, hospitals, medtech, pharma, digital health, startups and investors with the shared goal to understand the future of health care innovation and leading trends.

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Virtua Named Among “Most Wired” In the Nation

Virtua's excellence in technology earned official recognition as one of the 2014 Most Wired hospitals, a status achieved by only 375 of the nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the country.

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Virtua Named Among 'Most Wired' In the Nation

US Regulators Fast-track Novel Leukemia Therapy at Penn

US Regulators Fast-track Novel Leukemia Therapy at Penn

U.S. regulators put an experimental immunotherapy agent on the fast track to market approval, after 89 percent of leukemia patients in early trials saw their cancer disappear.

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Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Launches Roadmap for Growth

On July 31st, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce launched its Roadmap for Growth, A Vision for the City of Philadelphia. The purpose of the campaign is to begin a public dialogue about how to accelerate economic growth in the city of Philadelphia. Stephen P. Mullin, President, Econsult Solutions Inc., presented a fact-based economic and demographic analysis of Philadelphia.

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Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Launches Roadmap for Growth

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Investor Corner

Barclaycard US – Combining Business with Citizenship to Make the World a Better Place

Barclaycard US — Combining Business with Citizenship to Make the World a Better Place

Barclaycard US, a top-10 U.S. general purpose credit card issuer based in Wilmington, Del., has launched an innovative new program to help students save money to get to and through college. The program brings together the company's passion and commitment for community involvement with the opportunity to empower the next generation with skills and tools to achieve economic independence, security and success.

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Greater Philadelphia

Select Greater Philadelphia is a business attraction marketing organization dedicated to helping companies locate and grow in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Select assists companies interested in the vicinity by providing detailed information about the 11-county area and a one-stop connection to numerous resources that help companies make informed decisions about locating to the region. Through global marketing efforts, Select works to promote the region's key assets to help build the area's economy.

The Greater Philadelphia region encompasses northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Select is a private, non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Click below for more information or call 215-790-3777.

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Key Events

Attend the 214th Annual Meeting of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Join Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rob Wonderling and more than 1,200 business leaders to celebrate this time-honored tradition. We'll address the past year's performance and unveil plans for the forthcoming year. This year's featured speaker is ABC News Anchor and Correspondent David Muir.

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Wednesday, October 15
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Meeting

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Terrace Ballroom
Broad & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

On October 11th and 12th, Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer will take place to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer will be a two-day, 150 mile cycling event through Pennsylvania's picturesque countryside with an overnight camp midway where participants will enjoy pre-set tents, hot meals, showers, live entertainment, massages and other festive activities. The Ride includes pit stops with fresh food, beverages and public cheer stations along the route to support riders as they pass through local communities.

The Ride is a cycling event for everyone in the Philadelphia region. You can register, donate or request information by calling (844) 777-7433 or by visiting www.ridetovictory.org.

 

IMPACT 2014

Time is running out to submit your company’s application to be a featured company at the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference, October 28 & 29, 2014. Investors and professional advisors will be scouting for the latest technologies and cutting edge innovation. PACT is looking for:

  • Top emerging companies from the technology, healthcare and early stage sectors
  • All stages of development welcomed to apply
  • 15 – 18 companies per industry track will be selected to present on October 29th.

The deadline to submit your company's nomination is August 29, 2014, please click here to nominate your company today. The IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference will unite key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities and offers attendees opportunities to network and view emerging business models in technology, healthcare, and early stage industry specific tracks.

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