Ben Franklin News

DCED Showcases PA’s Life Sciences Sector at BIO International Convention

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development represented the state’s prosperous life sciences industry for the 15,000+ attendees at the June 2015 BIO International convention in Philadelphia. Substantially supported by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, PA’s life sciences industry is thriving, ranked in the United States:

  • Third for biotech employment
  • Fourth in research, testing, and medical lab employment
  • Fourth in academic bioscience R&D expenditures
  • Fifth in bioscience venture capital investment
  • Fifth in bioscience-related patents

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