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Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center hosts first vendor expo, plans second


The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center held its first Vendor Expo on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Fourteen vendors participated in the lunchtime expo, with participation from over 100 attendees from the PABC and general public.

“WorldWide Life Sciences was pleased to sponsor the PA Biotech vendor expo to pledge our continued support of the Hepatitis B Foundation, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and all operating companies working within the PA Biotech Center.

“It is always rewarding to meet the scientists behind the innovation to fight against Hepatitis B, liver disease and liver cancers globally. We value our partnership with the PA Biotech Center and look forward to assisting all scientists and staff in reaching their scientific goals,” said Christopher Conway, president of Worldwide Life Sciences, Premier Sponsor of the event.

Vendors representing contract research organizations, staffing solutions, diagnostics, analytics and back-office solutions attended the two-hour event to share their products and services with the 40-plus small to mid-size companies in the PABC and the scientists from the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the research arm of the Hepatitis B Foundation.

PABC, a nonprofit that offers state-of-the-art laboratory and office space to research and biotech companies, is launching a major expansion effort slated to break ground in the spring. The expansion will add an additional 37,000 square feet of space, including laboratories, office space and an auditorium, and is expected to create 100 new jobs at the Doylestown facility.

The expansion will include the creation of the Hatch BioAccelerator, a program for a limited number of select early stage companies, providing office and laboratory space, mentoring, consultation, and advisory services, in addition to access to the supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Center.

Due to the success of the event, The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center plans to host another vendor expo in the summer. Contact for information.