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Philadelphia, PA: Regional Leaders Collaborate to Keep Life Science Talent Employed Locally and Fuel Industry Growth

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Tue Sep 15 2009

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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entrepreneurship and emerging businesses are expected to play a major role in the economic recovery. Yet finding a place in the entrepreneurial world can be a challenge; especially if a professional is coming from a large company. BioAdvance, the University City Science Center and Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are collaborating to develop Career GPS, a program which is designed to help displaced biopharmaceutical professionals navigate the Greater Philadelphia region's entrepreneurial career eco-system_._

Career GPS - Navigating the Job Market in the Philadelphia Region's Entrepreneurial Life Science Community, targets the broad group of life science professionals (manager and above) across the region who are seeking new employment options. The program, which is funded in part by the Delaware Valley Innovation Network, will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Hall. Registration details will be available at www.bioadvance.com and www.sciencecenter.org beginning on October 1, 2009.

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"As the recent Milken Institute study of life sciences in our region noted, Greater Philadelphia is in a unique position to redeploy displaced executives into emerging biosciences companies and new ventures and harness the region's world-class talent to create an unparalleled global hub for new life sciences companies," said Barbara S. Schilberg, BioAdvance CEO.

"Our goal is to redeploy the region's rich scientific expertise to trigger growth in life sciences entrepreneurship," added Stephen S. Tang, PhD, president and CEO of the University City Science Center. "At the same time, we can create new connections between established and emerging life sciences firms."

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