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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S LETTER TO MEMBERS
S T R AT E G I C P R I O R I T I E S
LIFE SCIENCES CENTER
E C O N O M I C I M PA C T R E P O R T
ADVOCACY 9 PROGRAMS 13 PA R T N E R S 1 9 MEMBERSHIP 20 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A LETTER TO OUR MEMBERS C O N N E C T. A D V O C AT E . A D VA N C E .
In 2017, your association surpassed major
membership. When we take a deeper look
an addition to Life Sciences PA’s Summit
were funded at the same level as the prior
growth milestones; brought new resources
into the make-up of our membership, we
Series, designed to help new entrepreneurs
fiscal year. The R & D Tax Credit was again
Pennsylvania is considered the most attractive
to Pennsylvania’s life sciences community by
see that there has been growth among all
learn the strategies and techniques used by
supported at $55 million.
location in the United States for establishing
way of innovative programming; achieved
sectors and in multiple regions throughout
experienced and successful entrepreneurs.
significant legislative successes at both the
the state of Pennsylvania.
state and federal levels; and furthered our
a rise of companies and organizations
mission of providing membership services
with fewer than 10 employees creating
and facilitating strategic connections by
businesses in Pennsylvania and joining our
expanding our offices in Wayne, PA to
create @LSPA – The Life Sciences Center,
and entrepreneurs speaks to the health…
the newest member benefit available to all
and fragility…of the life sciences industry.
a life sciences organization by life sciences leaders within the U.S. and by those outside the U.S. seeking to establish U.S. operations.
Life Sciences PA members.
Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s mission is to
have experienced another year of making
ensure Pennsylvania is the United States hub
connections, advocating on behalf of the
for the life sciences by creating a business and public policy environment which fosters life sciences growth and success.
industry and advancing the life sciences in Pennsylvania.
We also saw a statewide and national
more programs targeted to specific sectors
policy approach to the opioid issue.
represent our membership on the state and
events in 2017, including our Annual Dinner,
your association with the same number of
where 1,200 guests convened to celebrate
of our industry; the Spring Social, which has
nearly 300 life sciences executives came
our achievements in 2017, a snapshot of
together for a series of relaxing evenings
the successes of our membership, and the
to meet new colleagues and reconnect with