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Philadelphia Business Journal: It's 'All Hands on Deck' as Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center takes aim at coronavirus

Published March 23, this article reports on work at the Center by researchers with the Blumberg Institute and numerous companies who are operating in the facility. Read more...

COVID-19 Update:

Out of an abundance of caution, and in line with state and federal recommendations, the Baruch S. Blumberg and Hepatitis B Foundation staff is currently teleworking until at least April 1, and monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily. PABC members are strongly encouraged to follow the same guidelines to keep our community safe. Read more...

February 2020-Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center’s Inaugural Vendor Expo a Success

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center held its first ever Vendor Expo on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Fourteen vendors participated in the lunch time expo with participation from over 100 attendees from the PABC and general public.. Read more.

December 2019- Michael Daley, "Things My Mentor Never Told Me About the Business of Being an Entrepreneur"

Learn from the mistakes (and there were many!) of one Entrepreneur as he built out his Company and experienced his journey, starting with meager beginnings at the PA Biotech Center.... Read more and register>>

October 2019 - 2019 Regional Biotechnology Conference Registration is Open

Our 2019 Regional Biotechnology Conference will be held Friday, November 15. This year's theme is "Show Me the Money: Life Sciences Startup Fundraising." Read more and register >>

August 2019 - Senator Santarsiero, Representative Ullman Announce RACP Grant for Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center

State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Wendy Ullman (D143) announced the award of a $500,000 state grant to the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County (PABC) through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Read more.

July 2019 - “Entrepreneur Spotlight” Showcases Local Biotech Companies to Potential Investors 

Nearly 100 area business leaders and biotech investors gathered on July 12 for the 5th Annual “Entrepreneur Spotlight” at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in Doylestown. Read more >>

June 2019 - Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Partners with Discovery Labs to Bring Successful Incubator Model to King of Prussia

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Discovery Labs, which will bring PABC’s successful business incubator model to a second location within the new Discovery Labs campus in King of Prussia.  Read more >>


April 2019 - PA Biotechnology Center featured on Comcast Newsmakers

PA Biotechnology Center's Executive Vice President, Lou Kassa, was featured in a recent Comcast Newsmakers segment, talking about what makes our Center unique. Watch now >>

PA Biotech Center Partners with CB Schools to offer AP Chemistry

CB Celebration: Biotech Partnership from Central Bucks School District on Vimeo.

The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center has partnered with Central Bucks School District to offer Advanced Placement Chemistry at our Center. In this unique program, students receive both classroom instruction and laboratory time with our scientists.   

"It is enriching to have young people at our center learning about science," says John Kulp, PhD, Director of Academic Affairs. "We take the students into the lab to provide reality-based education, so they can take the principles that they are learning in the classroom portion of their studies, and see what professionals are doing in the laboratory."

Spotlight News from the PA Biotech Center

Timothy M. Block, PhD, President of Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Hepatitis B Foundation, its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100 ListNew Page

DOYLESTOWN, PA (Nov. 8, 2019): Timothy M. Block, PhD, has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100, a guide to the region’s most influential people.  Dr. Block is President and Founder of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, the national Hepatitis B Foundation, and its research arm, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, located in Doylestown, PA.

The annual Power 100 list is compiled by the Philadelphia Business Journal editorial team, and highlights those individuals that are making the biggest impact on the region. Dr. Block is being recognized for envisioning and creating the nonprofit Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) in 2006, and growing it into a home for nearly 50 companies, employing hundreds of scientists in our region. PABC’s unique nonprofit business model provides a nurturing environment to help small life sciences startups develop into successful companies. Today, the companies at PABC are collectively valued at more than $1.5 billion. PABC was named one of the most successful biotechnology incubators in the country according to an independent study conducted in 2018.

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