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Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center’s Inaugural Vendor Expo a Success

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (February 7, 2020) – 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. “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 Wordlwide 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+ 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 is launching a major expansion effort slated to break ground in Spring 2020. 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 this coming summer. Please contact events@hepb.org for more information. 

About the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center: The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County is a non-profit that offers state-of-the-art laboratory and office space to research and biotech companies. Established by the Hepatitis B Foundation and managed by the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the Center was funded in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The facility opened in 2006 in a formerly abandoned warehouse and has since grown to encompass 110,000 square feet on a 10-acre campus. To learn more, visit www.pabiotechbc.org. To donate, contact Jean Holmes at 215-489-4900 or jean.holmes@hepb.org.