Hearing on PA as an Innovation Leader

Senate Majority Policy Committee

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 2 p.m.

Montgomery County Community College
North Hall Building, Room 202
101 College Drive, Pottstown, PA


2:00 Opening Remarks
        Senator Dan Laughlin, Majority Policy Chair

        Academic Research and Support
        John Swartley, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pennsylvania – Testimony
        Dr. James Bretz, Dean of STEM, Montgomery County Community College – Testimony
        Aldo Romano, Chief Business Officer, Jefferson Institute of Bioprocessing – Testimony

        Nurture Start-Up Development
        Scott Nissenbaum, President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA – Testimony
        Louis Kassa, President & CEO, PA Biotechnology Center – Testimony
        Al Gianchetti, President & CEO, XyloCor Therapeutics – Testimony

        Maintain and Expand Established Company Growth
        Rick Taylor, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Adare Pharma Solutions – Testimony
        Dr. Carl Ascoli, Chief Scientific Officer, Rockland Immunochemicals – Testimony
        Scott Bentley, Executive Chairman, VideoRay – Testimony
        Anne Brooks, Senior VP of US Commercial, Iovance – Testimony

3:50 Closing Remarks
        Senator Dan Laughlin
        Committee Members

Additional Written Testimonies

Christopher P. Molineaux, Life Sciences Pennsylvania – Testimony
Robert Hoffman, Broadcom Inc. – Testimony
Anselm Sauter, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia – Testimony

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