To the Pennsylvania Bio Membership:
On March 12, the life sciences industry of Pennsylvania will gather at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Bio Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, an evening dedicated to honoring leaders from our past, recognizing successes of last year, and looking forward to the opportunities ahead.  The Dinner also is our yearly opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from across the region and to foster new relationships as, together, we shape the future of our industry.    


The Patient Impact Award honors a medicine, therapy, device or organization that has made a significant contribution to the quality of healthcare or length of life of patients in 2013. Eligible organizations include medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and academic institutions with significant operations in Pennsylvania. The finalists and winner were selected by a committee of representatives from the Pennsylvania healthcare and academic research community.  


The finalists are:

  • Actuated Medical Inc.
  • OraSure Technologies, Inc.
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

 Our 2013 Patient Impact Award Committee:


Committee Chairperson:
Mike Hoerres
Chief Executive Officer
PA Bio Board Member

Dennis Gross, Ph.D.
Associate Dean & Director
Professional Science Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate Programs
Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor
Jefferson Medical College

Philip R. Johnson, M.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President
Director, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Edmond F. Notebaert Chair in Pediatric Research
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

David H. Ledbetter, Ph.D., FACMG
Executive Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer
Geisinger Health System

Anthony Lowman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering
Rowan University

Kenny Simansky, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Research
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine

John S. Swartley, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Research and
Executive Director, Center for Technology Transfer
University of Pennsylvania

Kurt A. Schwinghammer, Ph.D.
Head, Fox Chase International
Vice President, Research & Development Alliances
Fox Chase Cancer Center  


Please join me in congratulating these organizations.


A news release is being issued today to targeted news outlets. Please follow the link below to read the release.

On behalf of the staff at Pennsylvania Bio, we look forward to seeing you at the Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration, March 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 


 Click here to read release
Thank you for your ongoing support.


All the best,
Chris Molineaux
Christopher P. Molineaux
President & CEO