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BUCKS COUNTY  – December 6, 2021 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced today that he has secured $1,577,500 in state funds from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, the life sciences incubator in Buckingham Township.

“I’d like to thank Governor Wolf for supporting my request to dedicate RACP funds for the continued growth and expansion of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “We have the potential right here in Bucks County to build a biotechnology corridor that will lead the way in scientific discovery and boost our local economy.  The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center is a shining example of this potential, serving as an incubator for more than 40 companies on the cutting edge of research and scientific advancement.” 

Named one of the most successful biotech incubators in the United States, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center is dedicated to advancing biotechnology in Bucks County and the region by maximizing synergies between nonprofit scientists and their commercial colleagues, and launching new ideas and discoveries.

“We are ecstatic about this investment to nurture new life sciences companies and create scores of new jobs here in Bucks County,” said Timothy Block, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center.  “It has been Senator Santarsiero’s steadfast support and commitment to our shared vision for a bio-tech corridor here in Bucks County that is allowing us to compete with the major life sciences clusters in California, Massachusetts, North Carolina and other states.”

Biotechnology is currently a nearly $500B industry globally and growing, with new research and development opportunities each year.

“This grant will help accommodate a waiting list of companies looking to grow at the PA Biotech Center here in Buckingham Township,” added Louis Kassa, Chief Operating Officer of the center. “We are grateful to Senator Santarsiero and Governor Wolf for their partnership in this effort to expand our local economy.”

El RACP es un programa de subvenciones de la Commonwealth administrado por la Oficina de Presupuestos para la adquisición y construcción de proyectos regionales de mejora económica, cultural, cívica, recreativa e histórica. Los proyectos RACP tienen un impacto regional o multijurisdiccional y generan aumentos sustanciales o mantienen los niveles actuales de empleo, ingresos fiscales u otras medidas de actividad económica. Los proyectos RACP son proyectos financiados por el Estado que no pueden obtener financiación primaria a través de otros programas estatales. 

Para obtener más información sobre los proyectos y subvenciones del RACP, visite el sitio web de la Oficina Presupuestaria de Pensilvania.