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Joseph Fetterman and Clifford Brechner are passionate advocates for Philadelphia’s ecosystem of discovery, providing expert consulting to firms at every stage of growth from the bench to manufacturing and to select property owners that serve science. Your cures can’t wait - let us advance vision through smart real estate strategy.

Colliers Life Sciences is a network of elite real estate advisors bringing our clients connectivity and context to bio hubs worldwide.


Things change fast in our rapidly growing biocluster. Stay ahead of the curve with research reports, thought leadership and educational content covering the life sciences sector in Philadelphia.


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Discover the Philadelphia Biocluster

Philadelphia’s reputation as a leading life sciences hub both nationally and internationally is growing quickly. Discover Cellicon Valley by watching this quick video.

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Leading an International Developer Search for PIDC

The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team is leading an international master developer search for a landmark riverfront cell and gene therapy bioproduction campus, supporting up to 1 MSF of CGT development for the City of Philadelphia and PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development agency.


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Historic Redevelopment of the Budd Bioworks Campus

The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team is leading the marketing for the historic redevelopment of the Budd Bioworks campus, located in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park. Spread over 31 acres and offering more than 2.7 MSF the Bioworks supports the full ecosystem of discovery from incubation through large commercial scale bioproduction.  


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Representing University of Pennsylvania's Gene Therapy Program

The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team was proud to represent the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program (Penn GTP) and the renowned lab of gene therapy pioneer Dr. Jim Wilson as a foundational anchor tenant to The Discovery Labs campus in a 151,000 square foot lease. 


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Headquarters Search for Fast-Growing Gene Therapy Firm Spirovant

The Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia team recently completed a new headquarters search for Spirovant, finding a “needle-in-a-haystack” solution in a tightly constrained lab market that will continue to support the rapidly-growing gene therapy firm’s growth in Philadelphia.


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Philadelphia Life Sciences Lab Locator

Discover available lab and manufacturing space in the Philadelphia life sciences market in one place. Project details, rents and improvement allowances - our complimentary resource gives you every point of data you need to make smart decisions.



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We created an interview and newsletter series to provide a curated summary of news you don’t want to miss - the discoveries, successes, investments and deals shaping Philadelphia life sciences.


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LabNotes Episodes

Jun 13, 2022

Colliers LabNotes: Matthew Hewitt from Scientific Solutions at Charles River Labs

Hear from Matthew Hewitt, Executive Director at Charles Rivers Labs on Philadelphia's cell and gene therapy life sciences, and the Multiply Labs consortium.
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Mar 7, 2022

Colliers LabNotes: Kristy Shuda McGuire of Wistar Institute

Kristy Shuda McGuire educates about programs and partnerships within the Wistar Institute; and how companies can build the Philadelphia biomedical workforce.
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Feb 9, 2022

Colliers LabNotes: Audrey Greenberg of Discovery Labs

Learn from Audrey Greenberg of the Center for Breakthrough Medicines; her excitement about the Philadelphia biocluster; and what's next for Discovery Labs.
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Whether you are looking to lease or invest in a research center or life sciences property, or you need project management or construction management services, our team has the market knowledge and connections to ensure on-time and under-budget delivery of the most sophisticated projects.


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Featured Research

Mar 21, 2022

Philadelphia Will Be a Leading City for Life Sciences Biomanufacturing

From Colliers Life Sciences Philadelphia, learn about the seven factors driving Philadelphia’s emergence as a leading biomanufacturing city.
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Nov 17, 2021

Breaking Through | Philadelphia Life Sciences 2021 Market Report

In Colliers Life Sciences' newest report for the Philadelphia market, exciting dynamics are aligning that together have the ability to push Philadelphia ahead from a top tier market to an elite U.S. biocluster.
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Nov 23, 2020

Converging for Cures | Philadelphia Life Sciences 2020 Market Report

Learn how Philadelphia is coming together as a Life Sciences ecosystem with the emergence of clear “neighborhoods” - each with a flight path for continued development and expansion.
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Jun 24, 2020

Mid-Year Update: COVID-19 Impact on the Life Sciences Real Estate Sector

Lab productivity is recovering. COVID-related investigations are on a fast track. Expansion requirements are back on pace, even exceeding pre-COVID levels.
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