PACT Times

August 2018

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Who will enter the 2018 Lion's Den? Find out September 26.

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Cover Story

Digital R&D: Transforming the future of clinical development

Written by Dawn Anderson, Jonathan Fox, and Natasha Elsner  

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Biopharma R&D has changed the face of disease management over the years. Yet many in the field admit that clinical development has fallen behind in adopting digital technologies, which have the potential to change how research organizations can engage with patients, innovate in patient care, and execute processes to drive efficiencies. While digital transformation is a complex, resource-intensive, and lengthy undertaking, the rewards are well worth the effort.

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If you would like to write the cover story for upcoming editions of PACT Times, please contact Amanda Nardi by August 17.

News & Announcements

PACT Advocay at the Federal Level

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PACT advocacy efforts are hard at work on behalf of our membership. We recently signed a coalition letter as part of TECNA and CompTia to US Congressional leaders in opposition to tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.

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Mentor Connect: Calling for Mentees

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

With 60 mentors, 40 mentees and over 134 mentor sessions, PACT and Ben Franklin Technology Partners move Mentor Connect through its second year with huge strides. Visit the website to learn more and get involved today.


Are you an entreprenuer looking for a coach and the tools to get started? If so, contact Jennifer Cohen to get invloved as a mentee.

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Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

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Login to update your employer profile and upload your open positions today! Now is the time to get connected to Philadelphia's talent community whether you're an employer or a job seeker!

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25th Anniversary PACT Capital Conference 2018

Building Connections in a New and Different Way

September 26 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia | 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Talent Connect: Featured Jobs

Talent Connect is sponsored by ORS Partners


LATEST JOBS: Material Planner and Analyst, Test Engineer, Technical Writer, Office Manager, Implementation Engineer, Hardware Development Engineer, and Senior Hardware Development Engineer.

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers and Senior Java/Spring Engineers.

Quantitative Radiology Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Medical Imaging Application Developer.

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PACT Spotlight


Recently, someone said “No one ever has to clean up after VerisVisalign. Their projects always work.”

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Welcome PACT Members

AcceleDev Chemical, LLC

Blank Rome LLP




Frontline Education

Group K Diagnostics

Howard Fischer Associates, Inc.

iPipeline, Inc.

Thomas Jefferson University

ORS Partners, LLC

Premier Technology Group

Soundboard Angel Fund

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Named A 2018 Best Place to Work by Philadelphia Business Journal »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Approved 1.8M in 14 Early Stage Companies »

Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular Raises $11.87M to Fund the Growth and Expansion of the Serranator Family of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Serration Balloon Catheters »

Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions Appoints Pete Fleming as Head of User Experience and Design »

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners August News »

Global Products

Global Products' solution is shortlisted for the Smart Clinic project in Pune India »

Graham Media Partners

The Era of 6-Second Videos »


Guru announces new AI and Sync features for knowledge sharing platform »

Intact Vascular

Symposium to Explore the Impact of Vascular Dissections on Critical Limb Ischemia Patients at AMP 2018 »


MissionOG Expands Advisor Network with Prominent Executive Leaders »

Newmark Knight Frank

County Line Commerce Center Sells for $11.2 Million »

Comcast Technology Center Opens »

New Warehouse Deliveries Drive Absorption Gains »


New home sale tool eliminates high fees and inconsistent service »

SRI Capital

Seed-stage investor SRI Capital announces $100 mn US-India VC fund »


Accounting Today Ranks RSM No. 1 on 2018 VAR 100 List »

Think Company

Customers Expect More from Your Procurement System »

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania Announces Agreement with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Launch JPOD @ Philadelphia »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Duane Morris



Fairmount Partners

Fox Rothschild

Grant Thornton

Independence Blue Cross



Morgan Lewis

NewSpring Capital

Osage Partners

Pepper Hamilton



Safeguard Scientifics 



University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania



Cabrini University new online MS Data Sciences »

Penn IP Clinic - Applications Open »

8/13  —  Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Informational Session. »

9/24 - 9/26  —  The MEDTECH Conference »

9/24 - 9/28  —  Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC Fall 2018) »

9/28  —  Philly Tech Tour 2018 »

10/23  —  Widener Innovation Series Presents: Digital Processes and Products Conference »

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