Cira Discovery Sciences, Inc. is located in Philadelphia's Science Center which offers entrepreneurs in the life science and information technology fields a comprehensive plug-and-play environment, as well as easy access to all of the amenities and resources of Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the Wistar Institute.

This community of entrepreneurial companies, research and educational institutions benefits from many of the assets of Greater Philadelphia:

  • As a major center for the pharmaceutical and life-science industries, 80% of the nation's pharmaceutical employment is found within a 50-mile radius of Philadelphia.
  • The region is home to some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country, and boasts the highest percentage of physicians engaged in research of all U.S. metropolitan areas.
  • Greater Philadelphia is an emerging a leader in the exciting new fields of bio-informatics and nanotechnology.
  • Because of this pioneering work, the region consistently receives a sizable portion of federal research funds, including nearly $600 million from the National Institutes of Health alone.

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