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Subgroups & Communities of Practice: Life Sciences

Welcome to the Beacon Life Sciences & Healthcare subgroup homepage!


If you are here, you are probably a member of our group or thinking about joining Beacon Life Sciences & Healthcare subgroup.


If you are a member, please check out our upcoming meetings, events, and activities and please remember to register early, as seats fill up fast!  If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, please contact

If you are thinking of joining, please check out the group's leadership team, our upcoming events, and our vision and purpose to learn more about us.

Please also consider checking out an event as my guest at Beacon member rates (registration can also be found on the event page).  If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to know how to become more involved, please contact, Sherre Monte or Joe Chera, subgroup Co-Chairs.

The Life Sciences & Healthcare subgroup of Beacon is the premier networking organization for senior level professionals primarily involved with innovation in human health, nutrition, and agriculture, who span R&D, Manufacturing, and Commercialization. 

It is our goal to be inclusive of all life sciences and healthcare industries and functions, and to augment the region's ongoing activities around industry economic growth and development and technology convergence.  We aim to build a solid community that promotes networking, connecting, and building relationships across life sciences and healthcare industries and enable our members to professionally grow, find new opportunities, and contribute to the success of our industry and region.


The Life Sciences & Healthcare subgroup of Beacon will foster growth of Life Sciences businesses within the Greater Philadelphia region by providing a forum for networking and educational programs, alliances with other like-minded organizations, and opportunities for our members to contribute and participate in making Greater Philadelphia a top Life Sciences & Healthcare region.

Typical Membership Industries include: 




Medical device 


Nutriceuticals and functional foods 

Agriculture and agraceuticals 

Drug delivery and distribution 

CRO's and CMO's for these industries 

Laboratory Products 

Discovery and Clinical Labs 

Healthcare professionals

Life Sciences and Healthcare technologies


To be a member in the Life Sciences subgroup, in addition to being a Beacon member, you should have at least 10 years experience in any one of these listed industries or combination thereof.

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