The CEO of a Philadelphia-based biotech startup has teamed up with local educators and others to develop a series of programs intended to grow and strengthen the region’s life-science workforce.
 
Chad Womack, CEO and co-founder of vaccine developer NanoVec, will oversee the workforce-development effort as president and executive director of the new Philadelphia Biotechnology and Life Sciences Institute, which will oversee the project.
 

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