Governor Wolf Celebrates Pennsylvania’s Life Science Sector at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Harmony Biosciences’ Headquarters
September 12, 2018
Plymouth Meeting, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Harmony Biosciences’ new headquarters in Montgomery County. Established in 2017, the biopharmaceutical company focuses on the development and commercialization of treatment options for people living with rare diseases with an emphasis on central nervous system disorders.
“From our founding, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania-based companies have always been trail blazers in the life sciences,” said Governor Wolf. “We as a commonwealth are proud to be the home of so many of the important leaders shaping the healthcare and life sciences industry today. I want to thank Harmony Biosciences for choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to do such important and life changing work.”
The 15,651 square foot facility will assist Harmony in advancing the understanding of narcolepsy and providing information and resources to individuals who live with narcolepsy and healthcare professionals who treat patients with this disorder.
Harmony received Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s 2017 Deal of the Year award recognizing the company’s efforts in raising the largest private equity investment in the biotech industry in Pennsylvania. Since inception, Harmony has grown to a current total of 42 staff members, with plans to significantly expand its workforce over the coming years.
Harmony’s facility will add to the growing life science sector in Pennsylvania which has a total annual economic impact of $88.5 billion dollars in Pennsylvania, employs more than 112,000 workers with an average salary of 140,000, and supports at least 230,000 indirect jobs through the commonwealth.