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Posted Monday, September 28th, 2020

Panel Features Leaders in the State’s Life Science Business Community 

The Morris County Chamber of Commerce and the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will host a “Racing Toward a Vaccine ” via Zoom, an update on the efforts by New Jersey’s life sciences business community to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

The call will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from noon-1 p.m. The event is open to both members and nonmembers of the chamber and is free to attend. To register, visit the website.

Morris Chamber Hosts Virtual “Morris County and the surrounding region is the corporate home to pharmaceutical companies that are positively impacting the lives of people around the globe including the vaccine for COVID, diagnostic testing and therapeutics,” said Meghan Hunscher, chamber president. “We are fortunate to have extraordinary talent in New Jersey and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to having this panel present.”

The call will offer a panel discussion of how the state’s life sciences companies – comprising biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, medical device and diagnostics businesses – are leading the way toward development of COVID vaccines, therapeutics and testing.

Featured speakers will include John Patrick Oroho, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Porzio Life Sciences; Ed Harnaga, vice president of R&D Corporate Affairs at Pfizer Inc.; Dr. Pedro Ridriguez, national manager of medical scientific affairs at Roche Diagnostics Corporation; and Dean Paranicas, president and CEO of HealthCare Institute of New Jersey.

The chamber will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 30 on how workplace diversity increases revenue.