The Keystone Innovation Zone in Delaware County, part of a statewide network of areas fostering the potential of intellectual capital, is having a big impact on human health, reports the Delaware County Times.
“The companies employ well-educated and trained professionals, often times with well-established academic and research credentials and experience, and provide high-paying jobs often times well above average per capita income,” (Delaware County KIZ coordinator John) Dixon said.
In addition to their economic impacts, these companies are also generators of pioneering discoveries in their own particular fields, he said.
“Life sciences-related companies generate patents, licenses and commercialize technologies that lead to creation and manufacture of high-end products,” Dixon said. “Within the Delaware County KIZ, our life-sciences companies account for the majority of new patents and revenue and contribute to the Greater Philadelphia region’s transformation into the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.”Original source: Delaware County TimesRead the full story here.