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News Releases and Coverage


May 24, 2023

Robert Christmas, local bank executive, named Chief Operating Officer of the Hepatitis B Foundation, Blumberg Institute and Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center

May 9, 2023

The Wistar Institute, Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Forge Strategic Collaboration to Support Regional Biotech Startups

March 22, 2023

MERLIN BIOTECH  reveals  Novel Cancer Immunotherapy at Biotech Showcase ™ 2023

Jan. 17, 2023

Blumberg Institute awarded federal research contract worth up to $32 million to develop treatment for yellow fever


Dec. 22, 2022

Blumberg Institute presents 2022 Lam Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry Award

Nov. 29, 2022

The Blumberg Institute receives Angel Investment state funding thanks to Sen. Pat Browne 

Nov. 4, 2022

MERLIN Biotech CEO to present at BioFuture Nov. 8

Oct. 28, 2022

Blumberg Institute launches certificate program in Pharmaceutical Research & Development

Oct. 13, 2022

Blumberg spinout wins pitch competition at Biotech Week Boston

Aug. 22, 2022

Buckingham man's liver cancer battle inspires new research lab. 'No other family should suffer'

Aug. 11, 2022

Blumberg Institute Laboratory dedicated to liver cancer research in memory of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. manager, a Doylestown-area resident

June 21, 2022

Randall N. Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH, former Moderna executive, named president of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute

April 22, 2022

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute launches MERLIN Biotech, a spinout company leveraging mRNA technology for therapeutics and vaccines

February 22, 2022

International society elects Blumberg Institute scientist as board secretary

February 2, 2022

Randall N. Hyer, MD, PhD, MPH, joins the Blumberg Institute faculty


November 22, 2021

Canadian scientist chosen for the 2022 Hepatitis B Foundation’s Blumberg Prize

November 8, 2021

Doylestown native creates Sunrise Educational Fund to support high school and college students enrolled in Blumberg Institute programs

October 25, 2021

Hepatitis B Foundation strongly endorses the Liver Illness Visibility, Education and Research (LIVER) Act of 2021

July 8 , 2021

The Blumberg Institute and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology introduce biotech workforce leadership development programs

June 4, 2021

Precision medicine approaches and treatments for breast cancer, published by Blumberg Institute scientists

May 5, 2021

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) announces $5 million investment from Bucks County Employees' Retirement Board

April 29, 2021

The Blumberg Institute and the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University announce partnership to promote MBA program

April 8, 2021

Hepatitis B Foundation to hold its annual Crystal Ball Gala on April 30

March 24, 2021

Brandywine Realty Trust and PABC Partner on Life Science Incubator within 14-acre $3.5 billion Schuylkill Yards Innovation Neighborhood

February 5, 2021

Hepatitis B Foundation launches continuing education series on hepatitis B for health care providers and public health professionals

January 7, 2021

Hepatitis B Foundation applauds release of National Hepatitis Strategic Plan


December 10, 2020

AASLD Liver Meeting Digital Experience 

November 13-16, 2020

Nobel Prize to Dr. Harvey Alter, Honorific Professor of the Blumberg Institute

November 12, 2020

Wenhui Li, Ph.D., has been chosen as the recipient of its 2021 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize for outstanding contributions to advance the science and medicine of hepatitis B.

October 5, 2020

Work begins on a $19 million expansion of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC)

September 17, 2020

Four state grants for COVID-19 research coming to the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC)

August 28, 2020

PABC Entrepreneur Spotlight draws largest audience in its six-year history

July 30, 2020

From Fortune 500 to Startup, PharmaExec feature put a spotlight on the PABC. 

June 30, 2020

A Statement of Solidarity with America's Black Communities

June 4, 2020

Beyond Blumberg: Our New Newsletter for Alumni
June 2, 2020

Two Powerful Editorials Published by the Hepatitis B Foundation
May 29, 2020


Hepatitis B Foundation Announces 2020 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize Winner Dr. John Taylor of Fox Chase Cancer Center Recognized for His Contributions to the Science of Hepatitis B and D
November 2019

Richard Pestell, MD, PhD, President of Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Research Center at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, receives the Order of Australia
June 2019

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Professor Jinhong Chang Appointed Secretary for the International Society for Antiviral Research
May 2019



Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Elects Wayne Yetter, MBA, as Board Chair
March 2018

HIV-Blocking Drugs Enhance Therapy for Breast Cancer
January 2018


Timothy M. Block, PhD, President of Hepatitis B Foundation and its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, named a 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
December 2017

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Hosts 17th Annual Regional Biotechnology Conference
November 2017

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Honors Two Scientists for Drug Discoveries
March 2017

World-Renowned Cancer Physician Scientist Dr. Richard Pestell Joins the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
January 2017


Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Hosts 16th Annual Regional Biotech Conference
November 2016

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Congratulates Michael J. Sofia on Receiving the 2016 Lasker-­‐DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
September 2016

Study: PA Biotech Center of Bucks County Spurs $1.8 Billion in Economic Impact
March 2016

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and The Commonwealth Medical College to Hold Open House for Master of Biomedical Science Degree Program
February 2016

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Partners with The Commonwealth Medical College to Offer Innovative Graduate Program
January 2016


Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Hosts 15th Annual Regional Biotech Conference
November 2015

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Honors Six Scientists for Life-Saving Research
October 2015

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Announces W. Thomas London Distinguished Professorship
October 2015

Entrepreneur Spotlight’ Showcases PA Biotech Companies to Potential Investors
July 2015

Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Recruits World-Class Hepatitis B Scientists
March 2015