About

Our story

Our alliance is driven by an immediate and urgent need to create a reliable supply of safe, high-quality, and affordable medicines for all. As a U.S.-based cluster of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturers and researchers in the Richmond-Petersburg region, we will fix the broken and disconnected supply chain for the most vital medicines that has put the health of our communities at risk. The new and transformative era of health and wellness that we are creating is powered by our advanced manufacturing ecosystem that is producing the world’s most important medicines. Together, we are building resilient and healthy communities, enhancing U.S. global competitiveness while remaining globally compassionate, embracing equitable economic growth, creating well-paying jobs, and sharing our impact with the world. Our alliance is innovative, mission-driven and moves at a rapid pace – because what we do today impacts lives tomorrow.

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Our Vibrant Ecosystem

Founding Leadership Board

To make our transformative vision possible, our Leadership Board is developing a new approach for launching and scaling an industry cluster. Led by industry, populated with leaders of key stakeholders across the region, and convened and supported by Activation Capital, we plan carefully and implement together as we uncover new opportunities to advance the manufacturing of affordable essential medicines within the United States.  

Supporting Organizations

  • Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis (CERCAS)
  • Chamber RVA
  • Children’s Hospital Coalition powered by Phlow
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (CCALS)
  • Crater Planning District Commission
  • Crater Regional Workforce Development Board
  • GENEDGE
  • Grow Capital Jobs Foundation / GoVirginia Region 4
  • Greater Washington Partnership
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Manufacturing Institute
  • Petersburg City Public Schools
  • Plan RVA
  • Reynolds Community College
  • RVA757
  • United States Pharmacopeia
  • VBHRC Virginia Catalyst
  • Virginia Bio
  • Virginia College Fund
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Innovation Gateway
  • Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority / Center for Innovative Technology
  • Workforce Coalition RVA
  • Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis (CERCAS)
  • Chamber RVA
  • Children’s Hospital Coalition powered by Phlow
  • Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (CCALS)
  • Crater Planning District Commission
  • Crater Regional Workforce Development Board
  • VSU Center for Entrepreneurship
  • VCU Research & Innovation
  • GENEDGE
  • Grow Capital Jobs Foundation / GoVirginia Region 4
  • Greater Washington Partnership
  • John Tyler Community College
  • Manufacturing Institute
  • Petersburg City Public Schools
  • Plan RVA
  • Reynolds Community College
  • RVA757
  • United States Pharmacopeia
  • VBHRC Virginia Catalyst
  • Virginia Bio
  • Virginia College Fund
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Innovation Gateway
  • Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority / Center for Innovative Technology
  • Workforce Coalition RVA

WHAT DRIVES US

Ensuring the health of all communities

Our Vision
To bring this purpose to life, our collective actions are driven by a unifying vision for a healthy, equitable, and globally competitive nation where everyone has safe and secure access to affordable, high-quality medicines that are essential and urgently needed to ensure the health of all communities at home and around the globe.
Our Mission
Driving this vision forward is a clear mission – to serve as the world’s central access point for advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing and R&D where affordable, high-quality medicines are researched, accelerated, and sustainably created in the U.S. from start to finish as part of a new era of health and wellness.

We are creating a chain of connection. Want to be a part of it?

What we do today will result in a healthy, secure, and equitable future tomorrow. Help us create an uninterrupted supply of essential medicines, create jobs, and build future talent.