Sustaining Western PA’s Life Sciences Economy

Supporting promising innovations in:

BIOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS

IMPROVE BIOTECH AND PHARMA DISCOVERY

EARLY AND FOLLOW-UP FUNDING
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DIAGNOSTICS

EXPLORE NATURE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS

FUELING START-UP VENTURES
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HEALTHCARE IT

OPTIMIZING DATA ACQUISITION, STORAGE AND USE

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS
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MEDICAL DEVICES

CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT INSTRUMENTS TO TREAT AND CURE

ARRANGING INVESTOR INTRODUCTIONS
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THERAPEUTICS

BIOLOGICS AND CHEMICALS FOR THERAPEUTIC ACTION

TARGETED PRODUCT/SERVICES CONCENTRATIONS
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Where Breakthrough Ideas Realize Full Potential

Proven strategies for companies at every stage:

SEED

A JUST-CONCEIVED OR NEWLY FORMED COMPANY

CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVICE
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EARLY STAGE

COMPANY WITH CORE MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT

POSITIVE CASH FLOW
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GROWTH

RECEIVED FINANCING AND GENERATING REVENUE

MARKET, PRODUCT, AND WORKFORCE EXPANSION
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MATURITY

PROFITABLE AND PUSHING FOR ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NEXT GENERATION AND GLOBAL MARKET SERVICES
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We All Know What’s in a Number

Since beginning operations in 2002 PLSG has generated:

$20M

TOTAL IN COMMITTED INVESTMENTS

SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
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180+

INVESTMENTS IN 75 COMPANIES

CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
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Over
$900M

LEVERAGED ADDITIONAL CAPITAL FOR OUR REGION

INDUSTRY COLLABORATION
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$8.1M

FOR LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES THROUGH PLSG ACCELERATOR FUND

CAPITAL ACCELERATION
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Facebook IconMarch 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Discover your leadership style at the Women in Bio - Pittsburgh event tonight at 6 PM.

Find more event details here: http://womeninbio.org/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=24408

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WIB-Pittsburgh Women’s History Month Practicing Leadership: Discover Your Leadership Style

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Women In Bio is an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences.

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Facebook IconMarch 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

A recent article in Entrepreneur says, “Pittsburgh has become one of the best areas to start a healthcare-oriented venture.” Learn why: http://entm.ag/1HsWthu

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Where Niche Industries Are Thriving – and Why

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From food to software, the best niche industries maximize their region to find success.

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Facebook IconMarch 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Seven of our portfolio companies: ALung Technologies Inc., Cognition Therapeutics, Cohera Medical, Complexa, Intelomed, Rinovum Women's Health Inc., and Wright Therapy made the Pittsburgh Business Times’ list of 2014 Investment Highlights. http://ow.ly/KKgCe

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Pittsburgh Investment Highlights 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Facebook IconMarch 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

New technology trends will continue to disrupt healthcare, according to former AOL CEO Steve Case.

He says, “If you’re an entrepreneur in St. Louis or Des Moines or Minneapolis or Pittsburgh, you’re gonna have great opportunities to build companies on the back of these trends.” http://bit.ly/1MHJ8p9

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Former AOL CEO Steve Case on the web's 'third wave'

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The venture capitalist discusses how the web has changed 30 years from AOL's start

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Facebook IconMarch 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Healthcare Reform implementation is nearing an end - equates to business model stability here's why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWf0LUHBnwE

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2015-03-25 HCM HC Reform

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Healthcare Reform is entering its 5th year - what initiatives remain?

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Facebook IconMarch 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Tech investor Mark Cuban says that healthcare entrepreneurs would be better off pursuing the direct-to-consumer market instead of trying to get their technology into hospitals and predicts that sensors and big data analytics will be game changers. Do you agree? http://bit.ly/1En5CFs

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Mark Cuban talks healthcare investing: Soon our bodies will be big math equations

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Billionaire tech investor Mark Cuban said healthcare entrepreneurs would be better off pursuing the direct-to-consumer market rather than trying to get their technology into hospitals. He views sensors and big…

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Facebook IconMarch 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have announced a new Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, a collaborative effort that will leverage big data to further healthcare and wellness. http://ow.ly/Ksox3

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University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC Form Alliance to Transform Healthcare...

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Today’s health care system generates massive amounts of data — electronic health records, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions, genomic profiles, insurance records, even data from wearable devices. Information has always been essential for guiding care, but computer tools now make it possible to use th…

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Facebook IconMarch 20, 2015 at 7:35 pm

We had a great time at the PITT BICP Bridges to Bio Networking Event last night!

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Facebook IconMarch 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Entrepreneurs working to solve real-life problems should enter the BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge, UpPrize. Entrants have the chance to win over $800,000 in funding as well as other valuable support and resources.

Enter by April 15th here: http://upprize.org/

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UpPrize | BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge

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UpPrize, BNY Mellon Social Innovation Challenge, is a competition for entrepreneurs working to solve important problems of our day.

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Facebook IconMarch 19, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Join us tonight at 5:30 for the Bridges to Bio Networking Event at AlphaLab Gear. http://bit.ly/1vsVDjM

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Bridges To Bio Spring 2015 Registration

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BICP's bi-annual networking event returns - mixing young talent with professionals from Pittsburgh's biomedical community! When: Thursday March 19, 5:30-7:30 Where: AlphaLab Gear (6024 Broad Street) Admission Charge: Free admission to students & sponsors $10 door charge for professionals

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Facebook IconMarch 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Genesis Medical Associates Inc. is the newest medical practice to use Treatspace. a software that replaces the fax machine, telephone call or prescription, which are used by doctors to make specialist referrals. http://bit.ly/1FC42nk

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Genesis adopts Treatspace software - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Referring doctor, medical specialist link will speed, streamline communication.

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Facebook IconMarch 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

More business schools are helping students become entrepreneurs. The Graduate Management Admission Council says 45% of business school graduates from 2010 to 2013 pursued startups. How are Pittsburgh schools helping entrepreneurs? http://bit.ly/1aZUG9E

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Business Schools Aim to Become Incubators for Innovation - US News

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These b-schools want to help students start new companies or work with established brands to try new things.

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Facebook IconMarch 17, 2015 at 8:59 pm

In the past few years, investment in the biotech sector has boomed. Some have compared the surge in investments to a bubble that is about to pop, but here are a few reasons why that won’t be the case for some startups: http://bit.ly/1F7n05c.

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Is biotech the next bubble?

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Since 2011, money has flowed almost nonstop into the industry as investors buy into the promise of new drugs. Signs are increasingly pointing toward an end to the boom.

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Facebook IconMarch 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Congrats to Alung Technologies Inc. on the second successful use of their life-saving, respiratory assist device Hemolung RAS.

Learn more about the technology and how the University of Maryland Medical Center uses it here: http://bit.ly/1GLGUB4

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Alung device used in Maryland - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Second trial for device still undergoing FDA review.

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Facebook IconMarch 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

How people think about and manage their health is changing. According to a recent study, 66% of Americans would use a mobile app to manage health issues. Find more study insights here: http://bit.ly/17OwEMU

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Two-Thirds of Americans Would Use Mobile Apps to Manage Health Issues - Sleep Review

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Americans are willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the "Pulse of Online Health" survey.

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Facebook IconMarch 11, 2015 at 7:50 pm

“The creation of a new model of health and healthcare is perhaps the greatest single business opportunity of our lifetimes, both for innovators and incumbents.” Read more on how innovation in healthcare is creating businesses. http://entm.ag/1BGMHdt

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The New Health Market May Be the Single Greatest Business Opportunity of Our Lifetimes

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With billions being poured into the medical field, the status quo is no longer an option. It's time for entrepreneurs to enter the fold.

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Facebook IconMarch 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

A new survey from Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable analyzed how much of a stake select research institutions have in spinout startup companies. See where one Pittsburgh institution ranked: http://bit.ly/1K8TP6r

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CMU takes one of smallest stakes in startups among research institutions - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Survey conducted by London-based Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable.

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Facebook IconMarch 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Who are the top 100 venture capitalists and in which industries are they investing? Check out this year’s VC 100 list from Entrepreneur: http://entm.ag/1AQqBVp

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VC 100: The Top Investors in Early-Stage Startups

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Check out this 2014 snapshot of the top 100 U.S. venture capital firms, corporate VCs, and other market players funding early-stage deals.

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Facebook IconMarch 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Are you interested in life sciences or biotechnology? Join us at the Bridges to Bio Networking event on March 19 to meet entrepreneurs and other professionals in Pittsburgh’s biomedical community! http://bit.ly/1vsVDjM

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Bridges To Bio Spring 2015 Registration

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BICP's bi-annual networking event returns - mixing young talent with professionals from Pittsburgh's biomedical community! When: Thursday March 19, 5:30-7:30 Where: AlphaLab Gear (6024 Broad Street) Admission Charge: Free admission to students & sponsors $10 door charge for professionals

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Facebook IconMarch 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm

The University of Pittsburgh has formalized a plan to support entrepreneurship by turning research into commercialization with UPMC. http://bit.ly/1JDJizN

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Pitt, UPMC Reach Agreement to Speed Up Commercialization

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The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have signed an agreement to streamline the commercialization of medical research technologies and techniques. The

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Facebook IconFebruary 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

How does mindfulness affect health and an individual’s risk of disease? Recent Carnegie Mellon research supported by the National Science Foundation and Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Opportunity Fund explores the relationship. http://bit.ly/1MhdIXu

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Carnegie Mellon researchers reveal how mindfulness training affects health

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Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear. Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a model su…

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Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Investments in life sciences last year were at their highest level since 2007, according to a recent report. http://reut.rs/19oz85P

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Venture Capital Dollars Invested in Life Sciences Companies in 2014 at Highest Level Since 2007,...

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Venture Capital Dollars Invested in Life Sciences Companies in 2014 at Highest Level Since 2007, According to the MoneyTree Report Venture Capitalists Invested $2.8

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Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Learn about the legal aspects of raising funds for your startup company at a two-part workshop at Carnegie Mellon on March 5th. Get more details and register here: http://bit.ly/1CASGLw

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Raising Capital Part 2 | Innovation | University of Pittsburgh

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Facebook IconFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:03 pm

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PLSG CEO treating everyone at the office to fresh made sausage and peppers. Yummy! #CEOhardatwork

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