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 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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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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The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.

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Facebook IconFebruary 19, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse added 2 new photos.

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

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Innovative startups are helping consumers make better healthcare purchases. Here’s how: http://bit.ly/1BlTaIs

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Start-Ups Are Helping Consumers Make Better Health Care Purchases

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Simply shifting costs won’t work.

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Facebook IconFebruary 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Different materials have unique spectral fingerprints that can be detected with a spectrometer.

Nanolambda has developed Apollo, a nano spectrometer that could be used in healthcare, air quality and a number of other applications. View their Indiegogo campaign here: http://bit.ly/1EFhG6D

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CLICK HERE to support apollo : nano spectrometer

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Co-create and share the unlimited opportunities of spectral sensing for Internet of Things (IoT) | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

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Facebook IconFebruary 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Learn how to write your business plan at the SBDC 2nd Step Workshop on February 19th. More details here: http://bit.ly/1Ac2EpK

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SBDC Program: The Second Step - Developing a Business Plan - Institute for Entrepreneurial...

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Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research, and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for ...Read More

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Facebook IconFebruary 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

We are pleased to support Helen Behn, a local Pittsburgh entrepreneur who is close to reaching her #Kickstarter goal for Spand-Ice If you have a pain in your back that you need to manage, check out their product and consider "backing" the campaign! #KeepGoing #GoSpandIce ow.ly/HgmOe

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The Revive Tank: Managing Back Pain On-the-Go

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The Revive Tank helps you relieve back inflammation & muscle pain through thermal therapy while staying mobile & active.

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Facebook IconFebruary 10, 2015 at 12:39 am

Cohera Medical Inc receives FDA Approval of First Tissue Adhesive for Internal Use in the U.S.



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Cohera Medical, Inc.® Receives FDA Approval of First Tissue Adhesive For Internal Use in the U.S.

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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohera Medical, Inc.®, a leading innovator and developer of...

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PLSG Names John Kuzmishin Chairman of the Board of Directors.

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2014/12/22/greenhouse-names-kuzmishin-chairman.html

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Greenhouse names Kuzmishin chairman - Pittsburgh Business Times

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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse names UPMC executive as chairman of startup funding organization

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Facebook IconDecember 11, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Congratulations to It - CNS on the launch of the application for secure file transfers Safety4Data.

http://www.pghtech.org/news-publications/techburgher/december-14/it-cns-launches-service-for-highly-secure-data-transfers.aspx#.VInljjHF_zh

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IT-CNS Launches Service for Highly Secure Data Transfers

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It-CNS, Inc. Thank you very much.

December 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

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Facebook IconNovember 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

Helomics Corp.: A life sciences evolution spanning 20 years

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Facebook IconNovember 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Congratulations to Medrobotics' Flex® System Honored With One Of Top 100 Annual Best of What's New Awards by Popular Science Magazine.

http://www.medrobotics.com/popsciaward.html

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RAYNHAM, Mass., Nov 21, 2014 - Medrobotics Corp., a surgical products company with core competencies in medical robotics, today announced that Popular Science magazine has honored its Flex® System with a "Best of What's New Award" as one of this year's top 100 "Innovations That Will Shape The Future…

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Facebook IconNovember 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

After hundreds of submissions and 25 finalists Treatspace prevailed.

Congratulations to Treatspace Winner of the 2014 $1 Million Global Action Challenge!


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GAP14: Rick Cancelliere from Treatspace discusses pitch for 2014 Global Action Challenge

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GAP14: Rick Cancelliere from Treatspace discusses pitch for 2014 Global Action Challenge

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November 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Four inventions that trace their origins to Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and, particularly, the Robotics Institute, have been honored by the annual Best of What's New Awards by Popular Science.

This year's winners, published in the magazine's December issue, include the Flex System, a head and neck surgery tool based on snake robot research.

Medrobotics Corp. announced earlier this year that it would begin limited marketing in Europe of a robot-assisted surgical device based on the bio-inspired robot research of Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University professor of robotics.

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Facebook IconNovember 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Congratulations to Phil Petraglia Nominated for Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year - Small Non-Profit Category!

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CFO of the Year Awards 2014 - Pittsburgh Business Times

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The CFO of the Year Awards honors financial professionals in western Pennsylvania for outstanding performance as corporate financial stewards. Join us on Nov. 13 at the Omni William Penn as we honor the finalists and winners of this year's program. A special supplement on this program will be insert…

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Facebook IconNovember 13, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Cognition Therapeutics Inc. Announces Publication of Research Indentifying sigma-2/PGRMC1 Receptor as a Major New Drug Target for Alzheimer's Disease Therapy

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Cognition Therapeutics Inc. Announces Publication of Research Identifying sigma-2/PGRMC1...

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognition Therapeutics Inc. (CogRx) today announced the publication online...

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Facebook IconNovember 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

PLSG Chief Investment Officer, Jim Jordan, announces "Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups In Life Sciences" book release.

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Sarah Jordan Congrats!

November 12, 2014 at 1:41 am

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Facebook IconNovember 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

PDI Expands Molecular Diagnostics Business with RedPath Integrated Pathology Acquisition

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PDI Expands Molecular Diagnostics Business with RedPath Integrated Pathology Acquisition

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PDI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDII), a leading healthcare commercialization company, announced the acquisition of RedPath Integrated Pathology, a molecular diagnostics company helping physicians better manage patients at risk for...