Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Blog


Private vs Government (Public) Funded Medical Device and Therapeutic Development

A perfect, unflawed system in any business sector is virtually unachievable, and the biotechnology and therapeutics industries are no exception. Although we are innovating and making strides to end what were once thought of as incurable diseases, we still do not have one single agreed upon way of funding the research and development of drugs […]

How to Venture Into the Business World from Academia

Networking, networking, networking! Chances are, if you’re a college student, you’ve heard this before. The best way to set yourself up for success after graduation is through networking with professionals within your desired field. Of course, this is a very important step to transition from academia to the business world, but there are several other […]

Balancing Data Innovation with Health IT Regulation

Healthcare information technology (HIT) is becoming an ingrained part of the contemporary healthcare experience. Every year, new health tech startups unveil innovations designed to improve patient relationships and outcomes, but making a meaningful impact is more difficult than it may seem. Often the healthcare technology industry clashes with important legislation and regulation. The Office of […]

3 Groundbreaking Areas of Innovation by Biotech Entrepreneurs

Biotechnology has been a traditionally risky investment. As Lori Kozlowski stated in Forbes, biotech requires large sums of money without any guaranteed outcome — a high risk for a potentially high reward. It can be difficult for investors to reconcile that risk when there are other avenues that yield a safer return on investment. Although […]

What Actually Drives Innovation in the Life Sciences Industry

With the evolving digital landscape and its impact on the technology sector, innovation has become a buzzword for many different categories. Within the saturated landscape, it’s important to take a step back and think about what truly defines innovation. It’s more than the ability to take a concept and bring it to commercialization and it’s […]

How The ACA’s Medical Device Tax Affects Startups

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped a great many Americans get health insurance and much needed care, but parts of the bill have had less helpful effects. One of these provisions, the medical device excise tax, has been a thorn in the side of life science companies since the beginning of 2013. The tax […]

3 things health startups need to know before going mobile

As the Internet of Things expands to encompass more and more over time, it’s unsurprising that mobile health technology is becoming increasingly prevalent and popular. Patients are more accustomed to using mobile health tracking platforms and wearable tech each year. According to a recent Rock Health study, 30% of US smartphone users currently use at […]

2016 Outlook: Large Pharma to Seek Help from Therapeutic Start-Ups to Alleviate R&D Investment

As we approach the New Year, the life science and biotech industries will see increased activity in the pharmaceutical sector. The issue is that drug development pipelines (new drugs) are decreasing, which ultimately translates into reduced future revenue. Two predominant reasons for this situation are the number of drug patents expiring and the decline of […]

Stymied By Your STEM Career?

Each year, many STEM students, postdocs, and faculty ask me how to find a job in industry.  The discussion typically begins with perceived dissatisfaction of their academic careers: too little funding, too much competition, and/or not enough excitement.  Each year, many STEM industry employees also ask me how to find a job in academia.  The […]

How Innovative Startups are Changing the Way Diseases are Diagnosed

While the world of healthcare is one of constant change and innovation, the process of diagnosing diseases can still be difficult. The number of tests administered to any given patient and the wait time for those results can be frustrating. Each year billions of tests are administered, but leave much to be desired in terms […]