Pittsburgh is a global life sciences hub, powered by the Pittsburgh Innovation District, transforming research, technology and startups into a thriving center for innovation. Cutting edge medial research at the University of Pittsburgh combines with globally recognized artificial intelligence and robotics assets at Carnegie Mellon University to create an advanced life science sector unique in the global marketplace.

Pittsburgh’s vibrant innovation ecosystem of life sciences research, start-ups, and established companies, builds on its core strengths:

  • Premier research: $714 million in NIH research funding and 1,000 Principal Investigators

  • Start-up culture: 56 active venture and angel-funded firms with nearly $1 billion invested

  • A growing portfolio of lab and office space: concentrated in the Pittsburgh Innovation District

  • Major life science firms: employing more than 1,000 people in the region

Learn more about the life sciences initiatives and companies that make Pittsburgh a global center for the life sciences industry and discover more about Pittsburgh as premier a destination for research and investment.