Premier research. A diverse life sciences industry base. And a strong manufacturing tradition. All of which makes Pittsburgh a worldwide hub for the life sciences, and offers the promise of life-changing technologies and economic growth.
The life sciences ecosystem in the Pittsburgh region brings together core competencies in life sciences and converging disciplines - creating unique opportunities to develop market-leading life sciences solutions. The region provides a comprehensive platform of life sciences research, development and commercialization - leveraging its research expertise and assets in life sciences, engineering, and computational sciences with the infrastructure for clinical trials and clinical applications - and the design and manufacturing expertise to take technologies from bench to bedside or to other market end users.
What else makes Pittsburgh the best?
OUR VIBRANT INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM:
$3 billion in regional research and development
Two Tier One research institutions (Carnegie Mellon University & University of Pittsburgh)
$714 million in NIH Research Funding
Unique and comprehensive registries of clinical data for research
More than 300,000 inpatient admissions in regional health network
More than 4 million outpatient admissions in regional health network
Ample pipeline of talent with 36,000 graduates annually
36 colleges and universities in the region
3rd-highest proportion of 25- to 34-year-old workforce with a graduate or professional degrees
27 Foundations with $8 billion in assets
Third in venture capital per capita
OUR HISTORY OF INNOVATION:
4 winners of MacArthur Foundation "Genius" awards
5 National Medal of Science winners
7 National Academy of Sciences members
1st critical care medicine department in the U.S.
1st DNA bank to share data among colleagues
OUR ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION:
Pittsburgh has been named the "most livable city" six times since 2000 (Forbes)
One of the Top 15 Places in America for a Start-Up (Forbes)
One of the U.S.'s Best Five Cities (Money)
One of the Best Big Cities in the U.S. (Metropolis Magazine)
Resilient City (Grosvenor)
Best City for Millennials (Greatist)
Smartest City (Movoto)
Emerging Food Town (Bon Appetit)
Bikeable City (Bicycling Mag)
Best Place to Start a Business (Kiplinger)