• Bio Advance

  • Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Improving Human Health and the Commonwealth’s Economy

The Life Sciences Greenhouses are models of effectiveness and efficiency. They capture the innovation potential of the life sciences industry and nurture that potential with critical early-stage funding and sector-specific business expertise. Pennsylvanians benefit directly as new companies are formed, jobs are created, additional capital is attracted to the Commonwealth, and life-saving technologies reach patients.

  • Private-sector leverage
    of state dollars
  • 51:1
  • over $90 M

It's All About Results



New Companies

  • companies and
    projects funded
  • 227

  • companies exited, providing returns
    to investors and entrepreneurs
  • 31



Additional Capital

  • private
    follow-on funding more than
  • $4.7 B

  • federal
    follow-on funding
  • $245.7 M



More Jobs

  • Jobs
  • 4,896

  • Average life
    sciences salary
  • $90K
  • Twice the average PA
    private sector wage



261 Life-Saving Technologies

  • products originated by
    LSG companies that have
    received regulatory approval
  • 85

  • NEW unregulated products
    being commercialized
  • 179


Healthcare Breakthroughs
from PA Life Sciences Greenhouse Initiative Portfolio Companies


The table below highlights just a few of the breakthrough products brought to market by companies backed by the PA Life Sciences Greenhouse Initiative.

CompanyProduct NameUseRegulatory Approval

BioAdvance Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern Pennsylvania bioadvance.com

Avid/LillyAmyvid™Determines presence of beta amyloid plaque in patients with cognitive impairmentFDA
InfraScanInfraScanner 1000 InfraScanner 2000Hand held device to detect brain hematoma after head traumaFDA
NuPatheZecuity®Sumatriptan transdermal patch for migraineFDA
(mechlorethamine) gel
Topical treatment of stage IA and IB mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)FDA

Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania lsgpa.com

Indigo BioSciencesNuclear receptor assay kits and servicesDrug screeningNot Applicable
MaculogixAdaptDx™Macular DegenerationFDA
Micro Interventional DevicesPermaseal™Heart Valve RepairFDA, CE Mark
ChromatanTangential ChromatographySingle-use column-free proteins and vaccines purification.Not Applicable

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse plsg.com

ALungHemolung® RASRespiratory Assist SystemEU
ComplexaCXA-10Fibrosis, inflammation, and renal diseases
In Process
Forest DevicesAlphaStrokeStroke screening
In Process
Rinovum Women’s HealthStork™
Rinovum Vitamin Line
Reproductive Health AidFDA



Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouse Initiative