University of Pittsburgh
May 17, 2017

Pittsburgh to Host Life Sciences Week May 22–26, 2017


PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, corporations and investors to enhance the region’s connectivity around life sciences and foster more partnerships and impact.

University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher is set to launch the week of events with a presentation on key findings from a new report, “Pittsburgh Region Life Sciences Benchmarking and Opportunities Analysis.”

Gallagher’s presentation, “Life Sciences — A Powerful Driver of Growth: The Opportunities Life Sciences Holds for Pittsburgh,” is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Alumni Hall Connolly Ballroom, 4227 Fifth Ave. in Oakland.

Additional events will highlight the work already underway in life sciences and the possibilities for substantial progress for the region.

All forums are free and open to the public at various locations during May 22-26. Among the many sessions, highlights include the following:

  • a pharmaceutical panel discussion on the triple aim of innovation, unmet need and cost
  • a three-part series on funding early stage start-ups
  • a commercial translation and development workshop

Registration information and a schedule of events are available online. Follow along and join the discussion with the hashtag #LifeSciPGH.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh in partnership with Bio Breakfast, Idea Foundry, Innovation Works, Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, UPMC Enterprises and Women In Bio.