First Ever Life Sciences Ecosystem Interactive Map Launched in Pennsylvania
Database of Companies Engaged in Life Sciences Now Available
PHILADELPHIA, PA—October 28 2015 —Ten technology and life science organizations in Pennsylvania announced the launch of an interactive “Life Sciences Ecosystem” map -‐ a first of its kind database of life sciencesA cluster of scientific disciplines concerned with human life and health. Included are many branches of biology (e.g., molecular biology, cell biology) and chemistry (e.g., biochemistry), as well as some areas of genetics, physics and materials science, among others. organizations in Pennsylvania. The map highlights the diversity, breadth and scope of life sciences companies doing business in Pennsylvania. This comprehensive database includes therapeutic, medical technology, digital health and diagnostic companies, incubators, investors, research institutions, contract research organizations, and life sciences consultants. The map can be viewed at: PALifeSciences.com.
“Pennsylvania has a proud tradition of being a leader in the life sciences and this new map shows the diversity, complexity, and opportunity of the life sciences across the Commonwealth,” said Christopher P. Molineaux, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Bio. “As we position Pennsylvania as the hub of the life sciences in the United States, our first step is building a new awareness of our incredible community and its talents.”
Volunteers from the ten participating organizations worked for months to compile the data and refine it for placement on the interactive map. Users can search by company name, industry sector, and location. Companies that are new or not yet represented have an opportunity to add themselves to the map. The project was funded by BioAdvance, a Philadelphia based early stage investor, with the technical assistance of Bernard Lieberman.
“The map will be immensely valuable to anyone interested in locating their biotech business here in Pennsylvania, anyone looking for research facilities and services, and any company looking for partnerships or assistance as they grow,” said Barbara Schilberg, CEO of BioAdvance. “This is just the beginning; with the help of the rest of the Pennsylvania life sciences community, this tool will continue to expand and its value will continue to grow.”
The ten participating life sciences organizations are: BioAdvance, Pennsylvania Bio, University City Science Center, Montgomery County Development Authority, Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County, Pittsburgh Technology Council, Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Innovation Works, and the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT).
“Great advances in human health are happening every day in Pennsylvania,” added Schilberg, “Our life sciences companies are leading these innovations and at the same time creating jobs and growing communities. This map will help us tell that story.”
More information about each participating organization can be found on their websites:
University City Science Center
Montgomery County Development Authority
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
Pittsburgh Technology Council
Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Innovation Works
Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Contact: Barbara Schilberg, BioAdvance
Contact: Craig Tucker, Pennsylvania Bio