Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

An incubator firm in Pittsburgh that supports life sciences start-ups, recruiting star university researchers and seasoned life science executives to the region.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse is an incubator firm in Pittsburgh that supports life sciences start-ups, recruiting star university researchers and seasoned life science executives to the region. Founded 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, seed, debt financing, series C, and series A ventures. Its portfolio companies include Cognition Therapeutics, Clinical Platform, ALung Technologies, and Carmell Therapeutics. As of February 2020, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has made 52 investments. Their most recent investment was on June 6, 2019, when Clinical Platform raised $20K. Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has had three exits, the most notable exits include Applied Computational Technologies, Cellumen, and PeriOptimum. Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has raised two funds, their latest being PLSG Accelerator Fund II. This fund was announced on May 1, 2017 and raised a total of $5.2M.

Timeline

2002

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Cognition Therapeutics

Cognition Therapeutics is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders that is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2007 by Gilbert Rishton and Susan Catalano.

A company developing personalaized treatment for oncology, neurology and psychiatry

Celsense is a Pittsburgh-based biotechnology company developing magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents.

A company developing silico modeling technology to create predictive computer models of the biological response to disease and intervention

A company developing lipid-based therapies for the treatment of bladder syndromes

A company developing positioning systems to immobilize, stabilize and position patients for orthopedi surgery

A nanotechnology company dveloping alloy gradient quantum dots used in the optoelectronics industry

A company providing technology solutions for pharma and regulated industries

ChemDAQ is a manufacturing company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Aishwarya Raghunathan

Employee

Alicia Varughese

Employee

David Palmer

Employee

James Jordan

Employee

Kat Dave

Investor

Matthew Granato

Employee

Nidha Khan

Employee

Nidhi Kaul

Employee

Nirupa Rao

Employee

Rajesh Bhattacharjee

Employee

Rula Abbud-Antaki

Investor

Sha Li

Employee

Xinmi Li

Employee

Further reading

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Ariel Precision Medicine

Better Body Image LLC

Carmell Therapeutics

Cernostics

Clinical Platform

Cognition Therapeutics

Forest Devices, Inc.

Medrobotics

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