Healthcare and Life Sciences



Sector Employment


Assets At-a-Glance


Life Sciences R&D$750M+ annual investment in life sciences R&D
Healthcar-Related Dgrees6,500+ healthcare-related degrees annually

Pittsburgh is perhaps the only place we could have started Medrobotics. What city in the world has both world-class robotics at Carnegie Mellon and medical research at the University of Pittsburgh, let alone the support of economic development organizations like the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse?

Howie Choset, Ph.D., professor of robotics, Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder and chief technology officer of Medrobotics. The company’s Flex Robotic System is a robot-assisted visualization and surgical site access device that allows access to anatomical locations that were previously difficult or impossible to reach minimally invasively.

Howie Choset, Ph.D

In Good Company

The following is just a sample of the Healthcare and Life Sciences companies that are located in the Pittsburgh region.

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Mylan, Inc.
  • Philips Sleep and Respiratory Care
  • Smith & Nephew, Inc.
  • UPMC