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Jul. 27, 2020 7:05 am

New forms of life (sciences) are developing at Pittsburgh’s LifeX Labs

Based just outside the heart of the Pittsburgh Innovation District, LifeX provides resources, training and community for the city’s burgeoning biotech community.
LifeX Labs’ South Side office.

LifeX Labs' South Side office.

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“Life finds a way.” It was true in Jurassic Park, and it’s true today in Pittsburgh, where life sciences startup accelerator LifeX Labs is helping turn biotech research into marketable, life-saving products.

The ultimate goal of life science research is to find new, innovative medical treatments, cures and devices. The challenge is the exorbitant price of a notoriously complicated and lengthy commercialization process.

LifeX Labs guides life science entrepreneurs through the process with resources, training and executive-level mentorship. Established in 2018 and based just outside the heart of the Pittsburgh Innovation District, the organization has a mission to work with the local life sciences community to develop promising research into market-ready products with the potential to advance medical innovation.

With a robust calendar of community events, a 14-week accelerator for nascent startups, and a residency incubator for “portfolio companies” ready to navigate the commercialization process, LifeX has quickly become a centralized hub for Pittsburgh’s life sciences community.

Learn more about LifeX and apply to its incubator
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