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The Voice for Pennsylvania’s Life Sciences

Through advocacy work in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., and throughout the Commonwealth, Life Sciences PA conducts programs, provides leadership and advocates for life science companies across Pennsylvania that are critical to improving patient care, improving health globally, and to the economic growth of our Commonwealth.

Life Sciences PA identifies opportunities to bring together the various stakeholders in our community to work cooperatively with industry to develop a shared vision, a set of goals, and recommendations for strategies that will support and enhance the total “ecosystem” of the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Facts & Figures

Here are a few quick facts and figures about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Life Sciences Business Establishments

Billion dollars of direct annual economic impact

Research & development-based companies were formed since 2008

Billion dollars in venture capital funding, ranking #3 in the U.S.

Even More Facts 

  • Direct employment statewide in life sciences companies is 102,000 with $18.4 billion in wages.
  • More than $2 billion in NIH funding for Pennsylvania research projects. 
  • Pennsylvania is home to 2 of the top 5 NIH funded institutions in the country.
  • From 2018 – 2021, the number of clinical trials increased by 50% with more than 1,200 clinical trials in 2021.
  • 20,564 patents were created from 2016 – 2020, ranking us at #5 in the nation.

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Life Sciences Pennsylvania was founded in 1989 by a biotech scientist at Penn State University.  Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

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