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December 01, 2015 3:35 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Company Overview

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed, start up, early stage, growth, maturity, later stage, and expansion stage investments. The firm also provides bridge financing. It seeks to invest in life sciences and biosciences emerging companies with a focus on biotechnology tools and services, bioinformatics, physical, engineering and life sciences research, bionanotechnology, diagnostics and screenings, medical devices, healthcare information technology, medical robotics, therapeutics, and tools and services. The firm prefers to invest in Western Pennsylvania. The firm invests between $0.1 million and $10 million in compan...

2425 Sidney Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

United States

Founded in 2001





Key Executives for Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Age: 67
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Vice President and General Counsel; Director, PLSG Accelerator Fund
Executive-in-Residence, Director and Investment Program Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Key Developments

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse announced that one of its portfolio companies, Medrobotics Corporation, has received FDA market clearance to sell their Flex® Robotic System in the U.S. The Flex® Robotic System gives physicians the ability to access anatomical locations that were previously difficult or impossible to reach minimally invasively. And because it is affordable and efficient, the Flex® Robotic System allows hospitals to expand the patient population that they serve and improve the productivity of their facilities.

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Appoints Sheri Collins and Karen Murphy to the Board

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) announced the appointment of Sheri Collins, Deputy Secretary, Office of Technology & Innovation at the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) and Dr. Karen Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) as Ex-Officio board members to the PLSG Board of Directors. Both new board members have key roles in Governor Wolf's administration and are committed to helping propel the western Pennsylvania region forward.

Greenhouse Names John Kuzmishin as Chairman

The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse announced that UPMC executive John Kuzmishin has been elected as its chairman of the board. Kuzmishin is executive vice president and COO of UPMC Enterprises, UPMC's commercialization arm. PLSG President and CEO John Manzetti said Kuzmishin has previously served as a board member and member of several key committees. In addition, PLSG Vice President James Jordan has been elected to the Greenhouse's board of directors.

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