AlphaLab Health using vacant hospital to accelerate early stage life science, health start-ups

What do you do with a 230,000-square foot former hospital that closed its doors in 2010? Two organizations in Pennsylvania came-up with an intriguing solution.

Allegheny Health Network, a major nonprofit healthcare system, and Innovation Works, a major seed stage investor, have brought the facility back to life as a healthcare powerhouse, with a twist. The old hospital is now known as AlphaLab Health, and its  lab space is now biotech research labs, patient rooms have become offices for start-up staffers, and the old waiting rooms are now conference space. There’s an accelerator program that has graduated its first cohort.

Clearly, it helps that Southwestern Pennsylvania includes academic and tech powerhouses like the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, as well as AHN and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Click here to read more about AlphaLab Health.

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