On December 17, 2017, “Our Region’s Business,” a Sunday-morning business affairs program co-produced by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and WPXI-TV, featured the biotechnology industry in Pittsburgh. The program is hosted by Bill Flanagan, who is Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference and its affiliated organizations.
The program highlighted commercial startups whose core technologies came from local university research, including ALung, Inc., a spin-out from the McGowan Institute Medical Devices Lab, and the research programs of the McGowan Institute. Also featured was Carmell Therapeutics whose founders include McGowan Institute-affiliated faculty members Lee Weiss, PhD, and Phil Campbell, PhD, both from Carnegie Mellon University. Representing the McGowan Institute during the program were Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, Director of Rehabilitation, UPMC International, and William Wagner, PhD, McGowan Institute Director.
The broadcast, “Highlighting Life Sciences: McGowan Institute Celebrates 25 Years,” is available on-line.