Allegheny Health converts former Pennsylvania hospital into innovation hub

Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network on Feb. 16 transformed its former Bellevue, Pa., hospital campus into a brand new biotechnology, biomedical and pharmaceutical innovation hub. 

Four issues to know:

  1. The facility will function an innovation hub for AlphaLab Health, a healthcare expertise and life sciences accelerator. AHN launched in 2020 with Innovation Works, a nonprofit enterprise incubator, in keeping with a information launch.
  2. AlphaLab Health affords healthcare startups as much as $100,000 in seed funding, entry to Innovation Works’ mentorship community, scientific sources and workplace and lab area.
  3. The hub is a ten,000-square-foot constructing together with moist and dry labs,  devoted server entry, convention rooms and collaboration areas.
  4. Thirteen startups have joined AlphaLab Health. The firms are centered on well being IT, medical units, diagnostics and therapeutics.
  5. The former Bellevue hospital campus housed a 230,000-square-foot hospital, which stopped admitting sufferers in 2010. Since then, many of the facility had been leased to LifeCare Hospitals, which ended its deal in 2019.

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