PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the organization providing capital investments and customized company formation and business growth programs to the region's life sciences enterprises, issued this statement through its President and CEO, John W. Manzetti, congratulating PLSG Medical Advisor, Dr. Paul Kornblith on being named the 2013 Pennsylvania Bio Schoemaker Award recipient. Paul L. Kornblith, M.D., is Medical Advisor at the PLSG.
The Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Leadership award recognizes an outstanding leader in the biosciences community who best exemplifies the spirit of innovation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"We are thrilled to honor Dr. Paul on receiving this prestigious award and being recognized for his professional achievements," said John W. Manzetti, PLSG President and CEO. "Dr. Paul is a legend and pioneer in our region, and to those of us who know him well, a tireless advocate for life sciences innovation. His passion and dedication serving the life sciences community to create healthcare solutions for patients is unmatched. He has supported our region exceptionally well, serving on boards of our life sciences companies as director and advisor and as a medical advisor for PLSG." John Manzetti continued, "We are lucky to have him and appreciate all of the ways that he helps us and the region figure out how to create and sustain a burgeoning life sciences industry in western Pennsylvania."
Paul L. Kornblith, M.D., will be honored on March 13, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Bio Annual Dinner celebration at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.About the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) ( www.plsg.com)The PLSG invests in and supports the growth of biosciences companies in western Pennsylvania. PLSG has a track record of excellence when it comes to attracting and growing life sciences companies in the region. Since its inception in 2001, PLSG has assisted 398 life sciences companies and has helped create or retain nearly 6,000 jobs in western Pennsylvania. 34 companies have been provided with office or laboratory space and 13 have been relocated to Pittsburgh from outside of the region. In addition, the PLSG has invested $18.7 M in 76 companies which has leveraged nearly $900 million in additional capital to the region. SOURCE Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse