Pennsylvania has long been known for its research excellence throughout the history of the United States and is a national leader in testing and medical labs, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. We are proud to have created the nation's first hospital, mechanical blood pump, polio vaccine, and therapeutic application of oxygen, among other industrial accomplishments.
Our life sciences ecosystem is driven by our thoughtful leadership, talent, and businesses, which are supported by world-class R&D institutions, top-notch universities and incubators, technical assistance, and strategic investments in venture capital, technology, and infrastructure.
Pennsylvania offers businesses a wealth of opportunities to connect to our diverse, global economy. Companies involved in research and development, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, and diagnostics — including GlaxoSmithKline, Endo Health Solutions, Shire Pharmaceuticals, eV Products subsidiary of Kromek Group plc, Astra Zeneca, Heartsine Technologies, Allergen, Inc., Croda, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Zenith Technologies, and Almac — all have found a place in Pennsylvania's business community.