Status Update: Vaccine Manufacturing and R&D in Pittsburgh

In 2009, UPMC pitched Congress on the idea that a major vaccine manufacturing facility would be built in Pittsburgh and run by UPMC.  Aside from the strategic / defense-related aspects of this project, and the fact that it would build on existing Pitt expertise at the Center for Vaccine Research, the facility would be a major jobs generator and, because of the expertise that it would attract, a hub for bioscience research in the region.  Last summer, the Commonwealth of PA apparently promised some money to help with the project.

Can anyone help out with information on where this idea stands today?

For an example of another major federally-supported research facility sitting mostly unnoticed in Pittsburgh's backyard, take a look at the website for the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a DOE facility in Jefferson Hills.

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