News from Pittsburgh Region. Next is Now. – September 2023

From autonomous vehicles and space robotics to biotech breakthroughs and next-generation logistics, companies in the Pittsburgh region are forging new frontiers and shaping the future.  See who’s making the news in this issue.

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Investment News Highlights

SoftBank places big bet autonomous trucks will ‘fundamentally change’ supply chains


The founders of the former Argo AI are back with Stack AV, a new autonomous trucking business, also based in Pittsburgh. Backed by SoftBank Group Corp., the company seeks to leverage its self-driving technology to improve efficiency and enhance safety in the trucking industry while also tackling supply chain challenges.

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Space Travel: Reaching for the Stars

Handelsblatt (Germany)

The privatization of space is making space travel more imaginable and accessible than ever. In this feature, Handelsblatt spotlights Astrobotic – Pittsburgh’s premier space robotics company – and the journey that this private enterprise is leading back to the surface of the Moon, a first for the U.S. since the Apollo era.

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Krystal Biotech expands oncology research following FDA acceptance of investigational drug application

Pittsburgh Inno

On the heels of a milestone FDA approval for the first-ever topical redosable gene therapy for a rare, but devasting skin disease, Pittsburgh’s Krystal Biotech recently announced expansion of its R&D to include oncology. With FDA-issued Fast Track Designation, the company’s KB707 drug candidate can now be used in select patients to treat locally advanced or metastatic solid tumor malignances that are accessible via injection.

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