• (photo courtesy Fort Wayne Metals)

    City, Talent Attract Fort Wayne Metals Expansion

    A key executive at Fort Wayne Metals says the city's ongoing downtown investment and increasing ability to compete for talent makes it a great place to operate and grow. The company announced this week it is investing $50 million in its Allen County operations, creating more than 330 jobs, and Senior Director of Human Capital Evan Wood says the city is creating a culture that is critical to attracting young talent.

  • (photo courtesy Junior Achievement of Central Indiana)

    'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

  • Lilly Collaboration to Target Cancer Vaccines

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration agreement with Germany-based CureVac AG. Lilly says the deal focuses on the development and commercialization of up to five potential cancer vaccines. 

  • Picture Courtesy: Fort Wayne Metals

    Fort Wayne Metals Announces Major Expansion

    Fort Wayne Metals says it will invest more than $50 million into its Allen County operations and add more than 330 new jobs by 2021. The precision wire, strand and cable manufacturer says growing demand led to the expansion, which includes an addition to its corporate office and a new building. Fort Wayne Metals currently has more than 800 full-time employees at facilities in Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Chief Financial Officer Troy Linder says the ...

  • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    CEO: OrthoPediatrics IPO Will Accelerate Growth

    The chief executive officer of Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) says last week's Initial Public Offering was more than a year in the making. Mark Throdahl says going public was necessary in order to maintain OrthoPediatrics' growth rate of 20 percent or more each year, a mark it has hit for the past six years. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Throdahl said the IPO marks a...

  • OrthoPediatrics rang the opening bell Friday at the Nasdaq in New York City. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    OrthoPediatrics Goes Public

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is now a publicly-traded company. The pediatric orthopedic medical device manufacturer Thursday completed its Initial Public Offering of common stock, raising $52 million.

  • (Image of Michael McRobbie courtesy of Indiana University.)

    McRobbie Lays Out Vision in State of The University Address

    In addition to unveiling the $50 million Responding to the Addictions Crisis initiative, part of the Grand Challenges research program, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie used his 11th State of the University address to discuss future initiatives in Bloomington and beyond. He called for faculty, students and staff to launch a university-wide review of programs on each campus that support teaching and learning. During his presentation Tuesday, McRobbie also introduced...

  • Lilly Reports 'Unfortunate' Study Results

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) the results of a Phase 3 study for the drug Verzenio did not meet its primary endpoint in the treatment of advanced lung cancer. The drug, also known as abemaciclib, has already received FDA approval as a treatment for breast cancer. 

  • BioCrossroads says Caine helped reduce black infant mortality rate to its lowest level in the city's history.

    'Catalyst' Caine Wins Watanabe Award

    Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine is this year's Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads presented the award this morning at the Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. The organization calls Caine an "ardent voice for public health and access to medical care for the disadvantaged." She is a former president of the American Public Health association and also serves as an associate professor at the Indiana University School...

  • (Image of the Indiana Life Sciences Summit courtesy of BioCrossroads.)

    New Venture Winner Fighting Cancer at Nano Level

    A company that uses nanotechnology to boost the punch of cancer-killing radiation treatments is the winner of this year's New Venture Competition at the Indiana Life Sciences Summit. West Lafayette-based LoDos Theranostics, which was launched two years ago by a Purdue University chemical engineering professor and an MBA graduate from MIT, couples its Radio-Luminescent ultra-violet nanoparticles with X-rays or gamma-rays traditionally used against cancer tumors.

  • Liana Apostolova will lead the study. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Grant to Help Alzheimer's Study Begin

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded the Indiana University School of Medicine a $7.6 million grant to study early-onset Alzheimer's disease. IU says the grant will support the beginning of what will be a $45 million research program.

  • John Swisher was awarded the Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award at last year's summit.

    Life Sciences Summit Returning

    The Indiana Life Sciences Summit kicks off Monday in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day conference at the JW Marriott will feature talks from industry experts, a networking reception and the announcement of the winner of the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition. 

  • (Rendering of proposed IUPUI gateway courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU Trustees OK Degrees, Projects

    A batch of new degrees and architectural designs has been approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The academic programs still need final approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the construction work involves the main campus in Bloomington and the IUPUI campus. The new degrees and projects include...

  • Lilly Lands Another Favorable Ruling on Alimta

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has received another positive ruling in a potential patent infringement case. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ruled in favor of Lilly's patent protection of a vitamin regimen for the drug Alimta.

  • Indianapolis Opioid Battle Targets Pharma Companies

    The city of Indianapolis will be the first city in the state to take the fight against the opioid epidemic to the corporations it says have contributed to the crisis. Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced the city has hired locally-based law firm Cohen & Malad, LLP to handle a planned lawsuit targeting opioid manufacturers and distributors. The stakes are high, officials say, citing 345 deaths in Marion County last year from drug overdoses. During a news conference Thursday morning...

  • (image courtesy of Endocyte) Mike Sherman previously served as chief financial officer and helped the company transition to being publicly-traded.

    Endocyte Bullish on Potential Blockbuster

    The chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is using a word to describe the company's $12 million worldwide licensing acquisition of a late-stage prostate cancer therapy that he says is often overused: transformational. "In this case, the word is absolutely fitting," said Mike Sherman during a conference call with investors detailing the deal with Germany-based ABX GmbH.

  • Geoffrey Fox serves as IU Distinguished Professor and interim associate dean for intelligent systems engineering at the IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

    Federally-Funded Hub Will Explore Nanoscale Devices at IU

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $4 million to the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering. Researchers at the school's intelligent systems engineering program, which was established last year, will use the five-year grant to form one of three NSF's Network for Computational Nanotechnology nanoHUB "nodes." The effort is focused on moving forward nanoscale devices to fight cancer and improve human health. The technology will...

  • BioCrossroads will name the winner October 9.

    BioCrossroads Names New Venture Competition Finalists

    Indiana's life sciences initiative has named the finalists for its sixth annual New Venture Competition. BioCrossroads says the five finalists will compete for a total of $50,000 in cash prizes next week during the 2017 Indiana Life Sciences Summit.

  • FDA Approves Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer. The approval comes less than three months after Verzenio was submitted to the FDA for review.

  • Lilly Makes Leadership Changes

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced several changes in executive leadership. They include a new chief financial officer and a new president for Lilly Research Labs. All of the changes will go into effect in 2018.

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    Cook, Bloomington Agree on Non-Annexation

    Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. has agreed to pay its home city $100,000 per year to prevent company-owned land from being annexed. The agreement in lieu of taxes will cover 15 years. The city says the arrangement was a "significant factor" in the company's plans to invest more than $100 million into an expansion at an old General Electric site and adding more than 500 jobs over the next decade. The city says the company's payment will be...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Rural Health Association.) Amnah Anwar is leading the Indiana Opioid Consortium.

    Federal Funds Spark Indiana Opioid Consortium

    A $750,000 federal grant will support the launch of an effort designed to combat the opioid epidemic in rural Hoosier communities. The support from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will fund the Indiana Opioid Consortium for three years. Amnah Anwar will serve as program director of the consortium, which will be made up of seven clinical and educational partners throughout the state. The initiative will focus on...

  • IU and Regenstrief scientists will work with LifeOmic to develop a platform to store data for millions of patients.

    IU Partnership Targets Precision Medicine

    Indiana University, the Regenstrief Institute and Indianapolis-based LifeOmic are partnering on an effort to advance personalized medicine. As part of the collaboration, LifeOmic, founded by noted Indianapolis entrepreneur Don Brown, will have a blanket license for a broad range of intellectual property owned by IU and Regenstrief. The company will also have access to IU faculty for its work in precision medicine and data analytics. In exchange, IU and Regenstrief will have a...

  • A 1,000-pound pulley and gears that operated the carriage lift system still hang from the second floor ceiling.

    B2S Life Sciences Revitalizing Historical ‘Eyesore’

    Leaders at Franklin-based B2S Life Sciences have been tossing around the idea of #BuggiesToBiotech hashtag to help share its unusual story within Indiana’s business landscape. Once housing horses and carriages as a livery when it was built in Johnson County in 1907, the former “eyesore” is now home to the most modern operation in downtown Franklin. Analyzing cutting-edge drug discoveries and manufacturing biological reagents, B2S Life Sciences says the historic space...
  • Smith says the technology's scalability sets it apart. He believes it could identify the virus in thousands of samples "in one shot."

    Notre Dame Engineers ‘Light Up’ Flu Detection

    The flu season is nearly upon the U.S., and it could be a bad one, say flu experts. Typically, the southern hemisphere’s flu season is a predictor for the northern hemisphere, as the two have opposing seasons. Experts say it doesn’t bode well for the U.S. that Australia is having a worse flu season than normal, with more than double the flu cases than last year. Detection is an important aspect of managing influenza, and a University of Notre Dame researcher has developed ...
  • Reed says the equine hospital will enhance the school’s research capabilities.

    Purdue to Build $35M Equine Hospital

    Plans are underway to build a $35 million equine hospital at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. School leaders say horses are currently crowded into the existing Large Animal Hospital where they share space with food animals, increasing the risk of disease transmission and over-extending a facility built nearly 60 years ago. Hailed as one of the top veterinary programs in the U.S., the college says the new hospital will accelerate research, update technology and...
  • King says temperature-sensitive medications present the biggest opportunity for the company.

    Helmer Keeps It Cool in High Pressure Storage Industry

    Every hospital in the U.S. and Canada—some 5,500—is using high-tech equipment manufactured at Helmer Scientific in Noblesville, say company leaders. The manufacturer makes products such as advanced refrigerators, incubators, thawing devices and cell-washing centrifuges for health care and life sciences research facilities. 

  • (Image courtesy of Ball State University.)

    Collaboration Key to $62.5M Health Building at Ball State

    The first dean of Ball State University's College of Health says the focus on interprofessional relationships will come to define the school. Mitch Whaley's remarks came during the recent groundbreaking of the $62.5 million Health Professions Building, which will bring most of university's students in health-related fields under the same roof. Whaley says these close collaborations will benefit students, patients and employers.

  • (Image of Michael Ferdig courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Notre Dame Leads $11.5M Malaria Research Effort

    An $11.5 million, federally-funded study on drug-resistant malaria is being led by the University of Notre Dame. The partnership with the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute is supported by the National Institutes of Health will focus on the genes responsible for drug resistance of the parasite that carries the disease. The researchers will examine...

  • John Wechsler (pictured on-stage) is founder of Launch Fishers and Launch Indy and an organizer of Fail Fest.

    Fail Fest Speakers Focus on Overcoming Odds, Self

    An event focusing on the role failure plays in innovation is attracting storytellers from local and international backgrounds. Fail Fest, taking place Thursday at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, includes presentations from entrepreneurs and executives in industries ranging from technology to food service to public safety. Rupal Thanawala, Indiana Market Leader for Dublin-based consulting, tech services and outsourcing company Accenture, discussed...

  • While Bilgicer's is developing the method for peanuts, he says it could be applicable for any food allergy.

    Researcher Working Toward Safer Allergy Testing

    A University of Notre Dame researcher has an ambitious vision for his allergy testing method. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor Bashar Bilgicer is developing an allergy test that would replace the traditional oral food challenge technique and the dangers that come with it. Bilgicer talked about the allergy diagnostic tool with Special Projects Reporter Kylie Veleta in our most recent edition of the Life Sciences INdiana enewsletter.

  • The Anderson job fair will take place at Mounds Mall.

    Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

    The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

  • (Image courtesy of Lutheran Health Network.)

    New Hospital Campus in The Works For Fort Wayne

    Lutheran Health Network has detailed plans to replace St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne with a new medical campus. The health care system says St. Joe has been in the same downtown location since 1869. Construction could begin next year and officials say build-out could take up to two years. A location and the full-scope of the work have not been determined, and LHN says "several potential properties are under consideration."

  • Cook Pharmica is located in a former RCA facility in Bloomington.

    Cook Creates 'Really Big Day in Bloomington'

    The president of Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. says Tuesday's agreement to sell its Cook Pharmica LLC subsidiary to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) and the decision to acquire a former General Electric facility near the company's headquarters will have a positive impact on the city and state. Pete Yonkman says the nearly $1 billion dollar deal for Cook Pharmica has been six months in the making.

  • Cook Pharmica was founded in 2004.

    Cook Group to Sell Cook Pharmica, Buy Old GE Plant

    Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. has announced what it calls "significant, positive changes for the future." The global life sciences  company has reached a $950 million agreement to sell its contract biopharmaceutical business, Cook Pharmica, to New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT). Cook Group has also announced the acquisition of the former GE refrigeration plant in Bloomington, which it says will lead to 500 additional jobs in Monroe County.

  • Hope Academy Using VR in The Classroom

    A charter school in Indianapolis that focuses on helping students who are battling substance abuse s turning to a high-tech solution to boost engagement. Hope Academy, which is sponsored by the city and connected to Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center, is partnering with Iowa-based startup VictoryVR on STEM-centered virtual reality technology. The goggles and software, VictoryVR founder Steve Grubbs says, take students to historic and significant sites.

  • The companies presented the results today in Switzerland.

    Lilly Drug Yields Positive Results

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) say a treatment for patients with a certain type of dermatitis showed positive results in a Phase 2 study. Last month, the companies also announced plans to resubmit baricitinib to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Pre-merger, DowDuPont Executive Chairman Andrew Liveris (pictured left) was the Dow Chemical Co. CEO. DowDuPont CEO Edward Breen was CEO of DuPont before what the companies tabbed a merger of equals.

    DowDuPont Details Post-Merger 'Targeted Adjustments'

    The newly-merged DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) has detailed several changes to two of the three planned spin-out companies that will emerge from the $130 billion combination. The agriculture-focused spin-out, which will be headquartered in Delaware and have a global business center at the current Dow AgroSciences LLC HQ in Indianapolis, is not expected to be affected by what the company calls "targeted adjustments."

  • Lilly Continues Positive Outlook For Migraine Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says a 12-month Phase 3 study of a treatment for migraine has shown continued positive results. The pharmaceutical giant says the study for galcanezumab showed a "statistically significant reduction in the number of monthly migraine headache days" among patients.

  • IBRI, Universities Formalize Relationships

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has detailed a partnership with four Hoosier universities. The IBRI says the memorandum of understanding involves streamlining the way in which university technologies are licensed by removing hurdles and speeding up commercialization. Ball State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame have all signed on. The IBRI says the formal collaboration will strengthen ties between...

  • Lilly says it expects the majority of eliminated positions to come through a voluntary retirement program.

    Lilly Announces Global Restructuring

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced global restructuring, including work force reductions expected to impact about 3,500 workers. The company expects the moves to lead to about $500 million in annual savings beginning next year. The pharmaceutical giant says the cuts will include site closures in Iowa, New Jersey and China. Chief Executive Officer David Ricks says the restructuring will allow the company to reduce costs and "invest in the next...

  • City Garage is located in the Port Covington area of Baltimore.

    Indy Medical Device Maker Details Maryland Collaboration

    Indianapolis-based Engineered Medical Systems Inc. is partnering on a new medical device manufacturing operation and accelerator in Baltimore. The collaboration with The MVR Co. of Maryland will result in The Factory and The LaunchPort, located in a parking structure-turned-entrepreneurial hub on the waterfront called the City Garage. City Garage is part of a the Port Covington area, which is in-line for $5.5 billion redevelopment plans with big backers like Under Armour's Kevin Plank.

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    Mesker Park Zoo's New Leader in Place

    Erik Beck has been named executive director of the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville. Beck most recently served in the role on an interim basis and as director of operations. He has been with Mesker Park since 1995 and will also serve as executive director of the Evansville Zoological Society. Beck succeeds Amos Morris, who announced in June his departure to become...

  • David Broecker (left) will be succeeded as CEO by Rainer Fischer (pictured right) in October.

    David Broecker to Step Aside as IBRI CEO

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has named its next chief executive officer. Rainer Fischer will continue to serve as chief scientific and innovation officer and succeed David Broecker as CEO October 1. Broecker, the IBRI's founding CEO, will stay on as an advisor to the institute. Fischer came to the IBRI last year and in a Perspectives piece for Inside INdiana Business last October, Broecker praised Fischer as a "superstar scientist."

  • The first board meeting of the Applied Research Insttute was held August 31, 2017 in Bloomington.

    $16M Applied Research Institute Making Strides

    The Applied Research Institute, which connects the state's top military, industry and higher education assets and leaders, has taken its first major steps. The ARI board, comprised of big names like Governor Eric Holcomb, IU's Michael McRobbie, Purdue's Mitch Daniels and Rolls-Royce North America Defense Aerospace President Phil Burkholder, has approved its first major project. Over the next two years, $3.5 million will go toward the development of trusted microelectronics.

  • Software Company Moving to Carmel

    Indianapolis-based Indigo BioAutomation has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Carmel. Financial details of the move are not being released, however the scientific software solution company's entire staff will move into the new Pedcor Square Building in Carmel City Center, which is expected to open this fall.

  • Ben Pidgeon (left) and Diana Caldwell

    Partnership Aims to Boost Life Sciences Startups

    Indianapolis-based VisionTech Partners has announced a partnership with life science product development consulting firm Pearl Pathways. The angel investment firm says the alliance aims to fuel the state's life sciences startup community, including biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics technology.

  • Lilly to Resubmit Application For Arthritis Drug

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Delaware-based Incyte Corp. (Nasdaq: INCY) have announced plans to resubmit the New Drug Application for a once-daily treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration previously rejected an NDA for baricitinib, saying more clinical results were needed. Lilly says the resubmission package, which will be provided to the FDA before the end of January 2018, will include new safety and efficacy data.

  • Bionode's technology originally required a contact lens, but has been updated to produce the same effect with glasses only.

    Purdue Visionaries Build Device to Prevent Blindness

    An Indianapolis-based startup believes its device could be groundbreaking in the world of ophthalmology—and life-changing for patients with glaucoma. The disease is the second-leading cause of blindness, but Purdue-affiliated startup Bionode says its noninvasive technology—enveloped in off-the-shelf contact lenses and glasses—reverses the physical cause of glaucoma. 

  • While Bilgicer is developing the method for peanuts, he says it could be applicable for any food allergy.

    Notre Dame Test Aims to Calm Peanut Panic

    Archaic, dangerous and traumatic is how a University of Notre Dame researcher describes the current method to diagnose food allergies. Doctors conduct an oral food challenge to determine how severe a person’s allergy is; for example, will they develop a mild rash after eating peanuts, or in extreme cases, go into anaphylactic shock? 

  • Techshot partnered with Tupperware to manufacture the system, which has "a very complex geometry.”

    Techshot to Help Grow ‘Space Lettuce’

    A growth chamber called “Veggie” aboard the International Space Station may be small, but it has big implications for long-duration space travel, such as a mission to Mars. The Vegetable Production System could be compared to a tiny greenhouse, but for the complicating factor of microgravity. 

  • (Image of honey bees courtesy of The Bee Corp.)

    Funding For The Bee Corp. Could Broaden Its Focus

    A high-tech company creating a name for itself in a traditionally low-tech space has received backing from some big names on the Indiana venture capital scene. Bloomington-based The Bee Corp., which develops software to help beekeepers monitor the inner workings for their hives, has secured a Series A round of funding led by Jane Martin, general partner at Village Ventures, who was also joined by Indianapolis-based High Alpha Ventures Managing Partner Scott Dorsey, Elevate Ventures.

  • Roche says the Elecsys can detect HIV two weeks earlier, because it analyzes antibodies and antigens in the blood.

    Roche: New Test Elevates HIV Diagnostics

    Indianapolis was the nerve center for clinical trials that have now led to Roche Diagnostics launching its newest HIV test in the U.S. Roche says the Elecsys HIV combi PT assay is a significant step forward in infectious disease diagnostics.

  • IBRI Hires Research Fellow and Digital Tech VP

    A former Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) executive has been named research fellow and vice president of digital technology at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. Daniel Robertson previously served as senior director of research IT at Lilly and spent the last two years building out the IBRI's computational analytics, digital and data sciences capabilities.

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    OrthoWorx Set For Manufacturing Tour

    Warsaw-based OrthoWorx has announced an event slated for later this month that aims to raise awareness of orthopedic manufacturing careers among students and parents. The state's orthopedic industry initiative will host a tour to educate local school faculty and staff about orthopedic career pathways in the region.

  • Life Sciences CEO Joins Rose-Hulman Board

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named the chief executive officer of California-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) to its Board of Trustees. Michael Mussallem is also an alumnus of Rose-Hulman, earning his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1974.

  • (Image of Lori Watson courtesy of Earlham College)

    Earlham-Connected Program Earns NSF Support

    The National Science Foundation is funding work at Earlham College that involves teaching inorganic chemistry. The five-year, $1.1 million grant will support the efforts of the Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists, a group co-founded by Associate Professor of Chemistry Lori Watson. The IONiC also includes chemists from institutions including...

  • Shaun Grannis is director of the Regenstrief Institute's Center for Biomedical Informatics.

    Grant to Help Tackle Patient ID Issues

    The Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis has received a $1.7 million grant. The funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will support research and development of "real-world, evidence-based guidelines" for matching patient identification information in the era of Big Data. CBMI Director Shaun Grannis is the principal investigor for the project. He says...

  • Jill Blumhoff serves as cfhief financial officer.

    BASi Turns in Profitable Quarter

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a third quarter net income of $221,000, compared to a net loss of $433,000 in the same period last year. Chief Financial Officer Jill Blumhoff credits increased pre-clinical services demand and improved pharmaceutical analysis revenues with the swing to quarterly profitability.

  • The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is located in the 16 Tech Biotechnology Research & Training Center.

    Big Data Firm Partnering With IBRI

    An Indianapolis-based health care data consulting company has announced a partnership with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute. Perscio LLC says it will provide services including strategic planning, market research and health care data analysis. Perscio President Kent Hiller says the company's goal is to "help IBRI accelerate its mission of enabling discovery science and innovation in collaboration with academic and industry researchers."

  • Blair Milo is the new Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

    State Debuts Initiative Targeting Skills Gap

    The newest cabinet member of the Holcomb administration spent her first day with the governor in Clay County helping to launch an initiative focused on linking Hoosiers to higher-paying, in-demand jobs. Former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, who now serves as secretary of career connections and talent, says the Next Level Jobs initiative includes "two more tools in our toolbox" to help Hoosiers be successful in their careers.

  • Governor Holcomb and Blair Milo announced the program in Brazil this morning.

    Holcomb, Milo Unveil 'Next Level Jobs' Program

    Governor Eric Holcomb and new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. Holcomb says the program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs throughout the state.

  • (Image of ADSEP provided by Techshot.)

    Greenville's Techshot Preps For Another Space Mission

    Equipment from Greenville-based Techshot Inc. is once again set to be used to conduct experiments in space. The high-tech Floyd County company's ADvanced Space Experiment Processor device will contain medical research equipment that can provide nutrients and mechanical stress for manufactured organs and tissue so they are viable for transplantation when returned to Earth. The payload will be part of Sunday's SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station.

  • The company specializes in precision medicine and molecules.

    Endocyte Loss Narrows, Reports Development Progress

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is reporting a second quarter net loss of $11.7 million, compared to a net loss of $14 million a year ago. Despite the loss, Chief Executive Officer Mike Sherman says he is optimistic about progress being made on three development programs. Sherman says...

  • Brad Bishop has served as executive director of OrthoWorx since 2010.

    Leadership Changes at OrthoWorx

    The state orthopedic industry initiative has shuffled leadership. Former Chief Executive Officer Sheryl Conley has been selection president of the AcceLINX Inc. musculoskeletal health business accelerator and Chief Operating Officer Cathy Limina is leaving for a job in the private sector. Brad Bishop will continue to serve as OrthoWorx executive director, a position he has held for more than seven years. He will work with the board of directors on future staffing considerations.

  • Lilly plans to present trial results at scientific meetings and publications over the next year.

    Lilly Migraine Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it second Phase 3 study of an oral migraine treatment has yielded positive results. Lilly says, as a result of the positive outcome for lasmiditan, the company plans to submit a New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the second half of 2018.

  • Ivy Tech Exec Extols Benefits of Dual Credit

    The senior vice president of work force alignment at the state's largest post-secondary education institution says completion and availability of dual credit courses for Hoosier high schoolers continue to rise. Chris Lowery says 59,000 high school students right now are taking college courses offered by Ivy Tech alone, double what it was two years ago. In May, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released a study showing dual credit course participation is at an all-time high.

  • (Image courtesy of LifeScience Logisitcs)

    Demand Drives LifeScience Logistics Expansion

    A Texas-based company has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis warehouse operation. LifeScience Logistics is pumping more than $1 million into growing its pharmaceutical and medical device distribution footprint. The company currently employs 80 in Indianapolis and could add 20 more in the next two years. Chief Executive Officer Richard Beeny says the move is a response to increased demand for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-regulated space.

  • The IEDC says the new positions are expected to pay an average hourly rate of $28.60 per hour, or $59,000 per year.

    IEDC: 2017 Shaping Up to be Record Year

    Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says, if economic development continues at its current rate, 2017 "could be the best year in IEDC's history." The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says, so far in 2017, the state has secured 164 commitments from companies to locate or grow in Indiana. The organization says those businesses have committed to more than $5.4 billion in expansion plans that involve nearly 18,000 new jobs.

  • (Image of Sue Mahony courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Oncology Taking 'Aggressive' Position

    The president of Lilly Oncology says the company has a "strong base" of existing and potential treatments to fuel a new strategy for its cancer-fighting pipeline. During a conference call with investors Tuesday morning, Sue Mahony said the company's oncology unit will be more aggressive in business development efforts, particularly when it comes to potential treatments in earlier stages "that clear a high bar."

  • Zimmer Biomet Swings to Profit

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) is reporting second quarter net income of $184 million, compared to a net loss of $31.3 million during the same period the previous year. The earnings report follows the announcement earlier this month that Chief Executive Officer David Dvorak is stepping down.

  • In a recent round of studies, Galloway says the device reduced the time of intubation by 45 percent.

    New Device Clears the Air for ER Docs

    Seconds matter in the emergency room, and it was having those critical seconds slip away that sparked the idea for a new medical device to help trauma patients breathe. 

  • The company currently sells four meals, such as "Orange Chicken, Carrots & Brown Rice."

    Family’s ‘Real Food’ Feeding Tube Company Signs on With CVS

    A business born in a Hoosier family’s kitchen is now a multi-million dollar company—and recently cooked up a national deal that’s extending its reach. 

  • The $5 million gift is the springboard for a three-phase, $90 million project to overhaul Butler's science facilities.

    Butler to Boost Science Program

    Science at Butler University stands out, and it’s time for the facilities to match the program’s caliber, say school leaders. 

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About Life Sciences INdiana

Life Sciences INdiana features news surrounding the growth, success and excitement in the state’s life sciences industry. The monthly publication covers the entire spectrum of the sector, from early research and startup companies to the latest happenings at established corporations. Life Sciences INdiana is published through a collaboration among Inside INdiana Business, BioCrossroads, AgriNovus and Indiana University. The complimentary publication is part of the special projects unit of Grow INdiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent company of the Inside INdiana Business brand of business news products.

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      In just a few days BioCrossroads will host its 14th Indiana Life Sciences Summit, a two-day conference with speeches and presentations from global thought-leaders, a celebration of Indiana’s vibrant and collaborative life sciences community.  It’s not only a great way to hear perspectives from global thought leaders who will be discussing the capital markets, innovation, medical/clinical data sciences and global health, but also a great place to start produc...
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