• (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.

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    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. 

  • K9s For Warriors will invite veterans nationwide with PTSD to be part of the Purdue study.

    Purdue Sniffing Out the Science of PTSD Service Dogs

    After post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) left U.S. Army veteran Bryan Foltz suicidal, “numb” and paralyzed by paranoia, he now says “I’m a different me.” But it wasn’t therapy or medication he credits for saving his life; he says his service dog rescued him from “dark and scary” days. 

  • German Subsidiary Growing in Whitley County

    Columbia City-based DOT America Inc. has announced plans to further expand operations in the Whitley County city. The company is proposing a $3.2 million investment to add to its current facility along with new equipment and a small number of jobs.

  • Lilly Quarterly Profits Rise by 35 Percent

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting second quarter net income of more than $1 billion, compared to $748 million during the same quarter last year. Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks calls revenue growth strong and says the second quarter results build on the momentum of new products in the company's portfolio including Trulicity and Taltz.

  • The company has already hired about 100 workers at the location.

    Whitestown Welcomes $50M Facility

    The chief executive officer of Pennsylvania-based AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. says the company picked Whitestown for a nearly $50 million investment, in part, because it is "very proud and very pleased" about the work force it is able to attract there. The global health care company cut the ribbon this morning on the distribution facility, which Steven Collis says could ultimately employ up to 150.

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