• Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

    Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

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    Study: Indiana a Life Sciences Stand-Out

    The author of a new report from a Washington D.C.-based science and technology think tank says Indiana "has done quite well" when it comes to creating a successful life sciences ecosystem. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Senior Fellow Joe Kennedy says the sector -- which includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device and equipment companies -- was selected because new technology is showing great promise in reducing cost and increasing effectiveness.

  • Anthem made the list for the first time in 2018.

    Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

    Five Indiana-based companies are included among the "World's Most Ethical Companies." The companies on the list, compiled by the New York-based Ethisphere Institute, were selected based on criteria such as ethics and compliance programs, corporate citizenship and responsibility, and governance. 

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    Elanco Agreement Focuses on Animal Gut Health

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has announced a new partnership with a team of agbiosciences researchers in Wisconsin. The global in-licensing agreement with Ab E Discovery involves technology focused on improving gut health of poultry. The technology is in the late stages of development and involves hens passing along anti-bodies to offspring through eggs. Under terms of the agreement, Elanco has the exclusive global rights for all animal species, but the initial focus will be...
  • Indiana-Connected Investors Boost South Bend's AgenDx

    South Bend-based AgenDx Biosciences Inc. has closed on a more than $1.5 million seed round of financing. Investors include Elevate Ventures, South Bend-based The Judd Leighton Foundation Inc., the University of Notre Dame and IrishAngels Inc., a Chicago-based investment group focused on funding for startups connected to the Notre Dame community. The early-stage company develops molecular diagnostics technology used in the treatment pancreatic cancer.

  • Brian Stemme is project director at BioCrossroads.

    Banner Year For Life Sciences VC

    BioCrossroads, the state's life sciences initiative, says Hoosier businesses in the sector received a record infusion from venture capital investors last year. The $107 million, Project Director Brian Stemme says, surpassed expectations and represents an $18 million increase from 2016. Indianapolis-based startup On Target Laboratories led the way with a $40 million investment from JJDC Inc., the venture capital unit of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).

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    New Grace College Program Draws on 'Vital' Connection

    The provost of Grace College in Winona Lake says the school's newly-launched mechanical engineering program will help with "large demand" across a number of industries. John Lillis says the three bachelor's degrees are designed to prepare graduates with "the most diversified set of applications" to enter the workforce in orthopedics and manufacturing-heavy Kosciusko County, northeast Indiana or beyond.

  • LoDos Theranostics says its therapy deploys low-energy ultraviolet light within the tumor to kill cancer cells.

    Purdue Startups Hit 'Gold' Status

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded a total of $240,000 to three Purdue University startups. The funding from the joint venture between Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures and Purdue Foundry gives the startups "Gold Award" investment status. 

  • The company's starting point is five types of lettuces and herbs, including arugula, basil, and specialty lettuces that aren’t commercially grown.

    Aggressively Organic Touts New Growing Method: ‘Lettuce’ Prove It

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  • On Target Laboratories raised the most VC money in 2017; its technology illuminates cancer cells during surgery.

    Indiana Life Sciences VC Funding Banks Highest Year Ever

    Venture capital funding in Indiana’s life sciences sector, including health information technology, hit an all-time high in 2017 at $107 million; it marks the second time in the last four years the total surpassed the $100 million mark. 

  • Kim's method relies on analyzing the color of the tiny blood vessels under the eyelid.

    IU Simon Cancer Patients to Test Cell Phone Anemia Detection

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  • Blazer-Yost says a failed hypothesis during her kidney research uncovered the potential treatment for hydrocephalus.

    IUPUI Research Could Change Treatment for Some TBIs

    The Department of Defense has tapped a team of researchers at IUPUI to lead a mission that is critical to the health of U.S. troops. The scientists are working to create a drug to treat hydrocephalus, a condition that often occurs after traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is an increased area of focus for the military due to its high rate of TBIs. 

  • Lilly Results Beat Estimates

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting a fourth quarter loss of $1.7 billion, compared to net income of $772 million in the same quarter a year earlier. However, when special items including recently-passed tax reform are accounted for, the company earned $1.2 billion, beating Wall Street estimates. The results, the pharmaceutical maker says, were also affected by more than $1 billion in charges mainly associated with a previously-announced...

  • The president of Innovative Health Solutions is Brian Carrico.

    Indiana-Made Opioid Symptom Device Gaining Traction

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    Greenlight Guru Continues to Write Growth Story

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  • IU Med School Sets Record For NIH Funding

    The Indiana University School of Medicine set a record for research funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2017. The school's $135 million in funding, a 13 percent increase over the previous year, makes it one of the top 33 NIH-funded medical schools in the nation. 

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    Zimmer Biomet Bringing Puerto Rican Workers to NE Indiana

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  • (Rendering of campus provided by IU Health Bloomington.)

    IU Health Center in Bloomington Will 'Up Our Game'

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  • (Image of groundbreaking ceremony courtesy of Indiana University.)

    Work Begins on $389M Regional Health Center

    Officials have broken ground on what Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton calls the largest single economic development investment in the city's history. The $389 million Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will include a new Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and IU's health sciences and other related academic and research facilities. IU President Michael McRobbie says the center will usher in "a completely new era..."

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    Organizers Detail STEM Fest 2018

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    Rebranding For Heritage Hoosier Ag Business

    A well-known name in Indiana agbiosciences has changed its identity. Sheridan-based JBS United Inc. is now United Animal Health Inc., a brand the animal nutrition and health company says will differentiate it from any other company named JBS. "Our new name also keeps us connected to our heritage: United Feeds, the name we started with over 60 years ago. We are more focused now, than ever, on..."

  • Jon Desalvo is president and CEO of Arcamed.

    Arcamed Enters 'The Warsaw of Tennessee'

    An Indianapolis-based medical case and tray manufacturer is expanding its orthopedic industry footprint. Arcamed Inc. has acquired Memphis-based Veracity Medical Solutions. Chief Executive Officer Jon Desalvo says the deal gets the Hoosier company into the market he calls the "Warsaw of Tennessee," making reference to the Kosciusko County and southern cities' global strength in orthopedics manufacturing.

  • Crouch spoke at an addiction symposium in Boone County.

    Crouch: Opioids Are State's 'Greatest Challenge'

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says Indiana continues to take steps to battle the opioid epidemic, which she calls "the greatest challenge we have before us." She believes an Indiana Family and Social Services Administration anti-stigma campaign showing addiction is a disease will encourage people to seek help, and says legislators can help by working to increase access to treatment. Crouch says businesses can help by educating themselves about...

  • The Sidus system debuted in Europe in 2012.

    Zimmer Biomet Lands FDA Clearance

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  • IBRI Taps Lilly Vet For COO Spot

    The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has selected Jay McGill as chief operating officer. McGill comes to the position after working for Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) for 28 years, most recently serving as senior director of Lilly Research Laboratories Operations.

  • The John J. Reilly Center for Science Technology and Values is located in Geddes Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

    Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here

    An annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology has been released by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. It includes robotic clergy, a crime reporting app and facial recognition technology that could read emotions.

  • Indiana Part of Settlement Involving Deceptive Drug Marketing

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  • Indy Companies Among 'Best Places to Work'

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  • VeoRide, a startup bikeshare company, is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy VeoRide)

    Purdue Foundry Names 'Black Award' Funding Winners

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  • IoT Lab Progressing in Fishers

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  • IHS says electrical currents block the part of the brain that causes the withdrawal symptoms.

    Indiana-Made Device Aiding Opioid Withdrawal

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  • Dr. Yuehwern Yih's (left) project focuses on the medical supply chain, and Dr. Craig Goergen (right) is creating a wearable device to address preeclampsia.

    Two Purdue Projects Seek to Save Moms

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  • The contract manufacturer makes implants for smaller niche markets, such as spine, extremities and trauma.

    New Surgery Style Drives Ortho Expansion

    An emerging demand in the orthopedic sector is drumming up business for Warsaw-based Precision Medical Technologies, Inc. While major joint replacements, such as hips and knees, are the giants in the marketplace, Baby Boomers are also driving the need for more minor operations on extremities such as fingers, wrists or toes. 

  • Timothy Ratliff (left), director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, will direct where the funds will go. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Awarded 'Transformative' Gift

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  • Zimmer Biomet Names CEO

    The board of directors for Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has appointed Bryan Hanson president and chief executive officer. Hanson, who also joins the company's board, succeeds David Dvorak, who stepped down from the position in July. 

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    Endocyte to Join Key Nasdaq Index

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    IU, OrthoWorx Collaboration Takes Flight

    A new partnership between the orthopedics industry and academia will target therapies for patients with musculoskeletal injuries or diseases. The collaboration among Indiana University, the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and AcceLINX, a business accelerator launched by Warsaw-based OrthoWorx, will focus on development and commercialization of technologies developed at the university. IURTC Chief Executive Officer Tony Armstrong says...

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    Lilly Cancer Treatment Falls Short in Study

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced it will not seek regulatory approval on another use for one of the key treatments in its cancer portfolio. In a late-stage study, CYRAMZA met its main goal of progression free-survival in patients with HER2-negative metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, but did not improve a secondary endpoint: overall survival rate.

  • Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton says "the residents of Bloomington and Monroe County will be dealing with the effects of opioid addiction for the foreseeable future."

    Bloomington, Monroe County to Sue Opioid Makers, Distributors

    Monroe County and the city of Bloomington are the most recent Indiana municipalities taking on opioid manufacturers in court. Mayor John Hamilton says the lawsuit is "one of many avenues" the city and county are pursuing to address social and "significant financial burdens" caused by the opioid epidemic. Commissioner Amanda Barge says the suit aims to take opioid distributors and manufacturers "to task."

  • Lilly plans to present trial results at scientific meetings and publications this year and in 2016.

    Lilly Issues 2018 Guidance

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is expecting low-single-digit revenue growth next year. In its 2018 financial guidance, the drugmaker is projecting revenue to be between $23 billion and $23.5 billion, driven by recently-launched products including Trulicity, Taltz and Cyramza. Lilly expects earnings per share for 2018 to be in the range of $4.24 to $4.34. The company is maintaining expectations for at least 5 percent average annual revenue growth from 2015 to...

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    Italpollina Boosting Anderson Commitment

    Just over a year after beginning construction on a more than $9 million North American headquarters in Anderson, Italy-based agbiosciences company Italpollina says it will build a science and technology park next to its Madison County operation. The company has not detailed the investment total or the construction timeline, but says it will specialize in the "very basis" of its development process -- sciences like phenomics and metabolomics. The park will include...

  • Bonnie Blazer-Yost is leading the research team at IUPUI.

    Grant to Fund IUPUI Study on 'Water on the Brain'

    A team of researchers from IUPUI is using a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study hydrocephalus and develop potential treatments. The university says the team is conducting a preclinical evaluation of drug compounds that could be used to treat the condition known as "water on the brain."

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    Lilly Treatment Gets FDA Approval

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  • Robinson's technology involves modifying Blu-ray players and discs.

    Blu-ray Cancer Detection Could Make Purdue Prof ‘Star of the Show’

    Blu-ray may not be for just watching movies anymore—a Purdue University researcher is confident it can also detect cancer. It’s a seemingly impossible leap from entertainment system to diagnostic, but the same technology—invisible to the naked eye—that puts movies on the screen could also detect tiny cancer particles that conventional lab equipment cannot. 

  • SonarMed says its device provides medical staff, for the first time, real-time monitoring of endotracheal tubes in babies.

    Device Helps Babies Breathe Easier

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  • Yassen says his gel protects stem cells that conventional solutions destroy.

    IU School of Dentistry Makes Gel to Improve Root Canals

    Just the thought of a root canal makes many shudder, but perhaps even more terrifying is a repeat root canal if the first one wasn’t effective. A researcher with the Indiana University School of Dentistry says he’s developed a gel that could increase the effectiveness of root canals. 

  • Precision Medical Technologies has an implants division in Warsaw and an instrumentation division in Rome City.

    Ortho Manufacturer Expanding in Wabash County

    North Manchester-based Precision Medical Technologies plans to launch an operation to produce disposable surgical instruments in Wabash County. The orthopedic technology contract manufacturer says it will invest nearly $5 million and add up to 60 jobs over four years. Precision Medical Technologies has existing facilities in Warsaw and Rome City. The company currently employs 140 in Wabash and Noble counties and plans to start hiring positions in...

  • The annual research expenditures of Notre Dame total $191 million.

    Report Examines the Business of University Research

    Corporate giants like Eli Lilly and Company, Dow AgroSciences or Roche Diagnostics are likely top of mind as major players in Indiana’s life sciences economy. However, viewing the state’s three research universities as a single entity uncovers an equally powerful giant in Indiana. 

  • Lechleiter (pictured far right) was part of a panel on "Creating Collisions by Crossing Sector Lines" at the summit.

    Lechleiter: Agbioscience 'Parts and Pieces' in Place

    Former Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter says Indiana has all the tools it needs to be an agbiosciences leader, including heritage, strength in education, life sciences and logistics and an invested state government. Lechleiter was part of a panel on "crossing sector lines" at today's Agbiosciences Innovation Summit in Indianapolis. He says the key is getting all of those players to part with their "narrow self interests" and...

  • Cook Group in Bloomington is one of the largest life sciences companies headquartered in the state.

    Cook Group Completes Acquisition of Former GE Plant

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  • LOOK (pictured) and Junior Tube are among 25 semifinalists for a NASA-led competition.

    Indiana Entries Advance in NASA Competition

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  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the charges related to former Pharmakon executives in June. (photo courtesy WTHR)

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  • The company's NSS-2 BRIDGE device helps to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

    Medical Device Company Details Growth Plans

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  • Outpost Medicine was launched in 2016.

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    Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Lands FDA Clearance

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  • (Image of Gebisa Ejeta courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue Researcher Lands $5M From Gates Foundation

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  • DWD Testing Digital Job Fairs

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  • Sterrett says the scouts are working to reach outside of "traditional scouting thinking."

    Indiana Scout Leader Taking National Position

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  • The Agbiosciences Innovation Summit will take place this year from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on November 29 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

    Lineup Announced For Agbiosciences Summit

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  • Medical Device Company Growing in Columbia City

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    Lilly's Work Force Reduction Plans Remain 'on Track'

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  • Eco-Tek created and sells equipment that converts manure into dairy bio-fiber. (Photo courtesy: National Dairy Council)

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  • The school says the project is necessary because nearly 60 percent of entering freshmen are pursuing a STEM-related degree.

    Purdue Planning Major Lab Project

    Purdue University has announced plans to build what would be the campus' first new facility dedicated to teaching labs in nearly 50 years. President Mitch Daniels calls the building, which would upgrade biology and chemistry facilities, "the single most important project that we are considering." The school says the project is necessary because nearly 60 percent of entering freshmen are pursuing a STEM-related degree, and every student must take science courses. "...

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