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Scientists believe diseases are more virulent in space and drugs less effective—a dangerous combination for future missions that aim to send astronauts on long-term journeys to Mars. Special syringes designed by Greenville-based Techshot were to be used in space to help decode this mystery, but were part of a long list of equipment lost when the SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded shortly after liftoff in late June. Disappointed—but not discouraged—the small research, development and engineering company is sticking to its business "flight plan" and preparing for the next liftoff, which could come before the end of the year.
In late June, I had the pleasure of leading an 18-member delegation of State and private sector agricultural leaders on a 12-day Indiana Agricultural Trade Mission to China. These trade missions are important first steps in building relationships with government and business leaders upon which future trade agreements can be based.
Inside INdiana Business, BioCrossroads and Indiana University have launched a new partnership to communicate the growth, success and excitement surrounding Indiana's life sciences industry. We share a belief that this innovative field plays a vital role in the development of the entrepreneurs, innovations and businesses that will allow Indiana to compete in a global economy. Life Sciences INdiana is published by 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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