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A new report shows Indiana life sciences startups have collected a staggering amount of venture capital funding in the first six months of this year. The BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Venture Investment Report says Indiana has hit its highest number yet at $100 million—more than triple the amount raised during the entire year of 2013. While Indiana life sciences leaders note their enthusiasm about the impressive dollar amount, they're even more encouraged by the stories behind the numbers.
"Global health" is a relatively new term. For most people it engenders images of physicians treating extremely impoverished peoples in countries far from Indiana. Who has not seen the heroic health care workers attending to Ebola patients in West Africa or treating malnourished children in draught or war-stricken countries in East Africa? While it is easy to see the benefits of global health activities to the lives of people in some of the poorest countries on earth, how does global health impact the lives of people and communities in Indiana?
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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