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A little drool, some stray fur in the corner of cubicles, and dog treats for good performance reviews: it's all in the name of science at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company. On any given day, there are up to seven dogs in the office sitting at the feet of Lilly employees, training to become hypoglycemia alert dogs. A newly formed partnership between the pharmaceutical giant and the Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) strives to "sniff out" the science that allows these dogs to detect an impending medical crisis and provide more diabetic patients with a furry—but effective—safety net.
Bloomington, Indiana's rich culture of entrepreneurship in life sciences and information technology now has a new source of financial support and technical expertise. A Bloomington chapter of StepStone Angel Investors has been created to support local entrepreneurs and emerging small businesses.
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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