Renowned Purdue Researcher Earns Another FDA Approval  

Purdue University legend Dr. Philip Low admits he could buy a yacht and sail into the sunset, but that would ignore the call he feels to continue life-saving work: “If you can help a lot of people, I think it would be misdirected time not to do it,” he says. Men with advanced stage prostate […]... Read More

South Bend Hospitals Test Notre Dame-Developed Breast Imaging Device

What started as a PhD project for a University of Notre Dame student has exploded into a “billion-dollar idea” that could transform imaging standards for breast cancer treatment. Called NearWave Imager, the handheld device will help doctors determine if a certain treatment is meeting its goal to shrink or kill a tumor. It’s an answer […]... Read More

$5 Million Gift Boosts Muscular Dystrophy Care, Research at Riley

Better care for kids today and finding new treatments for tomorrow is the vision of a $5 million gift from a Hoosier family. Called “transformative” and “monumental,” the money aims to make Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health a national model for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a condition that has affected the Ackerman and Nicholoff […]... Read More

Butler South African Researcher Inspires Diverse Students

Powered by a $1.39 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, a Butler University pharmacy professor is carrying out research that could uncover methods to detect an aggressive form of lymphoma at an earlier stage. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dr. Chioniso Patience Masamha’s unique heritage is likely opening doors for her students—many also from […]... Read More

Startup Targets Stage Zero Cancer, Because ‘Early is Good’

When her grandmother died of cancer, Dr. Thakshila Liyanage vowed to give doctors a better weapon to find cancer early. “If early diagnosis was possible, she should have had a much longer life,” says Liyanage. She devoted her studies, and now a business endeavor, to creating a tool that could accurately diagnose cancer at Stage […]... Read More

Purdue High-Tech Horse Slicker Takes Aim at Market

Combining the power of Purdue University engineers and veterinarians, a technology with “a very clear clinical need” is aiming to take a bite out of the electronic textile industry. Clothes that are embedded with electronic functions to monitor various health signals are becoming increasingly common, but this innovation gives the user the power of customization, […]... Read More

$34M Gift Launches Youth Psych Center, Attracts Researcher to Evansville

One of the largest gifts in Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) history will address what local medical experts call a desperate shortage of care in the Evansville region—youth mental health. Evansville natives Bill and Mary O’Daniel Stone recently gifted the school $34 million to create the Stone Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. IUSM […]... Read More

Pharma Leads $500 Million Investment Total in 2021

While the pandemic provided a business backdrop unlike any other in history, Indiana’s life sciences industry saw “extraordinary” growth in 2021, says the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Twenty-three life sciences companies in the state committed to investing over $500 million in 2021, and the pharmaceutical sector led the charge, accounting for $381 million of that […]... Read More