BioCrossroads Looking to the Future During Transition

The incoming interim president and chief executive officer of BioCrossroads says the transition in leadership will be a smooth one. The state’s life science initiative announced Wednesday longtime CEO David Johnson is leaving to continue his role as CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership on a full-time basis. Nora Doherty will assume the interim position […]... Read More

BioCrossroads Announces Watanabe Winner, New Seed Fund

Indiana University Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar is the 2018 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads made the announcement today at its annual Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. Shekhar is leading the $120 million Precision Health Grand Challenges effort. ... Read More

Indiana CTSI Lands $33M Grant to Improve Health

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has received a $33 million boost from the National Institutes of Health. The center’s founder discusses how the funding aims to reverse Indiana’s poor state of health and the need for public’s help.... Read More

Cook, Fishers Mayor Discuss Leadership, Entrepreneurship

An event Wednesday at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers showcased one of Indiana’s highest-profile life sciences companies. Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness hosted Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. Chairman Steve Ferguson and Cook Group President Pete Yonkman for a discussion on executive leadership. Yonkman says the event offered an opportunity to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship at […]... Read More

16 Tech Taps Former LDI Exec For COO

16 Tech Community Corp. has named Emily Krueger chief operating officer. She previously served as vice president of administration for Indianapolis-based LDI LTD. The organization is the operating entity of the high-profile, 60-acre 16 Tech innovation district coming together on the city’s near west side. Krueger will help lead development efforts.... Read More

Manchester University Touts Unique Pharma Offering

The director of pharmacogenomics education at Manchester University says a first-of-its-kind in the nation offering could double or triple the number of pharmacists in the country with pharmacogenomics expertise. David Kisor said in our most recent edition of Life Sciences Indiana the dual doctor of pharmacy and master of pharmacogenomics program could help reduce the […]... Read More

16 Tech Moving Forward

A new 60-acre innovation community planned near downtown Indianapolis receives a major boost needed to become reality. 16 Tech lands nearly $40 million and its first developer agreement. Details on what could be a transformative project.... Read More

Ascus Biosciences Pioneering an Emerging Science

Indianapolis tech start-up Ascus is pioneering an emerging science, Endomicrobial Ecology, that uses a natural approach to improve animal health and performance. It’s being driven by former Elanco VP of Global Research and Development William Weldon. Endomicrobial Ecology harvests the natural microbiota that already exists in an animal’s system. The research is driving the science behind […]... Read More

Ethanol Industry Key Economic Driver in Indiana

The chief executive officer from one of the country’s foremost biofuel trade associations, says the ethanol industry is a "big part" of the state’s economy. Indiana is the nation’s fifth largest producer of ethanol, a renewable, earth-friendly biofuel made from feedstock, primarily corn. Inside INdiana Business talks to Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Emily Skor about the economic […]... Read More

‘Catalyst’ Caine Wins Watanabe Award

Marion County Public Health Department Director Virginia Caine is this year’s Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads presented the annual award this morning at the Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. The organization calls Caine an "ardent voice for public health and access to medical care for the disadvantaged."... Read More

Lilly, Purdue Partner on Life Sciences Research

Eli Lilly and Co. and Purdue University are forming a strategic life sciences research collaboration. Lilly will provide up to $52 million to fund research over five years, marking Purdue’s largest strategic collaboration with a single company.... Read More

16 Tech’s New CEO

A planned 60-acre innovation district on the near west side of Indianapolis has a new leader. 16 Tech has named Bob Coy its first president and CEO.... Read More

16 Tech Announces First Leader

Bob Coy has been named first president and chief executive officer of 16 Tech Community Corp. Coy most recently served as CEO of Ohio-based venture development organization CincyTech, which pumped more than $680 million into 70 different startups during his 11 years at the helm. Coy says his top priorities will include construction projects and […]... Read More

Biomedical Innovation Center Director Talks Growth

The Indiana Center for Biomedical Innovation has been a huge success with 11 startup companies under one roof creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship, technology development and commercialization. The center’s director discusses its growth and plans for expansion.... Read More

Inside IU’s Grand Challenges Winner

The Precision Health Initiative is the winner of IU’s Grand Challenge. In the Business of Health, IU’s VP of Research shares how the initiative could transform health, medical research and education.... Read More

Lilly CEO Details $850M Plans

Eli Lilly and Co. is making an $850 million investment on manufacturing and research in the U.S. in 2017 and that includes Indianapolis. CEO Dave Ricks talks about what’s fueling the investment, and if more could be on the way.... Read More