Inotiv to close Envigo facilities in Virginia

West Lafayette-based Inotiv Inc. (Nadaq: NOTV) says it will close two facilities in Virginia that are currently operated by its Indianapolis-based subsidiary, Envigo RMS. One of the facilities is a dog breeding facility in Cumberland that is the subject of a lawsuit alleging animal welfare law violations.... Read More

Catalent making changes to work shifts

New Jersey-based Catalent Inc. (NYSE: CTLT) is making what are being described as "disruptive" changes to work shifts at its plant in Bloomington. The Herald-Times reports about 200 temporary employees will be let go as a result.... Read More

Purdue: Gift to support 40 years of cancer research

A surprise $8.5 million gift from the estate of a former professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University has been earmarked to support cancer research at the lab of renowned researcher Dr. Philip Low. The university says the gift from Dr. John Capaldi, who died in 2020, will fund more than 40 years' worth of research.... Read More

Evonik to Expand Lafayette Operations, Add 80 Jobs

Germany-based Evonik says it will expand its pharmaceutical production facility in Lafayette and create 80 jobs. The company, which produces the active ingredients for medications, says the total investment is $220 million with the U.S. government funding up to $150 million toward the project through its Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.... Read More

Hoosier Docs Pioneer Motorsports Medicine Advances at IMS

The Indy 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” but keeping drivers safe in one of the most dangerous sports—as well as the 300,000 fans watching—is a spectacle itself, powered by decades of scientific innovation. Indiana’s life sciences industry helps provide the framework for that innovation; engineers, doctors and safety experts at the […]... Read More

Soy-based Mulch, Playground Surfacing Wins Soybean Competition

From a humble soybean, a team of Boilermakers has sprouted the idea for “Smulch.” Comprised of Indiana soybeans, the rubber-like material could be used to make gardening mulch or soft playground surfacing, eliminating potentially toxic materials used in the traditional versions of both products, says Team Smulch. The student trio captured the $20,000 top prize […]... Read More

Hoosier Cancer Research Network: No Longer a ‘Best Kept Secret’

A doctor seeing patients battling cancer in the clinic is often how some of the best ideas for new treatments take root. But the doctors—typically MD-PhDs—are juggling patient care on top of intensive lab research. Finding time to execute complex clinical trials could be the death of good ideas, but for the Hoosier Cancer Research […]... Read More

Noblesville Teen Named Indiana’s Top Science Student

From winning the fifth grade science fair, to tackling college-level research and graduating high school with a beyond-perfect 4.25 GPA, Allison Maskew now has another achievement for her scientific resume. She was recently named the top science student in the state as part of the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team. Inspired by her desire to help […]... Read More

Lilly Plans $2.1B Investment in Boone County

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is planning a major expansion of its central Indiana operations. The pharmaceutical giant says it will invest $2.1 billion to build two manufacturing facilities in Boone County and create up to 500 jobs. The plants are designed to boost Lilly's manufacturing capacity for active ingredients and new therapeutics such as genetic medicines.... Read More

BioPharma Startup Opens Fishers HQ

Biopharmaceutical manufacturing startup INCOG BioPharma Services is celebrating the opening of its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fishers. The nearly 100,000-square-foot facility provides formulation and filling of injectable drug product into vials, syringes, and cartridges for global biotech companies. ... Read More

FDA Approves New Lilly Diabetes Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to treat type 2 diabetes that is also shown to help with weight loss. The FDA says Mounjaro "was effective at improving blood sugar and was more effective than the other diabetes therapies with which it was compared in clinical studies."... Read More

Inotiv Loss Grows Despite Revenue Jump

West Lafayette-based Inotiv Inc. (Nasdaq: NOTV) is reporting a fiscal second quarter net loss of $6.1 million, compared to a loss of $723,000 during the same period last year. The contract research organization says despite the drop, it recorded $140 million in revenue, a 646% increase.... Read More

Yonkman: New Indy Plant Represents ‘Holistic Approach’

Bloomington based Cook Medical’s new Indianapolis manufacturing plant could mean 200 jobs over the next several years, but the jobs and the $15 million investment are only part of the story. Employees at the plant, which officially opened last week, will come from the neighborhood around East 38th Street and Sheridan Avenue, which has been struggling economically for years. ... Read More

Life Sciences Icon Not Ready to Retire

For nearly a half century, Purdue University researcher Dr. Philip Low has worked in his laboratory in West Lafayette, testing and developing therapies for a range of human maladies and pathologies. ... Read More