Cook President Hopes Indy Plant Becomes Model for Future

The president of Bloomington-based Cook Medical Inc. says a new manufacturing plant on the near northside of Indianapolis is a win-win for everyone. The company, along with Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and the Central Indiana Community Foundation, this morning marked the opening of the facility, which will ultimately employ 100 area residents. ... Read More

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

Inotiv Buys Pathology Services Provider Histion

West Lafayette-based Inotiv Inc. (Nasdaq: NOTV) has acquired Histion LLC, a provider of preclinical laboratory services. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Inotiv says the acquisition is a strategic element to the expansion of its specialized pathology services.... Read More

Ricks: Indiana Focus Needed on New Economy

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks says while Indiana has built a low tax, business friendly environment that is attractive, there needs to be a focus on non-traditional factors if the state is going to be successful in the new economy. ... Read More

Indy Pharma Company to be Acquired

Indianapolis-based Acacia Pharma Group will soon be under new ownership. Our partners at the Indianapolis Business Journal report the company is set to be acquired by Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New Jersey in a deal valued at nearly $104 million. ... 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

IU Startup Secures Licensing Deal

A Bloomington-based startup founded by two Indiana University chemistry professors has inked a deal with Massachusetts-based Waters Corp. (NYSE: WAT). Megadalton Solutions will license to Waters its charge detection mass spectrometry technology, which can be used in the development of cell and gene therapies.... Read More

On Target Labs Partners with French Company

West Lafayette-based On Target Laboratories Inc. has announced a clinical research and product development collaboration with Mauna Kea Technologies in Paris. On Target says the partnership aims to improve the identification and diagnosis of pulmonary cancers.... Read More

Stevanato Inks Deal for Vaccine Vial Manufacturing

A subsidiary of Italy-based Stevanato Group (NYSE: STVN) has entered into an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority that will expand its planned manufacturing capacity in Fishers. The company says the deal, valued at up to $95 million, will produce vials to be used for current and future vaccine needs.... Read More