Two federal programs that support innovations and small businesses are in danger of disappearing unless Congress acts by Sept. 30

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are two federal programs that were established 40 years ago to enable U.S. small-business innovation. The programs help academic and industry scientists commercialize their inventions by providing early-stage funding. The programs also aim to increase the participation of minorities and socially and […]... Read More

Macro trends shaping U.S. agriculture and digital technology

Just as technology has transformed the way we work in many other industries, technology will continue to be a key part of the agricultural industry in years to come. We talk to our farmer and ag retailer customers on a daily basis about the challenges they face with elevated prices for inputs like diesel fuel, […]... Read More

People are Indiana life sciences’ ‘X’ factor

As we entered the 21st Century, Indiana’s leaders looked to better understand which industry sectors could drive our economy into the future that would provide good jobs for Hoosiers, increase investment from inside and outside the state, attract the best and brightest from other places, and keep our own homegrown talent from leaving the state […]... Read More

Indiana Continues to Punch Above its Weight in the Life Sciences

Science is built upon data, so each year we use statistics to highlight Indiana’s life sciences sector. It is important to analyze and report these details so that we can track progress and identify areas for improvement. So, as Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace says each day, “here are the numbers” and the highlights from 2021: […]... Read More

Indiana’s Effort to Conquer Cancer

Cancer is a disease that touches most families. In the United States, there will be approximately 1.9 million new cases diagnosed and about 600,000 deaths this year making cancer the second-leading cause of death in our country. As our population ages, the incidence rate increases. Yet, we are making progress toward conquering cancer. The mortality […]... Read More

Physicians, Patients and the Healthcare System: We’re All in This Together

Patient dissatisfaction with the healthcare system has increased steadily since 2015. According to data from the Gallup organization, 49% of U.S. adults reported that they were dissatisfied with the quality of medical care in the nation. Contributing factors can include long wait times, negative staff or doctor interaction and poor telephone communication regarding appointment details and test results. ... Read More

Advocates can help end lung cancer — now

It’s a bold initiative. Launched in late 2021, the End Lung Cancer Now initiative, based at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, seeks to do just that: end lung cancer — now. Although bold, it’s doable. It’s bold because we have our work cut out for us as lung cancer is […]... Read More

Life Science Startups Are Catching Investors’ Attention

Online and big box retailers aren’t the only ones that are getting an influx of capital this holiday season. Several Indianapolis-based life sciences start-ups have raised considerable funding to continue moving their innovations from the research and development phase to the bedside. These include two startups in the BioCrossroads’ Indiana Seed Fund III portfolio that […]... Read More