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December 2, 2009
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Dow AgroSciences LLC, which seems to sign a new deal every week, announced two, in fact, in the past eight days. The Indianapolis-based developer of agricultural products announced Nov. 24 that its Canada subsidiary acquired the assets of Hyland Seeds, a division of Thompsons Ltd. of Blenheim, Ontario. Dow Agro is adding distribution capacity for the 2010 launch of its SmartStax variety of genetically modified seeds. Then on Dec. 1, Dow Agro invested an undisclosed amount in Ontario-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. The companies have been collaborating since 2004 to genetically engineer plant traits, and now will expand their work into field crops, such as corn and soybeans. Dow Agro’s investment secured it a commercial license option for Agrisoma technology.

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has received $2.5 million to help it turn laboratory discoveries into treatments faster. The money will be used to bring the University of Notre Dame into the institute, now a partnership of Indiana and Purdue universities. Other funds will go to build up the institute’s Web site and to figure out best practices for community-health efforts. Nearly $1 million of the funds will be used to recruit patients to participate in clinical trials conducted by physicians at the Indiana Clinic, a new joint venture of the IU School of Medicine and the Indianapolis-based Clarian Health hospital system.

Officials of Wishard Health Services released details Tuesday of their first request for bids on construction of a new Wishard hospital downtown. Hospital officials are looking for contractors to build a 2,300-space parking garage, the first of five buildings to house the new hospital. Marion County voters agreed  Nov. 3 to back bonds that  Wishard’s parent organization will sell to fund the $754 million project. A meeting about the bid process will be held Dec. 17. The new hospital is scheduled to open in December 2013.


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  1. Now if he'd just stay there...

  2. Daniel - what about the many US citizens who do NOT follow what the Bible teaches? The Hindus, Jews, Muslims and others who are all American citizens entitled to all rights as Americans?? This issue has NOTHING to do with "What the Bible says..." Keep all Churches separate from State! Pence's ongoing idiocy continues to make Indiana look like a backwards, homophobic state in the eyes of our nation. Can't we move on to bigger issues - like educating our kids?

  3. 1. IBJ should link to the referenced report. We are in the age of electronic media...not sharing information is lazy. Here is a link http://www.in.gov/gov/files/Blue_Ribbon_Panel_Report_July_9_2014.pdf 2. The article should provide more clarity about the make-up of this panel. The commenters are making this item out to be partisan, it does not appear the panel is partisan. Here is a list of the panel which appears to be balanced with different SME to add different perspectives http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=138116?formation_id=189603 3. It suggests a by-pass, I do not see where this report suggests another "loop". 4. Henry, based on your kneejerk reaction, we would be better off if you moved to another state unless your post was meant as sarcasm in which case I say Well Done. 5. The article and report actually indicates need to improve rail and port infrastructure in direct contradiction to Shayla commentary. Specifically, recommendation is to consider passenger rail projects... 6. People have a voice with their elected officials. These are suggestions and do not represent "crony capitalism", etc. The report needs to be analyzed and the legislature can decide on priorities and spending. Don't like it, then vote in a new legislature but quit artificially creating issues where there are none! People need to sift through the politics and provide constructive criticism to the process rather than making uninformed comments in a public forum based on misinformation. IBJ should work harder to correct the record in these forums when blatant errors or misrepresentations are made.

  4. Joe ... Marriage is defined in the Bible ... it is mentioned in the Bible often. Marriage is not mentioned once in the US or Indiana Constitution ...

  5. Daniel - Educate me please: what does the Bible have to do with laws? If the government wasn't in the business of marriage to begin with, then it wouldn't have to "define" marriage at all. Marriage could be left as a personal, religious, or otherwise unregulated action, with no ties to taxes, legal status, etc. Then people could marry whomever they want, and all this silliness would go away. Remember to vote Libertarian in November.