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August 20, 2012
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North Carolina-based Quintiles, a contract researcher for drug companies, will lease 12,000 square feet in the Pan Am building for the next five years in a move to get closer to Eli Lilly and Co., one of its major clients. The office, which initially will employ 50 people, is a collaborative project of the two companies, Quintiles spokesman Phil Bridges told the Triangle Business Journal. “The goal of the collaboration has been to develop an integrated approach to optimizing how [human drug] trials are conducted, eliminate costly inefficiencies and use ‘big data’ to drive better drug development decisions,” Bridges said. The office could employ as many as 65 by the end of the year.

Here’s one way to win over skeptical locals in your hometown market: spend $1 million. Indianapolis-based hospital system Indiana University Health, which took that name last year after being called Clarian, will give $1 million to Purdue University to help build a facility that will, in part, house a satellite campus of the IU School of Medicine. IU Health was formed in 1996 by a partnership between the IU medical school and Indianapolis’ Methodist Hospital. IU Health operates one of its hospitals, IU Health Arnett, in the back yard of Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette. When they made the name change, IU Health executives acknowledged it might present challenges in Lafayette, but they said market research showed the name still was preferred to the vanilla Clarian.

The recent sale of a California-based medical device company sent some money back to Indiana. MindFrame Inc. was acquired for $75 million by Massachusetts-based Covidien Inc. That produced an undisclosed return for Indianapolis-based CHV Capital, the venture capital arm of the Indiana University Health hospital system as well as SV Life Sciences, a Boston-based venture capital firm that has received funds from the $58 million INext Fund raised by Indianapolis-based life sciences development group BioCrossroads. MindFrame develops devices for minimally invasive removal of blood clots from stroke patients. In addition to the cash from Indiana, the company also received technical help from students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute and some consulting advice from participants in the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. “Our relationship with CHV Capital and IU Health became an important element of creating value in the business and was a natural extension of our fund-of-fund relationship with BioCrossroads and INext,” said David Milne, managing director of SV Life Sciences.


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  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?