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November 12, 2012
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Indianapolis-based Indigo Biosystems Inc., a scientific software provider, plans to add 63 jobs by 2015 as part of a $1.4 million expansion. The company, headquartered at 20 E. 91st St. in Woodland Corporate Park IV, now has about 30 employees and is hiring engineers, mathematicians, scientists and project managers. Using advanced algorithms, Indigo’s cloud-based software enables analytical laboratories to automate diagnostic tests performed on millions of patient samples every year. The company was founded in 2004 by Dr. Randall K. Julian Jr. as a project of the Lilly Ventures arm of drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. Indigo became an independent company in 2008.

Health officials developing a statewide trauma system say Indiana needs more than the eight trauma centers it currently has, according to the Associated Press. The State Department of Health trauma prevention experts say only 58 percent of Indiana residents live within 45 minutes of one of Indiana's eight trauma centers certified by the American College of Surgeons. Three are in Indianapolis—at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University Health's Methodist Hospital and St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. There are also two each in Fort Wayne and Evansville and one in South Bend. Traumatic injuries are the top killer of Hoosiers under age 45, and injuries hospitalize more than 32,000 people each year. About 3,700 injuries resulted in death in 2009, the most recent data available.

The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute has signed a five-year agreement with New Jersey-based drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. to explore new methods for studying diseases and interventions for chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Financial details of the collaboration were not disclosed. “With Merck’s depth of expertise and its global reach, we hope to develop and test new approaches to care, and advance successful models of health care broadly,” said Dr. Jon Duke, Regenstrief’s innovations officer. The two organizations think their work can improve drug development and the safety of medicines, as well as advance the personalization of medical treatments.


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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.