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July 22, 2013
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Eli Lilly and Co. will freeze pay this year for most workers, including executives, in a move designed to save $400 million by the end of 2016, according to Bloomberg News. The Indianapolis-based drugmaker, which employs more than 38,000 workers worldwide, is reducing expenses and counting on emerging markets, animal health products and experimental diabetes drugs to revive growth as it loses revenue from top products to generic competitors. Cymbalta, a depression pill that at $5 billion a year is the drugmaker’s biggest seller, loses U.S. patent protection in December. That development, as well as the 2014 expiration of patents on the osteoporosis drug Evista, will slash Lilly’s revenue 20 percent, the company said.

Indianapolis-based ApeX Therapeutics, a cancer drug discovery firm, received a $240,332 grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health via the Small Business Innovation Research program. ApeX, which uses technology licensed from Indiana University, will use the grant to develop an oral or injectable medicine to treat leukemia and other tumors in children. ApeX previously received funding from Indiana University's Innovate Indiana Fund and Indianapolis-based Pearl Street Venture Fund.

Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures invested $50,000 in Evansville-based Curvo Labs LLC, which has developed a data platform to help hospitals, surgery centers and medical device companies share information. Curvo uses supply purchase histories and surgeon preference data from hospital and surgery centers to identify business opportunities for medical device companies. It also helps hospital administrators drive down their costs of purchasing medical devices. Elevate Ventures is a private organization charged with investing funds provided by the state of Indiana.


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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  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?