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Leases/leasing contracts

June 3, 2014
-DQE renewed its lease for 48,080 square feet at 9910 North by Northeast Blvd., Fishers. The tenant was represented by Andrew Morris of Cushman & Wakefield/Summit. The landlord, Meritex Enterprises Inc., represented itself.

-Brickman Group leased 28,734 square feet at 8731 Americana Blvd. The tenant was represented by Brian Buschuk and Jake Sturman of JLL. The landlord, Maddox Industrial Contractors Inc., was represented by John Demaree and Steven Schaub of Cushman & Wakefield/Summit.

-TVF Inc. leased 18,500 square feet of industrial space at 2855 N. Franklin Road. The tenant was represented by Patrick Lindley of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Franklin Road Realty LLC, was represented by Janet Crump of Western Select Properties.

-Rainbow International of East Indianapolis leased 7,302 square feet of industrial space at 3940-44 Pendleton Way. The tenant was represented by Derek Menerey of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar. The landlord, Pendleton/Parkside LLC, was represented by Debbie Mann of Mann Properties.

-The Dawg House Dueling Piano Bar leased 4,769 square feet at 6235 N. Guilford Ave. The tenant was represented by Debra Williams of DTM Real Estate. The landlord, Monon Housing Partners LLC, was represented by Jason S. Challand of Echelon Realty Advisors.

-Giordano’s leased 4,000 square feet at River’s Edge, 4110 E. 82nd St. The tenant was represented by Mark Perlstein of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The landlord, KRG Rivers Edge LLC, was represented by Blake Beaver of Kite Realty Group.

-3 Sisters Cafe leased 2,665 square feet at 6223 Guilford Ave. The tenant was represented by Andrew Clifford of 7DRE. The landlord, Monon Housing Partners LLC, was represented by Jason S. Challand of Echelon Realty Advisors.

-Together Homecare of Indianapolis LLC leased 2,340 square feet of office space at 8365 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by David Moore and Darrin Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Sourwine Real Estate Services, was represented by Andrew Martin and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley.
 
-Pinnacle Chiropractic & Wellness leased 2,100 square feet of retail space at Fall Creek Harbour, 10126 Brooks School Road, Fishers. The tenant and landlord, FCH Associates LLC, were represented by Cindy Hoskinson of Lee & Associates.

-Fast Tans renewed its lease for 1,600 square feet of retail space at George Thomas Plaza, 1016 N. Shadeland Ave. The tenant and landlord, Ladywood Apartments LLC, were represented by Cindy Hoskinson of Lee & Associates.
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Rates

June 3, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.29 percent to 4.25 percent in the week ended May 29, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.38 percent to 3.35 percent.
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Construction

June 3, 2014
-Capitol Construction has completed a 3,000-square-foot office build-out for Lee Ford at 11595 N. Meridian St., Carmel.

-Capitol Construction has completed a 4,700-square-foot restaurant for The North End at 1250 E. 86th St.
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Company news

June 2, 2014

Indianapolis-based health insurer WellPoint Inc. will start paying cancer doctors $350 per month more for every WellPoint patient they treat—if the doctors agree to follow WellPoint’s recommended treatment plans, according to the Wall Street Journal. The program aims to curb the 25-percent annual growth in spending on cancer care and to reduce the nearly one-third of chemotherapy patients who receive treatment conflicting with current medical evidence and best practices. The extra payments are also designed to make it easier financially for oncology practices to prescribe lower-cost drugs—because the revenue oncologists make from those drugs is less than more expensive drugs. Because oncologists not only prescribe, but also infuse many cancer drugs into their patients, the drugs often account for a substantial amount of their practice revenue. The program will be implemented July 1 in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Radiopharmaceuticals maker Zevacor Molecular plans to open a $40 million medical isotope-production facility in Noblesville, creating nearly 50 jobs within five years. Noblesville will provide an estimated $1.9 million—about 85 percent of the new property taxes the project should produce—in equipment and other necessities, according to a development deal the Common Council unanimously approved Tuesday. The agreement also calls for Zevacor to get a 95-percent abatement on personal property taxes for 10 years. Zevacor, which has eight employees and an office in Fishers, is a for-profit subsidiary of Decatur, Ill.-based not-for-profit Illinois Health & Science—also the parent of Decatur Memorial Hospital. It operates hospital cyclotrons and nuclear pharmacies in several states, said Kenneth Smithmier, Illinois Health’s president and CEO. A similar facility in Noblesville had been planned three years ago by Positron Corp., but the company failed to line up the necessary financial support.

The Indiana University School of Medicine will help oversee a three-year, $30 million concussion study being funded by the Indianapolis-based NCAA and the U.S. Defense Department, according to the Associated Press. The study, which will involve athletes from as many as 30 universities, will be led by IU's School of Medicine in collaboration with the University of Michigan and the Medical College of Wisconsin. IU researchers aim to collect data on 37,000 athletes.

Indianapolis-based OurHealth LLC plans to create a network of health care clinics serving employers across Indiana over the next four years and hire up to 450 people. The 5-year-old company has pledged to invest nearly $20 million, which would include the cost of doubling the size of its headquarters downtown. It currently leases about 10,000 square feet at OneAmerica Tower. OurHealth also plans to lease real estate for a series of 3,500-square-foot health clinics across the state. In June, OurHealth plans to begin hiring certified medical assistants, health coaches, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and doctors to staff its clinics. OurHealth’s website already has posted job openings in Kokomo, Logansport, Madison, Merrillville and Indianapolis. The firm employs more than 120 people and operates 15 clinics, most of which are dedicated to a single employer. The new clinics typically would serve multiple employers.

French drug company Sanofi will seek to sell Eli Lilly and Co.’s erectile dysfunction drug Cialis without a prescription, the companies announced last week, according to Bloomberg News. Sanofi will apply for approval of Cialis as an over-the-counter treatment in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia, and will market the drug after certain patents expire. The deal hinges on regulatory approval in each country—a big question mark, according to analysts. The plan gives Sanofi access to a drug that garnered $2.16 billion in sales last year and faces generic competition in 2017.

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June 2, 2014

Erica Wehrmeister will become chief operating officer of Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital on June 30. For the past three years, Wehrmeister has been chief operating officer at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne and before that was COO at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. In addition, she served in a variety of Fort Wayne-based clinical and nursing positions at Orthopaedics Northeast and Parkview North Hospital. Wehrmeister earned an MBA with a concentration in health care from Indiana Tech and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ball State University.

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Sales/acquisitions

May 27, 2014
-Indiana Medical Weight Loss LLC bought a 4,432-square-foot medical office building at 12050 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville. The buyer was represented by Keith Claghorn of Sycamore Group. The seller, Forty One Corp., was represented by Bob Lindgren of Lee & Associates.

-Realty Income Properties bought the 62,707-square-foot Gander Mountain Store at 1049 Emerson Ave., Greenwood. The buyer was represented by Brian F. Knapp and Janice Paine of Colliers International offices in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The seller, Indigan Inc., represented itself.
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Leases/leasing contracts

May 27, 2014
-CISolutions leased 20,307 square feet of industrial space at 3169 N. Shadeland Ave. The tenant was represented by Bryan Augustin of Alliance Commercial Group. The landlord, First Industrial Realty Trust, was represented by Todd Vannatta of Cassidy Turley.

-3xLogic Inc. leased 14,182 square feet of industrial space at 9880-9896 E. 121st St., Fishers. The tenant was represented by Bryan Poynter of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Duke Realty Corp., was represented by Duke's Kate Willen Ems.

-Electric Power Systems International Inc. leased 4,000 square feet at the Pendleton Trade Center, 3912 Pendleton Way. The tenant was represented by Derek Menerey and Ashley Bussell of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar. The landlord, Mann Properties, was represented by Debbie Mann.

-Fishers Imports subleased the 3,500-square-foot former Key Bank branch on 126th Street, Fishers. The tenant was represented by Chris Hake of Thompson Thrift Development. The sublandlord, Key Bank, was represented by Jared Kately of JLL.

-Ultra Athlete LLC leased 3,500 square feet of office space at 11595 N. Meridian St., Carmel. The tenant was represented by Christopher Carmen of Carmen Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. The landlord, eSkye Solutions Inc., was represented by Michael Semler of Cassidy Turley.

-CIMA Energy LTD leased 2,657 square feet of space at 9245 N. Meridian St. The tenant was represented by Kelly Williams of ReMax. The landlord, Echo Associates LLC, was represented by Ralph Balber and Ashley Bussell of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.    

-ManpowerGroup US Inc. leased 2,386 square feet of office space at 11350 N. Meridian St., Carmel. The tenant was represented by Spud Dick of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, HUB Properties GA LLC, was represented by Thomas Hadley and Matt Waggoner of Summit Realty Group.

-VFA Inc. leased 2,150 square feet of office space at 8365 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Andrew Follman of NAI Meridian Real Estate Services. The landlord, Jim Sourwine, was represented by Andrew Martin and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley.

-BoMar Pneumatics leased 1,800 square feet of industrial space at 5755-5857 W. 74th St. The landlord, CrossLake Properties LLC, was represented by Todd Vannatta and Fritz Kauffman of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-Brew By U leased 1,600 square feet at Meridian Meadows, 3021 Meridian Meadows Road, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Barbara Dunn-Stear of KW Commercial, Indy Metro Partners. The landlord, Meridian Meadows LLC, was represented by Keith Fried of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.
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Residential

May 27, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.33 percent to 4.29 percent in the week ended May 22, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.42 percent to 3.38 percent.
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People

May 27, 2014
Meyer Najem Construction executives Kevin McGovern and Chris McCracken have become partners at the company. McGovern is vice president of institutional projects and McCracken is vice president of health care.
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Construction

May 27, 2014
-Kort Builders has completed a 2,400-square-foot build-out for Coalition Pizza at 365 W. 116th St., Carmel.

-Kort Builders has completed a 3,000-square-foot build-out for Ossip Optometry at 1583 W. Oak St., Zionsville.
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Sales/acquisitions

May 20, 2014
-St. Richard's School bought a 7,797-square-foot office property at 3231 N. Meridian St. The buyer was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The seller, Meridian Associates LLP, was represented by Rich Forslund and Amy Burmeister of Cushman & Wakefield/Summit.

-Voiture Nationale/La Societe des Quarante Hommes at Huit Chevaux bought a 5,168-square-foot office property at 250 E. 38th St. Both the buyer and seller, Indiana Opera Society Inc., were represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley.
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Leases/leasing contracts

May 20, 2014
-Pallet Depot LLC leased 102,272 square feet in Hunter Creek II, 9222-9228 E. 33rd St. The tenant was represented by Matt Kiger of Newmark Knight Frank  Halakar. The landlord, Duke Realty, was represented by Duke's Jay Archer.

-Octapharma Plasma Inc. leased 19,440 square feet of retail space at 8727 E. Washington St. The tenant was represented by David Stafancic of DTZ Americas Inc. The landlord, AAA Holdings Group LLC, was represented by Scot Courtney of Lee & Associates.

-The ADT Corp. leased 12,262 square feet of office space at 11918 Exit Five Parkway, Fishers. The tenant was represented by Tim Craft of CBRE. The landlord, Sunbeam Development Corp., was represented by Paul Dick and Kevin Dick of Colliers International.

-Cardinal Health 414 Inc. renewed and expanded its lease to 10,707 square feet in Georgetown Road Building 3, 7920 Georgetown Road. The tenant was represented by Nick Svarczkopf of CBRE. The landlord, Duke Realty, was represented by Duke's Jay Archer.

-DBC Imaging Inc., doing business as Speed Pro Imaging, leased 3,990 square feet at Park 100 Building 122, 5501-5599 W. 74th St. The tenant was represented by Jeff Shuman of Shuman Realty. The landlord, Duke Realty, was represented by Duke's Jay Archer.

-Miracle Dining, LLC leased 2,832 square feet of retail space at Providence at Old Meridian, 300 Providence Blvd. The tenant was represented by Kurt Meyer of Baseline. The landlord, Buckingham Cos., was represented by Gary Perel of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar and Tiffany Oliver of Buckingham Companies.

-Urban Chalkboard leased 2,529 square feet of retail space at Carmel Marketplace, East Carmel Drive and Keystone Avenue, Carmel. The tenant was represented by Tracey Holtzman of Midland Atlantic. The landlord, Buckingham Companies, was represented by Gary Perel of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar and Tiffany Oliver of Buckingham Companies.

-Jack’s Donuts leased 2,123 square feet of retail space at Carmel Marketplace, East Carmel Drive and Keystone Avenue, Carmel. The tenant was represented by Ralph Balber of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.  The landlord, Buckingham Companies, was represented by Gary Perel of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar and Tiffany Oliver of Buckingham Companies.

-Globalnet Insurance leased 800 square feet of retail space in Fall Creek Harbour, 10142 Brooks School Road, Fishers. The tenant and landlord, FCH Associates LLC, were represented by Cindy Hoskinson of Lee & Associates.
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Residential

May 20, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.37 percent to 4.33 percent in the week ended May 15, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.45 percent to 3.42 percent.
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People

May 20, 2014
Steve McKibben has joined Westcore Properties as vice president of asset management.
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Construction

May 20, 2014
-Mattingly Construction has completed a 1,000-square-foot build-out La Mulita Mexican Cantina at 5212 N. College Ave.

-Mattingly Construction has completed a 1,900-square-foot office expansion for Hazel Dell Veterinary Hospital at 13190 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel.
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People

May 19, 2014

Mary Myers, a registered nurse, has been named chief nursing officer of St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital as well as the women’s and children’s hospitals on the West 86th Street campus. Myers previously served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Indiana University Health West Hospital in Avon. Myers earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Indianapolis and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University.

Dr. Susan Benson, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in McCordsville. Benson was previously chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Henry County Hospital in New Castle. She earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Company news

May 19, 2014

Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. will make the prices it pays for health care services available to consumers on the Internet, according to Bloomberg News. The effort, organized by the Health Care Cost Institute, will include two other insurers, Louisville-based Humana Inc. and Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna Inc. They will make public a “reference price” for health services in local communities, based on aggregated data from insurers. Customers of each insurer will get more precise information about prices, including how much they’ll have to pay out of pocket. Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has been working recently to make prices available to its customers via a partnership with Castlight Health, a San Francisco-based software firm.

Eli Lilly and Co. lost a United Kingdom lawsuit over its Alimta lung cancer treatment but plans to appeal, according to Bloomberg News. A judge ruled May 15 that a generic version of Alimta, planned by Actavis Plc, doesn’t breach European patents. Indianapolis-based Lilly, which had first quarter sales of $632 million from Alimta this year, has fought lawsuits across the globe to protect patents related to the product. In March, a U.S. District Court upheld a patent regarding vitamin dosage in a dispute with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Some European patents for Alimta expire in December 2015, and Actavis is seeking regulatory approval for a rival treatment, according to a written decision by Judge Arnold handed down in London. Lilly said in its statement that it had won an Alimta patent case in Germany earlier this year. The company said it expected European patents related to vitamin dosage to remain in force until 2021.

Purdue University trustees authorized the completion of a $54 million flex lab, to be built south of the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park. The 75,000-square-foot lab will be financed with up to $38 million in proceeds from bonds, up to $13.5 million in gift funds and up to $2.5 million in university central reserve funds. Also, the trustees OK’d a $14 million, 32,000-square-foot expansion of Jischke Hall to enhance the university's biomedical engineering research capabilities. Purdue will also spend $10 million to construct a 25,000-square-foot center for seed processing and analysis, and will spend $8.2 million to expand its Zucrow Laboratories to add 14,600 square feet of space.

HR Dimensions LLC has acquired by Chicago-based WIA Group to form HRD Advisory Group LLC. The merger gives HRD a practice that covers all types of employer insurance, including health benefits, as well as risk management consulting services. The combined firms will continue to operate out of HR Dimension’s offices in Carmel.

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Correction

May 13, 2014
The Huntington National Bank leased 2,478 square feet of retail space in Sophia Square, 110 W. Main St., Carmel. The tenant and landlord, Carmel Lofts LLC (an entity related to Keystone Realty Group), were represented by Scot Courtney and Bart Jackson of Lee & Associates. The relationship between Carmel Lofts and Keystone was misstated last week.
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Sales/acquisitions

May 13, 2014
-Trinity Episcopal Church bought the 24,808-square-foot Atkinson Building at 3231 N. Meridian St. The buyer was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The seller, Meridian Associates LLP, was represented by Matt Langfeldt, Rich Forslund, Amy Burmeister and Adam Ehret of Cushman & Wakefield/ Summit.

-National Retail Hardware Association bought the 31,138-square-foot Empire Square building at 136 N. Delaware St. The seller, DMS Property Group LLC, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of Cushman & Wakefield/Summit. The buyer represented itself.
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Leases/leasing contracts

May 13, 2014
-Hellman Worldwide Logistics renewed its lease for 96,336 square feet at Park 100 Building 99, 5075 W. 74th St. The tenant was represented by David Creiner of Jackson Cooksey and Chris Black of CBRE. The landlord, Pinchal & Co., was represented by Jake Sturman and Chip Barnes of JLL.

-Keronite Inc. renewed its lease for 13,600 square feet of industrial space at 2121 Southtech Drive, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Michael Weishaar of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Liberty Property Trust, was represented by Brian Buschuk and Jake Sturman of JLL.

-Indiana Soccer Association Inc. leased 4,774 square feet of office space at 9333 N. Meridian St. The tenant and landlord, Landmark Properties Inc., represented themselves in the transaction.

-Nimble Jacks leased 3,801 square feet of office space at 47 S. Pennsylvania St. The tenant was represented by Bennett Williams and Andrew Martin of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Pillar Majestic LLC, was represented by Ashley Bussell and Ralph Balber of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.

-Advanced Engineering Consultants-Indiana LLC leased 2,541 square feet of office space at 8606 Allisonville Road. The tenant was represented by Kevin Dick of Colliers International. The landlord, Castle Creek Office LLC, was represented by Brian Fitzgerald of Citimark.

-The Huntington National Bank NA leased 2,430 square feet of retail space in Providence at Old Meridian at 12505 Old Meridian, Carmel. The tenant was represented by Scot Courtney and Bart Jackson of Lee & Associates. The landlord, Providence HUD LLC, was represented by Gary Perel of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.

-Rocker Sign & Graphics leased 1,500 square feet of office space in Greenwood Oaks Business Centre, 500 S. Polk St., Greenwood. The tenant and landlord, Greenwood Oaks Investments LLC, were represented by Teresa Clements of Lee & Associates.

-VIP Wireless leased 900 square feet of retail space at 2918 W. 16th St. The tenant and landlord, Indy Management Group Inc., were represented by Cindy Hoskinson and Herb Feldmann of Lee & Associates.
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Construction

May 13, 2014
-Capitol Construction has completed a 9,000-square-foot office build-out for Sun Life at 301 Pennsylvania Parkway.

-Mattingly Construction has completed a 19,500-square-foot build-out for Parabellum Gun Range at 8217 Kingston Ave., Avon.
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Residential

May 13, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.44 percent to 4.37 percent in the week ended May 8, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.51 percent to 3.45 percent.
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Company news

May 12, 2014

A judge in Brazil fined Eli Lilly and Co. and a unit of Italy's ACS Dobfar an estimated $450 million on May 9 for allegedly exposing workers at a Brazilian plant to toxic substances. According to Reuters, the ruling followed a 2008 lawsuit that accused Indianapolis-based Lilly of incinerating toxic waste from third parties, releasing heavy metals and gases that poisoned some of the 500 workers. Lilly made agricultural chemicals at the plant north of Sao Paulo from 1977 to 2003. Lilly will appeal the ruling, General Counsel Michael Harrington said in a statement. The alleged contaminants–benzene and heavy metals–were never used in manufacturing operations, Harrington said, and the court’s ruling is based on inaccurate scientific claims as well as mathematical errors.

Eli Lilly and Co. announced Monday that its once-a-day insulin injection did a better job in clinical trials controlling diabetic patients’ blood sugar than Lantus, the dominant diabetes medicine sold by France-based Sanofi. But Lilly’s basal insulin also raised safety concerns, according to Bloomberg News. The clinical studies showed increases in liver enzymes, a potential sign of toxicity, and lower rates of good, or HDL, cholesterol. Those issues could hamper Lilly’s sales efforts, said ISI Group LLC analyst Mark Schoenebaum. U.S. regulators may also require another trial before granting approval, he said. Lilly said it plans to file the drug for U.S. regulatory approval in the first quarter. “We are reasonably bearish on this molecule due to potential toxicity concerns,” Schoenebaum wrote in an email to Bloomberg. Annual sales of the drug may be $600 million by 2020 if it is approved, he said. Lantus generated $7.6 billion for Sanofi last year. Lilly’s drug “is the first basal insulin to demonstrate consistently superior HbA1c reduction versus insulin glargine in Phase III clinical trials,” Enrique Conterno, president of Lilly’s diabetes business, said in a statement. In three trials including 3,373 patients, Lilly’s insulin was superior to Lantus in controlling blood sugar. It was tested in patients who’d never used an insulin before, those switching over from another insulin, and in combination with a shorter-acting insulin meant to control blood sugar after meals.

Indiana University biologists will receive more than $6.2 million from the U.S. Army Research Office to study how bacteria evolve in response to their environments. The five-year grant will fund research in the labs of professors Michael Lynch, Patricia Foster, Jake McKinley and Jay Lennon. They will sequence entire genomes of the bacteria that replicate under changes in conditions. The researchers hope to pinpoint—and possibly predict—molecular mechanisms of evolutionary change.

The Indianapolis-based American Legion, the nation's largest veterans service group, called for the resignations of U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix. "The existing leadership has exhibited a pattern of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership that has been amplified in recent weeks," National Commander Daniel Dellinger said in a news conference at legion headquarters. According to the Associated Press, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a statement rejecting the call for the resignations. The Phoenix hospital has been under fire over allegations that as many as 40 patients might have died because of delays in care and that the hospital kept a secret list of patients waiting for appointments, to hide the treatment delays. Shinseki announced May 8 that three officials there have been placed on leave. Dellinger also cited VA's acknowledgement that 23 have died as a result of delayed care in recent years and the findings of a VA Office of Medical Inspector investigation that clerks at the Fort Collins, Colo., clinic were instructed last year how to falsify appointment records.

Algaeon Inc. plans to use $2.75 million in new funding to begin commercial production of its algae-based nutritional supplements. The Indianapolis-based biotech company will move into an acre of greenhouse space owned by Heartland Growers at 2621 E. 186th St. in Westfield. The 18-employee firm plans to install more than 800 of its bioreactors that produce algae. The company in June will begin selling antioxidant supplement Astaxanthin. Its immune system booster Beta glucan will hit the market later this year. Algaeon markets Astaxanthin as a prevention for eye, heart and brain degeneration as well as an anti-inflammatory for joints. Beta glucan replaces antibiotics in animal feed. Last year, the company signed a “multi-year, multimillion-dollar” contract with Florida-based supplement manufacturer Valensa International to produce Astaxanthin. Three prior rounds of funding raised a total of $2 million for Algaeon.
 

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May 12, 2014

Dr. Jamie Cooper, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has joined St. Vincent Medical Group in McCordsville. She previously ran a private practice in Greenwood. Cooper earned her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, a family physician, has joined Franciscan Physician Network Irvington Family Medicine. Cohen joins Dr. Mark Hodgkin and Dr. Bernard Herbst at their practice on East Washington Street. Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Sales/acquisitions

May 6, 2014
-Highpointe Apartments LLC bought 12.81 acres of land at 136th and Illinois streets, Carmel. The seller, Frank K. Regan, was represented by Tom Osborne of Colliers International. The buyer represented itself.

-Yahya Sammour bought a 1,715-square-foot retail space at 3913 North Keystone Ave. The buyer and seller, C-Cat Properties LLC, were represented by Ron Escue of Colliers International.
 
-Mark A. Scott bought a 2,880-square-foot industrial property at 1225 Ransdell Court, Lebanon. The buyer was represented by Michael Weishaar of Cassidy Turley. The seller, Ridgway Revocable Trust Declaration, was represented by Jerry Alexander of Prudential Indiana Realty Group.
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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?

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