TIPPECANOE COUNTY New research-to-market institute will be based on Purdue campus

Purdue University will be part of a group that will use a $25 million grant to help turn health discoveries into commercial products through the creation of the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.

The National Institutes of Health will give the five-year grant to the Indiana University School of Medicine, which will partner with Purdue, Clarian Health Partners, BioCrossroads and others to create the institute, which will be based on the West Lafayette campus and led by Connie Weaver, head of Purdue’s department of foods and nutrition.

The institute will be tasked with helping researchers get their ideas through the regulatory process, clinical trials and other aspects of getting a product to market.

The other partners in the creation of the institute are Eli Lilly and Co., Cook Group, Roche Diagnostics, Wellpoint, the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the Indiana Department of Health and the Marion County Health Department.


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