Life sciences consultancy plans to expand, add 38 jobs

Indianapolis-based Pearl IRB LLC, a life sciences consultancy operating as Pearl Pathways, announced Tuesday morning that it plans to add 38 jobs by 2016 as part of a $355,000 expansion.

The company, located in Indiana University’s Emerging Tech Center near the central canal, will use the investment to lease and equip a 2,000-square-foot facility at 29 E. McCarthy St.

Pearl Pathways plans to move in March and is hiring additional regulatory-affairs, quality-compliance and clinical-trial specialists.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said it will provide Pearl Pathways up to $750,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $75,000 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans.

Founded in 2010 by former Eli Lilly and Co. employees Diana Caldwell and Gretchen Miller Bowker, Pearl Pathways provides research and product development services for drug, biologic and medical device companies.

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