The Dose - John Russell

The Dose

Indiana life science companies raise $74 million in venture capital, down 36%

After raking in record amounts of venture capital funding in 2017 and 2018, Indiana life science companies saw funding drop last year by double-digits, while the average deal amount dipped sharply as well.

Lawmakers roll out bills on out-of-network billing, hospital prices, tobacco products, more

A bill that tries to address surprise out-of-network fees was among several health care-related measures proposed Monday by Indiana lawmakers during the first day of the General Assembly.

Top 10 stories for 2019 in Indiana health care and life sciences

The year didn’t feature any hostile takeovers or huge disasters. But a lot of companies made big strides in 2019, including Eli Lilly and Co., Corteva and Elanco. And many rejoiced when Washington ended a 2.3% tax on thousands of medical devices.

Medical device tax is history, ending years of frustration for Indiana companies

The repeal ends a 2.3% tax on thousands of medical devices, from stents and catheters to pacemakers and MRI machines. Indiana is home to 155 device-makers, ranging from small metal shops to multibillion-dollar manufacturers.

Anthem shoots down speculation over physician practices

CEO Gail Boudreaux’s recent comments at a health care summit dampened speculation that Anthem might create its own physician group, something the insurer tried unsuccessfully two decades ago.

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Property Lines - Susan Orr

Property Lines

Walgreens bringing new small-store concept to city’s south side

The format is key to the pharmacy chain’s plan to slash expenses. Also this week: Black Acre Brewing Co., Sauce on the Side, Versona, Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Take 5 Oil Change entering market with three stores

The fast-growing chain’s concept allows customers to stay in their cars. Also this week: Root & Bone, Gavel, People’s Revel Room, Gymboree Play & Music, Portrait Innovations and more.

Art house cinema, restaurant close to debut in Windsor Park

The project, whose backers include father/son developers Tom and Ed Battista, has been in the works for more than two years. Also this week: Jimmy John’s, Taste of Havana, Marco’s Pizza and Best Buy.

Canada-based fitness chain set to enter Indianapolis

30 Minute Hit will open its first Indiana gym in Indianapolis’ Wanamaker community early next year. Also this week: Burn by Rocky Patel, Wei Ramen, City Bytes Coffee, Gina’s Grill, Rise ‘n Roll and more.

ROUNDUP: CVS to close two Indianapolis stores

Its downtown and midtown stores are among 22 underperforming locations closing nationwide. Also this week: Vasa Fitness, CityWay Animal Clinics, Seraphim Asian Grill, new Bottleworks eateries, Kroger and more.

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North of 96th - Kurt Christian

North of 96th

Apotheco Pharmacy Group bringing specialized delivery service to Carmel

A New York-based chain of independent pharmacies offering pick-up and delivery services is planning its Midwestern debut with a new store in Carmel.

Fishers microsphere manufacturer doubling in size

Bangs Laboratories’ expansion will open in March and could add up to 25 jobs.

Fishers Do-It Center getting name change, renovation after acquisition

Steve White, owner of White’s Ace Hardware, purchased the longtime Fishers business in December and is making big changes to the store.

Horizon Brews to merge bar, classroom and kitchen

Borrowing a concept from Rochester, New York, the facility will bring food, drink and learning together under one roof where Carmel, Noblesville and Fishers meet.

Joella’s Hot Chicken coming to Westfield’s south side

The chicken chain is in the midst of doubling in size. The new location will be its fourth in Indiana.

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