Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics said Monday that it has begun shipping an initial order of 400,000 COVID-19 test kits to a network of more than 30 hospital and laboratories.
First 16 Tech office building set to open in June; Innovation Hub to follow
The long-planned $500 million project is at a pivotal moment—one its organizers say could serve as a catalyst for tremendous growth at the 50-acre campus and for central Indiana overall.Read More
Butler researchers point to way to stop deadly coronavirus from spreading
Dr. Christopher Stobart and his students are focusing on an enzyme in the virus that could inhibit its replication, and plan to submit the findings to a virology journal in coming months.Read More
Large-scale testing is a critical part of tracking the spread of infectious diseases and allocating resources for treatment. The lack of comprehensive figures means U.S. health providers could quickly be overwhelmed by undetected cases.
The patient is from Hendricks County and attended a BioGenconference in Boston, where numerous other cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
The main manufacturer of a pesticide used for decades on a wide array of crops, including strawberries, corn and citrus, said Thursday it will stop making the product, which some activists have said is linked to neurological problems in children.
The eight-year-old biotech startup is developing treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, and last year hired a new CEO. It’s unclear how many employees remain in Indiana, or how much longer the company will keep a local office.
Plans call for the Global Center for Species Survival to employ a team of nine experts who will be based in Indianapolis and work with more than 9,000 wildlife experts worldwide to save threatened species.
The spinoff, called Sexton Biotechnologies, has raised $5 million in outside investment and will spin off in October. The biotech develops cell and gene therapy tools used to grow cells for medical purposes.
The owner of Pace Air Freight, which specializes in truck transport of pharmaceutical products, is in the process of assembling land it doesn’t already own, including parcels owned by Indianapolis International Airport.
The new venture, called MBX Biosciences Inc., aims to develop therapeutics to treat rare endocrine disorders. The company has already raised $2.5 million in funding.
Endocyte Inc.'s decision two years ago to shelve its own pipeline and look for other opportunities was a difficult call that eventually paid off for investors, its former CEO said Friday at IBJ’s Life Sciences Power Breakfast.
Solinftec said Thursday it would invest $50.6 million to establish operations in the Hoosier state. The company makes technology that helps farmers collect and analyze data to increase crop returns.
The West Lafayette biotech firm’s stock traded as low as $1.41 last fall, following multiple setbacks and restructurings. But the stock had soared to $24 Thursday morning after news that it would be acquired by Novartis.
The Indiana Seed Fund III is an early-stage fund focused on developing startups in life sciences, health IT and agricultural biosciences.
Alex Azar, secretary of Health and Human Services and a former executive of Eli Lilly and Co., said Monday that the Trump administration plans to turn up the heat on uncooperative pharma firms.
The work-play-live district for innovation and entrepreneurship being developed on the near-northwest side will include research labs, apartments and bicycle trails—which could help to attract young workers.
A $44 million VC infusion in 2017 for biosciences firm On Target Laboratories was one indication that Indiana’s life sciences sector is finally starting to pull down some serious venture funding.
Its $1.5 million investment is expected to help B2S Life Sciences more than double its staff and grow its client base, which includes contract research groups, pharmaceutical firms and biotech startups.
The 5-year-old Carmel biotech has won plenty of attention from Wall Street and has secured more than $100 million through licensing deals and a stock offering to help fund expensive clinical trials.
AgriNovus Indiana wants to get the word out on the state’s agbiosciences efforts and the opportunities they offer across several agricultural and technological sectors.
The once-booming toxicology business struggled for years under declining revenue and huge debts before being acquired last year by a Texas private equity firm. Its Park Fletcher headquarters building remains empty.