Indianapolis-based Nico Corp. wants to use its new round of capital to develop brain surgery products to address diseases that were often considered inoperable, such as metastatic brain cancer and intracerebral hemorrhages.
In the 10 years BioCrossroads has been promoting life sciences in Indiana, the effort has netted more than 330 new companies, an infusion of more than $330 million in venture capital, a tripling of exports, and a growing number of mentions in national reports on life sciences.
A former Indiana scientist has agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally sending trade secrets worth $300 million to China and Germany.
Rochester Medical Implants plans to move operations from Rochester to Noblesville in October. The company has 28 employees.
Former Eli Lilly and Co. vice president Richard Dimarchi, BioCrossroads President David Johnson, angel investor Oscar Moralez and Purdue University Senior Vice President Alan Rebar discuss issues ranging from the depth of the life sciences industry in Indiana to venture capital and Purdue’s Discovery Park.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s growing reputation for unpredictability is spurring some Indianapolis companies to join counterparts elsewhere and introduce products in Europe. The upshot is that some Americans may never benefit from innovations occurring in their backyards.
The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association plans to attract more life sciences conferences.
The city of Indianapolis plans to announce a major initiative to turn a stretch of 16th Street northwest of downtown into a hub for biotechnology and other high-tech companies.
Colleen Hittle became CEO and sole owner of the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical and medical device consulting firm in April.
BioStorage Technologies’ $4.6 million facility, located near the Indianapolis International Airport, will be used to prepare, store and transport tissue and blood samples.
The Metropolitan Development Commission on Wednesday preliminarily approved Advion BioServices Inc.’s request for a tax abatement to build a laboratory at Purdue Research Park in Indianapolis.
Advion, a provider of bioanalytical research and a subsidiary of Ithaca, N.Y.-based Advion BioSciences Inc., is expected to open the 22,000-square-foot lab in mid-May with 49 employees, according to the company’s application.
The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and to abortions and infertility in livestock has raised concern among scientists that the public will believe his unsupported claim is true.