In the last 10 years, Indiana’s major research universities—Indiana and Purdue—have nearly doubled their
science-based research budgets, to a total of $895 million. Yet Indiana’s public universities still run in the middle
of the pack nationally.
Xylogenics claims its yeast strain, developed at the Indiana University School of Medicine, can increase yields and lower
costs of producing corn ethanol.
Indiana University leaders believe their researchers can spawn 100 new companies, pump $2.4 billion into the state's economy, help create 14,000 jobs, and generate a $2.25 return for every dollar spends if the General Assembly will invest in their bold life sciences strategy.