With right CEO, this $360M collaboration could push Indiana to top of life sciences industry

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With right CEO, this $360M collaboration could push Indiana to top of life sciences industry

December 12, 2013 11:15 am by | 0 Comments

Indiana has propelled itself into the upper echelons of the life sciences industry. It’s a Top Five life sciences state overall and the fourth biggest medtech state. But it still…


Indianapolis one of top 5 markets in nation for warehouse space and manufacturing

Indianapolis one of top 5 markets in nation for warehouse space and manufacturing

April 13, 2014 6:26 am by | 0 Comments

With the economy looking up, Bob Smietana decided last year to move forward with his company’s first industrial project in the Indianapolis market since the recession.
Chicago-based HSA Commercial is building a $7 million, 220,000-square foot speculati…


JNJ, BioCrossroads invest in Hoosier pharma startup at work on potential hepatitis B cure

JNJ, BioCrossroads invest in Hoosier pharma startup at work on potential hepatitis B cure

April 10, 2014 5:26 pm by | 0 Comments

An Indiana University spinout attracted investors from Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. and BioCrossroads with novel drugs to treat, and even potentially cure, patients with hepatitis B. Assembly Pharmaceuticals received an undisclosed…



Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

Indiana diagnostics startup seeks $750K to validate colon cancer monitoring test

April 10, 2014 10:57 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” An Indiana life sciences company looks at metabolites as…


Pharmacy board’s actions with Walgreens raises questions about ethics, patient privacy, safety

Pharmacy board’s actions with Walgreens raises questions about ethics, patient privacy, safety

March 31, 2014 6:22 am by | 0 Comments

A powerful member of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy was quietly involved in discussions with state pharmacy regulators about a $100 million project that benefited his employer — Walgreens pharmacies….


Surgical tray manufacturer raises $500,000 to make fancier cases faster

Surgical tray manufacturer raises $500,000 to make fancier cases faster

March 28, 2014 6:07 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” An Indianapolis company that makes trays for surgical instruments…


Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

Cook Medical launches pulmonary endoscopic device to help diagnose lung cancer earlier

February 26, 2014 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

“MedCity News has partnered with BioCrossroads to provide coverage focused on Indiana’s next generation of growth and innovation in life sciences” Cook Medical announced the launch of its EchoTip ProCore…


Cook Medical, Purdue fuel $12M fund for life sciences startups

Cook Medical, Purdue fuel $12M fund for life sciences startups

February 4, 2014 6:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Two Indiana heavyweights announced a partnership that means more funds for life science startups in the Hoosier state. Cook Medical and the Purdue Research Foundation will pair up again to…



Lance Armstrong’s doctor calls for single-payer system

Lance Armstrong’s doctor calls for single-payer system

January 17, 2014 6:00 pm by | 23 Comments

The latest outcry for a single-payer healthcare system comes from a duo of prominent cancer doctors who call on their fellow oncologists to support what they call “an improved Medicare…


25-year-old woman reportedly dies from H1N1 flu in Indiana

25-year-old woman reportedly dies from H1N1 flu in Indiana

January 3, 2014 12:56 pm by | 0 Comments

SOUTH BEND — A 25-year-old St. Joseph County woman died last month from the H1N1 flu virus, the St. Joseph County Health Department confirmed on Thursday. St. Joseph County health…


Purdue scientists use virus manipulation technique to target and kill cancer cells

Purdue scientists use virus manipulation technique to target and kill cancer cells

November 14, 2013 3:16 pm by | 0 Comments

Years of research have allowed scientists at Purdue University to manipulate a viral vector, engineering a Sindbis virus to target and kill cancer cells, plus annihilate its native infection preferences,…


Gross or beautiful? Check out these medical art pieces used to teach docs in olden days

Gross or beautiful? Check out these medical art pieces used to teach docs in olden days

October 31, 2013 11:02 am by | 0 Comments

Visual art has helped doctors and surgeons-to-be learn about anatomy, procedure and disease for centuries. “Visualizing Disease,” an exhibit at Indiana University’s Lilly Library, showcases art from as early as…


Biocrossroads picks seven Indiana health IT, life science startups to compete for venture capital

Biocrossroads picks seven Indiana health IT, life science startups to compete for venture capital

October 16, 2013 4:43 pm by | 0 Comments

Biocrossroads, which provides money and support to Indiana’s life sciences industry, announced the seven finalists who stand to gain startup funding in its annual New Venture Competition. Six have biotech…


Editorial: Republican Obamacare strategy should change

Editorial: Republican Obamacare strategy should change

October 3, 2013 7:11 am by | 1 Comments

TERRE HAUTE — Politics being unpredictable, it’s impossible to know how long the partial shutdown of the federal government will last. Not long, we hope. The employees whose lives have been put on hold by furloughs, and the people whose lives are affe…


Interactive map shows the cost of exchange insurance policies around the country

Interactive map shows the cost of exchange insurance policies around the country

October 2, 2013 4:19 pm by | 0 Comments

With the launch of the health insurance exchanges this week to fulfill the core of Obamacare health insurance provisions, health IT companies are already sizing up the big data ramifications….


Is the medical device excise tax repeal worth government shutdown? Advocate senators torn along party lines

Is the medical device excise tax repeal worth government shutdown? Advocate senators torn along party lines

September 30, 2013 2:46 pm by | 0 Comments

The Senate voted to kill the House amendments that would delay Obamacare and fund the government in a vote 54-46. Indiana is a good example of the division of the…