IHIF Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

October 11, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (October 11, 2018) – Indiana Health Industry Forum President and CEO Kristin Jones released the following statement on the recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement:

“The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a positive step forward for America’s innovative health care sector. For decades, biotechnology pioneers from Indiana and across the country have been responsible for groundbreaking discoveries that have improved the lives of patients across the globe. The new business standards in this agreement will help continue this leadership by providing incentives for companies to continue to innovate, discover and grow.”


Related Statements from IHIF Partners:

AdvaMed Statement from Scott Whittaker

PhRMA Statement from Stephen Ubl

BIO Statement from Jim Greenwood


Waters has acquired DESI 2D from Prosolia

September 6, 2018

Today, July 23, 2018, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), Prosolia, Inc. and the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) announced that Waters® acquired exclusive rights to Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) technology for all mass spectrometry applications from Prosolia and PRF.

“The acquisition of DESI technology bolsters Waters’ portfolio of mass spectrometry imaging innovations, a rapidly expanding MS technique for biomedical research and related applications,” said Chris O’Connell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Waters Corporation. “DESI mass spectrometry imaging provides complementary and actionable data when compared to classical histopathology imaging technologies with major advantages in analyzing the molecular fingerprint within a sample, thus delivering deeper biological insights. Ultimately, these insights will lead to better understanding of disease and enable the development of new, more effective medical therapies.”

“We at Prosolia are proud of our role in developing and commercializing DESI technology,” said Justin Wiseman, Chief Executive Officer, Prosolia. “The potential for MSI analysis using DESI technology is significant because of the quality of the data, the minimal sample preparation required, and the non-destructive nature of the technique allowing for multimodal analysis on a single sample.”

Waters will continue to support its customers who are already realizing the benefits of DESI technology with their Xevo™ and Synapt time-of-flight mass spectrometers. As the technology transitions from Prosolia to Waters, Prosolia will also continue to supply the DESI 2D technology for certain Thermo Scientific and Agilent mass spectrometer configurations until September 30, 2019. Prosolia will be responsible for and will continue to honor its warranty commitments made prior to Waters’ acquisition of the DESI technology to those scientists and organizations who currently have a DESI 2D source unit on any non-Waters mass spectrometer.

Read the full press release here.

FAST BioMedical’s Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results Published in the Prestigious Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

August 9, 2018

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Carmel, IN — May 18, 2018 — FAST BioMedical announced today the recent publication of their Phase 2 clinical trial data on kidney function measurement in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The results were presented in an article entitled “A Novel Method for Rapid Bedside Measurement of GFR”.

The Phase 2 clinical trial assessed the safety and performance of the FAST technology. Performance was determined by comparing the FAST technology’s kidney function measurement (Measured Glomerular Filtration Rate or mGFR) to an iohexol clearance measurement methodology in patients with varying degrees of kidney function. Iohexol is a research methodology for accurate kidney function measurement. Iohexol is not FDA approved and is considered too cumbersome, with results too delayed, to be commercially viable.

The FAST technology demonstrated impressive accuracy via a high correlation to iohexol clearance. The per patient linear correlation to iohexol was greater than 99%. The FAST technology also demonstrated a strong safety profile and excellent repeatability.

“The results in this publication demonstrate that an accurate, safe, and clinically meaningful kidney function measurement is a major step closer to the patient.” said Dr. Bruce Molitoris, FAST BioMedical Medical Director and Co-Founder. “This technology has the potential to move us past the current poor estimations, to a clinically actionable answer for the individual patient.”

“The FAST technology was easy to use and can be comfortably translated to routine hospital protocols. It was well tolerated, and there were no serious adverse events,” said Dr. Dana Rizk, a nephrologist at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, and one of the lead investigators for the trial. “This new technology has the potential to allow physicians to detect early kidney function loss and renal reserve, thus enabling earlier therapeutic interventions. In short, it opens the door to exciting new endeavors in the world of Nephrology.”

About FAST BioMedical

FAST BioMedical is a privately held, clinical-stage medical technology company in Carmel, Indiana. The company’s globally-patented, first-in-class technology directly measures blood volume and kidney function in a clinically actionable way. This has the potential for profound impact on care of heart failure, cardio-renal, major surgery, sepsis, critical care, and kidney disease patients. The company has been financially supported by the NIH, Elevate Ventures, the Indiana 21st Century Fund, Rose-Hulman Ventures, BioCrossroads, Indiana University Medical Group, The Purdue Foundry Fund, Ellipsis Ventures, VisionTech Partners, and private single family office investors. The FDA has determined the company’s technology met the requirements for an Expedited Review. These products are investigational and not yet approved for human use.

For more information, please visit www.FASTBioMedical.com

Indigo BioAutomation, Inc. Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certificate

July 30, 2018

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Indigo’s Quality Management System demonstrates excellence by obtaining an ISO 13485:2016 certificate

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Carmel, IN – Indigo BioAutomation, Inc. (Indigo), a leading provider of software solutions for laboratory automation, announced today that it has received an ISO 13485:2016 certificate from British Standards Institute (BSI) Group. This certificate demonstrates the organization’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality medical device solutions, products, and services to its customers. Indigo previously held ISO 9001:2008 certification.


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards for the implementation of quality management systems. ISO 13485:2016 identifies the requirements for a medical device focused quality management system to ensure an organization has the ability to consistently meet both regulatory and customer requirements.


“This certification is a testament to the high level of performance and quality control we expect at Indigo BioAutomation during the development, production and support of our software,” commented Randall Julian, President, Founder and CEO of Indigo. “This level of rigor is important to ensuring our software continues to provide accurate, reliable, and reproducible results for our customers.”


Indigo registered with FDA and listed their flagship product, ASCENT, as a class I exempt medical device in September of 2017.


“Receiving this ISO13485:2016 certificate strongly reflects Indigo’s commitment to quality as well as our ability to bring safe and effective products to the market,” said Brian Huff, Director of QA/RA for Indigo. “This certificate also demonstrates Indigo’s drive to raise the level of quality throughout the organization and satisfy a very rigorous standard for medical device quality systems in an innovative manner.”


BASi and Seventh Wave Laboratories Combine Operations to Provide Broader Solutions and Greater Scientific Expertise to Clients

July 2, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) and Seventh Wave Laboratories, LLC, today announced that they have signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) joining operations to provide broader solutions and greater scientific expertise to clients.

BASi provides contract research services and niche instrumentation to the life sciences industry, primarily in drug research, discovery, and development in commercial and academic settings. The company’s non-clinical toxicology laboratory provides clients with drug safety and general toxicology services, including carcinogenicity studies, DART and juvenile toxicology studies. The company offers regulated bioanalytical method development and analysis. In addition, the company provides non-clinical PK/PD from a purpose-built in vivo discovery center that includes a dedicated vivarium utilizing BASi’s proprietary Culex® Automated Sampling Systems.

Seventh Wave Laboratories provides consultative integrated services to assess safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals and devices. Bioanalysis, pharmacokinetics, and histopathology services cover discovery through regulatory approval, and are fully GLP compliant. The company’s in vivo services focus on discovery stage support. Unique pharmacology model development and special pharmacology models are also offered, with emphasis on hepatitis B virus pharmacology using liver humanized chimeric models.

By combining offerings, the two companies expect to capitalize on their collective skill sets, expertise, and assets to create a comprehensive portfolio highlighting:

  • Lead optimization and candidate selection
  • BASi Culex® Automated Sampling Systems
  • In vivo toxicology and pharmacology
  • GLP in vivo services
  • GLP and non-GLP bioanalysis
  • Histopathology including immunohistochemistry and image analysis
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • In vitro and in vivo bioequivalence testing

Established in 2003, Seventh Wave Laboratories has a proud history and in 2017 generated annual revenues of approximately $11 million.

“For both BASi and Seventh Wave Laboratories, our success has been built on a solid foundation of quality, on-time delivery and a commitment to providing personalized and responsive service to our clients,” said Philip Downing, senior vice president of preclinical services at BASi. “We believe Seventh Wave’s scientific depth and expertise in histopathology, pharmacokinetics, investigative toxicology and pharmacology model development perfectly complement BASi’s offerings and make this combination an excellent strategic fit. By bringing our companies together, we intend to provide the same dedication and focus our clients have come to expect, while delivering expanded options and more comprehensive solutions. We are proud and very excited to begin this new venture with Seventh Wave.”

John Sagartz, DVM, PhD, DACVP, president and founder of Seventh Wave Laboratories, added, “We’re so thrilled to be able to bring together these two organizations. Over the past 15 years, we’ve engaged hundreds of clients to facilitate their discovery and development needs. With BASi, we add capabilities that have often been requested, but have not been available through Seventh Wave alone. Through extensive collaborations over the past several years, it is apparent that the two organizations share a focus on delivering quality and timely services. We expect the enhanced capabilities and shared core values to facilitate enriched client interactions and further growth.”

Transaction Summary

Pursuant to the terms of the APA, Seventh Wave Laboratories received 1,500,000 Common Shares of BASI and approximately $7 million in cash (a portion of which remains in escrow) in exchange for substantially all of its assets. In order to finance the cash component of the consideration, BASi entered into a new term loan with First Internet Bank for $5.5 million and increased the borrowing availability under its existing line of credit from $2.0 million to $3.5 million. As of the closing of the transaction, Seventh Wave Laboratories held approximately 17% of BASi’s issued and outstanding Common Shares.

A Current Report on Form 8-K containing further details regarding the APA and the transaction will be filed by BASi.

About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.

BASi is a pharmaceutical development company providing contract research services and monitoring instruments to the world’s leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The Company focuses on developing innovative services and products that increase efficiency and reduce the cost of taking a new drug to market. Visit www.BASinc.com for more information about BASi.

About Seventh Wave Laboratories, LLC.

Seventh Wave Laboratories is a consulting-based contract research laboratory located in Maryland Heights, Missouri that provides integrated services for discovery and preclinical drug development. By integrating PK/ADME, bioanalysis, toxicology and pathology, the company provides local, national and international clients a multidisciplinary environment that accelerates their program and goals with focused strategy and execution. For more information, visit www.7thwavelabs.com.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry standards and regulatory standards, and various market and operating risks detailed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Company Contact:
Jill Blumhoff
Chief Financial Officer &
Vice President of Finance
Phone: 765.497.8381

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/9af55093-8993-43ce-888d-c3308d3af4e5

Indiana MSA’s Highlighted in National Bioscience Economic Impact Report

July 2, 2018

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Contact: Kristin Jones, IHIF

kjones@ihif.org or 317-752-9809

BOSTON, MA and INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO),  TEConomy Partners LLC, and PMP Public Affairs Consulting today released the 2018 report, “Investment, Innovation and Job Creation in a Growing U.S. Bioscience Industry”.  This eighth, biennial report focuses on the economic progress and footprint of the industry geographically including the performance, positioning and latest trends in the bioscience industry for the nation, states, and metropolitan areas.

BIO’s latest report shows that the U.S. bioscience industry has reached record setting annual economic impact, venture capital investment and job growth numbers. Among U.S. technology sectors, the bioscience industry is a leading economic driver and job generator across the U.S., with job growth in 41 states.  The U.S. bioscience industry directly employed 1.74 million people in 2016 in more than 85,000 establishments.  Industry wages are consistently higher and growing faster, on average, than those for the overall economy with the average bioscience worker earning nearly $99,000 in 2016.  Combined, the industry accounts for $2 Trillion in national economic output.

The report shows that Indiana is well-positioned.  The state is considered large with specialized employment concentrations in three of the five bioscience subsectors, excelling in: Agricultural Feedstocks and Industrial Biosciences, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Devices and Equipment.  While still considered a strong player, Indiana did not appear as large and specialized in the category of Bioscience-Related Distribution.  The Indianapolis metropolitan area however, ranked 23rd in areas with the largest related employment levels in 2016, with 4,341 people directly employed.

The report’s focus on metropolitan areas also shows that the bioscience industry’s impact is statewide, with the communities of Indianapolis – Carmel – Anderson, Lafayette -West Lafayette, Bloomington, Terre Haute, South Bend – Mishawaka, Louisville – Jefferson Co, IN-KY, Chicago – Naperville – Elgin, IL – IN – WI, and Evansville, IN-KY being recognized for their strengths across all five of the subsectors.  In the U.S., only twenty-six metro regions have a specialized concentration in at least three bioscience subsectors,  Indiana communities claim three of those spots (Indianapolis, West Lafayette, and Bloomington).

“This report affirms that Indiana’s bioscience sector is both geographically broad and community-driven with regional centers of excellence that combine to create a strong industry presence”, said Kristin Jones, President and CEO of the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF).   “Local officials may want to consider using this data to help further their economic development strategies and we stand ready to assist”.

IHIF is participating in the 2018 BIO International Convention taking place this week in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information about the report, state-specific highlights, and the Convention, please visit https://www.bio.org/insights.

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

About IHIF

The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) is the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).  IHIF is a statewide trade association representing members of Indiana’s bioscience business community.  Our mission is the connect key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.  For more information or to become a member, please visit www.ihif.org.


Apexian Pharmaceuticals’ Dr. Mark Kelley recognized as an outstanding researcher at Indiana University/Purdue University IUPUI

April 26, 2018

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Indianapolis, IN – Apexian Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing safe and effective therapy for patients with high unmet medical needs, is pleased to announce that its Chief Scientific Officer, Mark Kelley, PhD, was recognized as an outstanding scholar and researcher during the annual IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on April 20. Dr. Kelley was named the recipient of the Glenn W. Irwin Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award for his high level of achievement in research, scholarship, or creative activity that stands as a visible representative of excellence for the entire campus.  The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of Dr. Glenn W. Irwin Jr., who was a professor, dean of IU School of Medicine, chancellor of the Indianapolis campus and vice president of IU.

The convocation, hosted by IUPUI Chancellor Nasser H. Paydar, celebrated excellence across all areas of IUPUI’s mission: teaching and learning; research, scholarship and creative activity; civic engagement; and diversity.

Steve Carchedi, Apexian’s CEO, said, “Dr. Kelley is a dedicated researcher whose work is making a significant impact in the lives of patients. This is a well-deserved recognition and we are honored that he is leading the way for Apexian.”

Dr. Kelley’s work has focused on translational research in DNA damage and repair to determine how those activities can be exploited therapeutically to treat cancers and protect normal cells from DNA damage. He has focused specifically on the enzyme called APE1 as a therapeutic target in cancers and other diseases. Dr. Kelley discovered and has been developing a specific inhibitor of APE1, called APX3330, which is now being studied in a Phase I clinical trial. The drug has potential uses in a number of cancers including ovarian, colon, bladder, pancreatic, leukemia, and other adult and pediatric cancers.

Dr. Kelley is the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research and professor of pediatrics and of biochemistry and molecular biology at IU School of Medicine and associate director of basic science research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

About Apexian Pharmaceuticals
Apexian Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing safe and effective therapy for patients with high unmet medical needs.  Apexian’s lead drug candidate is named APX3330. To learn more about Apexian Pharmaceuticals, please visit the company’s website at www.ApexianPharma.com

Media Contact: Roger D. Miller
Email: PR@Apexianpharma.com
Telephone:  844-463-3330 x113


BASi and Phlebotics Form Strategic Alliance; Continuing a Commitment to Automated Blood Sampling

April 4, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 4, 2018 (Newswire.com) –  Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) (“BASi” or the “Company”) today announced a technology alliance with Phlebotics, Inc. This agreement is the latest of BASi partnerships, including those with Joanneum Research and PalmSens, to expand  their offering of products and services that improve data and increase the speed of bringing new drugs to market.

This alliance focuses on technology for automated blood sampling. For nearly 20 years, the BASi Culex® Automated Blood Sampling System has been a game changer in drug research by enabling stress-free sampling from large and small animal models. Phlebotics will continue its developments toward clinical applications.

BASi and Phlebotics have previously partnered on related projects. This new alliance will support Phlebotics through research and beta testing stages of product development. “When you consider BASi can sample blood from freely moving rodents with reduced pain, stress, blood loss, and labor, it makes sense to consider the advantages for clinical trial subjects and patients,” said Pete Kissinger, a founder of both firms. “This partnering strategy will give us a head start in getting the product into the hands of clinicians.”

Philip Downing, BASi Senior Vice President of Preclinical Services, added, “BASi is excited to collaborate with a partner who is equally committed to advancing automated pharmacology practices. At the animal level, we have seen an impact on the speed and quality of data that can be achieved with automation. We’re excited to see this technology being explored for clinical applications, and we expect to advance our research for animal products, as well.”

For BASi, this alliance supports the expansion of the company’s preclinical product and service offerings. For Phlebotics, the alliance will facilitate using the knowledge gained from its initial clinical trials to refine their product for future hospital workflows. Pete Kissinger added, “We see the Phlebot as a component in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), or what is sometimes called the smart ICU.”


About Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.
BASi is a pharmaceutical development company providing Preclinical, Toxicological and Bioanalytical contract research services and monitoring instruments to the world’s leading drug development companies and medical research organizations. The Company’s in vivo automated sampling center is a purpose-built facility including ten in vivo labs, colony rooms for rats and mice with individually ventilated housing systems (IVCs), rodent surgical site, and a wet lab and cage wash facility that is complemented by state-of-the-art cold storage, formulations and bioanalytical facilities. The Company focuses on developing innovative services and products that increase efficiency and reduce the cost of taking a new drug to market. Visit http://www.BASinc.com for more information about BASi.

About Phlebotics, Inc.
Phlebotics, Inc. is a development stage company organized in 2007 expressly for the purpose of improving medical diagnostics in hospitalized patients as well as early-stage clinical trials for novel drugs and formulations using automated serial blood sampling that reduces risk, discomfort, blood waste and labor while improving data quality. Phlebotics products are for investigational use only (IUO) and are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Visit http://www.phlebot.com to learn more.

This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to changes in the market and demand for our products and services, the development, marketing and sales of products and services, changes in technology, industry standards and regulatory standards, and various market and operating risks detailed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Company Contact:
Jill Blumhoff
Chief Financial Officer &
Vice President of Finance
Phone: 765.497.8381

B2S Life Sciences Plans Long-Term Growth, R&D in Central Indiana

March 7, 2018

FRANKLIN, Ind. (March 7, 2018) – B2S Life Sciences, a biotherapeutic drug development company, announced plans today to expand its operations in Johnson County, creating up to 23 new, high-wage jobs by 2020.

“Indiana has earned a reputation as a global leader in life sciences, ranking second in the nation for worldwide exports,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “At its new facility, B2S can continue to advance new technologies and life-saving research, while simultaneously investing in Indiana’s future workforce, propelling other entrepreneurs and creating good jobs for Hoosiers. We’re excited to witness B2S’ continued growth alongside our life sciences sector here in Indiana.”

The company, which develops pharmaceutical and diagnostic biological reagents, is investing $1.5 million to expand and renovate its nearly 3,000-square foot facility at 97 E. Monroe St. in Franklin, adding 9,000 square feet of laboratory space. The new building, which is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2018, will allow B2S to grow its client base, which includes large contract research organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical companies, and smaller biotech businesses and startups. The company also plans to scale its reagent manufacturing to meet export demands and expand its services in biotherapeutic drug development.

B2S currently has 16 full-time employees and plans to begin hiring this year for scientists, project managers, statisticians, and business development and management associates. New positions are expected to offer average salaries above the state and county average wage. Interested applicants may learn more about the company’s career opportunities online or submit a resume at info@B2SLifeSciences.com.

“Recruiting and hiring local talent in the area is a priority for us,” said Dr. Ron Bowsher, chief scientific officer at B2S. “From the onset, we have worked together to enhance the local area where we live and work. This priority is reinforced by the fact that many of our lab staff reside in the southern portion of Marion County or Johnson County and by our close partnership with Franklin College. We look forward to continuing to grow the life sciences and biotech presence in central Indiana.”

Founded in 2015, the company specializes in drug development support with products and analytical services that facilitate drug research. Through its collaborative efforts, B2S scientists are contributing to advance treatments for cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Along with its planned growth, the additional lab space will help propel biotech startups and other small operations. The company is also investing in central Indiana’s workforce by partnering with Franklin College to give Hoosier students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience through internships in applied biotechnology.

“Franklin is pleased to have B2S in our dynamic downtown. We look forward to seeing them expand and bring more economic diversity to our city,” said Franklin Mayor Steve Barnett.

The IEDC offered B2S up to $250,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. This project was supported by the Johnson County Development Corporation and received grant funding and other tax incentives from the Franklin Development Corporation and Franklin Redevelopment Commission.

“This project gives B2S the opportunity to invest in highly skilled talent and jobs quicker than we would be able to achieve otherwise. Together, the state of Indiana, IEDC and city of Franklin have created an environment where small businesses can grow and prosper, allowing for quality of life improvements and business diversification in the region,” said Aleks Davis, chief executive officer at B2S.

Biotech companies like B2S are choosing to locate and grow their operations here because of Indiana’s reputation as a global leader in the life sciences industry. According to BioCrossroads and the Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana is the second largest exporter of life sciences products in the U.S. at $8.2 billion in total exports. More than 1,600 life science companies operate in the state, supporting more than 55,000 Hoosier jobs with average wages of nearly $95,000 annually.

About B2S Life Sciences
B2S Life Sciences LLC is a customer-focused biotherapeutic enablement company located in Franklin, Ind. The company sepecializes in bioanalytical consulting, immunoassay development, custom biological reagent generation and life-cycle management (LCM), immunogenicity cut point analysis, PK/TK statistics and advanced analytics. For more information about B2S, visit www.b2slifesciences.com.

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov
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Media Contacts: 
Garrett Sheets (B2S Life Sciences) – 317.787.2213 or pr@B2SLifeSciences.com
Abby Gras (IEDC) – 317.232.8845 or agras@iedc.in.gov

February 2018 Life Sciences Luncheon – 2018 Public Policy Overview

February 27, 2018

Public policies are impacting the life sciences sector dynamically, with many changes at the state and federal levels targeting manufacturers. Please join us as we hear the latest on the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly and delve into current public policy issues for the medical device and bio-pharmaceutical sectors. This month’s program will feature an Indiana legislative leader sharing thoughts on the current session and the direction state policy makers are heading in support of innovation. This will be followed by a moderated discussion featuring local industry leaders. This is a great time to reach out – please invite your legislators to attend with you!



Anne HathawayExecutive Director, Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers’ Council (IMDMC)
Michael O’ConnorSenior Director, State Government Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company
Kristin JonesPresident and CEO, IHIF


About the Series: The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in the life sciences. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the industry. We hope you will join us.


To learn about upcoming lunch programs, please visit us on-line.