Panel Discussion Focuses on Role of Innovation in Life Sciences, Devices

IHIF president Kristin Jones today moderated a panel on the “Importance of the Life Sciences and Innovation on Indiana’s Economy”. The event was organized by Hoosiers Work for Health, part of the national “We Work for Health” program. The panel featured local and national health care and bioscience leaders and was held at the IU Innovation Center on the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University.

Featured panelists included Indiana State Representative Peggy Welch, Bart Peterson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Eli Lilly and Company, Dan Peterson, vice president of industry and government affairs (and IHIF Board Member), Cook Group Inc., Candace DeMatteis, policy director for the Council for American Medical Innovation, Christy Gillenwater, president and CEO, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, and George Huntley, immediate past chair of the American Diabetes Association.

Also presented at the event is a report undertaken by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and prepared for the Council for American Medical Innovation. The report – Gone Tomorrow? A Call to Promote Medical Innovation, Create Jobs, and Find Cures in America is available on the IHIF website. The report includes a number of recommendations on how to foster U.S. leadership in medical innovation.

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