IHIF Announces First MOMENTUM:Team Mentorship Class

Thanks to Cycle I Sponsors: CTSI, OSBE/ISBDC, Barnes & Thornburg, and Ivy Tech

MOMENTUM:Mentor Networks is a comprehensive set of programs designed to support Indiana’s health science sector and better tie industry, our research community, and our entrepreneurs together.  The programs will encourage earlier interaction between industry and investigators, provide earlier feedback on ideas and company development, and encourage later stage entrepreneurial growth and development.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Kristin Jones, IHIF, 317-686-0994

kjones@ihif.org

 

August 13, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN)  – The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) is pleased to announce that the first class of mentee companies has been accepted into its MOMENTUM:Team Mentorship Program.  The companies participating in the first 10-week Cycle include: B2S Labs, Reclaim Rx, and Sintact Medical Systems.

The entrepreneurs will first present their companies to the MOMENTUM mentors, invited investors, steering committee, and IHIF Board of Directors at a First Pitch event scheduled for September 1.  Following the First Pitch, the companies will be matched with mentor teams and MBA student Project Managers to begin a 10-week session and conclude with a Final Pitch in December.

About the Companies:

B2S Labs (R. Aleks Davis, CEO) defines itself as a biotherapeutic enablement company, offering improved analytical methods and outcomes for companies involved in the development of biotherapeutic drugs and diagnostics. Our mission is to leverage extensive expertise in bioanalytical methods development to provide superior custom reagent products and services that are tailored to our clients’ needs, and to manage these products and services for clients throughout the drug development process.

Reclaim Rx (Eric Graban, Founder/CEO) offers protein analysis and imaging using a mass spec based covalent labeling process.  Data from our technology can provide insight into protein structure changes or binding interactions that would be difficult to obtain otherwise.

Sintact Medical Systems, Inc. (Erik Robinson, Ph.D., CEO) develops non-resorbable films that separate adjacent organs and prevent them from adhering to each other after surgery.

“On behalf of IHIF and the MOMENTUM Steering Committee, we are thrilled to announce our first class of Mentee companies for the MOMENTUM: Team Mentoring program.  B2S Labs, Reclaim Rx, and Sintact Medical Systems are an ideal group to work with and our mentors are ready and committed to help”, said Kristin Jones, President and CEO of the Indiana Health Industry Forum.  “MOMENTUM is the type of program that moves Indiana into an elite tier of life science clusters and leverages the needs and interests of our diverse industry base.  We are especially grateful to our sponsors and supporters, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), Barnes & Thornburg, The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech, and the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE)/ISBDC.”

To find out more about MOMENTUM or apply to become a mentor, mentee, or MBA student project manager, please visit the MOMENTUM website at www.ihif.org/pages/mentorship

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About IHIF

The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) is a statewide trade association representing members of Indiana’s health science business community.  The diverse members of IHIF generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry.  Our mission is to 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 and to become a member, please visit www.ihif.org

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