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Aug. 31, 2015 Kristin Jones, IHIF (317) 686-0994
Lt. Governor and Sen. Hershman Lead Forum to kick off new Life Sciences Policy Series
Industry leaders join state legislators to discuss evolving life sciences ecosystem in Indiana
The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council and the Indiana Health Industry Forum today introduced The MedTech/Life Sciences Policy Forum to State Legislators. The new Policy Forum was introduced at an event held at Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis and featured two panel discussions led by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Senator Brandt Hershman. Legislators also were given a hard-hat tour of Roche’s new Learning & Development Center, which is under construction on its north-eastside campus.
Panelists contributing to the discussions were Teresa Lubbers, Indiana Commission for Higher Education; Steve Braun, Commissioner at the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development; Brad Bishop, Ex. Dir. at Orthoworx in Warsaw; David Broecker, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute; Kevin Brinegar, Indiana Chamber of Commerce; Tom Ryder, President/CEO of Genesis Plastics Welding; and Jennifer Zinn and Greta Clark, both from Roche Diagnostics.
The MedTech/Life Sciences Policy Forum is a series designed for members of the General Assembly that will focus on Indiana’s strengths in the sector and policy recommendations to help spawn a dynamic life sciences ecosystem in the state. Both the Medical Device and Life Science Industries along with the Health Industry in Indiana have interests in the retention, growth and attraction of current and new businesses in their sectors.
The next Forum will be held in New Albany on September 24, at the Purdue Technology Center.
The Forum will also hold meetings during session to discuss legislation that may be presented during the legislative session at the Statehouse that affects the Medical Device and Life Sciences Industries.
The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC) serves to represent the interests of its member companies in the delivery of innovative, life-changing technologies to patients. IMDMC advocates on behalf of its members and is dedicated to providing ongoing training and education to help equip its members to adapt to the changing environment in which they operate. Through the relationships it develops, its recognized expertise and its passionate advocacy, IMDMC serves to increase public awareness of the economic and health benefits the Indiana Medical Device Industry delivers throughout the world. For more information please visit www.imdmc.org
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