BioCrossroads 23 PAIR awardINDIANAPOLIS, (June 2, 2022) — People are the most valuable resource to Indiana’s life sciences sector — those who are innovating, discovering, developing and delivering critical pharmaceuticals and biotech products, medical devices, equipment, and diagnostics as well as researching and creating new protocols to accelerate getting life improving and lifesaving products to patients all over the world. BioCrossroads today announces 23 PAIR (Promising Achievers in Innovation and Research), a new recognition program that will celebrate and promote the state’s next generation of life sciences leaders.

Criteria for the award includes that a nominee should:

  • Work at a life sciences company or be an academic researcher within Indiana’s life sciences ecosystem
  • Demonstrate significant industry or academic impact and success
  • Have full-time employment or other work-and-learn experience such as an internship, co-op, or research position
  • Experience of 10 years or less in the industry

“Just as 23 pairs of chromosomes are the building blocks for the human body, Indiana’s life sciences sector is a critical and foundational component of the state’s economy,” said Lori LeRoy, executive vice president of communications for BioCrossroads. “Indiana’s life sciences industry is fundamentally based on talent. We have some truly innovative early-in-career people who are doing groundbreaking work here that deserves to be put in the spotlight. Recognizing the life sciences leaders of tomorrow and engaging with them now is critical for the continued development of this important industry.”

Nominations can be accessed via the BioCrossroads website and will be accepted through June 30, 2022. NOMINATE HERE.

One of the 23 “pair” (nominator and nominee) will be announced every day starting August 1, leading up to a recognition event on August 23, which will be open to the public.

BioCrossroads will maintain engagement with the winners and their nominators through various activities including events and “life sciences ambassadorship” coaching.

About BioCrossroads

BioCrossroads ( is Indiana’s initiative to grow the life sciences, a public-private collaboration that supports the region’s research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development.   BioCrossroads provides money and support to life sciences businesses, launches new life sciences enterprises, expands collaboration and partnerships among Indiana’s life science institutions, expands science education and markets Indiana’s life sciences industry.  The initiative has formed several new nonprofit organizations, including Indiana Health Information Exchange, BioCrossroadsLINX, OrthoWorx, Datalys Center and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute.