BioCrossroads celebrates two decades of advancing Indiana’s life sciences sector

2022-02-14T10:36:13-05:00February 14, 2022|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 14, 2022)  ̶  Back in the early 2000’s no one had a doubt that Indiana was home to world-class life sciences assets, but the community was missing the opportunity to collectively advance its strengths. A coalition of organizations and business leaders decided to ensure that Central Indiana and the entire state, took advantage of the sector. With a more than 100-year legacy of life sciences with companies including Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, Cook Medical and Zimmer Biomet; a significant number of contract research and manufacturing organizations; an emerging start-up community; and three research universities, there was a lot to be gained by having the sector work collaboratively. On February 13, 2002, these stakeholders officially established the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative (CILSI), which would ultimately become BioCrossroads. The goal of the group—managed by the Central Indiana [...]