Event: New Date for BioCrossroads Indiana Life Sciences Summit

2021-06-15T12:25:44-04:00June 15, 2021|

The Indiana Life Sciences Summit drives conversations and provides content on important and timely topics with speakers from Indiana’s life sciences community. Coming out of a global pandemic, this year's virtual conference will focus on opportunities for the life sciences sector based on what we've learned, what needs to change and how we innovate moving forward. Local and national thought leaders will provide their insights and perspectives; we will present our annual Watanabe Life Science Champion of the Year award; and we hope to have some surprises, too. Stay tuned for more details and registration information coming in July. For sponsorship information, contact JoBeth Zimmerman. WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 From 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM WHERE: Online VIRTUAL Event 

IIB Perspectives: Renewed Focus on University Tech Transfer Drives Life Sciences Innovation

2021-04-19T12:01:35-04:00April 19, 2021|

By: Patty Martin, President and CEO, BioCrossroads Indiana universities and companies have played a vital role in the commercialization of insulin, the treatment of prostate cancer, and a reduction in cancer cases caused by the human papillomavirus, among many other therapeutics. Importantly, Hoosier state universities—Indiana University, Purdue University and Notre Dame—have made significant contributions to medical innovation over the past few decades. All of this, including the boost to Indiana’s economy from this wave of innovation, has been supported and enabled by a little-known law with an enormous impact, the University and Small Business Patent Procedures Act of 1980. The Economist characterized the law, more commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act, an eponymous shorthand referring to the two senators, Birch Bayh and Bob Dole, who co-authored the legislation, as “possibly the most inspired piece of legislation to be enacted in America [...]

Indiana’s life sciences companies accessed more than $9 billion to grow innovation in 2020 BioCrossroads report details funding sources, deals, investors

2021-05-05T06:36:06-04:00April 12, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2021) --   In 2020, Indiana’s life sciences companies accessed over $9 billion in capital to grow and support innovation. The funding comes from a variety of sources including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards, venture capital, initial public offerings and related public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. BioCrossroads today issued their annual report, Indiana Life Sciences Capital 2020, which provides details on the funding events throughout the year. The $9 billion includes: $12.6 million SBIR awarded to 21 companies. $262 million in venture capital invested in 44 companies. $141.8 million accessed through public markets by three companies. $8.6 billion+ spent to acquire innovation, representing nine transactions. The market capitalization for Indiana’s public life sciences companies as of Dec. 31, 2020 was $297.6 billion and includes Eli Lilly and Company, Anthem, Zimmer [...]

BioCrossroads report underscores importance of strong tech transfer programs at Indiana’s research universities

2021-04-05T16:47:42-04:00November 19, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS, (Nov. 19, 2020) -- BioCrossroads today released a new report, Tech Transfer in Indiana: An Overview for the Life Sciences Industry, a comprehensive resource highlighting the technology transfer processes and approaches used by Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame to facilitate commercialization of research-driven discoveries and innovations. The report also discusses the role of incubators and graduation facilities at research universities, which are increasing in number and importance. “With our three research institutions and thousands of research faculty, Indiana has critical assets necessary to drive innovation. University labs and facilities are especially important for life sciences R&D that require unique space and equipment required to perform complex research,” said Patricia Martin, president and CEO, BioCrossroads. In addition to developing breakthroughs in medical treatments and therapies, Indiana’s three R11 research institutions also generate a substantial amount of [...]

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation grants BioCrossroads funding to advance collaborative and educational life sciences initiatives

2021-04-05T16:47:42-04:00October 29, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 29, 2020) --  BioCrossroads announced today that the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has made a grant of $1.35 million to the organization to continue to advance the strength and opportunities of several collaborative and educational initiatives within Indiana’s life sciences sector. The Fairbanks Foundation is an Indianapolis-based, independent, private foundation focused on the education, health and the vitality of the Indianapolis community. “The life sciences sector is a key driver of Indiana’s economy, accounting for 20% of the state’s GDP. BioCrossroads plays a critical role helping to create an environment in which this sector can flourish,” said Claire Fiddian-Green, president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “We are pleased to provide continued support for the organization and its key initiatives.” The two-year grant enables BioCrossroads to continue to advance Indiana’s vitality in the life sciences via [...]

BioCrossroads publishes directory of Indiana health and life sciences data organizations

2021-04-05T16:47:43-04:00July 7, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 7, 2020) – Indiana’s industry, government, health systems, academia, and digital health startups have tremendous data and technology resources which are driving transformative healthcare and life sciences work locally and globally. To capture all of those assets in a one-stop spot, BioCrossroads today published its Book of Data and Organizations, a directory of Indiana enterprises in the health-data intersection. The directory includes snapshots of ten organizations who control data assets – data sets, data talent, and/or data technology. The organization profiles answer: Who has what data? How can this data be accessed? Where does the data analysis talent reside? What data technologies and capabilities exist? What are the key projects currently in process? What are the future projects and opportunities for engagement? “Indiana has valuable and innovative life sciences and healthcare data initiatives and organizations that we’re highlighting through this [...]

Indiana’s life sciences industry ranks among the top 10 in national report

2021-04-05T16:47:43-04:00June 9, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2020) – Seven Indiana cities are recognized for their national life science strengths, according to Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and TEConomy Partners’ biennial survey of the U.S. life sciences industry released today. Bloomington, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Michigan City, South Bend and Terre Haute are identified in the report as having significant life sciences activity. Lafayette is one of only seven cities in the U.S to have employment specializations in four of the five industry subsectors. Bloomington and Indianapolis have employment specializations in three of the five industry subsectors (two of only 23 cities in the U.S. with that distinction). The report, The Bioscience Economy: Propelling Life-Saving Treatments, Supporting State & Local Communities, measures growth in the bioscience sector (Agricultural Feedstock and Chemicals, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Research, Testing and Medical Laboratories and Bioscience-related Distribution) from [...]

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