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January 2023

This month's highlights:

  • BIO Business Solutions Featured Vendor
  • Member Special Offers
  • Introducing New Members
  • IHIF's Policy Corner
  • Upcoming Events
  • Become a Member of IHIF
IHIF members are eligible for discounts and savings on a wide variety of products and services geared towards life sciences companies and general business needs. From lab supplies, waste removal and insurance, to office supplies and credit cards, there is something here for every company. Explore your options and enjoy the benefits of being an IHIF member!
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How to Optimize Your R&D Tax Credits with ADP

Webinar: January 24th at 2pm ET

Companies performing qualified R&D activities can be rewarded by lucrative federal and state tax incentives in the form of R&D tax credits, even if their efforts were not successful. This is particularly true for small-to-midsized BIO and IHIF members.

BIO recently partnered with ADP to provide discounted R&D tax credit services to life science companies. Join us for a complimentary webinar to learn how to maximize this new BIO-ADP tax credit offering.

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BIO Business Solutions - Special Discounts for IHIF Members

Featured Program

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BIO Business Solutions provides cost-savings offers to eligible IHIF Members. To learn more about the programs and services available, please click here. Not an IHIF member? Join today!

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors is one of the largest environmental services companies in North America. Clean Harbors manages waste recycling and disposal for almost all waste streams, planned environmental and industrial services, as well as Emergency Response Services. Clean Harbors has offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

IHIF Member Benefits

  • Special pricing and discounts for members includes 35-40% off list on disposal; 15-20% off list on transportation and materials and 35% off list price on labor charges
  • Reduced Security Recovery Fee for members
  • Free site visit to ensure storage area and recordkeeping are in compliance, as well as waste stream review
  • Full Online Services capability to track waste, manage profiles, view all reporting, download biannual report data and streamline data gathering process as well as full transparency to pricing
  • Clean Harbors will review your staff training and make recommendations to ensure you are compliant with applicable State and Federal laws

IHIF Membership News

Be sure to check out the new IHIF Member Directory featuring company descriptions and an alphabetical listing.

Featured New Member - January

Cresa is the world’s only global commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents occupiers and specializes in the delivery of fully integrated real estate solutions. We focus on providing strategic real estate advisory services to occupiers on both a local and national basis. Our clients include a broad range of industries including life sciences, technology, industrial, financial, legal, creative, insurance, healthcare, not-for-profit, government, and education. Specializing in tenant advisory services, we provide strategic real estate solutions to ensure that our clients’ business, operational and financial objectives are met. Directory Link

Welcome New IHIF Members and Strategic Partners!

Founded in February 2000, Key Corporate Services has established itself as a premier, niche recruiting firm focused in Pharmaceutical and Biotech, CMO, CDMO, and CRO. I help industry leading companies by identifying and guiding high-performing candidates to them including Business Development, Marketing, Corporate Executives (C-Suite), Manufacturing, Engineering, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Finance. Directory Link

Tecomet develops proven, full-spectrum scalable manufacturing solutions for leading medical device technology, aerospace, and defense companies for whom exceptional quality is critical. With our focus on precision and technical expertise, we deliver unparalleled manufacturing excellence in steadfast partnership with clients. Together as One Tecomet, you can trust Tecomet to provide a commitment to full collaboration in service of innovative solutions. Learn More

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 170 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. Directory Link

*An IHIF Scottish Affiliate Member - Sanondaf’s touch-less disinfection solutions combine the effect of both our spraying devices and disinfectant solutions. The dual effect of both devices and disinfectants, enables the air and surface in a room to be disinfected automatically. Our disinfectant is a patented, highly effective, oxidizing disinfectant that kills 99.99% of all hazardous germs and bacteria without posing a threat to humans, animals or plants. Great for labs, hospital rooms, HVAC, safety cabinets, incubators, and other life sciences applications. Contact IHIF to learn more or schedule a demonstration. IHIF Member discount available. Website

Sony DADC is a global supply chain company who has produced billions of discs since 1984 and is based in West Central, Indiana. Sony DADC has demonstrated success in packaging, distribution, injection molding, clean room, EDI solutions, and warehousing. Sony DADC is growing and diversifying business partnerships in each operational area. Sony DADC is ISO Certified/Compliant for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and ISO 45001. We demonstrate commitment to our customers through value – added vendor relationships and customer service. At Sony DADC, we have automation, technical expertise and vast engineering know how for your company to grow with correct economy of scale. Directory Link

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Member and industry news is now being housed on a new platform. You can find current stories and articles about the life sciences sector in Indiana on the IHIF website. Click here. There is a separate subscription option, once we have a handful of subscribers, we'll start sending out weekly updates.

IHIF's Policy Corner

What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:

  • Preparing for 2023 Session of the Indiana General Assembly

The US Ecosystem for Medicines. How new drug innovations get to patients.

New research from the consultancy Vital Transformation (VT) has found that 60% of FDA approved medicines from 2011- 2020 originated in the United States. The FDA approved 363 new medicines over that time period, and the US was solely responsible for the origination of 223 of those medicines. 


The study by Vital Transformation was an update of the often-cited 2010 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery publication by Robert Kneller. Broadly, since Kneller’s publication, the US biopharma sector increased the total number of approved therapies that it originated from 118 to 223. Germany, the UK, and the EU broadly have seen declines in the number of therapies it originated during the same period. As well, the study also presents data showing that venture backed biopharmaceutical start ups in Asia, predominantly driven by China, now equal the annual total of the United States, with 93 start-ups. Europe was relatively flat, with 44 biopharma start-ups. 

The Indiana Health Industry Forum provides guidance and leadership on public policy issues that contribute to innovation in the health science sector, deliver therapies to patients in need, and further the development and growth of our member companies. IHIF works at the federal and state level and partners with several other organizations and groups to support specific initiatives and legislation.
Special Offers for IHIF Members
Lab-Crafters showcases our I-FLEX System, showing you all it can do. It truly allows for quick change as your lab requirements change.

This animated video will take you through all the features of an individual bench. 

Please reach out to Betsy Fouts with any questions, suggestions, or comments. 
OpenTrons – Laboratory Automation Solutions
Promotional Offer for IHIF Members: FREE pipette with OT-2 robot order!
Introducing the OT-2, your personal pipetting robot.

Comply Guru - New! FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 + ISO 13485 eLearning

We are launching our newest eLearning course covering the U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR) 21 CFR Part 820 & ISO 13485:2016 Requirements and it can be completed Anytime, Anywhere (24/7). Plus, we have a growing portfolio of FREE eLearning courses. Why not try one for yourself?

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Upcoming Events

Start-Up Stadium - Submit Your Application

Ready for your company to be front and center at the BIO Start-Up Stadium in Boston? Submit your application and have the chance to engage key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology event. 

This year will also feature evaluation of the presentations from seed-stage company finalists (less than $1M raised) separate from emerging company finalists (more than $1M but less than $10M raised to date) with a winner identified for each category. 

Typical Requirements for Applicants:

  • Raised less than $10 million since inception
  • Fewer than 20 full-time employees
  • Previous business pitch or competition experience
  • Must not be a previous Start-Up Stadium winner

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Save the Date - 2023 Scottish Lifesciences Association May Mission to Indiana

May 8-12, 2023

Panel Discusion

Healthcare IT’s Role in Patient Engagement and Health Provider Growth Initiatives

January 24, 2023

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

16Tech Innovation District, Indianapolis, IN

Join the HIMSS Indiana Chapter for a panel discussion where we will explore organizational dynamics and best practices for vetting, implementing, and monitoring the use of rapidly evolving digital tools in the healthcare setting.  


Healthcare organizations are under intense pressure to enhance the customer experience, drive brand and product awareness, and improved clinical and financial outcomes. This has resulted in increased reliance on outreach using digital tools that nurture patient relationships. The use of these digital tools are not without compliance, privacy, security, and technical risks. IT and security practitioners are central to vetting, on-boarding, executing, and monitoring risk parameters.  

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MedTech Innovator Now Accepting Applications for 2023!

MedTech Innovator, the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical devices, digital health and diagnostic companies, is seeking applicants for its 2023 program. Companies selected for the MedTech Innovator program will receive high-profile visibility; access to investors, stakeholders, and decision-makers; a network of mentors and peers; and participation in a customized educational curriculum. Accelerator companies will also compete for up to $500K in non-dilutive funding. The top 50 start-ups selected are featured in the MedTech Innovator Showcase at The MedTech Conference, taking place October 9-11, 2023 in Anaheim, CA. The grand prize winner will be announced live during the MedTech Innovator Finals at the conference. MedTech Innovator does not charge or take equity for participation, and there is no application fee. Learn more and apply below!

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HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition 

April 17 – 21, 2023 | Chicago, IL 

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the most influential health information technology event of the year, where 40,000+ professionals throughout the global health ecosystem meet to build relationships during lively networking events, learn from experts in hot topic education sessions, and discover innovative health tech products to solve their greatest challenges. 

IHIF is excited to be a Partner of HIMSS23! As such, our members receive the HIMSS member rate to attend. To register, visit HIMSS23 General Registration and sign in. Once on the General Registration page, select the Chapter or Collaborator tab on the left-hand side. Select your preferred HIMSS23 Pass and enter Indiana Health Industry Forum as the Referring Collaborator Organization to receive the HIMSS member rate on registration. Organization must be an approved HIMSS23 Partner to receive the member rate. 

BIO CEO and Investor Conference

February 6-9, 2023 | New York Marriott Marquis & Virtual

Registration for the BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2023 is now open. This year’s conference will provide a vital opportunity to connect in New York City and virtually with C-Suite biotech executives and the capital investment community.

This year we’re offering partnering, networking and programming opportunities including:

  • Four Days of Partnering
  • Two days of in-person partnering followed by two days of exclusive, virtual partnering
  • Two days in-person and livestreamed education sessions
  • Company Presentations
  • Two days of fully in-person presentations
  • Learn More about Company Presentations and how to apply here.

No matter how you choose to participate, BIO has something for you.

Register Now

2022 - 2023

Indiana Life Sciences

Collaboration Conference Series

Join us on November 18th to learn more about curative technologies and Indiana’s status as an important player in their development and implementation, which will be discussed at the opening event in the 2022-23 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, presented by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business .

Hosted by the Kelley School’s Center for the Business of Life Sciences, the Nov. 18 conference in Indianapolis will examine recent advancements, such as the development of mRNA vaccines, radiopharmaceuticals and gene therapies, and Indiana’s role in that innovation.

Upcoming Topics

February 24, 2023

Uniqueness of Healthcare and Life Sciences Marketing

April 28, 2023

Digital Health - The "Buzz" and the Reality


BioCom Global Life Science Partnering Conference - Registration Open



This conference is an exclusive global partnering forum that brings together senior executives, bankers, venture capitalists, and business development professionals from leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Join us next February 2023, where industry leaders will debate current trends, companies will showcase their latest technologies and all attendees will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with leading deal-makers from around the globe.

The partnering conference and the relationships you build promise to be fruitful for your business ventures this year and for many years to come. We are excited by the prospect of continuing an annual bio-pharma partnering conference that brings together leading deal makers and emerging biotechs from around the world.

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Eiteljorg Museum Plans Scottish Exhibition
One of the interesting conversations that came out of the SLA visit in May was a connection to an upcoming exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum of Native American Art in Indianapolis. In August 2023, the museum will feature the works of Alfred Jacob Miller - a Scottish landscape artist who sketched and painted scenes of the American West on behalf of his patron, Sir William Drummond Stewart. Originally displayed in Murthly Castle in Perthshire, Scotland, the collection has been reassembled and will be displayed as it would have appeared to Sir Stewart. The paintings show details of the Rendezvous - an important trading event for Native Americans, trappers, traders, and inhabitants of the American West in the 1800s. For more information on the exhibit or if you might have an interest in becoming a corporate sponsor, please learn more. IHIF and SLA are excited to help support this fascinating cultural connection! Learn More: Alfred Jacob Miller: Revisiting the Rendezvous in Scotland and Today
Join IHIF - Become a Member Today!
About IHIF Membership

Now is a great time to become a member of the Indiana Health Industry Forum! Join your voice to over 150 current member companies to impact the strategic direction of Indiana's health science sector.

Membership in IHIF offers a number of solutions:
  • Promote your business, locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Support the industry in the state and contribute directly to its growth and direction.
  • Find others who share your interests and build your business network.
  • Lend your voice to public policies that support innovation.
  • Directly impact your bottom line with significant savings and discount programs exclusively for IHIF members.

To complete a membership application, click here. 
Time to renew? Try it on-line! It's quick and easy! IHIF members can renew their memberships on-line at any time and update information in the Member Directory. Not an IHIF Member? Apply on-line or download an application packet now!