It is our mission to secure Indiana’s position as a global leader in life sciences by advocating, connecting, promoting, and delivering tangible benefits on behalf of our diverse corporate members.
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 and insurance to office supplies and credit cards, there is something here for most every company. Explore your options and enjoy the benefits of being an IHIF member!
LAST CALL
Industry Surveys - Help Please! We Need Your Input!
Thank you to everyone who has already completed one of our short but important industry surveys! If you have not already responded, please take just a few minutes to provide your thoughts and some vital data that will help us, help you in the coming months and years!
Compass 2025 Survey

IHIF is kicking off it's next statewide strategic plan! In keeping with past efforts, we like to begin by asking for your feedback on the issues and challenges that concern you the most and hear your ideas on what might be the best solutions. Given the challenges of the pandemic, we are also interested in hearing how that has affected your business planning. We are seeking broad input from all corners and sectors of the life sciences industry in Indiana, so please take just a few minutes to complete a brief survey! Compass 2025 will be presented in the fall and the results will be used to help direct IHIF programming and actions.
Medical Manufacturing Space Survey

The Indiana Health Industry Forum is conducting a survey to inventory laboratory and cleanroom space in Indiana. Without a measurement of these capabilities, Indiana is missing out on inclusion in national rankings of life sciences clusters, opportunities to attract new companies to the state, opportunities to grow existing businesses, and the ability to call for the creation of new investment tax credits.

Responses are optional. Any data collected will be used in the aggregate for a benchmarking report.

This survey is best completed by someone familiar with your facility’s design, layout, workflow and operations.  
BioFutures 2022 – Reserve Ad Space Now

PUBLISHING MARCH 18, 2022
The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF), in partnership with Indianapolis Business Journal, will publish the 2022 BioFutures Magazine, a round-up of the latest news from the state’s thriving health and life sciences sectors.

This year’s BioFutures Magazine will be inserted in the March 18, 2022, issue of IBJ and will reach business decision makers throughout central Indiana and beyond. BioFutures is also the primary marketing piece used by IHIF as it promotes Indiana’s health science sector at events locally, nationally, and around the world.

Learn More and download rate flyer
New Business Solutions Program Partner - Mercer -
BIO Health Plans Now Available
Open to Eligible IHIF Members
Through our partnership with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), IHIF is excited to offer our members access to NEW & IMPROVED health care options that will be available for an effective date of January 1, 2022!
 
Quoting starting on 11/1 for all states (except Alaska, Wyoming and Hawaii) for a January 1, 2022 effective date.
 
With these NEW BIO Health Plans you can offer medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans with more choices and convenience:
 
·   New Multiple-Carrier Quoting – We’ll shop several well-known local and national health carriers, discuss your needs and find the best plan options.
·   New Lower Minimum – Enrollment for as few as 2 employees.
·   Easy Online Enrollment – Paperless enrollment for you and your employees.
·   HR Administrative Portal – Helps you easily manage multiple carriers and plans.
 
BIO understands the unique health care needs of small to medium-sized companies and their families, and we are committed to your success.
 
Visit Bio.mercerhealthplans.com to learn more or get a quote! Questions? Call 855-698-1570.

BIO Health Plans are fully ACA-compliant. Please check map on the website for current state eligibility and requirements.
 
Program Administered by Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC
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In CA d/b/a Mercer Health & Benefits Insurance Services LLC
Interested in this opportunity but not an IHIF Member? Join today! BIO Business Solutions eligible memberships start at just $300/year! Learn about other BIO Business Solutions savings programs here.
IHIF's Policy Corner
What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:
  • Continued outreach opposing harmful drug pricing provisions in the infrastructure reconciliation package and Build Back Better Act
  • Encouraged House members' sponsorship support for increasing reimbursement to physicians for use of osteoporosis diagnostic testing
  • Joined sign-on letter to encourage policymakers to remove provisions in the Build Back Better Act that would curtail the effectiveness of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) in incentivizing investment in innovative small businesses and startups.
  • Joined multi-state association letter advocating for prioritization of semiconductor chips for medical devices
  • Expressed support for reauthorization of State Trade Expansion Program to assist small export companies
  • Corresponded on repeal and replacement of the MCIT breakthrough pathway for medical devices. Read AdvaMed's Statement on the repeal of MCIT
  • Joined sign-on letter to President Biden regarding Mexico's treatment of agricultural biotechnology
Four senators last week introduced a bill seeking to permanently expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services provided by physical and occupational therapists, audiologists, and speech language pathologists. The Expanded Telehealth Access Act would also allow the HHS secretary to make more health care professionals eligible for telehealth reimbursement.
Full Story: The Hill (11/5)  (Source: AdvaMed SmartBrief)
Member News
Genezen Continues Life Sciences Growth in Fishers
The life sciences sector in Hamilton County continues to grow. Fishers-based cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization Genezen has announced plans to invest $40 million to expand its Fishers facility and create up to 62 jobs by the end of 2023. The company says the 75,000-square-foot addition will triple its current footprint. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Techshot Acquired, Gains Resources for Space Research
Floyd County-based Techshot Inc., which specializes in the development of devices and technology used in space research, has been acquired by Redwire Corp. (NYSE: RDW), an aerospace manufacturer and space infrastructure technology company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
First Startups Unveiled for New Purdue Accelerator
Eight Indiana startups have been selected to take part in Purdue Foundry’s new accelerator to help early-stage startups prepare for outside investors. Each company selected for the inaugural Boost cohort received a $5,000 grant but could receive as much as $25,000 depending on the readiness of their products. Read More and See Companies (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
OpenTrons – Laboratory Automation Solutions
Promotional Offer for IHIF Members: FREE pipette with OT-2 robot order!
Introducing the OT-2, your personal pipetting robot.
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. 
Industry News
WATCH: Abbott Explains Why It Built in Indiana
Thursday marked exactly two years since global healthcare company Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) announced plans to invest $38 million to build a manufacturing facility in Westfield and eventually hire up to 450 employees. Since then, construction has been completed and the 120,000-square-foot facility is now open and producing a device used to repair leaky heart valves. The investment by the Illinois-based company is one of the largest life sciences investments in Indiana in years. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Mayor: Fishers Attracts $500M in Life Sciences in 12 Months
Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness says the city is well on its way to becoming the “epicenter of life sciences” in the Midwest. Over the past 12 months, the Hamilton County city has welcomed more than $500 million in new, planned investments from healthcare-focused companies. The latest came Thursday when South Korea-based List Biotherapeutics Inc. announced it will invest $125 million to build a manufacturing facility in the Fishers Life Science and Innovation Park, the third company to announce plans to locate there. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Langham Logistics Expands Life Sciences Offerings
Indianapolis-based Langham Logistics has announced plans to open a 187,000-square-foot distribution center in Whitestown as it continues to expand in the life sciences sector. The third-party logistics, warehousing and distribution provider says the facility will service its pharmaceutical clients requiring cold and ultra-low temperature storage where temperatures reach below -40 Celsius. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Biotech Firm Focusing on HPV Closes Funding Round
Indianapolis-based Kovina Therapeutics says it recently closed on a $2 million seed round of financing led by Indy-based Elevate Ventures. The pre-clinical biotechnology company aims to discover a non-surigcal, medical treatment for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections and cancers. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Vaccine Freezer Wins Top Prize at Pitch Competition
An Anderson-based startup that developed an ultra-cold system to protect vaccines during lengthy trips has won first place at the 2021 Crossroads Pitch Competition, hosted by Bloomington-based business incubator The Mill. The founders of ArcticRx will receive $10,000 in cash, plus a package of startup and business services. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Hammond Biotech Firm Partners with Australian University
A Hammond-based biotechnology company is teaming up with the University of Western Australia to develop drugs to help fight neurodegenerative diseases and spinal cord injury pain. Neuro Vigor focuses its research on neutralizing reactive aldehydes, which are key to the progression of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Van Fleet says there is a "great need for novel solutions and that's what we represent." Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Wearable Device May Prevent Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
West Lafayette-based startup Neurava says it has received more than $650,000 in seed funding, allowing the young company to complete a final prototype of its technology. The developers have created a wearable device to monitor and alert for the impending risk of sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Ground broken on new $35M additive manufacturing facility 
Paragon Medical, a global provider of medical components and products, announced the groundbreaking on a new additive manufacturing facility in Pierceton, Indiana. Paragon Medical broke ground on the new facility with local dignitaries in attendance including Joseph Thallemer, Mayor of Warsaw; David Rosenberg, IEDC Executive Vice President; and Mary Martin, Regional Director in the Office of Senator Mike Braun.
 
Located on the existing campus in Pierceton, IN, Paragon Medical’s new additive manufacturing facility will offer 34,000 square feet of manufacturing and operational space once complete. The facility will be dedicated to 3D printing, leveraging Paragon Medical’s existing machining based across the globe.

Read More (Source; Building Indiana)
COVID Updates
Regenstrief Lands Contract to Protect COVID Research Data
The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute will continue its partnership with the National Institutes of Health as part of a national consortium collecting medical data on COVID-19. Regenstrief says the new two-year contract is worth more than $2.3 million over the first year, but the funding could reach $15 million. Read More
Welcome New IHIF Members!
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Featured New Member
Bristol Myers Squibb is committed to discovering, developing and delivering transformational medicines in areas where we believe we have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for patients: oncology, immuno-science, cardiovascular and fibrosis.

Thank you to all of our 2021 renewing members!
Upcoming Events
Registration Now Open for Global Life Science Partnering Conference
12th Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference

Biocom California’s 12th Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference is returning in-person to The Lodge at Torrey Pines from February 22nd to 24th, 2022. 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.

This year, 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.

Event Details
When: February 22nd – February 24th, 2022
Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines
​​​​​​11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037

Save the Date for BIO 2022
Mark Your Calendar for the BIO International Convention
June 13-16, 2022, in San Diego, CA
BIO is thrilled to be back in person for the 2022 International Convention happening in San Diego, CA June 13-16. The Convention theme ‘LIMITLESS’ is our commitment to unlocking possibilities for our members and attendees while paving the path to the future of our industry.  

The BIO International Convention attracts 15,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. We bring together a wide spectrum of life science and application, including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy.   

A registration discount will be available for IHIF members only - Stay tuned for additional details. Not an IHIF member? Join today!
Kelley Conference Series
Kelley IN Life Sciences
Collaboration Series
2021 – 2022 Conference Series

Since 2006, the Center for the Business of Life Sciences at the IU Kelley School of Business (CBLS) has been presenting the Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series, providing a forum for professionals in healthcare and life sciences to consider, discuss, and debate key business strategy issues. The conferences bring together leaders from industry, academia, government, and economic development communities. Join us in exploring business solutions and making new connections in the life sciences.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR….

The CBLS has missed gathering with corporate partners and friends in the industry! This year, in response, the plan is to offer a hybrid series – in person conferences while streaming the events so attendees may also join virtually. The registration page provides options for in person or virtual registration.

Cybersecurity in Healthcare & the Life Sciences
November 19, 2021

Impact of the New Administration: HHS, FDA, CMS
February 18, 2022

The Potential of AI & Smart Devices in Healthcare
April 29, 2022

Venture Summit Virtual Connect
Startups \ Investors \ Matchmaking
December 7th – 9th 2021
Whether you’re a founder seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

A highly productive 3-day venture conference, this exclusive summit is dedicated to showcasing early stage VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage Lifesciences, Healthcare and MedTech companies as well as showcasing over 100 Top Innovators.

Special offer: Register Now & Save $100 (Use discount code “IHIFVIP”)
BIO Business Solutions - Special Discounts for IHIF Members
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! See the latest deals and offers from our BIO Business Solutions partners here
Featured Program
About ALT
ALT is a full-service provider of premium refurbished lab equipment and surplus strategy services for the life sciences. With more than 12,000 instruments in stock ranging from small benchtop accessories to robust triple quad mass spectrometers – all items are carefully refurbished and delivered with a one-year warranty. ALT also purchases, consigns, trades, or auctions your surplus equipment to monetize your assets and maximize your ROI.
UPDATED BENEFITS
IHIF Member Benefits

Equipment Purchase:  
  • Free one-year equipment warranty  
  • Minimum 15% no-hassle discount on list price*  
  • Minimum 10% additional discount on sale items*  
  • Up to 10% discount on all Agilent Certified Pre-Owned products   
*Agilent factory-refurbished equipment excluded  
  
Surplus Strategy Services:  
  • Double Credit Offer (2X ALT's Cash Offer)   
  • Up to 10% rebate of Buyer's premium  
  • 10% bonus on standard consignment split  
  • Discounted or waived project expenses  
  • Enhanced Consignment program featuring a 5% increase in split  
  • Up to 10% discount on equipment and asset appraisal services  
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!