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BioFutures 2022 Available Now!


Many thanks to our partners at the Indianapolis Business Journal for another great edition!

Highlights include:
  • The Business of Bone Health: Innovative entrepreneurs are strengthening the "Orthopedic Capital of the World"
  • Laboratory Essentials: Many of the tools researchers use are born or made in Indiana
  • COVID Crusaders: Indiana manufacturers and innovators continue to play key roles in the pandemic fight
Interested in being part of next year's BioFutures magazine? Email IHIF with story ideas or advertising inquiries!
May will be Scotland Extravaganza month at IHIF as we look forward to hosting members of the Scottish Lifesciences Association (SLA) here in Indiana! Throughout the month, life sciences companies from our partner organization will be here to explore market opportunities in the U.S., find business and manufacturing partners, and connect with healthcare delivery experts. IHIF will be facilitating meetings, making introductions, and helping get the ball rolling for both new and returning SLA members.  Please check out the list of participating companies and drop us a note if you would like to meet with any of the businesses. We will be hosting networking events throughout the month as well,
Elanco Celebrates HQ and 'Future of Innovation'
Executives from Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN), along with Governor Eric Holcomb and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, tossed a ceremonial shovel of dirt Tuesday, officially launching construction of Elanco’s $100 million global headquarters on the near west side of Indianapolis. The animal health company announced in Decmeber it will relocate from Greenfield and build its facility on 45 acres of the former GM Stamping plant. The company says the project is not only about building new office space but also creating a state-of-the art innovation center and business incubator for Indiana’s growing agbioscience sector. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Catalent to Invest $350 Million in Integrated Biologics Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturing at Bloomington, Indiana, Facility Catalent, the global leader in enabling biopharma, cell, gene, and consumer health partners to optimize development, launch, and supply of better patient treatments across multiple modalities, today announced a multi-year $350 million investment at its facility in Bloomington, Indiana, to expand biologics drug substance and drug product manufacturing capabilities. The project will serve the industry’s robust biologics pipeline across various modalities with new bioreactors, syringe filling lines, and additional lyophilization capacity, supported by quality control laboratories and complex automated packaging. Read More (Source: Catalent)
Life Sciences Capital Jumped in 2021
BioCrossroads has released its annual Indiana Life Sciences Capital report. The state’s life sciences initiative says Hoosier life sciences companies accessed more than $15 billion in capital last year, marking a $6 billion increase over 2020.
Read More and Connect to Report (Source: BioCrossroads and Inside Indiana Business)
Indianapolis Agbioscience Industry Grows with Intelinair Opening New Company HQ
Indianapolis-based Intelinair will Thursday celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in Indianapolis. The precision agriculture startup uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers pinpoint potential problems with their crops. Read More (Source: IEDC and Inside Indiana Business)
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Featured New Member
Novilytic is a biochemistry analytics company that protects and secures life-saving drugs. 

Our potency is extended by our people which includes 5 Ph.D. chemists and engineers who have helped us secure significant patents and other IP. Our business plan will increase those forces to ensure we meet customer, market, and regulatory demands.

IHIF Member News
Novartis' radiopharma drug wins approval in tough-to-treat prostate cancer patients

The FDA approved Lu-PSMA-617, Novartis’ radioligand program acquired in the $2.1 billion buyout of Endocyte back in 2018, to treat PSMA-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Novartis will brand the drug as Pluvicto, and a spokesperson told Endpoints News that the drug’s wholesale acquisition cost will be set at $42,500 per dose.

Read More (Source: Endpoints)
$1M Gift to Support Business of Life Sciences Center
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jeff Albers and his wife, Alison. The university says the gift will create an endowment to support programs at the Center for the Business of Life Sciences. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)

IU Receives $12.5M for Breast Cancer Research
The Indiana University School of Medicine has received a $12.5 million gift from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer in Fort Wayne. IU says the funding will support new immunotherapy research efforts for breast cancer treatment. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Med-Tech Group to Build HQ in ‘Innovation Mile’
A medical tech group has announced plans to expand its Midwest operations. Innovation One LLC, which is comprised of Certus Medical and Radiological Care Services, says it will invest nearly $13 million to establish its new headquarters in the Innovation Mile business district in Noblesville and create more than 80 full-time jobs. Read More
IU Receives $1.2M to Develop Vaccine
 Indiana University has received a $1.2 million grant from venture capital firm GIVAX Inc. to further develop a new technology for a combination oral rotavirus-norovirus vaccine. The technology, which was developed by IU biology professor John Patton and graduate student Asha Philip, is designed to alter the current rotavirus vaccine for infants to also protect against norovirus. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
IU Startup Secures Licensing Deal
A Bloomington-based startup founded by two Indiana University chemistry professors has inked a deal with Massachusetts-based Waters Corp. (NYSE: WAT). Megadalton Solutions will license to Waters its charge detection mass spectrometry technology, which can be used in the development of cell and gene therapies. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Other Industry News
OrthoPediatrics to Acquire MD Orthopaedics
Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) is acquiring MD Orthopaedics in Iowa. The $19.6 million transaction includes MD Orthopaedics’ bracing product lines and its patented Mitchell Ponseti Ankle-Foot Orthosis system for the treatment of clubfoot. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Startup Targets Stage Zero Cancer, Because ‘Early is Good’
When her grandmother died of cancer, Dr. Thakshila Liyanage vowed to give doctors a better weapon to find cancer early. “If early diagnosis was possible, she should have had a much longer life,” says Liyanage. She devoted her studies, and now a business endeavor, to creating a tool that could accurately diagnose cancer at Stage 0. Her startup, called Early is Good, is fine-tuning its technology at the 16 Tech Innovation District—a development that wooed her back to Indiana from the East Coast. The startup is taking aim first at creating a simple urine test for bladder cancer, a disease desperate for better diagnostics.
Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
POINT to Present on its Pan-Cancer FAP-Alpha Targeted Program at AACR
A phase 1 therapeutic trial using 68Ga-PNT6555 for imaging and 177Lu-PNT6555 for therapy is planned for summer 2022. Abstract accessible at https://buff.ly/3xgaB1a
(Source: @PointBiopharma)
IHIF's Policy Corner
What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:
  • Joined multi-organization letter in support of Multi-Cancer Early Detection
Op-Ed: To Lower Drug Costs, Control the Middlemen
By Kristin Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Health Industry Forum
The worst inflation in 40 years is hammering American families. The price of gasoline soared 49.6% from December 2020 to December 2021, according to a recent analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Used car prices jumped 37.3%, meat prices increased 12.5%, and electricity prices surged 6.3%. In fact, out of the 31 categories of goods and services measured, only one didn’t get more expensive: prescription drugs. Read More

Medtech and life sciences companies say a new tax law requiring research and development costs to be amortized over five years could slow development of life-saving products. AdvaMed and other trade groups have sent a letter to Congress asking for the previous rules to be reinstated.
Full Story: Star-Tribune (Chatham, Va.) (4/19)  
The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health released draft cybersecurity guidance with recommendations for product design and guidance for premarket submissions for devices with risks. For manufacturers, following the guidance "is likely to be their best way to get a product on to the market," and those who take an alternate approach "would have to really provide pretty solid, ample justification" and may face delays, said Suzanne Schwartz, director of CDRH's Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation.
Full Story: MedTech Dive (4/11), SC Media (4/7)  
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. 
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Promotional Offer for IHIF Members: FREE pipette with OT-2 robot order!
Introducing the OT-2, your personal pipetting robot.
Upcoming Events
Friday, April 29, 2022
Westin Indianapolis
241 West Washington Street

Registration: 7:30 am
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Individual Breakfast Seating: $40.00 (subscriber rate) $50.00 (non-subscriber rate)
Power Breakfast Corporate Table of 10: $950.00 (corporate table includes table sign and a listing in both the program and event thank you ad)  
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.   

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ Open 
BIO’s Partnering System makes it easy to schedule face-to-face meetings at the BIO International Convention. The system contains thousands of scouts, investors and business development executives from:
·   Pharma, Biotech, Device, Diagnostic, Digital Health
·   Venture Capital, Angels, Family Offices, Debt & Royalty Financing
·   Academia, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Tech Transfer
·   Investment Banks, Hedge & Mutual Funds
·   Suppliers, Associations, Economic Development

The average company has over 25 one-on-one meetings. Large in-licensors and investors each accept many hundreds of meetings, while small companies secure an incremental 8 – 10 meetings for each additional delegate. BIO One-on-One Partnering™ is one of the best investments to meet your business development goals efficiently. Start partnering early to secure the most meetings while schedules are still open.
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.


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

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About PSC Biotech
PSC Biotech® consultants act as a seamless extension of your company to assist you in producing the highest quality products. PSC® has supported over 1000 clients in +35 countries worldwide, representing one of the world’s largest, specialty, life sciences consultancy firms. Specializing in quality and validation, PSC Biotech® offers services in Commissioning, Qualification and Validation (CQV) Planning, Document Generation and Execution Support, Computer System Validation and Assurance, and IT Infrastructure support, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Audits and Gap Analysis, Calibration, Engineering, and Project Management. Contact PSC Biotech® now for tailored and cost-efficient project assistance for all your quality, systems, and regulatory needs!

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10% discount on all professional services, such as:
  • Commissioning, Qualification and Validation (CQV) Planning, Document Generation and Execution Support 
  • Computer System Validation and Assurance, and IT Infrastructure support 
  • Regulatory Affairs 
  • Quality Assurance 
  • Audits and Gap Analysis 
  • Calibration 
  • Engineering 
  • Project Management (Fractional or Full time)

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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. 
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