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!
NEW IHIF MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAM

ADP provides life sciences organizations of all sizes the opportunity to outsource their day-to-day administrative tasks across human resources, compliance, payroll, benefits, talent management, employee support, and more.

As the nation’s largest Certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO), ADP streamlines the HR process, takes work off your plate, and frees up time for you to focus on strategic goals to grow your business. For small and midsized businesses, a PEO can save money on hiring additional HR personnel. Lean on the strategic relationship of an experienced HR partner like ADP.

Benefits:
  • Up to 25% discount on services, waived implementation fees, and more on the following services:
  • ADP TotalSource, ADP’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO) solution, for small to mid-size organizations who don’t want HR to get in the way of revenue-generating activities.
  • Limited Time Promotion: ADP will waive the administrative fee for the first 3 months to member companies with 10+ employees that enter a PEO evaluation in the months of March, April and May.
  • RUN Powered by ADP® payroll and HR platform designed for small businesses with less than 50 employees.
  • ADP Workforce Now®, the technology platform for companies with over 50 employees, includes HR, payroll, benefits administration, talent management, and compliance functionality. 
Note: Member company must be a new ADP customer or a new user of specified services to utilize these benefits.

This program is offered to IHIF Members through IHIF's participation in the BIO Business Solutions Program.
Successful Scottish Extravaganza!
IHIF hosted members of the Scottish Lifesciences Association (SLA) here in Indiana throughout the month of May. We set 50 meetings on behalf of 10 Scottish companies - 22 of the meetings were with IHIF members! There are at least four NDA's and several contracts and proposals going back and forth. We are looking forward to welcoming many of our friends as new businesses in Indiana. This was a busy month and we are very grateful to all of you who helped host, meet, and support our visitors. We were able to make several new connections along the way and look forward to keeping the momentum going. A return visit is in the works for October, so please stay tuned for more!
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
Study: Healthcare, life sciences bring $150B to Indiana’s economy

A new report from Ohio-based TEConomy Partners shows Indiana’s healthcare and life sciences sector has a $150 billion annual economic impact for the state. The study, commissioned by BioCrossroads, examined how the sector benefits other industries such as manufacturing, technology and retail, as well as its non-traditional impacts, including economic development and access to healthcare.
Source: Inside INdiana Business (may require subscription) and BioCrossroads
The United Kingdom this morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Indiana, its first-ever state level agreement, during the inaugural Global Economic Summit in Indianapolis. The MOU creates a framework to remove barriers to trade and investment, paving the way for UK and Indiana businesses to invest, export, expand and create jobs in a variety of areas such as aerospace, life sciences, and automotive. The MOU was signed by Governor Eric Holcomb and UK Minister for International Trade Ranil Jayawardena, who attended the summit at the Indiana Convention Center.
Source: Inside INdiana Business (may require subscription)
Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is planning a major expansion of its central Indiana operations. The pharmaceutical giant says it will invest $2.1 billion to build two manufacturing facilities in Boone County and create up to 500 jobs. The plants are designed to boost Lilly’s manufacturing capacity for active ingredients and new therapeutics such as genetic medicines.
Source: Inside INdiana Business (may require subscription)
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West Lafayette-based Novilytic LLC has completed a $1.6 million seed round with support from the Purdue Foundry and Elevate Ventures. The biochemistry analytics company, which is headquartered at the Purdue Research Park, says it protects and secures lifesaving drugs through the use of nanotechnology.
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
Novosteo merging with Cortexyme
Cortexyme, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of patients diagnosed with degenerative diseases, today announced that it entered into an agreement under which the company plans to acquire Novosteo, a privately-held biotech company focused on targeted therapeutics to treat rare skeletal diseases, bone cancer and injury.
Source: BusinessWire
Comply Guru Launches Free E-Learning Courses
Comply Guru are proud to officially launch a new eLearning Essentials Initiative offering free courses on International Standards & Medical Device Regulations. Essentials courses are now available on ISO 9001ISO 13485 & EU MDR 2017/745 and we will be expanding the portfolio of courses available under this new tier of service!
Source: Comply Guru
Kimball Medical Solutions Achieves Accreditation
The Kimball Medical Solutions manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, IN has received MedAccred Printed Injection Molding Accreditation. The distinction is in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications in the medical market.
Source: LinkedIn and Kimball Medical Solutions
The Catherine Peachey Fund Announces $100,000 Gift to University of Notre Dame Cancer Researcher
The Heroes Foundation announced today that the Catherine Peachey Fund has provided $100,000 to Dr. Laurie Littlepage at the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame to pursue her promising research on the mechanisms of cancer progression.
Source: Heroes Foundation
RoslinCT continues its growth plans by expanding its operations at Edinburgh Technopole- RoslinCT - a cell and gene therapy/ATMP CDMO, developing life-changing cell and gene therapies in Edinburgh’s BioQuarter– signs lease for 1,453 sqm additional space at Charles Darwin House at the Edinburgh Technopole. The additional space will include fully fitted Process Development labs and offices to further support RoslinCT’s growth plans. The Process Development lab space (511m2) gives the company expanded capabilities not only for pluripotent cell processing and genome editing but also on viral cell modification and greater scale up/scale out of cell therapy manufacturing processes and will allow the further expansion of the business.
Source: Roslin CT
CAI’s Kneat Gx System Qualified & Released for Use

CAI, a global consulting company that provides technical, operational consulting, and project management services to life sciences, data centers, and industrial process manufacturing industries, today confirmed its status as an official Kneat Platform Partner with the launch of its own validated Kneat Gx software instance following the initial development of a strategic partnership with Kneat Solutions in early 2022.

The Kneat Gx instance, a 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 electronic records and signatures compliant SaaS validation solution, enables CAI to host work product on behalf of its clients, including reviews, approvals, and execution of protocols.
Read More (Source: CAI)
SpectronRx to Showcase New Facility for the Global Supply of Actinium-225 at SNMMI 2022 Leading CDMO breaks ground on a 10-acre site that will house multiple particle accelerators designed to produce Ac-225 for the treatment of cancer.
INCOG BioPharma Services Opens Biomanufacturing Facility
INCOG BioPharma Services, an Indiana-based contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in sterile injectables, recently opened its doors to the public to showcase the company’s state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility during a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, May 19th. Source: Contract Pharma
Amplified Sciences to Present Abstract at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Amplified Sciences, Inc., a privately held startup developing diagnostic solutions for accurate, earlier detection of devasting disease, announced they will make a poster presentation at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. Daniel A. Sheik, Ph.D., Director of Research and Technology Development, will present findings from clinical testing data of their lead assay for early detection and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in patients with cystic lesions.
Source; Amplified Sciences
Other Industry News
List Biotherapeutics Inc. has broken ground on a 110,000-square-foot contract manufacturing facility in Fishers. The company announced plans last fall to invest $125 million to build a laboratory and production plant in the Fishers Life Science and Innovation Park. 
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
A spin-off of Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN) has announced plans to locate its global headquarters in Fishers. BiomEdit LLC, which focuses on microbiome innovation in animal health, says the city will best support its approach to research and development. 
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
Germany-based Evonik says it will expand its pharmaceutical production facility in Lafayette and create 80 jobs. The company, which produces the active ingredients for medications, says the total investment is $220 million with the U.S. government funding up to $150 million toward the project through its Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The plant will build produce lipids for mRNA-based therapies in the U.S. 
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
Kovina Therapeutics Receives National Cancer Institute Grant to Advance Human Papillomavirus Cancer Treatment
Kovina Therapeutics Inc. announced receipt of a Fast-Track Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Cancer Institute/NIH. With successful achievement of its milestones, the award will transition to a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award and will provide approximately $2,400,000 over three years.
Read More (Source: BusinessWire and Kovina)
IHIF's Policy Corner
What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:
  • Letter of Concern regarding 340 B Program
  • Letter opposing drug importation
  • Sign on to multi-state letter urging enactment of the Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development Act (VALID Act)
  • Letters of support for reauthorization of MDUFA/PDUFA/UFA's
  • Sign on to multi-state letter urging restoration of the R&D deduction
  • Support for rapid reauthorization of the SBIR/STTR programs 
  • Watching: Special Session of Indiana legislature and Summer Study Committees
WTO Decision on Waiving Intellectual Property Rights is a Distraction from the Real Work that Needs to be Done
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, president & CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), released the following statement in response to a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12) to endorse a COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property waiver:

“The agreement announced by the WTO will do nothing to increase COVID vaccination rates in the developing world, while at the same time setting a harmful precedent for the world’s ability to respond to the next pandemic.

Read More (Source: BIO)
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Upcoming Events
The MedTech Conference
Boston, MA - October 24-26, 2022

The core of the health care technology industry is “us.” Our ability to advance and create new medical possibilities is dependent on our ability to collaborate, share our visions for the future and help build them, together. Join us this October for our momentous return to Boston! More than 3,000 of the world's top medtech executives will gather for the industry's leading event. Make sure you're among them.

*A registration discount will be available for IHIF members. Find out more
Nordic Life Science Days - September 28-29, 2022 Malmo, Sweden
Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference dedicated to the life science industry. Since its inception in 2013, the event has nurtured a community of people from the world of life science, and created a unique place to do business. Most attendees express their delight in the informal atmosphere, combined with an organised approach to meeting highly relevant people. Return visitors come back because they feel they belong to our growing community.

Indiana companies and IHIF Members have been invited to participate in this event.

BioCom Global Life Science Partnering Conference - Save the Date
FEBRUARY 28TH TO MARCH 2ND, 2023
THE LODGE AT TORREY PINES | SAN DIEGO, CA
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.

BioFutures 2022 Available Now!


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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
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ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms, that are frequently used by organizations of all types to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties. In contrast to consumer-grade file sharing services, ShareVault allows organizations to easily share documents with third parties, while monitoring access and maintaining control.

IHIF Member Benefits

  • Minimum 25% discount on ShareVault's primary products
  • Minimum 30% savings off the standard pricing of ShareVault for SharePoint
  • At least 5% additional discount on subscriptions with terms of two or more years
  • eCTD tag structure available at no cost
  • Creation of document index available at no cost
  • Migration services from existing VDRs at no cost
  • Assistance with high-performance uploads at no cost
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!