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!
IHIF Public Policy Alert/Action
SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Sign-On Letter

The authorizing legislation for the SBIR/STTR programs is set to expire on September 30, 2022. This program is of vital importance to many of our nascent and small life sciences and tech companies. Any disruption to the program imperils research programs, delays scientific discovery, and upends the activities of the agencies providing the funding.  
 
IHIF is asking our members, partners, and friends of the Forum to join us in sending a letter to the members of Indiana's federal congressional delegation urging both houses of Congress to act as soon as possible to extend the SBIR/STTR legislation.  
 
If you have received SBIR/STTR funding in the past, hope to receive it in the future, or if you work with products that have been developed with the aid of these programs, we encourage you to add your voice to the call for reauthorization. The sign-on period will run through July 29, 2022. A final copy of the letter will be shared with all signatories. Membership in IHIF is NOT a requirement to participate.
 
We also encourage you to contact your federal legislators and share why the SBIR/STTR program is important to your efforts. 
 
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.
Available now: FY2023 SBIR Contracts Pre-Solicitation

The NCI SBIR Development Center is searching for small businesses that can address several cancer technology areas of interest under the FY2023 NCI SBIR Contracts Solicitation which will be released in the coming weeks.
 
Before the official Funding announcement, you can get an idea if your innovation falls under this opportunity by exploring the NCI topics, ranging from health IT to imaging techniques, that have been released under the pre-solicitation:
  • Topic 446- Development of Senotherapeutic Agents for Cancer Treatment
  • Topic 447- Non-invasive Device Technology Research & Development for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Management
  • Topic 448- Wearable Devices for Dosimetry of Radiopharmaceutical Therapy
  • Topic 449- Wearable Technologies to Facilitate Remote Monitoring of Cancer Patients Following Treatment
  • Topic 450- Technology Platforms for Circulating Tumor-Macrophage Hybrid Cells
  • Topic 451- Rapid and Affordable Point-of-Care HPV Diagnostics for Cervical Cancer Control
  • Topic 452- Translation of Novel Cancer-Specific Imaging Agents and Techniques to Mediate Successful Image-Guided Cancer Interventions
  • Topic 453- Digital Tools to Integrate Cancer Prevention Within Primary Care
  • Topic 454- Software to Evaluate Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Medical Devices in Oncology Settings
 
For more details about this opportunity and the associated topics, join SBIR contracting officers for a webinar on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET. Presenters will cover program information such as defined requirements, specific deliverables, defined schedule, and conclude with a Q&A session with the audience.
NEW IHIF MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAM
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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.
Transatlantic Talent
By Austin Clark, Chief Commercial Officer
Last month, I returned to Indiana, spending time with the Indiana Health Forum and consolidating the relationship we’ve built with them, via the Scottish Lifesciences Association.

Why Indiana? Because we believe there are huge synergies between Indiana and Scotland when it comes to life sciences, and that we have the ability to help each other as this industry continues to grow and grow.

Read More (Source: Linked In)
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PhysioMedics secures £1.5m from trio of investors
Edinburgh-based PhysioMedics has secured equity and grant funding totalling £1.5 million from Archangels, Scottish Enterprise and Innovate UK to allow it to accelerate its commercial growth and product roadmap, including expanding into European and Indian markets.
Read More (Source: Scottish Financial News)
The Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. is launching a program designed to grow the number of medical technology startups in the area. The organization says the Medical Technology Accelerator Studio aims to complement and advance the existing product development and manufacturing capabilities in Warsaw, which is billed as the Orthopedic Capital of the World. “This accelerator studio is part of our effort to build on that legacy and make sure we are encouraging [and] cultivating a pipeline of new startup activity,” said KEDCO Chief Executive Officer Alan Tio.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Tio said they are looking for ideas from existing companies in Warsaw. More
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
In a study forthcoming in Communications Biology, bioengineers at the University of Notre Dame have shown that a new strategy can restore damaged stem cells and enable them to grow new tissues again. The new drug delivery system could help infants born from complicated pregnancies.
Source: University of Notre Dame
Miami County is creating a niche of its own in Indiana’s growing life sciences sector by securing a second medical isotopes company. Indianapolis-based Nuke Medical Inc, which does business as SpectronRx, broke ground in March on a $26 million facility near the Grissom Air Reserve Base in Bunker Hill. The facility under construction is adjacent to AZIsotopes Corp., which invested $45 million to build a 55,000-square foot facility that opened last year. Read More
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, SpectronRX Chief Executive Officer John Zehner explained Miami County economic development officials made the decision to build there easy. More
Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription) 
Notre Dame receives record-breaking $244 million in annual research awards
During fiscal year 2022, researchers at the University of Notre Dame received $244 million in research award funding, surpassing the previous record of $222.7 million set in fiscal year 2021. This total includes nearly 800 separate awards from a broad array of federal, foundation and industry sources.
Read More (Source: University of Notre Dame)

Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) today announced, in collaboration with Disability Solutions, a U.S.- based non-profit organization that supports companies globally to achieve true disability inclusion, the launch of the Disability Diversity in Clinical Trials (DDiCT) initiative. This new initiative aligns with Bristol Myers Squibb’s broader inclusion and diversity health equity commitments to address health disparities, clinical trial diversity, supplier diversity, employee giving, and workforce representation between 2020 and 2025.
Read More (Source: Bristol Myers Squibb)
Other Industry News
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IHIF's Policy Corner
What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:
  • Signed on to multi-state letter urging enactment of the Verifying Accurate Leading-edge IVCT Development Act (VALID Act)
  • Joined multi-state letter and participated in direct outreach to Indiana legislators opposing drug pricing provisions in the reconciliation package
  • Support for rapid reauthorization of the SBIR/STTR programs (see IHIF lead sign-on letter at top of newsletter) 
  • Watching: Special Session of Indiana legislature and Summer Study Committees
Kevin Schaefer, President, Schaefer Technologies
Every day, patients across our state and around the country benefit from medicines developed and distributed by Indiana’s biopharmaceutical companies. Whenever you pick up your prescription at your local pharmacy—that’s our industry hard at work. And while the process might appear seamless on your side of the counter, it’s actually extremely complicated. Read More Source: Inside INdiana Business (May require subscription)
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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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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.

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
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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
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
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About UPS Healthcare
UPS Healthcare brings reliability, scalability and security to life science companies every day with dedicated end-to-end logistics solutions. BIO and IHIF members have access to exclusive rates and discounts on shipping services like UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Ground Commercial, and UPS Worldwide International.

Moreover, after recent renegotiations, BIO and IHIF members participating in the UPS Healthcare program are in for increased savings and discounts.

IHIF Member Benefits

  • Save up to 74% on UPS Next Day Air® services
  • Save up to 59% on UPS 2nd Day Air® services
  • Save up to 59% on UPS 3 Day Select Services®
  • Save up to 51% on UPS Ground® Commercial services
  • Save up to 44% on UPS Ground® Residential services
  • Save up to 68% on UPS Worldwide International services
  • And other value added services
Updated Benefits: What are the Updates?
1. BIO negotiated increased discounts while reducing the weekly revenue band threshold to achieve these discounts. For example, a company that spends $1,500 to $4,999.99 weekly for UPS Next Day Air® shipping now receives a 60% discount rather than a 50-55% discount under the previous arrangement.

2. UPS Healthcare is eager to help companies of all sizes meet their shipping goals and deadlines. If you are a life science company with complex shipping arrangements, there may be customized options available to you. Simply, reach out to save@bio.org to learn more.

3. Continued access to the same popular shipping services like UPS Next Day Air®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, Ground, and Worldwide. Now, they just included improved discounts!
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. 
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