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!
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
COVID Updates
Rolls-Royce, Anderson Startup Partner on Vaccine Transport Pod
Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis is partnering with Anderson-based startup ChefsFridge Co. to develop a novel way to store and transport COVID-19 vaccines. The ArcticRx system is an ultra-low temperature pod that the partners say is the first of its kind to support the delivery of a two-dose vaccine regimen, specifically to rural, remote and international areas. The companies say the pod will help bridge a gap in the cold chain that is currently challenging the global vaccination effort. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
FDA Broadens Authorization of Lilly's COVID Treatment
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has broadened the Emergency Use Authorization for baricitinib to allow for treatment of COVID-19 with or without remdesivir. The previous EUA was previously restricted to use only in combination with remdesivir, a drug produced by California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD). Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Worth a Read: Emerging Threat - The Fungus Among Us
75,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized by fungi every year. 8.9 million are seen as outpatients - Read More (Source: Scientific American)

IHIF would like to know, are you working on research or products in this area? Drop us a note to let us know what you're doing and we may feature you in an upcoming program or article!
Vital Signs of the Medical Device Industry
The medical device industry is no stranger to change, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant unprecedented levels of disruption across the board. Download "Vital Signs of the Medical Device Industry" to see what industry leaders have done in the face of upheaval and the new trends you can utilize to improve adaptability at your organization.
IHIF's Policy Corner
What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions
  • Special Policy Alert: Read statements from BIO and PhRMA on the White House's remarks on price controls - Read Here
  • IHIF joined a sign-on letter in support of Multi-Cancer Early Detection legislation
Elevate Ventures Expands Funding Program
Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures is expanding its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer matching program. Elevate says the expansion gives Indiana companies more access to early-stage funding. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Receive Matching Funds for Your Intern
Work and Learn Indiana and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education continue to promote the importance of internships through Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana. Employers with an approved internship may receive up to 50% state matching funds by hiring eligible students. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Member News
Ivy Tech Bloomington Announces Certificate Programs Now Eligible for State Grant Program

Sarah Cote, Dean of the Ivy Tech School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science & School of Public Affairs and Social Services announced that all three biotechnology certificates (Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing, Medical Device Quality, and Regulatory Affairs) were approved for inclusion in the state's Workforce Readiness Grant. Qualified individuals can now complete a certificate for free! More information on qualifications and how to sign up can be found here - Next Level Jobs Bloomington - Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Notre Dame Tops $222M in Research Awards
The University of Notre Dame has received a record $222.7 million in research award funding for 2021. Notre Dame says the total is more than $42 million higher than the previous record and the first time the university has surpassed the $200 million mark. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
GENEZEN BREAKS GROUND ON CGMP LENTIVIRAL VECTOR PRODUCTION FACILITY
Genezen Laboratories, Inc., a cell and gene therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) focused on early-phase process development, vector production and analytical testing services, has broken ground on a new multiphase master plan for a 75,000+ square foot cGMP-compliant Lentiviral vector production facility.
Read More (Source: Genezen)
GENEZEN APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Genezen Laboratories Inc. a cell and gene therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), has further strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Brok Weichbrodt as Vice President of Operations.
Previously the Director of Commercial Operations at Catalent, Weichbrodt has over 15 years of industry experience, and will oversee a number of departments at Genezen including manufacturing, facilities maintenance and calibration, validation, EHS, supply chain, and capital projects.
Read More (Source: Genezen)
SpectronRx receives US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Materials License for new Indiana facility

SpectronRx, a leading radiopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced today that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a Materials License for its new Indianapolis, IN headquarters. The license also expands SpectronRx's roster of authorized nuclear pharmacists and authorized users. The news comes as SpectronRx continues to scale its early-stage development and commercialization services for leading pharmaceutical companies working to develop and deploy radiopharmaceutical compounds for the treatment and detection of certain cancers and other diseases.
Read More (Source: DOTmed HealthCare Business News )
Lilly Group Partnering with California Company
Indianapolis-based Loxo Oncology at Lilly has formed an exclusive collaboration with Kumquat Biosciences in California. Loxo, a research and development group of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), says the partnership could ultimately be valued at more than $2 billion if certain milestones are met. 
Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Inotiv to Acquire Gateway Pharmacology Labs
West Lafayette-based Inotiv Inc. (Nasdaq: NOTV) is acquiring Gateway Pharmacology Laboratories LLC in Missouri. The company says the acquisition is a strategic element of the its previously-announced St. Louis expansion. Read More (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
Fishers Seeing Surprising Life Sciences Momentum
The June announcement by Italy-based Stevanato Group of plans for a $145 million manufacturing plant and 230 jobs in Fishers is the latest example of what Mayor Scott Fadness calls surprising momentum in the life sciences sector. Fadness says he thinks investment from life sciences companies could top a half billion dollars over the course of a year. "The idea that we have people who know how to make things in manufacturing and have a deep understanding of life sciences, we found that was a really great opportunity to double down," said Fadness. Read More (Source:Inside Indiana Business)
Purdue Adds Online Master’s in Nuclear Engineering
Purdue University is adding a master’s degree in nuclear engineering to its online engineering graduate programs. Beginning this fall, Purdue says the Master of Nuclear Engineering program will be offered and taught by the same faculty who teach on Purdue’s flagship campus. Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Medical Device Maker Completes Move to Indiana
RAZOR Medical Instruments Inc. says it has completed the relocation of its headquarters from New Hampshire to Warsaw. The medical instrument and technology company announced plans in February to invest $3.5 million and relocate to the “Orthopedic Capital of the World.” Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
Zionsville Med Tech Company Hits the Market with Monitoring Device
Zionsville based medical technology company VoCare Inc. says after 10 years of development, it has secured authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its mobile, medical monitoring device. Vitals 360 is a cellphone-size device that measures six critical health indicators. The patented device sends the data to a patient’s physician in real time. "I think it's a billion-dollar company waiting to happen," said VoCare Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ben Park. 
Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
New Vet Network Launching in Indianapolis
A new veterinary healthcare system is launching its planned nationwide network in Indianapolis. Galaxy Vets says it plans to buy general practices in Indy and will build a new surgical and emergency specialty hospital with its own reference laboratory. 
Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)
WishBone Secures $10M in Additional Funding
Warsaw-based WishBone Medical Inc. says it has secured $10 million in growth capital financing from LKCM Headwater Investments, a Texas-based private equity firm. WishBone, which specializes in orthopedic products and single-use procedure kits for children, says it will use the funding to hire additional people and expedite product development. Read More (Souce: Inside Indiana Business)
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Upcoming Events
The MedTech Conference
Join the world’s top medtech executives for the leading industry event—in-person & online!

The MedTech Conference—Sept. 27-30, 2021
Now you can access world-class plenary speakers, cross‑cutting educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities—however you like. Our new hybrid format features an immersive virtual experience, as well as optional in-person gatherings in two host cities.

Want it all? Register for the Washington, D.C. or Minneapolis, MN and you’ll also receive access to the digital platform — including on-demand content.

IHIF Members use promo code SPO10 for 10% off your base registration!
Streaming Live Wed., October 13, 2021
The Indiana Life Sciences Summit drives conversations and provides content on important and timely topics with national thought leaders as well as speakers from Indiana’s life sciences community. The 2021 virtual conference will focus on the opportunities for the life sciences sector based on what we’ve learned over the last 18 months and what we can do to impact the industry. We’ll be hearing from industry experts on inclusion, collaboration and igniting our innovation.

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 20% off (Use discount code “IHIFVIP”)
The MidWest Drug Development Conference
Oct 4-5, 2021, Omaha, Nebraska

The MidWest Drug Development Conference is a highly focused event condensing the best therapeutic research from a vast region into a singular event.

More than a dozen major institutions will present some of their best therapeutic programs and assets. About 50 technologies, delivered in 10-minute presentations, will span a broad range of indications including: inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, cancer, metabolic diseases, and cardiovascular disease.

The MidWest Drug Development Conference is ideal for pharmaceutical companies and investor groups looking to identify new therapeutic assets and partnering opportunities.

SBIR Contracts are research and development funding opportunities with specific NIH-proposed activities and deliverables. This year, National Cancer Institute released 16 topics ranging from health IT to radiation technolog??y. Interested small businesses can submit a proposal through the electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) website by 5 p.m. EDT on October 28, 2021. For more information about the FY 2022 Contract Solicitation, visit the NCI SBIR current contracts website.
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 Avantor
As the channel brand of Avantor, VWR serves as a leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. Their portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. VWR has been BIO's preferred partner since 1997.
IHIF Member Benefits

  • Buying power of a large, national purchasing agreement
  • Hot list of more than 8,000 items, with savings of up to 75% from list
  • Hot list flexibility—pricing for high volume items commonly ordered can be added to the hot list to match your company's local pricing
  • Discounts across the entire Avantor product offering
  • Special pricing on capital equipment items with list price of over $1,100
  • E-commerce rebate if most of your orders are placed online
  • Generous rebates sent back directly to you on annual contract spend growth
  • No minimum order required
  • No shipping charges for products shipped from any of Avantor’s regional distribution centers.
  • Waived hazardous materials handling fees
  • Waived fuel surcharges
  • Next-day delivery to most locations.
Accelerate Discovery with the New Nikon AX/AX R Confocal Microscopes
BIO Business Solutions is excited to announce that its preferred partner, Nikon, has released their 10th generation of confocal microscope: the AX and AX R.
The AX and AX R are the first confocal systems to combine a large 25 mm field of view with 8192 x 8192-pixel resolution imaging for high throughput imaging – more detailed data can be captured in every image.

Exclusive Nikon Benefits for IHIF Members
Enjoy up to 38% off and Limited Extended Warranties for the new Nikon AX Systems. Click here to learn more!

If your company has not already signed up for the BIO-Nikon program, please email save@bio.org or click here to learn more about BIO Business Solutions for IHIF members.

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!