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America's Seed Fund Road Tour

July 16, 2024

8:00 AM


July 2024

This month's highlights:

  • News from Around the Industry
  • BIO Business Solutions Featured Vendor
  • Introducing New Members
  • IHIF's Policy Corner
  • Upcoming Events
  • Become a Member of IHIF

News From Around the Industry

IHIF Celebrates 30 Years!

2024 is a big year for so many reasons but one of the biggest is that the Indiana Health Industry Forum will be turning 30! We have a lot of special events and reasons to celebrate throughout this year and we look forward to doing it with our Members and Friends!

Life Science Executives,

On Demand

BiotechExec provides life science companies with the strategic business solutions and talent needed to bring their life-changing, life-saving products to the market.

TIP: Will your company be participating in trade shows or partnering events this year? Investors and strategics generally accept meetings with people they know before they take meetings with people they don’t know.  Consider adding an experienced Business Development exec from BiotechExec with their established contacts and industry relationships. Leveraging their network can help your company get broad visibility and establish meaningful connections, to optimize the event experience and investment in time and cost.

Learn More! Contact: Steve Joseph, VP Business Development, Biotech Exec

NEW IHIF Member Benefit!!

Access to capital is the #1 issue we hear from our members, so we are offering you a NEW member-only service to help you access non-dilutive funding from the government. By teaming up with G2G Consulting, which has secured over $528 million in government funding since 2007, you will receive a monthly report on life sciences grants and a monthly webinar with government funding experts to ask questions and gain insights on how to obtain funding. This Government Biosciences Grant Report or GBG Report is updated and published monthly with all life sciences opportunities spanning from NIH to BARDA to DoD to USDA to NSF to ARPA-H included.

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Not an IHIF Member? Sign up here to access this benefit and more!

Study shows $1B impact of Evansville health and life sciences sector

A new study released by the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership shows that the region’s health and life sciences sector has grown significantly in its economic impact.

Due in large part to the $70 million Stone Family Center for Health and Life Sciences, which opened in 2018, the study says the sector has contributed nearly $1 billion to the regional economy from 2013 to 2022.

Read More (Inside Indiana Business)

IEDC launches lending program for small businesses

Indiana is home to more than a half-million small businesses, and experts say most of them need extra capital to get started. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. recently announced the launch of a lending source called the Legend Fund to help entrepreneurs and small businesses with small loans, typically under $50,000. A total of $29 million is available statewide to a group of local lenders to distribute, with a focus on historically underserved owners. In a Q&A with IBJ’s John Russell, the IEDC’s David Watkins fleshes out the program.

Indiana life sciences companies raised $5.5B in 2023

Indiana’s life sciences companies landed about $5.5 billion in capital and investments last year from all sources, down 19% from a year earlier. That figure includes funds raised through venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, federal small-business awards and other sources, according to a report issued by BioCrossroads. More

Indiana, Elevate Ventures launching $100M growth-stage fund

The new fund, called the Elevate Ventures Growth fund, will be aimed at companies with a $500 million or greater total addressable market. More

Elevate Origins

Elevate Ventures recently transitioned its Elevate Origins program to an online delivery format. If you want to learn it for the first time or brush up on the basics of starting a business, check out the following courses:

With BIO Business Solutions (BBS), 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, waste removal and insurance, to office supplies and credit cards, there is something here for every company. Explore your options and enjoy the benefits of being an IHIF member!

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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!

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

on Lab Supplies

  • Access to a 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
  • The buying power of a large, national purchasing agreement

New benefits with the Brex Business Account

The BIO-Brex program benefits just got even better.

As BIO's preferred spend management partner, Brex offers tailored rewards for life science related purchases through the Brex corporate credit card.

Hundreds of member companies use their Brex card for lab supply purchases, conference registrations, and travel expenses.

Brex is now enhancing their offering with the Brex Business Account (BBA) and new benefits like travel, expense, and automated approval processes.

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IHIF Membership

Be sure to check out the new IHIF Member Directory featuring company descriptions and an alphabetical listing.

Welcome New IHIF Members!

HabitHalo was founded by a former vaper who struggled with control and realized existing methods needed to be updated and made specifically for vapers. HabitHalo is the result of this collective dedication, packaged conveniently in an app that personalizes to each vaper and automates restrictions through our vape compatible hardware device. Directory Link

EIG's mission is to develop highly accurate and non-invasive multi-omic molecular testing solutions for complex diseases like cancer. The company has developed a Multi-omic Integration Platform that combines detection of DNA, RNA, protein and metabolite targets into a single assay. This breakthrough approach transforms the field of molecular diagnostics by offering unparalleled accuracy with comprehensive insights for early disease detection. Directory Link

ScyTek Biotech Life Sciences manufactures diagnostic reagents, special stains, antibodies, hematology, immunohistochemistry, buffers, microbiology, hematoxlyn, etc. Directory Link

Simplicity. Flexibility. Scalability.

We aim to help innovators move faster getting their medical devices to market. Building lean systems and processes along the way to support changing needs and markets. We want to embed ourselves in your business to support long term goals and help grow your team's skills. Directory Link

Krauter Cleanrooms is an Indianapolis based design build company specializing in cost effective modular construction. From controlled lab space to ISO and USP rated facilities. Krauter Cleanrooms is a one stop local source that delivers: Consulting / Design services, Sales / Technical / Engineering Support, Expert Installation, Partnerships with Sub-Trades and Suppliers for turn-key solutions Directory Link

Helmer Scientific provides medical-grade, temperature controlled storage and processing solutions and services for pharmacy, blood bank, laboratory and research. Directory Link

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop and live. It has some 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

Our life sciences real estate experts drive customized, dynamic solutions for investors, owners, developers and occupiers within the quickly evolving life sciences sector. Directory Link

Output Medical designs FDA registered medical devices that automate urine output measurements for critically ill patients at high risk of decreased kidney function. We initially target patients with substance use dependency who present with a drug overdose in acute care settings. The current standards rely upon manual methods of urine output measurement which are inaccurate, time consuming, and cannot trend the urine output – all of which adversely affect the quality of patient care. Directory Link

Element is a global Testing Inspection and Certification (TIC) company headquartered in London. It specialises in materials testing and provision of certification schemes in building material, aerospace, transportation, health sciences, oil and gas, and fire protection. Directory Link

PragmaClin is developing digital approaches to managing Parkinson's Disease. PragmaClin aims to help patients with Parkinson's Disease monitor their condition with the use of our flagship software, PRIMS. We want a world where patients can get help faster, with more accurate results. Directory Link

Grannus is an early-stage oncology drug development company, with a unique approach to a well-validated target, the chaperone protein Hsp90, that has demonstrated efficacy in clinical studies but known limitations that have prevented previous drugs from being approved. By selectively targeting individual isoforms, or versions, of Hsp90, Grannus has overcome the limitations of the previous failed programs, and unlocked opportunity across multiple tumor types as a single therapy and in combination with other approved drugs. Directory Link

Our global team designs, manufactures and markets effective, innovative solutions that support orthopedic surgeons and clinicians in restoring mobility, alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for patients around the world. Directory Link

MBX Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering Precision Endocrine Peptide (PEP) therapeutic candidates to help people with endocrine disorders live fuller and healthier lives. MBX is advancing a pipeline of PEPs for clinically validated targets designed to deliver superior pharmaceutical properties and overcome key limitations of native peptide therapeutics. MBX's pipeline includes its lead product candidate MBX 2109, which has completed Phase 1 development for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, and MBX 1416, in Phase 1 development for the treatment of post-bariatric hypoglycemia. The company is supported by leading life science investors including Frazier Life Sciences, New Enterprise Associates, Norwest Venture Partners, OrbiMed, RA Capital Management and Wellington Management. MBX is based in Carmel, Indiana. Directory Link

Isotopia USA, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer or radioactive isotopes utilized as drug substances by radiopharmaceutical companies to produce targeted cancer therapies. Directory Link

IHIF Member News

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MBX Biosciences names chief medical officer

Carmel-based MBX Biosciences Inc. announced Tuesday that it has appointed Dr. Salomon Azoulay as Chief Medical Officer. The biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on developing peptide therapy treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders, said Azoulay will oversee its global clinical development pipeline.

Read More (Source: Inside Indiana Business)

Genezen has signed an agreement to acquire uniQure's commercial gene therapy manufacturing operations in Lexington, Massachusetts. This strategic acquisition will enable Genezen to deliver late-phase and commercial gene therapy development and manufacturing services to customers around the world.

ICBI 2023 Annual Report Now Available

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IHIF's Policy Corner

What We're Following at Home and on the Hill

IHIF Actions:

  • IHIF joined the American Cancer Society, Community Health Network, and Hoosiers Work for Health to present Senator Todd Young with the 2024 Cancer Policy Pioneer Award. This award recognizes his past and current efforts in Congress and in Indiana to advance policies that support and protect Hoosier cancer patients by increasing access to medical innovation that leads to earlier detection and treatment.
  • Click here to see all of the topics and issues IHIF is monitoring

New Research Shows Alarming Drop in Neurology Innovation Due To IRA’s Small Molecule ‘Pill Penalty’

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New Research Article: The impact of pharmaceutical M&A on innovation

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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.
Upcoming Events
  • G2G Consulting Monthly Non-Dilutive Gov't Funding Webinar - July 18 (noon) Register
  • Save The Date: SBIR/STTR Road Tour - Virtual and Indianapolis Visit - July 16, 2024 - Register and Learn More
  • NCI Funding Bootcamp and Networking Reception - July 31 at IBRI
  • Member Benefit Webinars - Save the Date - August 22

Join the world’s top medtech executives at the leading medical technology event.

The MedTech Conference in Toronto, Canada, October 15-17, 2024, will help you look ahead and create new possibilities. Featuring world-class speakers, a cross-cutting educational program, invaluable networking and next-level technology, this forum for transformational ideas is a can’t-miss event for the industry’s prominent and most promising companies.

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BioCentury Grand Rounds Conference

September 9-11, 2024

Nashville, TN

15% Discount Using Code GR24IHIF15 for IHIF’s network. Applicable to general registration as well as Poster or Startup Presentations.

BioCentury Grand Rounds will provide an interdisciplinary forum of top academic, investor, biotech and pharma R&D leaders that will showcase groundbreaking research, clinical insights and transformative technologies with significant commercial potential.

This conference, BioCentury’s first dedicated R&D meeting, will focus on the most upstream part of the drug development continuum, the academia/industry interface.

Grand Rounds Nashville will bring together academic innovators and physician scientists with VCs and pharmas looking for breakthrough discoveries and technologies, and provide a forum to discuss critical issues in translation. A particular goal is to give investors access to innovators they do not normally meet, and likewise enable those entrepreneurs to find avenues to commercialize their discoveries.

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The 2024 Agenda Is Now Live!

Get your hopes up and do not be disappointed!

Start exploring the full RALLY lineup today. Want just a taste of what’s to come August 27 & 28? We can do that, too:

Keynotes: Alex Rodriguez, Marcus Lemonis, Jann Mardenborough and many more speakers. Plus, one final keynote announcement coming soon! soon!

HEALTHCARE Studio Content Preview

M&A and Financing Life Sciences

Transformation and Innovation in Healthcare

Landscape Overview of Healthcare and Life Sciences

Explore the Full Agenda

Join IHIF at the Healthcare meetup in the IU-I Research Lounge, following the M&A Financing Session!

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!