INDIANAPOLIS — May 30, 2013 — Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined Indiana-based global life sciences and research university executives today to unveil the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the first industry-led collaborative life sciences research institute in the country.
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is a statewide public-private partnership advanced by BioCrossroads and led by Indiana’s life sciences industry, with support from the State of Indiana and partnerships with Indiana’s research universities to discover, develop and deliver biosciences innovations in Indiana. The Institute will serve as the centerpiece project of the BioCrossroads public-private collaboration through its attraction of world-class scientific leaders and life sciences research dollars to Indiana, while focusing on human health solutions for improving the lives of Hoosiers and people around the world.
“Indiana has built a life sciences ecosystem unlike any other state and faces a new season of opportunity as a result,” said Governor Pence. “The Institute will strengthen Indiana’s reputation as a global life sciences hub and produce breakthroughs that will attract new investment to our state and create good-paying jobs for Hoosiers.”
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute is the result of leadership from industry executives from Eli Lilly and Company, Dow AgroSciences, Roche Diagnostics, Cook Medical, Indiana University Health and Biomet and the Governor of Indiana, with active support in initial development by BioCrossroads. Indiana’s research institutions, including Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame also are participating in the development process.