INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Expansion to Boost Ortho Incubator

2013-10-09T12:12:00Z 2013-10-09T16:42:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Expansion to Boost Ortho IncubatorGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
October 09, 2013 12:12 pm  • 

 

The head of a northeast Indiana medical device manufacturer says this week's expansion announcement will lead to further benefits by raising the profile of an in-house incubator. Micropulse Inc. Chief Executive Officer Brian Emerick says the Columbia City-based company's Orthovation Center has been a "great launchpad" for startup orthopedic companies. He says the incubator, which provides space, accounting and technical support, has created new customers for Micropulse. Emerick tells Inside INdiana Business the company has long-term growth plans in Indiana.

 

Health Care Clinics to be Acquired

Indianapolis-based Novia CareClinics LLC is being acquired by a Wisconsin company. QuadMed LLC says the combined operation will include more than 90 clinics in nearly 20 states. The deal involves approximately 185 Novia employees and is expected to close in about a month.

 

Trine Unveils $75 Million Campaign

Trine University has launched an ambitious capital campaign to boost campus renovation projects. The effort aims to raise $75 million. The university says the silent phase has already pulled in $40 million.

 

UIndy to Detail Digital Partnership

The University of Indianapolis is slated to announce a digital archiving agreement this afternoon. The school says the collaboration will create 20 jobs and involve its mayoral archives that date back to the 1960s.

 

More Groups Endorse Football Safety Program

Three additional national organizations are endorsing a safety program designed by Indianapolis-based USA Football. The Heads Up Football initiative aims to teach safer tackling, provide medical training guidance and offer equipment-fitting instruction. During a May interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, USA Football Senior Manager of Research Meg Moyer and The Datalys Center President Tom Dompier detailed preliminary results of a study examining injuries among young athletes.

 

IWU Announces Endowment Plans

Indiana Wesleyan University says it is planning a $10 million endowment for several business programs. The school says it will eventually receive a $5 million endowment from the family of the late James DeVoe. It anticipates receiving matching commitments to bring the total to $10 million.

 

Wabash President to be Inaugurated

Wabash College will hold an inauguration ceremony Friday for Gregory Hess. He is the school's 16th president.

 

Ellspermann Selects Communications Director

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has appointed Dennis Rosebrough director of communications. He previously served in similar roles with the Indiana Department of Insurance and Indianapolis International Airport.

 

Polish Ambassador to Visit IU

Poland's ambassador to the United States is planning a visit to Indiana University. Ryszard Schnepf will be in Bloomington this month to discuss "Poland in Today's World." He was a visiting professor at IU during the early 1980s.

 

Rose-Hulman Ranks High For Computer Science

An online publication places Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology among the top schools in the country for computer science majors. Affordable College Online says its rankings are based on the cost of a degree, accreditation and a 30-year net salary return.

 

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