INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Hoosier companies tout BIO presence

2014-06-23T12:41:00Z 2014-06-23T18:45:08Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Hoosier companies tout BIO presenceGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
June 23, 2014 12:41 pm  • 

A global event this week will give representatives from the Indiana life sciences sector an opportunity to connect with industry players from more than 60 countries. The BIO International Conference and Convention, which is underway in San Diego, is the industry's top event. The Indiana Health Industry Forum is leading a delegation of more than a dozen companies, organizations and educational institutions showcasing the state. They include Purdue University's Discovery Park, Indianapolis-based BioStorage Technologies Inc. and Cook Pharmica in Bloomington.

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Notre Dame Partners With New York Company

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