Hepatitis B drug developed by Assembly Biosciences advances through early safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic evaluation

Assembly Biosciences Inc., a Carmel-based biotech company with numerous ties to Indiana University and the Hoosier State — has successfully completed part of a Phase I study for a lead drug being developed to treat chronic cases of hepatitis B. The opening half of the study evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (studies of how… Read more »

NY Times: Indianapolis emerging as a technology hub; IU among state universities supplying tech talent

A recent New York Times article offered the nation, in fact the world, an overview of something that Hoosiers have known for several years now — that Indianapolis is more than a manufacturing center and is taking its place as a technology center. Just a few examples cited in the story included: The expansion of… Read more »

Kelley student wins top prize at second annual B-Start Demo Day competition

A finance major at IU’s Kelley School of Business has won the second annual B-Start Demo Day business pitch competition, held Thursday evening at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building. Zachary Burr, who offers subscription and on-demand laundry and dry cleaning services through a venture called Tydee Laundry, earned the top prize of $2,500 through the strength of… Read more »

B-Start Demo Day set for Thursday at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building

B-Start, a pre-accelerator and mentorship program for startup companies founded and operated by students from Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College, will hold a Demo Day for its nine participating teams Thursday (Jan. 11) at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building at 2709 E. Tenth St. in Bloomington. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will feature… Read more »

PROFILE: DinnerCall mobile app, developed with backing from Innovate Indiana Fund, stands poised to place supermarkets on equal ground with fast food chains and restaurants

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — To see the business opportunity that Indiana University startup professor Gerry Hays seeks to capitalize on, just take a short stroll in your local grocer’s deli – say around 8 or 9 p.m. Slide past the bananas, the tomatoes, the shrink-wrapped potatoes – and saunter up close to the main counter where… Read more »

IBRC offers ‘gloomy’ outlook for U.S. economy in 2017, though Hoosiers are expected to do slightly better

It is said that economics is “the dismal science,” one often prone to gloomy projections in a world whose human inhabitants tend to consume more than they produce. Unfortunately, the annual economic forecast offered Thursday by the Kelley School of Business did little to dispel this dour notion, as scientists from the Indiana Business Research Center… Read more »