Entrepreneurship

CEO of company that licenses IU cancer pharmaceutical research scheduled to speak in Philadelphia

Steve Carchedi, President and CEO of Apexian Pharmaceuticals, is scheduled to speak March 1 at Drexel University’s Healthcare Guest Lecture Series in Philadelphia. “Drexel has a wonderful history of developing leaders in the healthcare industry,” Carchedi said. “We are honored to partner with faculty at Drexel to attract talent to pursue development of life-saving medicines, like our… Read more »

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 »

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… Read more »

As 1 of 5 Readiness Challenge Grant winners, Indianapolis – along with key university, government and business partners – stands poised to boost innovation, inclusion and investment

Indianapolis is one of five cities recently awarded Readiness Challenge Grants from the Smart Cities Council — a development that paves the way for each city to use smart technologies to boost local innovation, inclusion and investment activities. The Circle City joins Austin, Miami, Orlando and Philadelphia as grant winners, emerging from a pool of… Read more »

B-Start participant shares benefits, lessons taken from pre-accelerator geared toward student-run businesses

A recent participant in the B-Start pre-accelerator for student-run businesses, IU entrepreneurship and international business major Wes Wagner, wrote an article outlining key lessons he took from four-month mentorship program offered by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. Among the topics he addressed were time management, coping with “burnout,” using motivation to complete more work and… Read more »

Using software to improve quality of care for young patients

The quality of care for pediatric patients will be improved by software developed at IU School of Medicine and commercialized by a startup company. Digital Health Solutions was launched by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan to commercialize software called CHICA, or Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation. Over the past 12 years, CHICA has been used for… Read more »

The Bee Corp. begins R&D on its commercial beehive sensors

Remember The Bee Corp., the startup launched by then-IU students that won the BEST Competition? The company is growing! Wyatt Wells, the company CMO, explained that the company has begun research and development on its agriculture technology: sensors that detect what the environment of a commercial beehive is like. You can read more about the… Read more »

Startup licensing IU technology nears trials for Fragile X Syndrome treatment

We wish the best to Confluence Pharmaceuticals LLC, which licenses technology through Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. According to Inside Indiana Business, the company is within a few months of beginning clinical trials for its drug that could treat Fragile X Syndrome. FXS affects about 180,00 people in the United States. People affected by FXS… 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 »