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 »

IU Northwest to offer online bachelors degree in informatics in fall 2017

Starting in the fall of 2017, IU Northwest will begin offering an online option for students who seek a bachelor’s degree in informatics. The curriculum will be jointly administered by six campuses that include IUN, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU South Bend, IU Southeast and IUPUI. “By sharing resources, IU Northwest can offer an informatics… Read more »

Engage Indiana breakfast serves as focal point for talks on corporate engagement, social responsibility

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday week on Nov. 18, a number of CEOs, executives, social responsibility professionals and other thought leaders gathered for a breakfast meeting at The Westin Indianapolis hotel with a singular focus: How can business be used as a force for good? More specifically, how can companies: Become more inspired to new… Read more »

WHITE: Inaugural Online Conference at IUPUI unites IU faculty statewide

If Indiana University does not readily come to mind when it comes to online education, it probably will once you consider these facts: Today, more than 27,000 students take at least one IU course online. Within Indiana, only Ivy Tech Community College has more online students — and IU’s numbers are growing steadily. They have… 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 »

Kelley School of Business launches its annual Business Outlook Tour on Thursday in Indy and Bloomington

What awaits Indiana’s — and the nation’s — economy in 2017? Researchers at the Indiana Business Research Center will offer their best guess Thursday morning by kicking off their annual Business Outlook Tour at the Conrad Indianapolis Hotel at 50 W. Washington St., followed by a noon presentation at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington…. Read more »