Tag: STEM (science

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 »

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 »

With domestic, international growth on the horizon, IU-funded drone firm PrecisionHawk makes a change at CEO

A drone mapping and aerial data services company that counts the Innovate Indiana Fund as a key financial backer has made a switch at CEO as it prepares for rapid growth both domestically and abroad. According to TechCrunch, Blackboard Inc. co-founder Michael Chasen is taking the reins at the Raleigh, N.C.-based PrecisionHawk, which employs at… Read more »

Acharya to serve as keynote speaker for BEDC’s annual meeting Wednesday

The dean of Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, Raj Acharya, will give the keynote address at the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. Along with his duties as dean, Acharya is the James H. Rudy Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics… 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 »

IU South Bend announces endowed chair for palliative/hospice care

Through a $1.68 million pledge from the Dwyer Charitable Trust, IU South Bend has established the Vera Z. Dwyer Bicentennial Chair of Palliative Care. The new chair will help IUSB advance opportunities for practice, education and research in palliative and hospice care — and extends a partnership between the university and the Center for Hospice… Read more »