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Indiana as a Life Sciences Hub in 2023 - What Will it Take?

September 6, 2013

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, 46202

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Indiana is considered one of the top five life sciences hubs in the country and there are a number of other locations aspiring to join that select group. What combination(s) of talent, infrastructure, investments and government policies will be needed for Indiana to remain as one of the major hubs ten years from now? Industry executives, economic developers and political leaders will weigh in with their opinions on the topic.

8:00 – 9:00am     Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15amWelcome and Introduction
Dr. Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, Director, Indiana CTSI
9:15 – 10:15amKeynote Presentation
Dr. Sue Ellspermann, PhD Lieutenant Governor, State of Indiana
10:15 - 10:30amBreak
10:30am-12:00pmPanel – Resources
Moderator: Gretchen Bowker, Chief Operating Office, Pearl Pathways, LLC

Panel Members:
Mark Reiff, Managing Partner, Reiff Search Solutions

Dr. Reza Zadno, PhD, Venture Partner, Interwest Partners

Greg Ottinger, President, Greenwood Medical

Dr. Richard DiMarchi, PhD, Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry and the Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University.
12:00 – 1:30pm

Luncheon Keynote
Introduction: Biomet Representative
Simon Tripp, Senior Director, Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle Memorial Institute


1:30 – 3:00pmAfternoon Panel – Policy
Moderator:  Darren Carroll, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Eli Lilly & Company

Panel Members:
Jerry Torr, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Indiana House of Representatives

Mark Janis, JD, Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Research, IU Maurer School of Law

Brian Stemme, Project Director, BioCrossroads

David Lewis, Vice President, Corporate Tax, Eli Lilly & Company
3:00 – 3:15pmWrap-up
George Telthorst, Director, IU, Kelley School of Business, Center for the Business of Life Sciences