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Indiana is a thriving life sciences leader that rivals even the coastal hubs.

We are the nation’s second-largest exporter in the life sciences with leading global companies like Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, and Zimmer Biomet all right here in Indiana. Our companies love the Indianapolis region for its built-in innovation ecosystem and investment in emerging technologies across industries, helping them grow locally and globally.

Between our businesses and our universities, Indiana fosters talent across the industry subsectors. We’re one of the top five states for the number and concentration of life sciences companies and the total number of industry jobs, and we have the second-highest national concentration of biopharmaceutical jobs.

We leverage our pro-business environment and world-class research partnerships to help our companies succeed in the global marketplace. And our universities play a significant role in that industry leadership. They encourage our brightest innovators and doers to collaborate with incubation programs, startup companies, research parks, and internship opportunities. And thanks to that collaborative community, Indy was able to create the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, the first independent industry-led research institute in the nation.

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