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Life science companies launch information source

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Seven life science organizations in Indiana have collaborated on a one-stop shop for information: INscience. BioCrossroads, Cook Regentec, Corteva Agriscience, Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Insititute and Roche Diagnostics teamed together to educate and engage about Indiana’s $78 billion life sciences economy. 

The free app will deliver breaking news, career opportunities, videos and event information. The life sciences sector in Indiana has over 57,000 people and 1,700 organizations, along with three research universities. 

“The INscience platform is a great way to connect and create new conversations at the organizational and individual levels, enhance the diversity of community engagement and learn about networking opportunities,” said Vanessa Barth, chief scientific officer, BioCrossroads. “With such a dynamic and evolving industry, we’re really excited to use this innovation to bring the community together and spread the word about our impressive sector.”

Carmel-based Lumavate developed the platform for the new app. Click here for more information, including how to sign up. 

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Crab cakes and a hurricane cocktail ahead of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation’s Mardi Gras Party & Fundraiser

You can celebrate Fat Tuesday at a fun event right here in Downtown Indy featuring food, drinks and dancing New Orleans-Style!

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is is hosting their first ever Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” event and fundraiser on Feb. 25 at the Crane Bay Event Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Today David Allee, owner, The Jazz Kitchen, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, board member of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, and Rob Dixon, musician, Indy Jazz Fest visited the Indy Style studio to show us how to make the Jazz Kitchen’s Award Winning Crab Cakes and a Hurricane cocktail in honor of Mardi Gras.

At tonight’s event, patrons can indulge in a variety of Cajun/Creole hors d’oeuvres, sip on craft hurricanes and bid on more than 75 silent and live auction items ranging from tickets to top Indiana sporting events, artwork, jewelry, hotel stays and much more. Proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and its ongoing mission to preserve the legacy and promote the future of jazz in Indianapolis.

Hosted by WFYI’s Jill Ditmire, the evening will include entertainment by LivingProof, Indy’s favorite party band, as well as special appearances by Indy’s own Josh Kaufman, winner of Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice; renowned saxophonist and local favorite Rob Dixon; recent Carmel High School graduate and jazz vocalist, arranger and composer Emma Hedrick; and jazz pianist and composer Steve Allee.

To purchase tickets for tonight’s event, visit www.indyjazzfoundation.org

Mardi Gras party benefits Indianapolis Jazz Foundation

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