Indiana Health Industry Forum - About Us

The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry.  Our mission is to connect key stakeholders to: enhance business networksadvocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.  

                                    Defining Our Impact
Member Benefits
Strategic Partners
Annual Reports

Defining Our Impact

The term "health sciences" is used to unite the disparate sectors of an industy that has a collective impact on human and animal health and health care.  For the Indiana Health Industry Forum, these sectors include:
  • medical device development and manufacturing,
  • pharmaceutical and biotech development and manufacturing,
  • animal health, nutrition, and bio-fuel companies,
  • service companies offering expertise to the sector,
  • hospitals that interact with the business and clinical research communities,
  • colleges, universities and other educational institutions,
  • and health IT companies. 
Across the spectrum, Indiana's health science sector is over 1500 companies strong, making us one of the largest and most diverse life science clusters in the country.  IHIF is committed to helping grow these companies in Indiana.

Our Vision for IHIF

*Approved by IHIF Board of Directors, March 2015
To be a recognized leader in shaping policies that spawn a dynamic life sciences ecosystem in Indiana.  Through leadership, collaboration, and effective execution of strategic instruments, such as IHIF’s “Statewide Strategic Plan for Indiana’s Health Science Sector”, IHIF will facilitate enhanced membership and advocacy.

IHIF Membership

The Time to Join is Now!

The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) is Indiana’s trade association for companies in the medical device and health science sectors.  With over 100 current members, the Forum connects key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.
Participating in a trade organization brings many benefits to all levels of your company – most importantly it demonstrates your interest, support and commitment to growing Indiana’s health science sector.  IHIF membership also offers discounts that can substantially improve your bottom line, events and educational programming that can expand and deepen your business network, and IHIF advocates for policies that improve the state’s innovation climate.  Membership is affordable, offers immediate benefits, and helps build a community that will make Indiana the ideal location to grow a health science business!

 Join Now!

 Discover the Power of the Forum!

 Application is easy:
1)    Download a membership application from the IHIF website, complete, and return by mail or e-mail.
2)    New members will be asked to provide an electronic copy of their company logo (.jpg preferred) – those may be sent at any time to
3)    Questions? Please call IHIF at 317-686-0991 or e-mail

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Member Benefits - The Power of the Forum

Join the members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum and be part of the collective voice of the state's health science industry.  Together, we will continue to build statewide connectivity, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills and build Indiana's economy by providing strategic vision.

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IHIF provides networking assistance between members and the industry broadly.  In our role as a convening organization, we strive to provide networking opportunities and support programs such as our Life Science Lunch series and Annual Members Meeting.  IHIF also works with individual members to identify specific resources and provide referrals.


“Our Company needed to relocate to larger premises within a restricted time frame. We quickly realized that we would require professional assistance and contacted IHIF for advice.  We were put in touch with exactly the right broker and a laboratory moving specialist that took care of every detail of moving our lab.  We would highly recommend IHF members to consider the member referral network to save time and energy while also minimizing costs and stress associated with solving business critical workplace solutions.”

-Paul A. Hyslop, PhD, President and CEO
Arkley BioTek LLC


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 AdvocacyIHIF represents the collective interests of our members to federal and state legislators.  IHIF advocates for Indiana to be recognized as a national model for Health Information Exchange and as an innovator in Patient Safety and to support and preserve the capacity for innovation in public and private entities.  For More Information


“Partnering with the Indiana Health Industry Forum has been of great value to our coalition. IHIF plays a vital role in helping to raise awareness of industry challenges at the state and federal levels, while fostering the growth of the life sciences in Indiana. Their depth of experience and knowledge is a strong asset to our industry as they continue to support innovation in the Hoosier state.”

– Roger Harvey, Hoosiers Work for Health


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 Events IHIF presents and supports a variety of educational and networking events throughout the year.  Most IHIF events provide discounted registration fees for IHIF Member companies.


"IHIF allows me to network and collaborate with thought leaders in higher education, research, venture capital and medicine. IHIF is committed to the growth of the life sciences industry in Indiana and supporting developing companies. Participation with Forum activities is a professional requirement for my company."

-Eric C. Anderson, Scientifically Speaking, LLC


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Through the IHIF Business Solutions Program, our Members have access to products and services negotiated by IHIF and offered at favorable rates and terms to help stretch your dollars further. Learn More


“ImmuneWorks is enrolled in three of the discount programs offered through BIO and the Indiana Health Industry Forum.  We save more than the cost of our membership every year.  These programs are designed especially for health science companies and they make a substantial impact on our bottom line.”

-Wade Lange, President and CEO, ImmuneWorks


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 Company  Promotion
  • Web site link – Your company logo, description, and website links are provided to all members through the Member Directory
  • Member 2 Member Connect - The new IHIF Member 2 Member Connect Discount Program is exclusively for IHIF members and provides the opportunity to offer discounts on your products and services to fellow members for a small fee.  More on M2MC
  • Life Science Lunch Recognition – New members and renewing members are recognized by name in handouts and on-screen at monthly life science lunch.  Register and See Upcoming Lunch Topics 
  • IHIF INForum Newsletter - New and renewing members are recognized by name in IHIF's newsletter with circulation of +3,200
  • IHIF LinkedIN Discussion Group - IHIF Members are invited to join and participate in on-line discussions as part of IHIF's LinkedIN group.
  • Press Release Posting and Publication – IHIF Member press releases are posted on the IHIF News and Events Blog
  • Event Listing on IHIF Event Calendar – Holding an event? Publicize it on the IHIF event calendar.
  • Training Seminar and Course Offerings – IHIF Members are encouraged to notify IHIF of upcoming training sessions or seminars they offer to the life science business community. 


Blue Power Button BioFuturesIHIF members receive BioFutures, IHIF’s annual magazine highlighting themes, stories, companies, and events impacting Indiana’s health and life science sector.  Additional copies available to members upon request.  Useful as an employee recruiting information piece. 
   “The strategic coverage in BioFutures that Iotron received following its decision to expand its electron-beam operations into Indiana (which include contract sterilization and crosslinking/materials modification) helped generate critical market awareness. Based on the responses we received, it is evident that BioFutures effectively reaches key influencers in the medical device and life sciences industries.”
--Jeff Blakely, General Manager, Iotron USA
Blue Power Button Services for EntrepreneursIHIF provides a variety of information and services especially geared towards entrepreneurs and start-up life science companies.
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The Forum provides industy-driven guidance while maintaining a statewide strategy that feeds economic development.  IHIF Members are encouraged to participate in initiatives and discussions that help drive Indiana's health science sector into the future.

More on Indiana's Statewide Strategic Plan for the Health Science Sector


Strategic Partner Organizations

The Indiana Health Industry Forum is pleased to partner with organizations from across the state and around the world that help support our mission, vision, and goals.  

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Hoosiers Work for Health
NCI Indiana Hospital AssociationAlzheimer's Association
Komen Tissue Bank

Turnpike PartnershipScottish Lifesciences AssociationPacific World Trade/Zhejiang HTC




Annual Reports

   2014   2013   

IHIF Annual Report

presented at Annual Meeting

May 7, 2015


IHIF Annual Report

presented at Annual Meeting

May 6, 2014

   2012   2011  2010

IHIF Annual Report

presented at Annual Meeting

March 5, 2013



 IHIF Annual Report

presented at Annual Meeting

May 8, 2012



 IHIF Annual Report

presented at Annual Meeting

March 9, 2011






    Kristin Jones

Kristin Jones
President and CEO






Monday, March 27, 2017