Business Savings Solutions

Growing health science companies face a unique set of business issues and must make the most of scarce financial resources. 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. IHIF has assembled a variety of programs to benefit both manufacturing and service provider members.  Your participation helps support both IHIF and Indiana's extraordinary network of health science companies.

IHIF will occasionally solicit RFP's for specific services and we are always open to suggestions for new products or services to add to our programs.  Please contact us directly to discuss.  Solutions offered through the BIO Business Solutions program are freely available to IHIF members, membership in BIO is not required. 

The current BIO Business Solutions and IHIF Preferred Provider partners and programs are:

 BusinessWire Chubb InsuranceClean Harbors Environmental Services   
Humboldt Storage and Moving Lodestone Insights     Office Depot
 TelSpan   UniClean
 VWRTech Depot 


 Business Wire - News & Multimedia Distribution, Social Media Monitoring, Financial Disclosure ServicesBIO Business Solutions


For more than 50 years, Business Wire has delivered critical communications for everyone from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

BIO and IHIF have aligned with Business Wire to help you effectively distribute your news releases to your target market with easy, powerful and targeted tools at preferred pricing. Business Wire also instantly and simultaneously delivers multimedia and financial disclosure news around the world, provides valuable measurement data and offers special targeting options.

Member companies can save a minimum of 10% on all news release distribution circuits and more when you bundle in any of our additional services.

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Chubb Group - Property and Casualty Insurance, Clinical Trial Liability Insurance, Errors and Omissions Insurance, Professional Liability, and Products Liability Insurance    
 BIO Business Solutions
Chubb Group

BIO Business Solutions® has selected the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies ("Chubb") as its endorsed insurer due to their total insurance solutions for risks specific to life science companies. 

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 Click here for a list of IHIF Members who broker Chubb Insurance


Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. - Environmental and Waste Management 
                                   BIO Business Solutions


Clean Harbors

BIO and IHIF have partnered with Clean Harbors, one of the largest Environmental Services companies in North America.  Clean Harbors manages waste recycling and disposal for almost all waste streams, planned environmental and industrial services as well as Emergency Response Service with offices throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Many companies today use third parties who own no disposal assets and offer no assistance related to compliance requirements, however with Clean Harbors, members eliminate significant liability and compliance potential issues dealing with end disposal facility direct, as well as economic gain.

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 UPS - Shipping Services                                                                                                                             BIO Business Solutions
BIO Business Solutions® and UPS are teaming up to offer IHIF Members a new package of discounts on shipping services.  Details will be announced soon.  

Humboldt Storage and Moving
                                        BIO Business Solutions

Humboldt Storage and Moving, a United Van Lines agent, is your one-stop for moving your entire company or a single employee, across town or overseas. Humboldt provides moving, relocation and storage services, and has a strong focus on customer service. Humboldt has a unique expertise with serving the biotech industry, and offers BIO members a substantial discount.  Benefits include maximum discounted pricing off federal tariffs allowed, guaranteed pickup and delivery, free full-replacement valuation, comprehensive employee relocation program, laboratory & office moving expertise, responsive customer service.

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Lodestone Insights/Lodescore - Trade Show and Speaker Market Research Tool

IHIF Preferred Provider                                                                                                                                                       


Lodestone Insights is the world's only human curated and organized database of information and activities happening at conferences and symposia. We are tracking thousands of conferences in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, science, diabetes, oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and technology sectors. Our clients leverage our Lodestone Insights products and services to make more informed strategic decisions.

A Lodescore demo is available on-line and there are multiple plan options to fit your needs and budget. IHIF Members are eligible for a 10% discount on current Lodestone Insight product rates. 

To request a member discount promo code, please contact IHIF.

 Office Depot                                                                                                                                                                          BIO Business Solutions
Office Depot

BIO has partnered with Office Depot, one of the world's largest sellers of office products, to offer participants significant discounts on office supplies, furniture and equipment. We have negotiated aggressive pricing based on $6 million of total annual volume. Office Depot also offers discounted pricing on Design, Print & Ship services which provide professional printing, copying, binding and finishing as well as Promotional Products services with over 1,200 promotional items available for customized company branding. Additionally, through BIO's partnership with Tech Depot (an Office Depot company), BIO members can receive significant discounts on computer & technology products.  

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 BIO Business Solutions

Secure Document Sharing & Virtual Data Room Solutions

BIO has chosen ShareVault as its official virtual data room provider. ShareVault offers secure, cloud-based document sharing solutions, also known as virtual data rooms, that are frequently used by organizations of all types to securely share highly confidential documents with outside parties.  In contrast to consumer-grade file sharing services, ShareVault allows organizations to easily share documents with third parties, while monitoring access and maintaining control.

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 Tech Depot                                                                                                                                                        BIO Business Solutions
Tech Depot

BIO has partnered with Tech DepotTM, the technology division of Office Depot, to offer members significant discounts on computer and technology products. Tech Depot provides simple and straightforward solutions for computer and technology needs by offering intelligent product choices, top brands and competitive prices. The program offers many other benefits beyond significant savings

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TelSpan - Audio, Video, Web, and Event Conferencing                                                                                       

IHIF Preferred Provider  





Our customized conferencing and video solutions allow you to communicate with your audience professionally and more effectively from anywhere, at any time. TelSpan is an Indianapolis based telecommunications company offering customized conferencing solutions and exceptional customer service.  Telspan is HIPPA compliant.

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UniClean Cleanroom Services                                                                                                                                     BIO Business Solutions

UniClean, a division of UniFirst Corporation, is a leading cleanroom services provider that supplies, launders, and services the work clothing of employees who manufacture sensitive medical, electronic, and pharmaceutical products in “ultra-clean” production environments (cleanrooms). UniClean operates ISO 3 and ISO 4 facilities that service the United States and Canada.

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UniFirst Workwear Services                                                                                                                                           BIO Business Solutions

UniFirst, a leading supplier of workwear programs for businesses big and small since 1936, provides a range of apparel from traditional uniforms and industrial wear to protective clothing and “corporate casual” attire. UniFirst also offers various floorcare and restroom products. Serving over 275,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada, UniFirst outfits more than 1.5 million people in their work clothes each business day and offers customers rental, lease, and purchase programs to enhance their business image at the very best value. Whether national, regional, or local, UniFirst customers receive the highest quality garments and services, complete with full program management.

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 VWR - Laboratory Supplies, Equipment and Chemicals                                                                                      BIO Business Solutions


BIO Business Solutions® has partnered with VWR International, the leading distributor of laboratory supplies, equipment and chemicals for the life sciences industry, to provide discounts on VWR's entire offering of more than 1,000,000 products from 5,000 manufacturers.  Based on over $175 million in annual sales, the BIO VWR program includes special pricing agreements with major manufacturers, plus many other member-only benefits. 

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Seminars and Training Courses

The FreeMind Group's Summer Webinar Series on YouTube - Topics include: Biodefense and Infectious Diseases Non-dilutive Funding, CNS/PNS Related Non-Dilutive Funding Opportunities, Funding Cancer R&D with Non-dilutive Funding; Emphasis on NIH Sources, Medical Device Non-Dilutive Funding: Trends & Opportunities, Registration ins and outs; smooth sailing to an error free submission, Details of a Detailed Budget; Accurately Constructed and well Justified

Life Collaborative - eLearning for Life Sciences
 Life Collaborative

IHIF is proud to welcome our new learning partner, Life Collaborative - Building Healthy Careers in Life Sciences.
Life Collaborative offers a suite of eLearning resources to help prepare you for a career, or advance the one you’ve already got, in the Life Science industry. The Life Collaborative curriculum was created and validated by real-world industry practitioners and, to that end, is backed by a Certificate of Achievement which is awarded to individuals who demonstrate comprehension in any of its broad spectrum of topics - BioTech, MedTech, Pharmaceuticals, Project Management, Quality, Regulatory, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Team Leadership, and more.

CLICK HERE to learn more about what IHIF's affiliation may mean for you.
Members are eligible to receive $500 off!

Life Collaborative also invites you to learn more about the MedTech and BioTech Veterans Program.  MVPvets is a national initiative, powered by innovative Life Science organizations, to provide training and networking opportunities for transitioning veterans.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this extraordinary initiative and how you, or your company, may get involved.


Member 2 Member Connect


Discount Programs and Special Offers FOR IHIF members, FROM IHIF Members 

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Looking to build business and connect within the IHIF membership?  Ready to offer our members a deal?

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.

  •     Gain added exposure and advertising with IHIF’s growing community of over 100 member organizations.
  •     Stimulate new business by joining a network of trusted providers.
  •     Tailor discounts on products and services (or offer value added benefits) to the Indiana life sciences market.
  •     Join an initiative encouraging member companies to support other IHIF members and build an even stronger resource network.

Participation is easy!

  • Must be a current member of IHIF, in good standing, to participate.
  • Offers must be approved by IHIF and include either a special offer or discount off of regular fees.
  • Posting fee $50/year for individual ($150 level) members, $250/year for all others.

To apply:
Please complete the on-line registration form at:

IHIF will approve or recommend changes and send confirmation of posting. Payment is due at time of posting.  Posting will include company logo, website link, discount description, and contact information as provided.

IHIF will send an individual e-mail notification of the discount service to IHIF members.  The M2MC program will be promoted through the IHIF newsletter, website, and related forums and events throughout the year. 

To terminate or discontinue an M2MC discount, please contact IHIF and allow up to 10 business days for program to be removed.  No refundsOffers are made and accepted between IHIF member companies.  IHIF makes no guarantees or recommendations. 

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Ball State University Makes High Level Microscopy Available To Life Science Companies
Ball State University
 Ball State University's Micro-Imaging facility houses a JEOL JEM-1400 transmission electron microscope (TEM).  The TEM operates at voltages up to 120kV using a LaB6 filament permitting resolution of lattice structures of 0.2nm and point structures at 0.38nm.  Our TEM is equipped with two CCD cameras.  A side-mounted Gatan Orius SC1000 camera captures a large field of view required by most life science applications at a resolution of 4008X2672 pixels.  The anti-blooming feature of this camera makes it ideal for collecting diffraction patterns.  A bottom-mounted Ultrascan 1000XP camera captures 2048X2048 pixel images with very high sensitivity for most material science applications.

While the entire instrument can be operated remotely, we permit remote connectivity over a secured virtual private network (VPN) to our camera systems.  This connection allows users and collaborators to view video rate streaming of live samples from any place with an internet connection.  This "over the shoulder" approach offers our collaborators the ability to collect needed images in a secure environment without the need for travel to Ball State's Micro-Imaging Facility.


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Monday, March 27, 2017