According to the Indianapolis Region Guide 2010 put out by the IBJ, there’s more to Indiana Life Sciences than Eli Lilly, Dow AgroSciences, Cook Group, and Roche. In fact, Indianapolis has been attracting less known companies who are taking advantage of the great research universities, workforce, business climate, and commitment to life sciences growth.
AIT Laboratories, headquartered in Indianapolis, has more than 365 employees nationwide and hired roughly 180 employees in 2009. AIT increased their revenues by more than 75% and nearly doubled its national sales staff to 50 while also entering into 15 new markets.
Beckman Coulter is creating a center for excellence in Indianapolis. They’ve been in Indianapolis since 2006 and have about 450 people on site. In 2010 they will be adding roughly another 100 and increasing their footprint to 228K sq ft from 100K sq ft.