Indy Partnership Touting the Region’s Life Sciences Strengths at Biotechnology Event in London

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Representatives from Indy Partnership and IEDC making the case for locating and operating life sciences businesses in Indiana

LONDON (April 1, 2009) — The world’s largest life sciences industry event, Bio International Convention, is less than two months away and the Indy Partnership and Indiana Economic Development Corporation London Office are proactively targeting European biotechnology companies with messages about Indiana’s life sciences strengths.

“The London Biotechnology Network represents more than 800 life sciences companies and 2000 individual members,” said Kristie McKillip, business development director for the Indy Partnership. “Together with Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s London representative and our friends at Lilly and DePuy, we are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of Indiana’s life sciences sector and the value of a foreign direct investment in Indiana.”

The group will present April 1, at the London Biotechnology Network’s monthly event—“BioWednesday"—on the topics of Indiana business partnering opportunities, the Indiana life sciences landscape, and making the most of attending the Bio International Convention. Indiana Presenters include:

  • Edita Sawyers of Indiana Economic Development Corporation, London
  • Kristie McKillip of Indy Partnership
  • Dr. Neil Watkins of DePuy
  • Dr. Philip Oliver of Eli Lilly and Company

McKillip is also scheduled to meet one-on-one with select London Biotechnology Network members prior to the “BioWednesday” event to discuss specific project opportunities that could lead to new jobs and investments in the 10-county Indianapolis Region.

About The Indy Partnership
The Indy Partnership is a privately-funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing new jobs and capital investment to the Indianapolis Region. The Indianapolis Region is made up of 10 central Indiana counties including Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Monroe, and Shelby counties. The Indy Partnership works collaboratively with local economic development officials, government, universities, and the business community. Key services include point of contact for business development leads, incentives assistance, business research and demographic data, and regional marketing. For more information please visit