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The Indiana University School of Medicine is getting $25 million from the Lilly Endowment to recruit new scientists to Indiana, and to pair them up directly with big Indiana companies.

Medical school research dean Anantha Shekhar says it aims to fast-track the creation of treatments from discoveries about cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more.

He says new technologies like gene sequencing are facilitating those applications faster than ever.

The $130 billion merger between Dow and DuPont received conditional federal approval Thursday.

The companies still have to address areas where the Department of Justice says they’ll have too big a market share, but those aren’t the areas that have Indiana farmers worried.

In approving the merger, the DOJ says Dow and DuPont have to relinquish control of a few assets – a chemical plant in Texas for Dow, and two of DuPont’s insecticide and herbicide brands.

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Fifteen-hundred workers in Indianapolis could know by the end of the month if they're likely to become part of the biggest agribusiness in the world.


The Dow AgroSciences employees are awaiting regulatory approval for their parent company's plan to merge with DuPont, then split into three parts, including one for agriculture.


If the $130 billion deal goes through, the ag division's corporate HQ and corporate workers would move to Wilmington, Del.

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Gov. Mike Pence this week is working to gain more business from China.

He’s on his sixth trade mission since taking office.

China is Indiana’s fifth largest trading partner, generating $1.4 billion for the Hoosier State last year, and some of the state’s biggest companies – including Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly and Cummins – have Chinese operations.

Pence says his economic development officials believe China is looking to invest more in North America, and that his trip is aimed at giving Indiana an advantage.

Dow AgroSciences unveiles new lab

Apr 24, 2012

A new facility in the Purdue Research Park will develop new technologies for the seed industry.

The Dow AgroSciences Seed Quality Control Lab was dedicated Tuesday.

Work at the 35,000 square foot greenhouse research center will aim to improve seed quality for crops.

Purdue Dean of Agriculture Jay Akridge  says the facility is important for the future of farming not only in Indiana, but around the world.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation provided a $2.2-million grant to assist in the construction of the greenhouse.