Companies that specialize in the life sciences have become firmly established in Central Indiana, especially Hamilton County, where their numbers suggest an industry cluster exists and where they contribute mightily to the economy.
Hamilton County boasts participants in health care delivery; medical manufacturing; and biosciences/bioagriculture.
Nexxt Spine manufactures devices for spinal implants at its facility in Noblesville. Its neighbor, Helmer Scientific Inc., makes refrigerators and freezers for medical use. Also in Noblesville, Zevacor Molecular manufactures PET and SPECT radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography, or PET, and single photon emission computed tomography, SPECT.
In Fishers, Disetronic Medical Systems manufactures insulin pumps, infusion sets, meters and diabetes information-management software. Its parent company, Roche Diagnostics USA, employs more than 4,000 people at its U.S. headquarters in Fishers, a facility that supports research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology and corporate operations for five diagnostic business areas.
American Specialty Health Inc., which has an office in Carmel, creates health management and fitness and exercise programs and provides management services for health plans, employer groups, insurance carriers and trust funds. Ambu Inc. conducts research and development and manufactures cutting-edge equipment used for anesthesia, emergency care, patient monitoring and diagnostics in its Noblesville facility.
Community Home Health Services, based in Fishers, provides home health care to individuals across Central Indiana. Probo Medical, also in Fishers, buys and sells used medical equipment. Pharmakon LTC Pharmacy, Noblesville, uses a cutting-edge system to package and dispense drugs more quickly and efficiently for long-term facilities.
Zotec Partners, which is headquartered in Carmel, handles billing and manages the practices of radiologist, anesthesiologists, pathologists and emergency medicine practitioners.
Hamilton County also is home to numerous health care facilities, including Indiana University Health North Hospital; St. Vincent Carmel Hospital; St. Vincent Heart Center; IU Health Saxony Hospital; Riverview Health; and the Heart Center of Indiana.