Bio & Pharmaceuticals

IN: Bio-Waste Treatment Systems Firm Grows in Hendricks County

11 Jun, 2013

Bio-Response Solutions, Inc., a waste treatment systems manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations in Danville, Indiana, creating up to 25 new jobs by 2016.

The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $1.1 million to build and equip a 14,500 square-foot facility at the Danville Commerce Park. The facility, which will house the company's entire operations, is expected to be operational early next year and features heating powered by solar panels.

"Indiana's economy is built on the backs of Hoosier small businesses like Bio-Response Solutions," said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Indiana is a state that works for business in part because of the ingenuity and determination of our entrepreneurs. With our highly skilled workforce and low-tax policies, Indiana is open for business."

Bio-Response Solutions has already begun hiring additional assembly, welding, sales, service, technical and engineering associates.

"Indiana is our home and will be our business's home well into the future," said Joe Wilson, chief executive officer of Bio-Response Solutions. "Indiana is a business-friendly place, with laws and regulations that have allowed us to expand and hire more people. We love Hendricks County and always try to purchase from local suppliers whenever possible. We're proud to support our community and are excited to grow this business in our own backyard." 

Founded as a family-owned business in November 2006, Bio-Response Solutions designs, produces and installs decontamination systems that destroy infectious organisms in waste water produced at research facilities, universities and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The company also specializes in the production of alkaline hydrolysis systems, which dispose of animal carcasses and human bodies while impacting the environment with only one-tenth of the carbon emissions produced by cremation.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Bio-Response Solutions, Inc. up to $160,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $95,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Danville approved additional tax abatements at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.

"The town of Danville is pleased to welcome Bio-Response Solutions into our vibrant community," said Marcia Lynch, president of the Danville Town Council. "Their job creation and substantial investment is a welcomed boost to our local economy. The town appreciates Bio-Response Solutions' confidence in Danville as a great community to grow their business."

Businesses founded in Indiana continue to grow our state's economy. Already this year, more than 30 homegrown-Hoosier companies have made plans to create upwards of 2,200 projected new jobs and invest more than $142 million in their Indiana operations.

About Bio-Response Solutions 

Bio-Response Solutions, Inc. specializes in the design, production, and implementation of custom biowaste treatment systems. This includes Biokill liquid decontamination systems (Effluent Decontamination Systems - EDS) and alkaline hydrolysis tissue digesters for research laboratories, pet loss centers and funeral homes. Our systems can be found in BSL 1-4, BSL3ag, and pharmaceutical institutions. We take great pride in providing the safest, most technologically advanced, and easiest to own systems in the world. For more information, visit

About IEDC

Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC. 

The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit