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2015 Looking Like A Winner for NC Life Science Investment

Mergers, acquisitions, equity investments, grants, loans  -- people are putting serious money into NC’s life science enterprises. CED reported over $268 million in equity investment during the first half alone.

Oil  from Tobacco Boosts Farms, Saves Sharks

SynShark, started with loan help from NCBiotech, is expanding its Greensboro test plot of a high-value engineered tobacco that can replace the need to slaughter sharks for their precious oil. 

A $1.2B Win

North Carolina, Johnston County and Clayton made a compelling case for Novo Nordisk's expansion and its 700 jobs.

UNC, Duke Scientists Named Nobel Laureates

Duke University researcher Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, are the newest actively working Nobel Laureates in North Carolina.

Duke Regenerative Medicine Spinout Lands $150M

Humacyte’s first loan, awarded in 2006 by NCBiotech, is eclipsed by a new funding round that’s a thousand times bigger.  


The Proof’s in the Data

$73 B in economic activity. 228,000 jobs. 30.9 percent job growth. 4X the national average. However you measure growth, our life science industry has it. Read more in this report from Battelle.


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