Raleigh pharmaceutical company BioDelivery Sciences International has hired industry veteran Steven Dykstra, former vice president of manufacturing operations and a member of the executive management committee at IVX Animal Health/Teva, as senior vice president of manufacturing operations. More
Medicago, which is building a $42 million vaccine plant in Research Triangle Park, will participate in an early-stage clinical trial of a vaccine designed for use in the event of an avian pandemic flu outbreak, with the Seattle-based nonprofit Infectious Disease Research Institute, which was awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Defense Department. More
Daniel Baden, Ph.D., director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science, is convening a panel of four biology experts, including Andrea Bourdelais, who leads bioassay and biosensor development with UNCW’s Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina (MARBIONC) program, to discuss the relationship between oceans and human health at the 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, January 19-21 in Washington, D.C.