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by Deborah Thompson, Ph.D.

When Karina Colon’s fifth grade students at Smith Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh wanted more information about genetically modified plants and animals for their end-of-year project, I got the nod, as the Science and Technology Program Analyst at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center...

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Biotech Basics, Triangle, Agriculture, Animal Health, Human Health, Life Sciences, NCBiotech
by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

On April 29, NCBiotech Jobs Network hosted a panel of experts who answered the question how do you “Grow Your Future” in North Carolina agriculture. Gwyn Riddick, Vice President for Agricultural Biotechnology, welcomed attendees and noted that connecting people to jobs and companies to skilled workers is one of the most important...

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Agriculture, Animal Health, Jobs
by Robin Deacle

Yesterday I got to announce the launch of the North Carolina Life Sciences Talent Community.

With Illinois and Texas battling for headlines on best place for biotech businesses, I stood up and said North Carolina has the best workforce.

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About Us, National, Statewide
by Jim Shamp

Giles Shih says his high-flying animal feed-supplement company is hitting the streets to raise more money.

 

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About Us, Business & Commercialization, Workforce & Education, Triangle, Agriculture, Animal Health, Biomanufacturing, Human Health, Jobs, Life Sciences, NCBiotech, Vaccines
by Robin Deacle

A Monday panel on venture philanthropy was ticking along nicely, talking about funding models, relationships and licensing terms.

Then Jigar Raythatha, chief business officer at Jounce Therapeutics, turned to the other panelists, and asked a big question.

Have you ever considered betting big on one very promising treatment?

After all, it could get a cure to market faster, what disease-specific charities are all about.

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Business & Commercialization, National
by Robin Deacle

I headed to the hotel's side exit this morning to catch the shuttle to the convention center.

I was rather surprised to turn the corner and see a pack of kids clustered near the door, also waiting for the shuttle.

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National
by Kelly Doherty Young

When the North Carolina Biotechnology Center was approached by the local chapter of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering to partner on an upcoming conference, we knew it would be a good opportunity to tell our story.

We just didn’t know how good.

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About Us, Workforce & Education, Triangle, Jobs
by Jim Shamp

Sequester schmester.

The federal government’s automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1 could have dropped a big lug on a gathering of North Carolina’s life-science community.

The federal budget slash almost upended a March 20 keynote speech at the long-planned inaugural Exchange Group Summit ...

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About Us, Statewide, Life Sciences, NCBiotech

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