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by Jim Shamp

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has been working for about 30 years to create jobs in the life sciences statewide.

So we hope you realize by now why we’ve been humbly fist-pumping our way through, and past, the recession.

From 2001 through 2010, the most recent data show, North Carolina’s 23.5 percent life-science jobs growth has led the nation.

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by Jim Shamp

Tengion has successfully implanted the seventh of a planned 10 patients in its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial testing the safety of its Neo-Urinary Conduit, and has filed an application with Swedish authorities to start human testing of its “kidney seeds” technology called the Neo-Kidney Augment.
 

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by Deborah M. Thompson, Ph.D.

The NCBiotech Jobs Network kicked off its 2013 series January 28 with an event focused on speed networking.

We provided a short introduction to networking tips and tricks, then attendees paired off and practiced what they learned. It was an opportunity for Jobs Network attendees to broaden their professional networks and prepare for future networking events. Here are some of the key points we covered:

Be Brief

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by Giles Shih, Ph.D., MBA, Chairman and CEO, BioResource International

Based on my experience with BRI, here are five reasons why North Carolina is the place to be for biotechnology

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by Jim Shamp

Though it’s said in different ways in different crowds, when you’re running with the front of the pack, the view is better but your heels get nipped.

I was reminded of that this week by a face-to-face encounter followed by two unrelated news stories.

Actually all three encounters were somewhat related, because all had to do with the life sciences in North Carolina. So they naturally flipped mental switches for me as a staff optimist at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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by Robert Peterson

 

United Therapeutics employees build mountain bikes for Durham youth to use in Trips for Kids trail-riding program

United Therapeutics (UT) is a Maryland-based biotech company with a steadily growing campus in Research Triangle Park.

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by Jim Shamp

Rates are lower if you register before Jan. 25 for the 2013 CED Life Science Conference being held Feb. 27 and 28 in Raleigh.

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by Jim Shamp

With all the talk of drug shortages, third-world health needs and over-the-top health-care costs, I’m absolutely dumbfounded by the inability of science to harness the drug-pumping magic of the lowly grapefruit.

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