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WUNC Broadcasts Update on NC's Life Science Impact

WUNC, the University of North Carolina Public Radio station, devoted a 12-minute segment of the weekday show “The State of Things” to the state’s life science sector today.

Ag Biotech Workshops Offer NC Teachers Hands-On Insight

Middle and high school teachers have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of agricultural biotechnology in a pair of Industry in the Classroom workshops beginning in July, organized by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

NC's Life Science Growth Blossoms to $86B, Supports 260,000 Jobs

The newly published 2016 Evidence and Opportunity: Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina says the state now has over 650 life science companies that directly employ 63,000 people and account for 260,000 jobs overall, providing $2.2 billion in state and local tax revenues and $86 billion in total economic impact.

'Synergy' Behind Heat Biologics/Pelican deal is Key to Immunology

When Heat Biologics licensed the immune system stimulating technology behind its ImPACT and ComPACT platforms from the University of Miami, it also licensed the tech behind Pelican Therapeutics Inc.

Heat Biologics Acquires Synergistic Austin-based Immune Therapy Firm

Durham-based Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq:HTBX), has inked a deal to acquire an 80 percent controlling interest in Pelican Therapeutics Inc., an immune oncology company based in Austin, Texas.

Pfizer Commits $4M to NCBiotech Gene Therapy Fellowship Program

Pfizer has committed to providing $4 million to enable the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to establish and administer a  multi-year academic fellowship program to help advance the state's gene therapy expertise.

Cempra's Skin Antibiotic Taksta Data Promising

Taksta, Cempra’s fusidic acid compound, is proving to be both safe and effective in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Pining for Truffles, Mycorrhiza Biotech Achieves First Harvest

When Nancy Rosborough read an article in the Washington Post about growing truffles, a gourmet delicacy that’s normally harvested from the wild, the novel idea took root as a Burlington biotech company.

UNC Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies Dead at 91

Oliver Smithies, D.Phil., who was recruited to North Carolina with grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 20 years later, died today at the age of 91.

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