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New Companion Diagnostics Lab Extends Covance’s Precision Medicine Reach

Covance Drug Development, a global contract research organization that was acquired by Burlington-based LabCorp two years ago, has opened a new companion diagnostics laboratory in Morrisville to extend its capabilities in precision medicine.

Cambrex Expands Drug Manufacturing Plant in High Point

Cambrex Corp., a contract manufacturer of small molecules and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for drug companies, will invest $2.4 million in an expansion of its pilot plant in High Point to meet growing business demand.

FDA OKs Cook Medical Device Developed in Winston-Salem

A medical device developed by Cook Medical’s endoscopy business unit in Winston-Salem is now being used to help newborns avoid surgery to repair a rare birth defect of the esophagus.

New Cancer DNA Test Shows Greater Sensitivity, Paper Says

A genetic test developed by MultiGEN Diagnostics of Greensboro is 1,000 times more sensitive than current methods in detecting a key mutation in cancer, according to a newly published scientific paper.

WFU Leads $20M Regenerative Medicine Efficiency Effort

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is leading a $20 million effort to apply advanced manufacturing techniques that can speed the regenerative medicine process for creating replacement tissues and organs.

NCA&T's Shengmin Sang Reaping Research Rewards

Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., associate professor and lead scientist in the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies ​at NCA&T labs at the NCRC in Kannapolis, has parlayed early grant support from NCBiotech into growing scientific and commercial recognition.

Five Honored for Contributions to Triad’s Bioscience Community

Five of the Piedmont Triad region’s most successful individuals and organizations working in the biosciences have been honored with 2017 Excellence Awards at Triad BioNight, a biennial celebration of the region’s life science sector organized by the Piedmont Triad Office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Shengmin Sang of NCA&T Wins Innovation for Impact Grand Prize

Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., associate professor and lead scientist in the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was awarded the inaugural Innovation for Impact $11,000 Grand Prize Thursday night, March 30, for his research to prevent colon cancer by pairing the classic wonder drug aspirin with an active ingredient in ginger.


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