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Greensboro Firm Inks Deal to Bring Smartphone-Based Fertility Test to Animal Breeding

The Scullion Strategy Group, based in Greensboro, has inked an exclusive option agreement with Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to license patent rights in semen analysis for veterinary use.

NCBiotech Event Planted RTP Seed for High-Tech Tree Startup

An appearance at a North Carolina Biotechnology Center event in 2016 convinced the CEO of a high-tech ag biotech startup to move his company from Massachusetts to the Research Triangle.

BASF Buying Bayer Crop Science Assets for $7B, Including Employees, Buildings

German conglomerate Bayer AG has agreed to sell crop science businesses for $7 billion to BASF, including its R&D employees and campus in the Research Triangle Park.

Biotech Roundtable to Examine Legal, Ethical, Regulatory Issues in Ag

New genetic editing tools raise a host of ethical, legal, and regulatory questions in agricultural biotechnology innovation. That is the topic scientists, legal experts, and industry executives will tackle at an unusual event at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Oct. 24.

Spanish Company Chooses NC for North American Headquarters

PlantResponse, a plant biotechnology company based in Madrid, has established its North American headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and is looking for permanent facilities in the area.

NCBiotech Audience Finds Unconventional Routes Can Raise Ag Biotech Money

Executives from two ag biotech companies that raised major funding in 2017 shared some of their success secrets to a group of North Carolina peers this week.

NCBiotech's Ag Biotech Professional Forum to Offer Tips on Startup Capital

Executives from two ag biotech companies that raised north of $20 million in capital recently will offer their insights on “Secrets for Raising Capital to Build Startups” at the AgBiotech Professional Forum September 27 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

NU Tech Roundtable: Agriculture will win the CRISPR race

The successes expected from CRISPR-Cas systems “Will come first in agriculture,” said North Carolina University food scientist, Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., at the 8th annual NU-Tech Roundtable.

NU Tech Roundtable: Dynamic change coming in Ag Tech

The next five years will see more dynamic changes in agriculture technology than seen in the last 25 years, said John Dombrosky, CEO of the Ag Tech Accelerator at the 8th annual NU Tech Roundtable.

Getting Down to the Roots of Breeding Better Corn

Duke University scientist Philip Benfey, Ph.D., has co-founded his second startup company, Durham-based Hi Fidelity Genetics, to use data on roots to breed and sell corn seed with desirable traits.

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