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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.

Locus Biosciences Lifts Lid on Crafty CRISPR to Bust Bad Bacteria

Raleigh bioscience startup Locus Biosciences, a spinout of North Carolina State University, is using a version of the hot gene-editing technology called CRISPR to cut a new path to the discovery and development of novel antibiotics.

TyraTech ‘Putting Nature to Work’ with Safe Insect, Parasite Controls

TyraTech, a small Morrisville company, has parlayed a simple observation made in a cancer research lab into a growing business of controlling insects and parasites without the use of synthetic pesticides.

NCBiotech Helps Wilmington Firm Energize Hog Waste

A new Wilmington company, Optima BioEnergy, is aiming to capture renewable natural gas from swine manure that would otherwise decay and pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases.

AgTech Accelerator Adds Elanco as Investor, Closes on $20M

AgTech Accelerator, a new Research Triangle Park firm focused on discovering and developing emerging agricultural technology companies, has closed on an additional $8.5 million in financing, nearly doubling its capital since its launch in May and bringing its total investments to $20 million.

NU Tech Roundtable

Friday, November 18, 2016 8:30am


Winston-Salem Company Delivers ‘Soil to Oil’ Solutions

“Better than flax. Not from fish.” That’s the simple value proposition for a new plant-based oil rich in nutritional omega fatty acids being launched by Technology Crops International (TCI) of Winston-Salem.

John Rabby Elected Chairman of NCBiotech Board

Global Agribusiness Executive Sees Opportunity for North Carolina

John Rabby


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