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$11.5M Presses AgTech Accelerator in RTP

Plans for a new kind of agricultural technology startup company started to take shape today with the announcement of an $11.5 million AgTech Accelerator corporation in Research Triangle Park.

Bayer Engages Students in Ag Biotech Education

Bayer's crop science division hosted more than 160 fifth graders and high school students from central North Carolina this week at its Research Triangle Park campus, letting the students tour facilities, talked with Bayer staff and participate in hands-on exercises demonstrating how new crop seeds and ag chemicals move from an idea in someone’s mind to a product used in a farmer’s field.

NCSU CRISPR Pioneer Spells It Out For Public

A pioneering researcher at North Carolina State University, Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., will tell the public Monday evening how he’s cutting and pasting his way to new discoveries in the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR.

NCSU Spinout Leaders Share What They've Learned

Leaders of four NCSU life science spinouts shared their growing pains and triumphs with more than 100 people gathered in a ballroom at the Raleigh Convention Center during a pre-conference panel discussion to kick off the 2016 CED Life Science Conference.

Breaking Through: The Psychology of (Ag) Biotech

We all know it. The world needs twice as much food by 2050.

We all know it. But commodity prices are low. And that decreases available resources for innovation in food production, pointed out one attendee at Tuesday's Ag Biotech Workshop.

Not so, responded one of the panelists. It's actually psychology.

For when food production is slightly ahead of demand, we think that there is plenty of food. Nothing to worry about.

Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase Agenda

Registration / Networking (8 to 8:30 a.m.)

Morning Session (8:30 a.m. to noon)


  • Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., executive director, Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center, NCBiotech

Master of Ceremonies Welcome


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