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NCBiotech Speakers Debate Gene-Edited Plant Regulation

Speaker Greg Jaffe told the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s seventh annual Biotech Roundtable he and co-workers at the Center for Science in the Public Interest believe the U.S. government’s decision not to regulate some plant products created by gene editing is questionable.

Forum Probes Gene Editing Opportunities, Challenges in Ag

Gene editing, due to new tools such as CRISPR, poses unprecedented business and research opportunities, but also scientific, legal, and regulatory challenges. Scientists, lawyers, and regulators examined the potential and the uncertainties involved in the gene editing landscape at the seventh annual Biotech Roundtable.

TARGET PharmaSolutions Signs Multi-year Partnerships, Expands Workforce

Clinical data company TARGET PharmaSolutions of Chapel Hill has entered into a new strategic partnership with a major pharmaceutical company and extended existing partnerships with two others to study a serious liver disease.

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.

TransEnterix Gains FDA Approval for Surgical Robotic System

Morrisville-based TransEnterix has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin selling its Senhance surgical robotic system.

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.

RTP Nonprofit MEDIC Launches Fundraising Campaign

The Medical Innovators Collaborative (MEDIC) has launched its first fundraising campaign to support its work as a medical device hub in the Research Triangle Park.

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.


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