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Zen-Bio Gets $1.88M SBIR

Zen-Bio, of Research Triangle Park, has been awarded a $1.88 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to help it commercialize its line of synthetically grown human cells for use by scientists studying obesity, diabetes, and common cancers.

Chance for $50K NC IDEA Grant Runs Through Jan. 30

Start-up companies in North Carolina that need help bridging early funding gaps en route to government grants or private-equity support have until Friday, Jan. 30 to submit online pre-proposal applications for the next round of grant funding from NC IDEA.

Firms focused on medical devices, green technologies, material sciences or information technology can get grants of up to $50,000 in this seventh application cycle to be offered by the non-profit organization. Since its founding in 2006, NC IDEA has awarded more than $1.2 million to 32 companies.

Biotech a Leader in Economy, Tolson Says

When our economy recovers, it's a good bet that the biotechnology sector will be one of those sectors leading the way.

NC Opens Shanghai Office

North Carolina has opened a trade and investment office in Shanghai, the seventh state Department of Commerce overseas office that promotes business activity. Others are in Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Korea.

China is North Carolina's second-largest export market, trailing only Canada. Other major markets for Tar Heel goods and services are, in order, Mexico, Japan, Germany and France.

PTRP Head to Chair NC Research Parks Group

Bill Dean, the Director of the Piedmont Triad Research Park has been named Chairman of the newly formed North Carolina Research Parks Network organization. As of January 2009, Bill will chair the Network, a coalition of seven leading science parks located across the state of North Carolina.

Sponsorship Opportunity for BIO 2009

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is coordinating North Carolina's pavilion for the BIO 2009 show, May 18-21 in Atlanta. The North Carolina pavilion will showcase North Carolina and its biotechnology and life science assets.

NC One Health Collaborative

Triangle Global Health Consortium: One Health Collaborative

The Triangle Global Health Consortium One Health Collaborative seeks to promote and improve the health and well-being of all species by enhancing collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, researchers and other local / global health professionals, and by increasing public awareness of the interconnectedness of people, animals and the environment.

Biomanufacturing and Process Development (BPD)


The Biotechnology Center initiated the Bioprocessing/Process Development Group to provide a forum for process development scientists and engineers to discuss bioprocessing issues. The group meets monthly with speakers from the industry, technology vendor companies and regulatory experts.


2011-2012 Meeting Schedule

East Advisory Committee


H. L. (Steve) Stephenson, III, attorney, Ward & Smith, P. A.
Immediate Past Chair
David Peele, Ph.D., president, Avoca, Inc


Full Committee

Board of Directors

* denotes executive committee member


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