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  • Weekly Grant Funding Opportunities
  • Weekly Grant Funding Opportunities
  • Bayer CropScience announced a three-year, $300,000 grant from its Bayer USA Foundation to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to pay for seven Weekend Power Pack programs that’ll put more than half a million meals into homes where they’re needed.
  • Duke University has received a $15 million grant from The Marcus Foundation for research focused on umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke and other neurological disorders.  
  • Weekly Grant Funding Opportunities
  • NCBiotech named Douglas L. Edgeton, a experienced leader in healthcare and life sciences, as the new President and CEO. Edgeton is currently senior vice president for financial planning and development at NCBiotech, with two decades of prior experience at academic medical centers, Wake Forest University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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  • India-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals  has purchased a 15-acre site in the Union County city of Monroe, near Charlotte, with plans to hire 41 people and open its first North American manufacturing facility in 2015.  
  • The annual report of major life science clusters issued by financial and professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle still shows the Triangle in fourth place, behind Boston and two of California’s biggest metrotechs: San Francisco and San Diego.
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  • The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 15 grants totaling $683,854 to young life science companies and research institutions around the state during the last fiscal quarter running from April through June, 2014.
  • The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded seven loans totaling $849,226 to young life science companies around the state during the last fiscal quarter running from April through June, 2014.
  • Four of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s portfolio companies -- all former loan recipients -- brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the final quarter of the Center's fiscal year ended June 30.
  • The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center’s loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period.
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  • Charlotte-based agricultural data company AGDATA has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by a large national investment firm, San Francisco-based Vista Equity Partners.
  • The Raleigh metro area returned to the top of the heap as the best major metro area in the nation for doing business, according to the newly released 2014 rankings from Fo
  • North Carolina State University horticulture professor Nancy Creamer, Ph.D., is one of 15 experts appointed to the board of the newly created national Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research.
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  • NCBiotech officials have doubled the Strategic Growth Loan cap from $250,000 to $500,000 for companies with exceptional chances for success -- and a solid angel or venture match.

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