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  • Food and agricultural experts from around the nation will join North Carolina peers at the McKimmon Conference Center in Raleigh Nov. 18 and 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of technologies and policies affecting food production.
  • Liquidia Technologies, a Research Triangle Park company that’s turning its unique PRINT nanobiotechnology platform into a license to print money selling disease-fighting “stealth” weapons, has made another baby, Lq3, its second spin-out company.
  • A bevy of shovel-wielding celebrants dug into rain-soaked mud and officially begin construction on Bayer’s $29.6 million “Greenhouse 1” research facility.
  • Michael Kelly, chief financial officer of Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, has been named chair of the newly seated 24-member Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad and Daniel Erb, PT, Ph.D., dean of the High Point University School of Health Sciences, will serve as vice chair.
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  • 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.  
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  • 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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