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  • Teachers, it’s time to sign up for some summertime learning.
  • Some folks are known to think outside the box.
  • One of the brightest spots in the North Carolina economy is the 57,000-plus life-science jobs paying an average $75,000 statewide. And those paychecks come from investments people in North Carolina made a long time ago.
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  • More than 250 eighth graders representing Cabarrus, Kannapolis City, Richmond County and Rowan-Salisbury school systems celebrated fun and learning at Rockingham Dragway with parents and teacher “coaches” on Saturday in the first BioMoto STEM Challenge.
  • Visit the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Funding Gateway page to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases, and grant development tips!
  • Organizers wanted to think big for this year's Triad BioNight, and judging by the nametag table, they succeeded.
  • Wayne Holden, Ph.D., executive vice president of Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences at RTI International, has been selected by the organization’s Board of Governors to succeed Victoria Haynes as president and CEO. More
  • The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is pleased to announce the creation of a new internship program for MBA students and recent graduates, designed to provide experiential opportunities in the life science industry while strengthening local life science companies and organizations. We’ve partnered with entrepreneurial biotech startups and non-profit organizations to create eight new internship positions, with clearly defined activities and accomplishments that can be completed in a 3-month engagement. The following internships are available for 2012:
  • Visit the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Funding Gateway page to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases, and grant development tips!
  • Visit the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Funding Gateway page to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases, and grant development tips.
  • Bayer to site North American bee-care headquarters at its Clayton site.
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Biotech Place research and innovation center officially opened today with Gov. Bev Perdue joining other civic, business and health-care leaders to cut the ceremonial ribbon in downtown Winston-Salem’s Piedmont Triad Research Park.
  • Partnering was a big survival topic for many attending the 2012 CED Life Science Conference last week, and that has always been a hallmark of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s success as a statewide driver of life-science development. The Biotech Center and NCBIO (the North Carolina Biosciences Organization) have staged partnering sessions for years to let entrepreneurs, investors and blue-chip life-science giants exchange dance cards and explore possible deals.
  • Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher, the opening speaker for the 2012 CED Life Science Conference, laid the groundwork with a call for innovation and collaboration. He told the audience that biopharma R&D costs in the U.S. alone tote up $100 billion a year to produce 20 to 30 new Food and Drug Administration approvals. The payback per R&D dollar spent, he said, is 70 cents.
  • Deborah Dunsire, M.D., couldn’t have known when she prepared her closing remarks for the 2012 CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh how accurately they would sum up the two-day talk-and-network fest. Dunsire, president and CEO of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, riffed on the Wizard of Oz “This isn’t Kansas anymore” theme. And it had been made abundantly clear from speakers and panelists addressing the record crowd exceeding 950 throughout the conference that things aren’t as they once were.
  • Visit the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Funding Gatewaypage to get more information on funding announcements, links to opportunity search databases, and grant development tips. Grant Deadlines Deadline: 3/15/12 Agency: North Carolina Biotechnology Center Program: Biotechnology Event Sponsorship
  • Moise Khayrallah, Ph.D. You always gotta wonder what’s “nex” with Moise Khayrallah, Ph.D., and his company-building comrades.
  • 2:15 pm A big thank you to the more than 950 people who made or annual celebration of life science a success. The team at CED had been a fantastic partner for this event for 21 years. >

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