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NCBiotech Awards $1.4 Million in Latest Quarter

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 13 grants and loans totaling $1.4 million to universities and bioscience companies in the second quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending Dec. 31.

Locus Biosciences Lifts Lid on Crafty CRISPR to Bust Bad Bacteria

Raleigh bioscience startup Locus Biosciences, a spinout of North Carolina State University, is using a version of the hot gene-editing technology called CRISPR to cut a new path to the discovery and development of novel antibiotics.

Inside View: A Kind Gentleman and Nobel Laureate

It was a gray afternoon in March, 2008 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. A kindly looking gentleman stood in our Congressional Room, surrounded by a group of North Carolina’s brightest young scientists, winners of various science competitions across the state that year.

Two FDA Chiefs, Other Luminaries to Address CED Life Science Conference

Two former commissioners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, both with ties to Duke University, are among the speakers headlining the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s 26th annual Life Science Conference in Raleigh Feb. 28 and March 1.

UNC Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies Dead at 91

Oliver Smithies, D.Phil., who was recruited to North Carolina with grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 20 years later, died today at the age of 91.

NCBiotech Helps Wilmington Firm Energize Hog Waste

A new Wilmington company, Optima BioEnergy, is aiming to capture renewable natural gas from swine manure that would otherwise decay and pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gases.

John Rabby Elected Chairman of NCBiotech Board

Global Agribusiness Executive Sees Opportunity for North Carolina

John Rabby
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NCBiotechnology Center Awards $1 Million in Latest Quarter

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.

$1.87M Grant Lets NCBiotech Lead SE Sorghum Initiative

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ag Technologies Change Our World

“This is the best time ever to be alive and to be in agriculture,” Lowell Catlett, Ph.D, an economist and futurist, told the lunch session at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Summit 2016.

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