NCBiotech News

We work hard to bring you the stories about the life science community in North Carolina. Every once in a while, we add a little news of our own. Read some of those stories below, or check out some of our perspectives on our staff blog.

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Women account for a mere 5% of the top leadership of life science companies in North Carolina -- and it's not the only state struggling with that disparity.
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Brii Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company with a Durham presence, is collaborating with Chinese scientists to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize monoclonal antibodies to fight COVID-19.
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Morrisville-based BioMedomics has partnered with BD to launch its new blood test for COVID-19 that can detect the infection within 15 minutes.
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Carolina Liquid Chemistries has introduced two new immunoassays to test for COVID-19 and for norfentanyl, the major metabolite of the synthetic opioid pain reliever fentanyl.
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As the world grapples with a shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients, a small North Carolina life science startup has designed a low-cost option.
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Q2 Solutions, a clinical trial laboratory services organization headquartered in Morrisville, has teamed up with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop an assay for analyzing COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
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Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company with more than 2,000 employees in North Carolina, will produce and test a potential COVID-19 therapy derived from the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus infection.
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Using 3D printers, Morrisville-based Gilero is leading a response to the shortage of COVID-19 protective equipment for healthcare workers.
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Charlotte's Bright Path Laboratories says it has found a better way to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients – those chemical components that make medicines work the way they’re supposed to.
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Heat Biologics, a publicly traded North Carolina biotechnology company, is adding a rapid point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic test to its product development pipeline.
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There’s hope on the horizon for people struggling with the rare neurogenetic disorder Angelman syndrome, thanks to a newly formed partnership between AskBio and UNC.
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LabCorp says it’s ahead of schedule in ramping up its capacity to conduct COVID-19 tests, and is now able to perform more than 20,000 of the tests per day.
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Lighthouse Lab Services, a medical laboratory consulting, staffing and recruiting company based in Holly Springs, has finalized a merger with Elite Diagnostics, a healthcare consulting and management firm in Charlotte.
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NCCU has received a $330,000 grant to help the Department of Homeland Security predict and spot biological risks like the new coronavirus at the U.S. border.
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TARGET PharmaSolutions, a clinical data company based in Durham, has enrolled the first patient in a new observational study of how asthma patients are faring with various treatments for the disease.