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.

Thermo Fisher pipette
Thermo Fisher Scientific says is planning to build a 375,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Mebane that will create 150 to 200 jobs, with help from a $192.5 million federal contract.
GreenLight field trial on potato beetle
GreenLight Biosciences, which has a growing research and development presence in Research Triangle Park, has announced additional financing on its journey to becoming a publicly traded company
BioCryst drug Orladyo
Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has reached agreements that will provide the company with $350 million in funding to support the development of two of its new drugs.
Vestaron logo
Regulatory authorities in Mexico have approved RTP ag tech company Vestaron’s SPEAR-Lep, a biopesticide that’s already in use in the U.S.
CellRaft AIR System
Durham-based Cell Microsystems has received $10 million in financing from life science and venture capital firm Telegraph Hill Partners.
Sheila Mikhail
Sheila Mikhail, co-founder and CEO of AskBio and an NCBiotech board member, has been named national Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.
Aceragen logo
Raleigh-based Aceragen, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for rare and orphan diseases, has acquired Arrevus, another Raleigh company with a similar focus.
AdvanceTEC Johnston County facility
Cleanroom design and construction company AdvanceTEC has announced it will invest $10 million in a new prefabrication and modularization facility in Johnston County.
Portrett Pharmaceuticals founder Kimberly Lupo
Contract research organization Portrett Pharmaceuticals has launched a new lab in Wilmington that specializes in the analytical testing of small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Liquidia logo
A month after a favorable ruling in a patent dispute, Morrisville-based Liquidia has gained tentative approval from the FDA for Yutrepia, its inhalation powder for treating pulmonary arterial hypertensio
Humacyte building rendering
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $779,300 to bioscience companies, universities and non-profit organizations in the first quarter of its fiscal year.
Durham-based Bioventus finalized its acquisition of Misonix making the New York-based provider of therapeutic ultrasound technologies and regenerative medicine a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
Christopher Carver
After a 25-year career in the restaurant and automotive sales industries, Chris Carver knew it was time for a change. Today, he is a full-time manufacturing associate in North Carolina's biopharmaceutical industry.
FUJIFILM in NC
Duke University spinout Istari Oncology is partnering with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies to manufacture its promising new cancer treatment based on a polio vaccine.
Metabolon SmartPanel
Metabolon, an RTP precision medicine company, has unveiled a new platform and tool to help visualize the metabolome -- the complete set of small-molecule chemicals found within a biological sample.