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.

Allison Cruise
Life Science Intelligence Research Analyst Allison Cruise has been named a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow.
Jack Hunt (right) with Stuart Bondurant, both longtime NCBiotech supporters.

Former North Carolina State Representative and NCBiotech advocate Jack Hunt has died. 

Hunt played a prominent role in establishing NCBiotech and was an emeritus member of its board of directors.

He died peacefully at his Lattimore home in Cleveland County May 27 at the age of 97. His wife of 71 years, Ruby, died three years earlier in 2017. The couple leaves behind five daughters, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Kriya Therapeutics
Kriya Therapeutics will focus on building internal manufacturing infrastructure in Durham after securing $80.5 million Series A financing.
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Corteva Agriscience, a spinout from Dow/Dupont with two North Carolina locations, is consolidating its corn and soybean seed products under the single Pioneer label in the mid-South and Southeastern U.S.
NALA Systems at FFVC
RTP incubator First Flight Venture Center offers excellent office and lab space options to young science-based companies ready for the leap from stay-at-home, makeshift setups.
NCBiotech has won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program to help Advanced Animal Diagnostics adapt its animal testing platform into a human COVID-19 test system.
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Durham-based IQVIA is managing an Australian clinical study of hydroxychloroquin to prevent a COVID-19 infection
TeraRecon image of lungs
TeraRecon, a company that builds comprehensive medical imaging software using artificial intelligence, recently got a new owner, moved its headquarters from SIlicon Valley to Durham, and almost overnight built a new COVID-19 imaging software.
Kepley scent being applied
Greensboro's Kepley BioSystems has developed a natural liquid called K9 Strategic Scent Stimulant to help dogs avoid distraction while you're socially distancing on COVID-era walks.
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NC BIONEER announced the four award winners in its inaugural entrepreneurial initiative launched by the NCBiotech Southeastern office and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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ViiV Healthcare, a global HIV specialty company with U.S. headquarters in RTP, says preliminary clinical trial results show its every-other-month injectable is more effective than the current standard-of-care daily oral medication in preventing HIV.
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LabCorp is offering employers COVID-19 testing solutions, including its at-home collection test kit, its new fingerstick antibody blood test, and in the fall, flu vaccination services.
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Orion Integrated Biosciences, a Kansas-based biodefense company with a growing presence in North Carolina, plans to use artificial intelligence to design vaccines to fight COVID-19.
Grifols in Clayton
If you’ve been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus and have recovered, you can help researchers find a potential treatment for the disease by donating at one of Grifols' plasma collection sites.
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A new North Carolina medical software company, Translational Imaging Innovations, is developing tools to help scientists and doctors get medical innovations into the eye clinic faster, with less frustration and at a lower cost.