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.

SQZ Biotech tolerizing antigen carriers (TACs) may be the solution to expanding patient eligibility for AskBio’s adeno-associated virus (AAV) therapeutics. 

Neutralizing antibodies, whether pre-existing or developed, are a massive barrier to large populations of patients. The partnership opens a new door to genetic treatments; TACs allow for increased patient access and repeat treatment, which enables a full and durable benefit from the therapy.

Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 Private Companies
Triangle Business Journal released the annual list of the Triangle’s 50 fastest-growing companies, and five life science companies made the cut.
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Raybow Pharmaceutical acquires PhamAgra Labs, a custom R&D company in Brevard, and plans to triple the number of employees in the next several years.
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The FDA has approved Raleigh-based RedHill Biopharma’s new drug to treat serious gastrointestinal infections after a priority review of the medication.
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BioAgilytix, a Durham-based provider of large-molecule bioanalytical testing services, has acquired Cambridge Biomedical, a contract research organization based in the Boston suburb of Cambridge.
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A unique, non-invasive urine test to diagnose cancers in dogs will soon get more “legs” in the marketplace, thanks to a deal struck by its developer, Raleigh-based Sentinel Biomedical.
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The recently expanding Novo Nordisk drug-manufacturing operations in Durham and Clayton will provide U.S. supplies of the company’s new diabetes drug Rybelsus.
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Satsuma Pharmaceuticals, a South San Francisco pharmaceutical company with operations in Research Triangle Park, will use proceeds from a September $90.8 million initial public offering to develop its fast-acting, easy-to-use nasal powder inhaler formulation to treat migraine from pocket or purse.
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Point Motion, a new Winston-Salem digital health company founded by a jazz musician, is using the music of movement to detect and monitor changes in wellbeing.
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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has launched a demonstration pilot program of free genetic testing for its employees in a collaboration with health technology company Color Genomics.
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Durham medical device company 410 Medical has closed on an $8 million Series A financing deal with Hatteras Venture Partners, OSF Healthcare and former investors.
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TriPharm Services, a new Morrisville-based contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, is commissioning a new specialized manufacturing operation using the latest isolator manufacturing equipment.
Sheila Mikhail
After more than two decades of game-changing accomplishments in the life science world, AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail has been “discovered” as the Springboard Enterprises 2019 Northstar Honoree.
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For the third time since opening a Charlotte R&D and manufacturing facility in 2012, medical device company Medical Murray is celebrating the opening of an even bigger “home” in the Queen City – this one encompassing 30,000 square feet.
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Three early stage bioscience companies in North Carolina are among 16 companies from the Southeast selected to present their funding needs to potential investors at a major industry conference next month in Florida.