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.

Global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced plans today to build its second NC manufacturing facility in as many years, this time investing over $1B in a new factory in the Charlotte suburb of Concord and creating nearly 600 new jobs.
Free of equity and debt, federally funded programs like the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) seem like a no-brainer for early-stage startups.
By 2025, life sciences companies in North Carolina will fill more than 5,000 new jobs as companies such as FUJIFILM Diosynth and Merck expand their facilities and other companies relocate to the state. 
GreenLight Biosciences, which uses RNA-based technology for agricultural and human health applications, is adding more than 60,000 square feet and hiring some 16 more people at its RTP R&D operations.
Winston-Salem skyline
A dozen entrepreneurial companies, half of them bioscience related, have received investments totaling $1 million to help them grow in Winston-Salem.
Kriya logo
Durham gene therapy company Kriya Therapeutics has purchased neighboring startup Warden Bio, for an undisclosed sum, to expand its rare diseases capabilities.
Wake Tech RTP building
Wake Tech Community College recently launched a campaign, Building Tomorrow’s Talent, seeking industry partners to support the new biotech building on its RTP campus.
Marrone logo
Marrone Bio Innovations, a publicly traded company focused on sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, has relocated its corporate headquarters from Davis, Calif., to Raleigh.
Reddish, Harris in lab
Supported by a grant from NCBiotech, research team at Appalachian State University is investigating effective treatments for one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer — with the goal of reducing adverse side effects.
PPD building in Wilmington
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Wilmington-based global contract research organization PPD. The $17.4 million deal was finalized in December.
Rendering of the Spark campus
Developers have announced plans to build a $1 billion, 109-acre mixed-use life sciences campus in the heart of Morrisville, to be called Spark.
The Yield rendering
The Yield, a life sciences campus focusing on biomanufacturing, office and lab space with retail amenities, is about to get an official groundbreaking on 200 acres in Holly Springs.
URO-1 needle
Greensboro-based URO-1, an innovator of medical devices for urology and urogynecology, has achieved multiple milestones toward commercializing its products for prostate biopsy and other procedures.
FUJIFILM rendering of new cell culture production site
Life sciences-related expansions, relocations or new facilities representing almost $4 billion in investment and 4,800 jobs were announced across the state in 2021.
Science 37 logo
A publicly traded clinical research and testing company, Science 37, will be moving its headquarters to Morrisville, creating some 250 new jobs in the next several years.
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