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.

David Ridley, Ph.D.
Over 120 life science professionals in the race for new therapies for rare disease gathered for a full late-September day of speakers, panels, audience engagement and networking at the Rare Disease Forum at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
Kristie Keller, Ph.D.
How disease foundations are carving out niches and using creative models to support drug development was the focus of the first of the two-day Invest in Cures & Rare Disease Forum, hosted at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in late September.
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Life science professionals with an interest in gastrointestinal health of either animals or humans will want to attend the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Animal Health & Nutrition Forum on November 4.
Waynesville Purple Carrot Location
The NCBiotech Crop Commercialization Program was created to evaluate and coordinate the introduction and market development of newer high-value crops as well as improvements for existing crops that would help North Carolina farmers.
Stevia
Farmers in the state are moving closer to a sweet new cash crop option, thanks to a research grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
LabCorp HQ entrance
The brainchild of a Duke University medical student was transformed, over time, into one of the world’s leading life sciences companies. Now Burlington-based LabCorp is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a global life science leader.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 18 grants and loans totaling nearly $1.4 million to bioscience companies, universities and non-profit organizations in the first quarter of its 2019-20 fiscal year.
Gibbs wastewater facility in Johnston County
A public-private partnership has cut the ribbon for a regional industrial wastewater pretreatment facility in Clayton worth $40 million.
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Aruna Bio, a Georgia pharmaceutical company with a growing Raleigh presence, has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support its development of a potential stroke treatment.
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Raleigh clinical-stage pharmaceutical developer Innovate Biopharma is merging with Israel-based RDD Pharma to create a new company, 9 Meters Biopharma.
Wake Forest lung-on-a-chip technology
The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has won a $24 million federal grant to model the effects of chlorine gas on human lungs and to develop treatments for chemical injury.
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Two North Carolina life science companies have teamed up to resolve a multi-year, national shortage of an important drug.
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Durham-based Dova Pharmaceuticals plans to merge with a Swedish biopharmaceutical company in a deal that could be worth up to $915 million to Dova’s shareholders.
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Greensboro's Piedmont Animal Health has received a patent for the formulation platform of its long-acting sterile injectable macrolide antibiotics for administration to companion animals and humans.
CHIP table at grad resource fair at UNC
If you’re a life science professional looking to take the next career step, but can’t afford to quit your day job, you may want to consider UNC's new online program to earn a Master of Professional Science degree in biomedical and health informatics.