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.

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Scientists say treating allergies in people provides insight into ways to treat animals with similar problems.
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Plant Response, a Spanish agricultural biologicals company with North American headquarters in Durham, has acquired Pathway BioLogic of Plant City, Fla
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Global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company will build its first North Carolina manufacturing facility in the Durham County portion of Research Triangle Park, investing $474 million and creating 462 new jobs.
CoImmune Formula Pharmaceuticals
Durham-based CoImmune, a cell therapy company acquired by two South Korean biotech firms last year, will continue to grow through a merger with another East Coast biotech firm.
Alexandria Launch Labs
Alexandria Launch Labs is offering a $100,000 prize that includes $75,000 in cash and a one-year membership at Alexandria Center for AgTech for one innovative startup.
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The FDA has accepted the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application and also granted the therapy Orphan Drug Designation, a status that gives companies tax reductions and other incentives to develop treatments for rare diseases.
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Burlington-based LabCorp has introduced a suite of cell and gene therapy development services from Covance, its drug development business, to help biopharmaceutical companies develop cell and gene therapies for cancer and other diseases.
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are one step closer to a possible new treatment against multiple myeloma, a devastating type of blood cancer.
Bryn's nasal epinephrine
Bryn Pharma, a privately held Raleigh medical device company, is on track to soon provide people who have severe, possibly life-threatening allergies a needle-free option to treat anaphylaxis.
LifeFlow device
A hand-held fluid resuscitation device developed by Durham start-up 410 Medical has been generating major buzz and billings for its unique design and potential to improve patient care.
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Duke University School of Nursing is teaming up with NCBiotech to host a new Healthcare Innovation Conference on February 21 to encourage nurses and other healthcare workers to turn their ideas Into solutions.
Locus CEO Paul Garafolo
Morrisville-based Locus Biosciences, a developer of precision antibacterial therapies, will conduct the world’s first clinical trial of a recombinant bacteriophage therapy, a major milestone for the field, the company announced.
Sorghum
A workshop to be held in Research Triangle Park on Feb. 12 will help set pest management priorities for the fledging sorghum industry in North Carolina and surrounding states.
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Duke University has teamed up with Deerfield Management, a New York-based health care investment firm, to form a drug spin-out company called Four Points Innovation.
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AgBiome, an agricultural technology firm that harnesses plant microbiomes to develop novel crop protection products, is teaming up with a French ag tech company to develop biotech corn traits resistant to the most common species of insect pests in maize.