NC Collects More Life Science Accolades in 2015
Accolades flow freely to and through the North Carolina life science sector from around the world. Here are a few nice examples of "feathers added to our cap" in 2015.
- North Carolina doubled its number of actively working Nobel laureates in 2015 when Duke University researcher Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl. The three were recognized for their pivotal work in exposing how cells repair damaged DNA, which is opening doors to promising new ways to treat cancer and other maladies. Modrich and Sancar join UNC’s Oliver Smithies and Duke’s Robert Lefkowitz as actively working Nobel Laureates in North Carolina. More.
- North Carolina had the nation’s second-best business climate in 2015, up from third the previous year, according to Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of the states. The rankings were based on a survey of corporate site selectors, capital investment projects, tax burdens and other factors. More.
- North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham region, a.k.a. the Research Triangle, had the nation’s second leading life science base among major metro areas, up from No. 4 from the previous year, according to the latest Life Sciences Outlook report issued by Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle, a global financial and professional services firm. The Triangle ranked only behind Greater Boston and outranked the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego and New York City/New Jersey. More.
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