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.

Merck's Durham campus
Merck is hosting a career fair this Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of St. Joseph AME Church, 2521 Fayetteville Street in Durham.
Mackenzie Dixon
Mackenzie Dixon didn't have much career direction when dropped out of high school and entered community college, but found a career opportunity as a contract process technician at Novo Nordisk in Clayton.
Thermo Fisher expansion rendering
Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leader in North Carolina’s booming pharmaceutical contract manufacturing industry, is back in growth mode with plans to invest $154 million and create 290 more jobs at its sprawling Greenville campus.
Rendering of ACC's Biotechnology Center of Excellence.
Alamance Community College just got a big boost to its Biotechnology Center of Excellence, a $17.4 million facility scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, with a $1.1 million equipment grant from the federal Economic Development Administration.
Jose Resto
Jose Resto retired from his 22-year Army career on May 1 he was ready for a new challenge. On August 30, he became a full-time Pfizer employee, converting his military experience in warehouse operations into a satisfying new career opportunity.
Diane Zimbrano
Army veteran Diane Zambrano has walked a winding career path that even took her through a "Delta variant," but she's now excited to be part of North Carolilna's solid and rewarding biopharmaceutical industry.
Huacyl vessel
Durham's home-grown Humacyte becomes a public company today, as it prepares for final FDA approval of its unique bioengineered human tissue replacement systems.
Former Marelli factory in Sanford
When a car parts manufacturing company decided to move its 300 Lee County jobs out of its Nash Street factory to a factory in Saltillo, Mexico, Lee County bought the Sanford site for more CCCC workforce training.
Seqirus Holly Springs
Seqirus hopes to raise the bar on flu prevention with the accelerated development of its next-generation vaccine technology, called self-amplifying messenger RNA – or sa-mRNA
Durham Tech logo
Federal and local grants totaling $300,000 are enabling a new pharmaceutical manufacturing workforce training program at Durham Technical Community College.
Greenville expansion rendering
Thermo Fisher Scientific continues its run on the annual IndustryWeek Best Plants Award with the selection of its Greenville pharmaceutical manufacturing site as the 2021 winner.
Tara Cameron photo
Tara Cameron decided she wanted to transition from her career as a certified nursing assistant into a new position in the medical field, so she turned to Wake Tech’s BioWork certificate program and now loves her career as a technician at pharmaceutical manufacturer FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville.
New equipment at Metrics Contract Services
Metrics Contract Services, a full-service global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Greenville, has expanded its facilities for producing oral, solid-dose drugs.
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
A $441,028 grant from the National Science Foundation will help a group of educational institutions in the Piedmont Triad prepare a skilled workforce for jobs in regenerative medicine.
Amgen Holly Springs site rendering
Global biopharmaceutical icon Amgen Inc. is building a $550 million manufacturing facility in Holly Springs that will employ 355 people