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.

JCC BioWork lab session
Each year, 160 students earn the BioWork certification from Johnston Community College, paving the way to fulfilling careers in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
Kelli, Ash
A trio of Triangle scientists is launching Isolere Bio, bootstrapped with a $250K NCBiotech loan that led to $7 million in seed funding attracted by the technology they believe can allow gene therapy companies to vastly increase the number of doses they can produce.
Bill Humphries
Isosceles Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Wilmington company developing synthetic cannabidiol to treat pain and inflammatory diseases, has named William Humphries as its CEO.
HPU health building
High Point University plans to invest $150 million to create a School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health, which would be the only dental school at a private university in North Carolina
Tergus HQ
Tergus Pharma has officially moved into manufacturing as it gets set to open its new headquarters in Durham. And it promises more jobs are on the horizon.
Durham Tech News COnference
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Four lucky Durham Technical Community College students will soon pioneer a bold new apprenticeship program with Durham-based KBI Biopharma designed to groom more workers for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

ACC's Biotech Center of Excellence
On Friday, May 7, 2021, Alamance Community College will observe the groundbreaking of its groundbreaking $17.6 million Biotechnology Center of Excellence.
Aceragen logo
Raleigh-based Aceragen, which focuses on treatments for rare illnesses, has acquired an investigational Farber Disease therapy – ACG-801 – from RTP neighbor Enzyvant
Matt Hirsch with patients in California
UNC-affiliated startup RainBio is parlaying support from NCBiotech to develop a novel gene therapy for corneal blindness, giving patients a chance not only for longer lives, but better ones.
Novozymes, Univar joint logo
Novozymes, with U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, is leaning into a strategic alliance with Univar Solutions to expand its reach across multiple markets in North America.
Ben Bahr mentors in lab
UNC Pembroke neuroscientist Ben Bahr has received the 2021 Outstanding Mentor Award from the health sciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Inivata illustration
Inivata has entered into a commercialization agreement with Agendia to distribute Inivata’s RaDaR liquid biopsy assay to detect breast cancer.
Charlotte skyline Shutterstock
The Charlotte region is the most attractive market for life sciences professionals, according to the 2021 Jones Lang LaSalle Life Sciences Emerging Markets Index. The Raleigh-Cary area is close behind, placing seventh in the country's top 110 markets.
Shutterstock image of bee
RTP biopesticide startup Vestaron has submitted its Basin biopesticide family to the EPAy for review.
Infant photo
A dedicated team of NC healthcare providers and inventors, bootstrapped by an NCBiotech grant, is preparing to launch a revolutionary new hospital bassinet to enable new mothers and their babies to connect more easily.