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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EnviroFlight, an alternative protein company based in northern Kentucky, is relocating its headquarters and installing a new research and development facility in the Raleigh suburb of Apex.
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Ritu Mathur parlays community college courses into a successful entry into NC's rewarding biomanufacturing sector.
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High Point’s vTv Therapeutics has received the FDA designation as a Breakthrough Therapy for its TTP399 oral supplement treating type 1 diabetes and psoriasis.
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San Francisco-based medical genetics testing company Invitae is investing $114.6 million to bring its wide-ranging medical testing capability to North Carolina, adding 374 life sc

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Register now to participate in two free virtual events that will discuss the latest advancements in cell- and gene-based therapy and North Carolina’s growing global reputation for development and advancement of these therapeutics.
Rendering of new GRAIL facility in RTP
Register now for Tuesday, April 27's GRAIL virtual open house, for a look at the new 200,000-square-foot lab, office, and warehouse facility in RTP, now hiring, for the manufacture of advanced cancer test kits.
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Cary-based Ovesco Endoscopy USA is making major inroads in non-surgical treatment of gastrointestinal tract problems, with plans to add employees and manufacturing capacity to keep up with demand.
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Abzena, a global British contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has announced a $213 million plan to build a new factory in the Lee County city of Sanford, ultimately adding 325 employees by the end of 2025 to the fast-growing North Carolina biomanufacturing ecosystem.
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Piedmont Animal Health has teamed up with Wake Forest University's Institute of Regenerative Medicine to develop a novel therapy targeting chronic kidney disease in cats.
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Durham ag tech company Plant Response has acquired WISErg, a Redmond, Washington-based startup that has developed technology to capture nutrients from food scraps and turn them into fertilizer.
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Bioventus, a Durham-based global orthobiologics company, has acquired Bioness, a California provider of medical technologies that help people regain mobility lost to stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and osteoarthritis
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RTP-based AgBiome has developed three more partnerships -- two that will bring its flagship fungicide to new global markets and the other with The Mosaic Company aiming to develop new products supporting soil health.
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Innatrix is already training next-generation scientists how to protect crops using its newly patented platform.
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Less pain, much gain: PhotoniCare, an Illinois medical device startup that has set up shop at NCBiotech’s Landing Pad, is shining new light on ear infections with its OtoSight Middle Ear Scope, providing a uniquely important view of the middle ear behind the eardrum.
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bluebird bio has hit a major milestone, garnering U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market its first product in the U.S., which is also its first cell therapy designed to treat cancer. It's partnered with Bristol Myers on the product launch.