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.

Rodolphe Barrangou receives the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences
North Carolina State University professor and gene editing pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., has been honored by the National Academy of Sciences with the 2018 $100,000 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.
Craft Technologies, a contract laboratory in Wilson that analyzes nutrients, vitamins, carotenoids, bioflavonoids and phytochemicals, has been acquired by the food division of Eurofins North America for undisclosed terms.
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If you’re among the thousands of pharmaceutical manufacturing workers in six Southeastern states, you can escape the admission fee for the 25th annual conference of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s Carolina-South Atlantic chapter March 13 in Raleigh.
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Twenty-six life science companies from across North Carolina will present their stories at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s 27th annual Life Science Conference Feb. 27-28 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
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With their $7.4 billion merger complete, Raleigh-based INC Research and InVentiv have rebranded as Syneos Health Inc.
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Clinical data company TARGET PharmaSolutions of Chapel Hill has expanded its stable of major pharmaceutical company strategic alliances by adding Novartis to its study of liver disease.
Dog with owner
Galaxy Diagnostics is confronting a mysterious health menace with a growing suite of commercial tests for accurately detecting Bartonella and other pathogens in people and animals.
North Carolina agriculture
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is collaborating with the Soil Health Institute to highlight the impact of soil health on plant, animal and human health at the 2018 Ag Biotech Summit.
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North Carolina’s life science sector registered another run of robust growth in 2017, ending the year with more than 700 companies employing over 63,000 people.
Goldsboro commuter Ron Rogers

To those who think biotechnology in North Carolina is an urban industry suited only for the Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad or Greater Charlotte regions, Mark Phillips has some eye-opening data that will nix that perception.

Corning manufacturing facility in Durham
Corning, the global materials science company known for its glass and ceramics, will create 428 jobs over three years in North Carolina by investing $275 million in a manufacturing plant expansion in Durham County and a new warehouse in Edgecombe County.
UNCG honeybee researchers
Olav Rueppell, Ph.D., says his research at the University of North Carolina Greensboro clearly illustrates how relatively small but timely grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can have a big impact.
Seqirus facility
Seqirus, the world’s second largest influenza vaccine company, has broken ground for a $9 million expansion of its massive manufacturing facility in Holly Springs.

Last week, NCBiotech went live with a new website. As anyone who has launched a website knows, it is a long process capped by a few days of frenzied activity. We’d like to thank our partner Trone Brand Energy for dealing with us through the calm and the frenzy.

A new website really isn’t news in 2017, but our new message is worth talking about: Transformation.

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The University of North Carolina, a powerhouse in gene therapy research, has signed exclusive licensing agreements with a New York City biotechnology company for three preclinical gene therapies that could treat an eye disease, certain muscular dystrophies and rejection of corneal transplants.