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.

Timothy Sheahan, Ph.D.
Alyssa LaFaro at UNC Research highlights the coronavirus-focused work of Ralph Baric and Timothy Sheahan, Ph.D.
Syneos Health
Syneos Health, one of the biggest contract service providers in the sector is getting even bigger through the acquisition of Synteract.
BioAgilytix's Durham headquarters
BioAgilytix, one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing home-grown life sciences companies, is adding 878 new employees with a $61.5 million investment in its global Durham headquarters.
Hortense Dodo
Elizabeth City life sciences company IngateyGen is led by Hortense Dodo, Ph.D., who is using CRISPR technology supported by NCBiotech to take the allergic reactions out of peanuts.
Laura Rowley, Ph.D.
The North Carolina Economic Development Association today honored the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's Laura Rowley, Ph.D., as the Emerging Leader of the Year for her successes in attracting and retaining life sciences companies.
Avior logo
Holly Springs biotech startup Avior Bio says its Phase 1 clinical trial shows its chronic itch therapy is “safe and tolerable.”
Genoverde hand sanitizer foam
Raleigh ag tech company Genoverde Biosciences has shifted focus during COVID-19, using its facilities and tech to provide hand sanitizers to communities in need.
AskBio bioreactor in RTP
Gene therapy pioneer AskBio of Chapel Hill, supported in its early years by NCBiotech, will be acquired by Bayer AG, the German healthcare and ag conglomerate, for up to $4 billion.
premature infant
Durham's Tellus Therapeutics has received Orphan Drug and Rare Pediatric Drug designations from the FDA for its neonatal brain injury treatment.
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Durham's Emergo has just received $3.5 million in equity backing from 77 investors for a new clinical study to see how the therapy works on patients with flu-like symptoms.
LabCorp blood vials
Burlington-based LabCorp has launched a new antibody test for research labs, the latest in a string of contributions to the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
MED-EL illustration of implant
MED-EL Medical Electronics, a hearing-technology company with U.S. headquarters in Durham, was recently named “Innovator of the Year” by the online publication Hearing Health & Technology Matters.
Dorith Rotenberg, NCSU
Scientists now have a complete genetic blueprint to help them better understand the western flower thrips and to find ways to control the pest.
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Any STEM company in North Carolina that has received a specified type of federal grant for research and development has until Dec. 1 to apply for matching state funds through the One NC Small Business Program.
Amanda Taylor
Amanda Taylor, a 29-year veteran of Merck, assumed responsibility for the Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing in Durham.on August 1.