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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Durham's Spencer Health Solutions is striking up alliances with pharma companies, using its smart medication dispensing technology to monitor how patients take their drugs at home while also providing the drug makers insight about how the medicines in clinical testing are working.
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Durham-based Heat Biologics reported positive interim results from a phase 2 clinical trial of its therapy to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
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Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that California-based biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq; GILD), will invest up to $5 million to establish a 275-employee business services and information technology hub in Wake County.
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The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded nearly $1.9 million to help East Carolina University expand its burgeoning pharmaceutical manufacturing workforce training program.
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Twenty-nine technology companies across North Carolina – about half of them working in the life sciences – have received One North Carolina program grants totaling $1.5 million.
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Frost & Sullivan has named Durham’s 410 Medical as the 2021 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in the global fluid resuscitation devices industry.
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Pairwise, an agricultural biotechnology company that applies gene-editing techniques to food crops, has raised $90 million in funding as it eyes commercialization of its first product next year.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling more than $1.4 million to universities, biosciences companies and other entities in the second quarter of its fiscal year.
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Charles River Laboratories, a large Massachusetts-headquartered contract research organization, is expanding its footprint in North Carolina.
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Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology company with U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, is branching out into “pest control agritechnology” through a development agreement with FMC.
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Durham medical device company EmitBio has reported positive clinical trial results for its initial 31-patient test of its device that works like a flashlight to shine safe, visible LED light into the throat to attack bad bugs, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19.
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A year-old RTP nonprofit, Med Aditus International, founded by retired UNC pharmacy prof Dhiren R. Thakker, Ph.D., is about to launch a game-changing pharmaceutical manufacturing and training initiative to provide affordable, high-quality medicines in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Durham's Bioventus has filed regulatory paperwork outlining a preliminary $100 million target for a proposed initial public stock offering
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Belgian food and crop protection company Biotalys NV, with U.S. headquarters in NCBiotech's Landing Pad offices, has just submitted its first product for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
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Durham's Precision Biosciences has received FDA approval to advance its new drug for patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.