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.

Collaborations Pharma team
Raleigh's Collaborations Pharmaceuticals is partnering with universities, foundations and other companies to develop drugs that treat rare and neglected diseases, but it's also targeting COVID-19 now. 
ASU pollinator researchers
Appalachian State University faculty members have developed a free app to allow people around the world log the activity of bees and other pollinators.
BioMedInnovations SuppleVent ventilator
NC Med Tech Firm BioMedInnovations Gets FDA OK for Innovative COVID-19 Ventilator Developed wIth Rare Partnerships, from NASCAR to Lawrence Livermore
MedPharm lab facility in RTP
UK-based MedPharm Ltd., which completed a $4 million expansion in Research Triangle Park just six months ago, is at it again, this time in Durham.
Aerial view of Grifols Clayton campus
Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company with more than 2,000 employees in North Carolina, is adding 300 more to its Clayton workforce as part of a $351.6 million expansion there.
Biotalys photo of healthy grape leaves
A transformative Belgian crop protection company, Biotalys NV, is establishing U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park.
Arrevus logo
NCBiotech portfolio company Arrevus has landed two federal grants totaling roughly $800,000 to investigate its novel chaperone protein inhibitor, ARV-1502, ​for treating sepsis and for wound healing.
Q2 Solutions genomics lab
Morrisville's Q2 Solutions has inked a partnership deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific tol speed up enrollment of patients in oncology clinical trials.
A grant to help train military service members in North Carolina and Texas for biopharmaceutical manufacturing careers has been approved by the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).
itock image of soldier eating MRE
The U.S. Army has selected Metabolon for a five-year contract to analyze the metabolic profiles of military personnel.
CDC image of coronavirus
Cary-based startup Atom Bioworks plans to use artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, boosted by a $240K NSF grant, to design a rapid diagnostic for COVID-19.
Innovative California-based healthcare company GRAIL, Inc., will invest $103 million and create nearly 400 new jobs over the next four years in Research Triangle Park.
Covance lab coats
If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial to solve some of the riddles of COVID-19, LabCorp can help you make that connection.
Allison Cruise
Life Science Intelligence Research Analyst Allison Cruise has been named a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow.
Jack Hunt (right) with Stuart Bondurant, both longtime NCBiotech supporters.

Former North Carolina State Representative and NCBiotech advocate Jack Hunt has died. 

Hunt played a prominent role in establishing NCBiotech and was an emeritus member of its board of directors.

He died peacefully at his Lattimore home in Cleveland County May 27 at the age of 97. His wife of 71 years, Ruby, died three years earlier in 2017. The couple leaves behind five daughters, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.