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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Todd M. Pope, president and CEO of TransEnterix Inc., a Morrisville medical device company that makes minimally invasive robotic surgical systems, has been named to Time magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018.
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North Carolina’s entrepreneurial companies will have an opportunity to learn more about alternative funding sources -- disease foundations that have established venture arms -- at a November 1 event at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
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Nufarm Americas has its roots “down under,” but it’s happy to do some of its growing up in the Old North State.
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A $100,000 Economic Development Award (EDA) from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will boost bioscience industry growth in Burlington and Alamance County.
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A ranch for horseshoe crabs could soon help corral drug resistant bacteria. It’s the brainchild of a life science team at Greensboro-based Kepley BioSystems.

Because of tropical storm conditions, NCBiotech's RTP office will close at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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bluebird bio, a gene therapy company with operations in Durham, has passed a regulatory milestone for its potential treatment of an inherited blood disorder.
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RTI International has dedicated a new $67 million headquarters building on its Research Triangle Park campus as it marks its 60th year of business.
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Brii Biosciences, a new biopharmaceutical company with North Carolina roots, has been named to the Fierce 15, an annual listing of notable bioscience startup companies published by the industry publication FierceBiotech.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Office is welcoming Gregory Burke, M.D., Stephanie Dance-Barnes, Ph.D., and Joseph Graves Jr., Ph.D., to its regional advisory committee at its October meeting. 
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The world needs a new paradigm for how to feed this planet. Participants in the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Ag Tech Professional Forum this week discussed how controlled environments, ranging from shipping containers to huge urban warehouses, offer one way to do more with less.
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Cambrex Corp., a contract manufacturer of small-molecule therapeutics, is expanding its facilities and workforce in High Point to meet growing demand for its services. 
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Morrisville-based airway products company Circassia is breathing a sigh of relief over a decision by the giant AETNA health insurance company that the NIOX, one of Circassia’s key asthma products, is “medically necessary.
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Mispro Biotech Services, a Quebec-based preclinical services company offering research animal vivarium space and support services for life science investigators, has completed a major renovation of its multi-user facility in Research Triangle Park.
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Boston-based Indigo Agriculture, which has an expanding facility in Research Triangle Park, has launched an online grain sales platform called MarketPlace that is supported by the closing of a $250 million Series E round of financing.