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.

Innovate Biopharma founders Jay Madan and Kendyle Woodard
Raleigh-based Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel autoimmune and inflammation therapeutics, has completed its reverse merger with California-based Monster Digital and is now a publicly traded company.
Max Wallace
Veteran bioscience entrepreneur Max Wallace will receive the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Life Science Leadership Award, to be presented in February at the 27th annual CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh.
PhRMA panelists at NCBiotech forum
The benefits of medical innovation took center stage Thursday at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, as researchers, patient advocates and pharmaceutical industry representatives gathered to reflect on the industry’s importance.
Cell Microsystems
Cell Microsystems, a provider of tools and solutions for sorting and isolating single cells, has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to develop a system for imaging thousands of single cells and preparing them for genomic analysis.
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Durham-based Biomarck Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has launched a Phase 2 clinical trial of a potential therapy for treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals has signed a definitive merger agreement with Idera Pharmaceuticals.
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.
ISPE-CaSa conference logo
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.
CED Life Science Conference logo
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.
Syneos Health Inc. logo
With their $7.4 billion merger complete, Raleigh-based INC Research and InVentiv have rebranded as Syneos Health Inc.
TARGET PharmaSolutions logo
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.
NC Department of Commerce - Raleigh Skyline
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.