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.

Merck's Hilleman Center in Durham
The Maurice R. Hilleman Center for Vaccine Manufacturing in Durham, where yet another 100-job expansion was announced this week, is key to Merck’s future as one of the world’s powerhouse vaccine manufacturers.
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Polarean, a Duke University spinout bootstrapped by an NCBiotech loan, has filed a new drug application with the FDA for its unique technology for lung imaging.
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Shattuck Labs is changing the face of cancer therapy, aided by a $202 million IPO and equity funding that will push its clinical research on cancer immunotherapy to the next level.
Grifols production
Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company, has begun Phase 3 clinical trials in patients with COVID-19 with its therapeutic manufactured in Clayton.
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Development-stage pharmaceutical start-up Propella Therapeutics Inc. has just received a patent for its metastatic prostate cancer treatment, PRL-02.
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EternaTear, young Raleigh startup developing a non-prescription eyedrop to treat dry eye syndrome, says it has raised $4.9 million in an oversubscribed Series A round of funding.
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Burlington-based LabCorp has received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to deploy an improved laboratory test for detecting the coronavirus infection.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a Research Triangle Park company developing a unique breast reconstruction option for mastectomy patients is raising awareness with its investment support.

Clemens and Brewer, Brody School of Medicine
Clemens, along with associate professor Kori Brewer, examine a mouse’s spinal column in their lab at the Brody School of Medicine. Clemens’ work with mouse models was essential in helping him develop his Restless Legs Syndrome treatment.
Governor Cooper speaks at NCBiotech
NC's life sciences successes have earned Governor Roy Cooper the honor of the BIO 2020 Governor of the Year.
Fastep COVID-19 test
Greensboro diagnostics and drug screening company Carolina Liquid Chemistries has added another COVID-19 test kit to its product line.
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Morrisville-based Locus Biosciences just got a $77 million shot in the arm to develop its new antibacterial therapy to treat E. coli bacteria-causing recurrent urinary tract infections.
Tracey Du Laney, ncbiotech
As Senior Director of Science & Technology Development at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Tracey du Laney helps to bring scientific expertise and companies to North Carolina to drive life sciences research and economic development.
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Morrisville-based precision health company Metabolon has just closed the books on $72 million in new combined debt and equity financing.
Hangar6 Equipment
First Flight Venture Center’s unique RTP prototyping facility, Hangar6, has landed a $2.6 million federal grant to help it keep building on its success.