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.

bioMASON logo on wall made of its biocement bricks
bioMASON is adding a new brick-and-mortar headquarters to its Research Triangle Park brick-and-mortar biotech business.
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A new ag industry report from NC State University economist Mike Walden says more than 16%, or $92.7 billion of the $564 billion gross state product, was contributed by the food, natural fiber and forestry industries in 2018. That’s up from $91.8 billion in 2017.
Merakris membrane
RTP regenerative medicine company Merakris Therapeutics has launched a new skin-graft alternative to help protect and heal wounds.
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Winston-Salem regenerative medicine company Plakous Therapeutics has landed an award of up to $1,725,000 to help it develop a novel therapy targeting a rare disease in premature babies.
Medicago manufacturing vaccines
An ancient relative of tobacco is at the heart of a new COVID-19 vaccine under development by Medicago and GSK.
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Greensboro-based Scullion Strategy Group and High Point-based Trone Research + Consulting have joined forces to launch a new methodology to assess product marketability, targeting animal health and other life sciences sectors.
LabCorp At Home COVID-19 test kit
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Burlington-based LabCorp is offering a new home-based testing service to screen patients for COVID-19 infections before they proceed with surgeries and other important medical treatments.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Office is welcoming seven new thought leaders to its regional advisory committee.
Randall Johnson
Randall Johnson, executive director of the NC Biotechnology Center Southeastern office in Wilmington, has been named president of the North Carolina Economic Development Association for the 2020-2021 term.
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Precision Biosciences’ two-year collaboration with Gilead Sciences to develop new therapies to cure hepatitis B will end in September.
Rodolphe Barrangou
TreeCo,  a company founded by two NC State University researchers, is setting out to revolutionize the forestry industry by combining insights from tree genetics with the power of genome editing.
Citrus greening disease
Research Triangle Park ag tech startup TerMir is the winner of the inaugural Alexandria LaunchLabs $100,000 AgTech Innovation Prize for its promising "green" technology to attack the devastating citrus greening disease.
Bryn's nasal "epi-sniff"
Raleigh's Bryn Pharma has raised an additional $11 million, for a total of $26 million in this funding round, as it approaches market approval for its epinephrine nasal spray to treat anaphylaxis.
NCBiotech in RTP
In the Global Startup Ecosystem Report of 2020, Startup Genome named the Research Triangle #10 among emerging startup ecosystems. And Charlotte and Wilmington made the top 100.
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Duke's Thomas Tedder is one of the most recent examples of the many NC scientists who develop important pharmaceutical products but often don't see the limelight for it.