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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Altavant Sciences, headquartered in Cary, is balancing the development of two promising compounds to treat two rare respiratory diseases.
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Morrisville-based Liquidia Technologies has filed a New Drug Application with the FDA for LIQ861, an inhaled dry powder using its micro-particle engineering technology to treat patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
 Alcami headquarters building
Alcami Corp., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) headquartered in Durham and with major operations in Wilmington, has expanded its drug-making capacity by acquiring TriPharm Services.
Karen LeVert
Pappas Capital, a Durham-based investor in early-stage life sciences companies, has appointed Karen LeVert as venture partner.
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AskBio has launched a unique outreach program, called AskFirst, to communicate information and support during clinical trials to patients and their families.
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Raleigh-based biotechnology company Arrevus has received an important FDA designation to support development of its drug to address the worsening symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
bluebird bio's Durham facility
bluebird bio, a gene therapy company with operations in Durham, has launched for the first time its treatment for a severe inherited blood disorder, in Germany.
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Raleigh ranks second on Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index for 2020 and Charlotte is #9 out of the 227 cities ranked around the world.
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Scientists say treating allergies in people provides insight into ways to treat animals with similar problems.
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Plant Response, a Spanish agricultural biologicals company with North American headquarters in Durham, has acquired Pathway BioLogic of Plant City, Fla
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Global pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company will build its first North Carolina manufacturing facility in the Durham County portion of Research Triangle Park, investing $474 million and creating 462 new jobs.
CoImmune Formula Pharmaceuticals
Durham-based CoImmune, a cell therapy company acquired by two South Korean biotech firms last year, will continue to grow through a merger with another East Coast biotech firm.
Alexandria Launch Labs
Alexandria Launch Labs is offering a $100,000 prize that includes $75,000 in cash and a one-year membership at Alexandria Center for AgTech for one innovative startup.
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The FDA has accepted the company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application and also granted the therapy Orphan Drug Designation, a status that gives companies tax reductions and other incentives to develop treatments for rare diseases.
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Burlington-based LabCorp has introduced a suite of cell and gene therapy development services from Covance, its drug development business, to help biopharmaceutical companies develop cell and gene therapies for cancer and other diseases.