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.

Goldsboro commuter Ron Rogers

To those who think biotechnology in North Carolina is an urban industry suited only for the Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad or Greater Charlotte regions, Mark Phillips has some eye-opening data that will nix that perception.

Corning manufacturing facility in Durham
Corning, the global materials science company known for its glass and ceramics, will create 428 jobs over three years in North Carolina by investing $275 million in a manufacturing plant expansion in Durham County and a new warehouse in Edgecombe County.
UNCG honeybee researchers
Olav Rueppell, Ph.D., says his research at the University of North Carolina Greensboro clearly illustrates how relatively small but timely grant funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center can have a big impact.
Seqirus facility
Seqirus, the world’s second largest influenza vaccine company, has broken ground for a $9 million expansion of its massive manufacturing facility in Holly Springs.

Last week, NCBiotech went live with a new website. As anyone who has launched a website knows, it is a long process capped by a few days of frenzied activity. We’d like to thank our partner Trone Brand Energy for dealing with us through the calm and the frenzy.

A new website really isn’t news in 2017, but our new message is worth talking about: Transformation.

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The University of North Carolina, a powerhouse in gene therapy research, has signed exclusive licensing agreements with a New York City biotechnology company for three preclinical gene therapies that could treat an eye disease, certain muscular dystrophies and rejection of corneal transplants.

A Research Triangle-based biological data analysis company founded by Duke University researchers expects to launch one spinout in about a month and another in a year to commercialize specific products it is developing.

The Council for Economic Development is teaming up with the 2018 Coulter Investor Forum to bring two premier venture capital investment events to Raleigh.
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LaunchBio, a national nonprofit organization that connects entrepreneurs with knowledge, capital and talent in leading life science hubs, will sponsor monthly networking programs in Durham beginning in the new year.
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Fervent Pharmaceuticals of Greenville has successfully submitted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for FP-101, its proprietary lead drug candidate for treating menopause symptoms.
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Raleigh-based Mako Medical Laboratories, a fast-growing diagnostic services company, will create 153 jobs over five years in Henderson, where it plans to build a $15.4 million testing facility with warehousing space.
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Potential therapies for several rare diseases and cancers will be manufactured in Durham, according to Cambridge-based bluebird bio, which has purchased a 125,000-square foot manufacturing site.
North Carolina is the nation’s best state for business in 2017, according to the business magazine Forbes.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has announced the inaugural class of Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows in Gene Therapy.
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Two panelists appearing in today’s Jobs Network program at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will be representing one of the world’s best employers.