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.

Former Marelli factory in Sanford
When a car parts manufacturing company decided to move its 300 Lee County jobs out of its Nash Street factory to a factory in Saltillo, Mexico, Lee County bought the Sanford site for more CCCC workforce training.
Seqirus Holly Springs
Seqirus hopes to raise the bar on flu prevention with the accelerated development of its next-generation vaccine technology, called self-amplifying messenger RNA – or sa-mRNA
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Duke University spinout Istari Oncology is expanding its trial of an immune-boosting technology that uses variations of the polio vaccine to treat patients with cancer.
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Federal and local grants totaling $300,000 are enabling a new pharmaceutical manufacturing workforce training program at Durham Technical Community College.
Greenville expansion rendering
Thermo Fisher Scientific continues its run on the annual IndustryWeek Best Plants Award with the selection of its Greenville pharmaceutical manufacturing site as the 2021 winner.
Bioagilytix buildig exterior
Durham global CRO BioAgilytix, one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing life sciences businesses, has announced plans to buy Australia’s 360biolabs.
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Tara Cameron decided she wanted to transition from her career as a certified nursing assistant into a new position in the medical field, so she turned to Wake Tech’s BioWork certificate program and now loves her career as a technician at pharmaceutical manufacturer FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville.
Model showing ACT implant.
Raleigh medical device startup Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies just got another $4 million in an NCI grant to advance its efforts to develop a targeted drug delivery system to attack pancreatic cancer.
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NCBiotech and UNC FastTraCS are collaborating with health systems across the state to help health care providers turn good ideas into useful clinician innovation at the inaugural “Accelerating Heath Care Innovation in North Carolina: Charting the Course” virtual conference Sept. 23 and 24.
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Flush with new cash, Morrisville contract services organization Kymanox has acquired Neuma, a drug delivery services provider founded in 2017 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Agbiome worker in greenhouse
RTP-based Agbiome has submitted a small- and large-molecule combination fungicide product candidate, Esendo, to the Environmental Protection Agency for review.
New equipment at Metrics Contract Services
Metrics Contract Services, a full-service global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Greenville, has expanded its facilities for producing oral, solid-dose drugs.
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Peyton Howell of Paraxel International in Durham and Dave Oury of Medical Leverage in Cary were named to the PharmaVoice 100, an annual list that recognizes inspirational and innovative individuals who are making positive contributions to the life sciences
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter
A $441,028 grant from the National Science Foundation will help a group of educational institutions in the Piedmont Triad prepare a skilled workforce for jobs in regenerative medicine.
Marley Smiles
Six-year-old Marley enjoys playing with her toys and idolizes her older brother. However, it took a world of support, dozens of doctor’s visits, and a medical miracle that included Metabolon's precision diagnostics technology, to get here.