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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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has launched the inaugural installment of its new podcast series, “Transformation Talks.” The 22-minute program, hosted by Jim Shamp, NCBiotech’s director of public relations, features former Biotech Center president Charles Hamner Jr., D.V.M., and Bill Bullock, senior vice president of economic development and statewide operations.
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Accelerated Enrollment Solutions, a business unit of Wilmington’s Pharmaceutical Product Development, has purchased the clinical research site business of clinical trial development company Bioclinica.
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Durham contract services organization KBI Biopharma is working with two other companies to develop a novel therapy to treat inflammatory diseases.
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North Carolina is taking an increasing leadership role in precision health as we apply new technologies to our deepening understanding of how people’s genetic makeup and other factors impact their wellbeing.
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Registration is open for the Sept. 25 and 26 "Invest in Cures & Rare Disease Forum," bringing together potential investors, collaborators and NC therapeutics developers to find new ways to deal with orphan diseases.
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Viralgen, a Spanish contract development and manufacturing organization half owned by AskBio of Research Triangle Park, has gained vital regulatory status in Europe for producing gene therapies using AskBio’s manufacturing process.
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Durham-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a developer of therapies for eye diseases, has begun patient dosing in a first-in-human clinical trial of an implantable drug for treating two retinal diseases.
Ag Innovation Showcase
The 11th annual Ag Innovation Showcase will connect the relationship of health in food production and the environment. The Guthrie in Minneapolis will be hosting the Showcase September 9-11, offering expert panels with rapid-fire discussions, spotlight sessions, and representation from multiple agribusiness companies.
Thermo Fisher Employee demonstrating VR technology
Thermo Fisher Scientific has a new virtual reality training facility that will mimic real-world operating environments as a way to train new employees on the sterile injectibles drug production lines.
JLL life science report 2019
North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham metro area, a.k.a. the Research Triangle, has the nation’s fourth-leading life science base among major metro hubs, according to a new report.
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Pyxus International, a Morrisville-based global agricultural company, has signed an agreement with Cornell University to fill a gap in hemp cultivation knowledge.
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Research Triangle Park-based GeneCentric Therapeutics has acquired a sister precision medicine cancer start-up, Chapel Hill’s Select ImmunoGenomics.
Students exploring pharma careers
A window of opportunity is opening for qualified Pitt County high school students to take an industry-focused training program after graduation and enter a rewarding, well-paying career in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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GLAS, a Winston-Salem company that provides human biospecimens and consulting services to medical researchers, has been acquired by Precision for Medicine of Bethesda, Md.
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Chapel Hill’s Path BioAnalytics, a precision-medicine company focused on new treatments for respiratory disease, has licensed rights to a cystic fibrosis drug candidate from a Chinese biopharmaceutical company.