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.

Soybeans
Research Triangle Park ag tech startup Innatrix has been awarded a $224,594 National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant.
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Kepley BioSystems scientists in Greensboro are developing a COVID-19 mask system that eliminates viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens from the air.
Anatomy of the gut
Raleigh's 9 Meters Biopharma is launching a clinical trial for a drug to help people absorb more nutrients when their digestive tract is shortened through surgery or at birth.
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Durham-based Bioventus has come up with a new bone graft substitute that it says is easier for doctors to handle, promotes healing in patients, and provides potential cost savings for hospitals.
LaunchBio Big Pitch 2020 event graphic
Five young North Carolina life sciences companies are in the national running for the LaunchBio Big Pitch, a virtual quick pitch competition for the most promising startups in the U.S.
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Burlington-based LabCorp has launched a new neutralizing antibody assay that it says may be helpful in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kannapolis campus

This story was published by Duke Health on June 22.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Duke’s MURDOCK Study has launched a COVID-19 research project to follow the health of hundreds of North Carolina volunteers for several months. The study will also test a sub-group for COVID-19 infection and potential immunity to the novel coronavirus that causes the disease.

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RTP's AgBiome has submitted its new biological fungicide, Theia, for EPA review -- the company's second such fungicide in three years
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A study by Duke scientists shows that children growing up in impoverished surroundings develop genetic changes in adulthood that are typically associated with exposure to tobacco smoke and other pollutants.
opaganib
RedHill Biopharma, with U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, is reporting positive early results from opaganib, one of its potential treatments for COVID-19.
Jude Samulski
Jude Samulski, a UNC gene therapy pioneer, has been awarded an international patent application by the World Intellectual Property Organization for his regulated gene-editing system.
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Grant funding from NCBiotech is helping NC State researchers take an early but important step in moving DNA storage from exciting idea to functional reality. 
BIOMILQ founders
A Durham startup, BIOMILQ, has a mission to replicate the nutritional profile of breastmilk with mammary cells outside the body.
Marie France Quillen
Azzur Labs, an analytical laboratory serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, has named Marie France Quillen as senior director of the expanding Raleigh operation.
OMNImet-GUT kit
Metabolon has teamed up with Canadian biotech firm DNA Genotek to develop a better device to collect, store and ship fecal samples for metabolomics research.