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.

ACC's Biotech Center of Excellence
On Friday, May 7, 2021, Alamance Community College will observe the groundbreaking of its groundbreaking $17.6 million Biotechnology Center of Excellence.
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Raleigh-based Aceragen, which focuses on treatments for rare illnesses, has acquired an investigational Farber Disease therapy – ACG-801 – from RTP neighbor Enzyvant
Matt Hirsch with patients in California
UNC-affiliated startup RainBio is parlaying support from NCBiotech to develop a novel gene therapy for corneal blindness, giving patients a chance not only for longer lives, but better ones.
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Novozymes, with U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, is leaning into a strategic alliance with Univar Solutions to expand its reach across multiple markets in North America.
Ben Bahr mentors in lab
UNC Pembroke neuroscientist Ben Bahr has received the 2021 Outstanding Mentor Award from the health sciences division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
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Inivata has entered into a commercialization agreement with Agendia to distribute Inivata’s RaDaR liquid biopsy assay to detect breast cancer.
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The Charlotte region is the most attractive market for life sciences professionals, according to the 2021 Jones Lang LaSalle Life Sciences Emerging Markets Index. The Raleigh-Cary area is close behind, placing seventh in the country's top 110 markets.
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RTP biopesticide startup Vestaron has submitted its Basin biopesticide family to the EPAy for review.
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A dedicated team of NC healthcare providers and inventors, bootstrapped by an NCBiotech grant, is preparing to launch a revolutionary new hospital bassinet to enable new mothers and their babies to connect more easily.
Black soldier fly on a flower.
EnviroFlight, an alternative protein company based in northern Kentucky, is relocating its headquarters and installing a new research and development facility in the Raleigh suburb of Apex.
Ritu Mathur
Ritu Mathur parlays community college courses into a successful entry into NC's rewarding biomanufacturing sector.
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High Point’s vTv Therapeutics has received the FDA designation as a Breakthrough Therapy for its TTP399 oral supplement treating type 1 diabetes and psoriasis.
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San Francisco-based medical genetics testing company Invitae is investing $114.6 million to bring its wide-ranging medical testing capability to North Carolina, adding 374 life sc

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Register now to participate in two free virtual events that will discuss the latest advancements in cell- and gene-based therapy and North Carolina’s growing global reputation for development and advancement of these therapeutics.
Rendering of new GRAIL facility in RTP
Register now for Tuesday, April 27's GRAIL virtual open house, for a look at the new 200,000-square-foot lab, office, and warehouse facility in RTP, now hiring, for the manufacture of advanced cancer test kits.