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.

North Carolina, rich in scientific expertise and supporting resources, is one of the nation’s best places to start a life science enterprise, a panel of early stage company entrepreneurs agreed at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh.
AgBiotech Summit Ann Bartuska
“How do we take advantage of this new world of biotechnology” affecting agriculture, asked Ann Bartuska, Ph.D., vice president of Land, Water, and Nature with Resources for the Future at the 2018 AgBiotech Summit. “There are a lot of opportunities in emerging technologies we have yet to capitalize on.”

Scientists, executives and farmers at the 2018 Ag Biotech Summit focused on soil health agreed on its importance to plant, animal and human health.

2018 AgBiotech Summit
Enhancing soil health is “One of those rare win-win situations,” Wayne Honeycutt, president and CEO of the Morrisville, NC-based Soil Health Institute told the 2018 Ag Biotech Summit. “It’s good for the farmer and for the environment.”
NCSU Research Team
Scientists at North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute have received $2 million to support research aimed at improving the nutritional content of food products containing fruits and vegetables.
Rx Maker logo
Rx Maker, a Durham spinoff from Ag TechInventures, is commercializing a technology to help farmers use high-resolution satellite imagery to pinpoint their soil issues.
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If you’re building a company in the “3-D” world of Devices, Diagnostics or Digital health products, you have until the end of the day this Friday, Feb. 16, to seek fame and fortune.

Novo Nordisk rendering of $2B expansion currently underway
The global diabetes and obesity epidemic is driving an additional $65 million expansion of Novo Nordisk’s drug-manufacturing operations at its 264-acre campus in Clayton.
Kepley's compressed bait attracts crabs, lobsters
Greensboro-based Kepley BioSystems (KBI), developer of a reusable, synthetic bait for the lobster and crab fisheries and other marine technologies, is one of only 11 U.S. companies invited to America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Client Showcase in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 13.
Transforming idea to reality
Many of us chose a career in the life sciences to make a difference. To cure diseases. To improve the environment. To feed the world. But it’s easy to lose the big picture as we focus on the details of our daily routine.
Sample Tablets in Beaker
A hands-on program to train workers for good-paying jobs in pharmaceutical manufacturing officially opened today in Greenville to the applause of economic developers, industry executives and leaders in government and academia.
Innovate Biopharma founders Jay Madan and Kendyle Woodard
Raleigh-based Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel autoimmune and inflammation therapeutics, has completed its reverse merger with California-based Monster Digital and is now a publicly traded company.
Max Wallace
Veteran bioscience entrepreneur Max Wallace will receive the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Life Science Leadership Award, to be presented in February at the 27th annual CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh.
PhRMA panelists at NCBiotech forum
The benefits of medical innovation took center stage Thursday at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, as researchers, patient advocates and pharmaceutical industry representatives gathered to reflect on the industry’s importance.
Cell Microsystems
Cell Microsystems, a provider of tools and solutions for sorting and isolating single cells, has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to develop a system for imaging thousands of single cells and preparing them for genomic analysis.