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A statewide coalition led by NCBiotech has received a Phase 2 award totaling nearly $25 million from the U.S. EDA's Build Back Better Regional Challenge.
Durham's BioCryst has received the FDA's orphan drug designation for its experimental therapy to treat a rare hereditary disease called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive.
Durham-based 410 Medical has received up to nearly $2 million in U.S. military funding to develop two new versions of LifeFlow, its medical device for treating life-threatening low blood pressure, shock and sepsis in critically ill patients.
RTP Biopesticides developer Vestaron has raised $10 million in additional financing to expand its scope to more crops and different insects.
Army veteran Diane Zambrano exemplifies how earning BioWork certification at Johnston Community College laid the groundwork for career steps leading to her dream job.
NCBiotech board member Karen LeVert is among three women receiving the 2022 Women in Agribusiness Demeter Award of Excellence, which recognizes those who have achieved excellence in their field or demonstrated an extraordinary contribution to the agribusiness industry.
Durham-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals will be acquired by Alcon, the world’s largest eye-care devices company, for about $770 million following a definitive merger agreement.
NightHawk Biosciences has announced plans to build a new advanced biosafety level 2 laboratory that will add biodefense and infectious disease capabilities at its Morrisville headquarters site.
ABEC, a Pennsylvania-based global provider of specialized products and services for biomanufacturing companies, will invest $11 million by the end of 2024 and hire some 250 people at a Wilson production facility.
GreenLight Biosciences has gotten the green light for $109 million in additional funding to help finance the development of its ribonucleic acid (RNA)-based technology for agricultural and human applications.
The U.S. Regenerative Cotton Fund, an initiative of the Morrisville-based global nonprofit Soil Health Institute, received a $2 million grant this month from the Walmart Foundation to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Duke University will undertake an ambitious endeavor to understand and improve the microbial communities that inhabit the structures in which we live, work and play — what scientists call the “built environment.”
Durham-based InnAVasc Medical, a medical device company that received early funding from NCBiotech, has been acquired by W. L. Gore & Associates.
Catalent is buying Greenville-based contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Metrics Contract Services.
District C, a Raleigh nonprofit, has created a new workforce development approach that gives high school students an opportunity to build collaboration and problem-solving skills through what the organization refers to as “purposeful coaching.”
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