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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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are one step closer to a possible new treatment against multiple myeloma, a devastating type of blood cancer.
Bryn's nasal epinephrine
Bryn Pharma, a privately held Raleigh medical device company, is on track to soon provide people who have severe, possibly life-threatening allergies a needle-free option to treat anaphylaxis.
LifeFlow device
A hand-held fluid resuscitation device developed by Durham start-up 410 Medical has been generating major buzz and billings for its unique design and potential to improve patient care.
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Duke University School of Nursing is teaming up with NCBiotech to host a new Healthcare Innovation Conference on February 21 to encourage nurses and other healthcare workers to turn their ideas Into solutions.
Locus CEO Paul Garafolo
Morrisville-based Locus Biosciences, a developer of precision antibacterial therapies, will conduct the world’s first clinical trial of a recombinant bacteriophage therapy, a major milestone for the field, the company announced.
Sorghum
A workshop to be held in Research Triangle Park on Feb. 12 will help set pest management priorities for the fledging sorghum industry in North Carolina and surrounding states.
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Duke University has teamed up with Deerfield Management, a New York-based health care investment firm, to form a drug spinout company called Four Points Innovation.
AgBiome greenhouse
AgBiome, an agricultural technology firm that harnesses plant microbiomes to develop novel crop protection products, is teaming up with a French ag tech company to develop biotech corn traits resistant to the most common species of insect pests in maize.
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The warming climate means we should expect more floods, more droughts and a decline in some important crop nutrients, but good soil management practices may mitigate some of the worst effects.
Purple carrot interior
A research program developed by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is exploring the potential for purple carrots to become the state's next signature cash crop.
Massimo Iorizzo
With rapid shifts in the blueberry and cranberry industries calling for higher fruit quality, researchers at North Carolina State University have received funding for a project lead by Massimo Iorizzo at the university's new Plants for Human Health Institute.
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Cary-based SAS, a global powerhouse in analytics software and services, is creating a new agricultural technology business unit to help farmers feed a growing global population that is projected to reach 10 billion people by 2050.
Farida Yasmin
As UNC Charlotte biology doctoral student Farida Yasmin advances her research into the wild soybean and its potential to address worldwide food scarcity, she continues to grow her impact and her knowledge.
BIO Europe 2019 booth
NCBiotech convened a panel of companies with operations in North Carolina at BIO-Europe 2019 to explore challenges that European life science companies face when setting up shop in the U.S.
Merck Wilson announcement
Merck announces a $57 million investment at the company's Wilson plant to establish a filling and packaging line for its RotaTeq vaccine. The expansion will increase employment by about 55 jobs over the next two years.