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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A young Boston-area gene therapy company, Beam Therapeutics, has joined a cluster of gene and cell therapy startups with plans to build an $83 million biomanufacturing facility in Durham that could employ more than 200 people over five years.
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The Dole Food Company has entered a five-year strategic partnership with the young RTP-based ag tech company Elo Life Systems to keep bananas alive and available, because Elo's gene editing technology is uniquely qualified to develop Fusarium-resistant banana varieties.
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North Carolina’s economic development efforts are recognized in Business Facilities magazine’s 2020 Metro Rankings Report, with the City of Raleigh number one on its list of GDP leaders in mid-size metro markets.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 34 grants and loans totaling nearly $2 million to universities, biosciences companies and other entities in the fourth quarter of its last fiscal year.
Grifols in Clayton
Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company with major operations in North Carolina, has delivered the first batches of a therapeutic product manufactured in Clayton that could help prevent and treat COVID-19 infection.
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North Carolina’s strength in the life sciences and its strong business climate have landed it, again, among the nation’s best on Business Facilities Magazine's 16th Annual Rankings Report for 2020.
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A British startup which opened U.S. headquarters in Raleigh earlier this year, Verona Pharma,​ has landed a $200 million “oversubscribed” private placement of stock.
Fastep COVID-19 test kit
Greensboro diagnostics and drug screening company Carolina Liquid Chemistries (CLC) is now selling COVID-19 test kits.
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Raleigh pharmaceutical upstart 9 Meters Biopharma has secured patent protection for its potential gastrointestinal drug for additional use in treating lung disease. 
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RTP oncology company G1 Therapeutics has out-licensed a potential drug for treating certain breast and lung cancers to a Massachusetts startup in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million.
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RTP-based contract research giant IQVIA has launched a program that waives licensing and access fees for approved academic researchers as part of its efforts to accelerate research on how COVID-19 is impacting the healthcare industry and related treatment.
WCU undergraduate reasearcher Matteo Fratarcangeli
The NCBiotech-supported Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Western Carolina University has adapted well to the world of digital communication.
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Winston-Salem's EncepHeal Therapeutics has landed a federal grant to support development of its novel medications for cocaine addiction.
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Less than two years after launching, Avior Bio is kicking off its first human trial for a novel drug therapy treating pruritus, or chronic itchy skin
Two-week supply of I-Vive
RTP-based Panaceutics Nutrition has launched I-Vive, a new line of single-serve nutritional products compounded for the general public