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.

AeroFarms crops growing indoors
The world needs a new paradigm for how to feed this planet. Participants in the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Ag Tech Professional Forum this week discussed how controlled environments, ranging from shipping containers to huge urban warehouses, offer one way to do more with less.
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Cambrex Corp., a contract manufacturer of small-molecule therapeutics, is expanding its facilities and workforce in High Point to meet growing demand for its services. 
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Morrisville-based airway products company Circassia is breathing a sigh of relief over a decision by the giant AETNA health insurance company that the NIOX, one of Circassia’s key asthma products, is “medically necessary.
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Mispro Biotech Services, a Quebec-based preclinical services company offering research animal vivarium space and support services for life science investigators, has completed a major renovation of its multi-user facility in Research Triangle Park.
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Boston-based Indigo Agriculture, which has an expanding facility in Research Triangle Park, has launched an online grain sales platform called MarketPlace that is supported by the closing of a $250 million Series E round of financing.
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Precision BioSciences, a Durham-based genome editing company, has formed a strategic collaboration potentially worth more than $445 million with global biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, to develop new therapies aimed at curing hepatitis B infections.

With ongoing rain and flooding from Hurricane Florence, NCBiotech is making the following changes to operating hours today, Monday September 17.

  • Eastern office (Greenville) closed
  • Greater Charlotte office closed
  • Piedmont Triad office (Winston-Salem) closed
  • Southeastern office (Wilmington) closed

Many of these office teams are working off-site, conditions permitting. You can likely reach them via email. Our RTP and Western (Asheville) offices are open regular hours. 


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Raleigh-based UVision360 has achieved a dual-indication clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its all-in-one LUMINELLE DTx Hysteroscopy System to be used clinically for hysteroscopy and cystoscopy in women.
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Durham-based Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, formerly Viamet Pharmaceuticals, has begun two Phase 3 clinical trials of its lead drug candidate for treating recurrent yeast infections in women.
North Carolina Central University will soon make it easier for area biopharmaceutical companies to fill job vacancies with qualified employees via online courses offered through NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE).
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Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company with major operations in North Carolina, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new formulation of GamaSTAN, its medicine for treating patients who’ve been exposed to the hepatitis A or measles viruses.
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A novel drug candidate aimed at preventing and treating hereditary angioedema (HAE) – a recurrent and severe swelling disorder – has shown positive results in a clinical trial, according to its Durham-based developer, BioCryst
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Research Triangle Park-based CertriRx recently started doing business as Verinetics. But the young company hasn’t changed its focus, or the speed with which it is making inroads in anti-counterfeiting technology.
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Ken Hoffman, a veteran of the clinical diagnostics industry, was living and working in Boston some 20 years ago when he chose to move his new startup company, Cygnus Technologies, to the small North Carolina coastal community of Southport to enjoy a different lifestyle. It led to big-time success and growth.
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As the co-founder, CEO and board chair of Javara Inc., a privately funded Winston-Salem clinical research services firm, Jennifer Byrne is convinced her company’s newly minted “Integrated Research Organization" platform offers a more-effective solution to the immense challenges of patient enrollment in clinical trials.