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.

Grifols Johnston County facility
Global biotherapeutics giant Grifols will soon start a clinical trial for what could become the second approved treatment for COVID-19.
Shannon Boye with young patient
Atsena Therapeutics is a Durham clinical-stage gene therapy company with $63M in the bank so far to propel its mission to reverse and prevent blindness.
BTEC scene
A Jan. 28 virtual symposium, “BioGrow: Training and Education Across North Carolina,” is planned to get the word out to anyone interested in a career in biopharmaceuticals.
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California gene therapy innovator Adverum Biotechnologies announced plans today to invest some $83 million to establish a manufacturing site in Durham that will employ 202 people through 2026.
Diana De Leon
Diana De Leon, an 18-year-old recent Pitt County high school grad, is proof that satisfying, rewarding, career-worthy jobs are waiting for a wide range of North Carolinians in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing. She's now employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Greenville.
Ribometrix small molecule
Ribometrix, a Durham company specializing in RNA-based therapeutics, has formed a drug discovery and development collaboration with Genentech that could be worth more than $1 billion.
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Raleigh-based Marius Pharmaceuticals, led by several former GlaxoSmithKline scientists and executives, is making progress on its first potential drug.
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Business Facilities magazine, a national publication serving corporate site selectors and economic development professionals, today proclaimed North Carolina the "2020 State of the Year."  

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Durham's BioCryst Pharmaceuticals is developing its drug galidesivir as a potential treatment for more than 20 RNA viruses. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, will no longer be one of them.
Merz building exterior
Xeomin, a botulinum toxin therapy developed by Raleigh-based Merz Therapeutics, has gained yet another new use.
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Atox Bio, an Israeli company with U.S. headquarters in Durham, has received FDA acceptance of its new drug application for reltecimod, a drug developed for patients with necrotizing soft-tissue infections.
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Dallas-based Taysha Gene Therapies announced plans today to invest $75 million in a gene therapy manufacturing facility in Durham that will employ 201 people over the next three years.
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Morrisville immunotherapies developer Heat Biologics is moving closer to human testing of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Aaron Lazarus
Aaron Lazarus, a Wake Forest University graduate who co-founded EncepHeal Therapeutics, a biotech company in Winston-Salem, has been recognized by Triad Business Journal’s “20 in their 20s” awards honoring young movers and shakers in the 12-county Triad region.
Baebies baby
Durham diagnostics company Baebies is winning kudos for its pediatric testing platform that uses one drop of blood to perform quick tests for multiple diseases.