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.

Plug greenhouse
A new training program at Durham Tech will prepare students for good-paying entry-level jobs in North Carolina’s growing agricultural biotechnology industry beginning this fall
Xilis cofounders
Durham-based Xilis has raised $70 million in Series A financing to advance its precision oncology platform.
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Cary med tech startup Lucerno Dynamics has landed a critical partnership with Siemens Healthineers, one of the world's largest healthcare suppliers.
Laura Gunter
Laura Gunter, M.B.A, has been selected as the new president of NCBIO, the N.C. Biosciences Organization, succeeding longtime president Sam Taylor who died in February.
UVision biopsy sheath
A new biopsy sheath developed by Raleigh med tech startup UVision360 is ready to hit the market after landing federal approval this week.
Carl May
When COVID-19 upended his college aspirations, Carl May deferred his freshman year to battle the bug in his family business, Andersen Sterilizers, processing millions of swabs at the company's Morrisville contract sterilization facility and learning much in the process.
First cohort of CCCC program certificate holders
North Carolina military service members are taking the next step in their careers thanks to a program linking their interpersonal and leadership skills with targeted technical training. 
Jellatech sample
Jellatech is a Raleigh startup that is developing a process producing the same collagen that comes from animals --without using any animals.
MedPharm's new Morrisville site
British dermatology CDMO MedPharm is actively hiring as it spools up manufacturing operations at its new 15,000-square-foot Morrisville site.
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A Raleigh biotechnology startup is putting an initial $26 million investment into the establishment of a teamwork approach to enhance efficiencies for cell- and gene-based cancer therapy developers.
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Heat Biologics says it is doubling the size of its R&D facilities in Morrisville to some 15,000 square feet, to better support its drug development programs.
Michelle Berrey, M.D.
NCBiotech board member Michelle Berrey, M.D., has been appointed the president of research & development and chief medical officer at New-York-based biopharmaceutical innovator Intercept Pharmaceuticals.
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Raleigh-based Veranex and global investment firm Summit Partners said they are joining forces to create a soup-to-nuts service provider for the medical technology industry.
Dr. Ongeri
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.74 million research grant to study diabetic kidney disease to Elimelda Moige Ongeri, Ph.D., a professor and associate dean for research and innovation at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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If you're interested in learning about a career in North Carolina’s growing biomanufacturing sector, mark your calendar for Thursday, June 24, when Merck and BioNetwork will host a virtual career fair.