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 transformative Belgian crop protection company, Biotalys NV, is establishing U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park.
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NCBiotech portfolio company Arrevus has landed two federal grants totaling roughly $800,000 to investigate its novel chaperone protein inhibitor, ARV-1502, ​for treating sepsis and for wound healing.
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Morrisville's Q2 Solutions has inked a partnership deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific tol speed up enrollment of patients in oncology clinical trials.
A grant to help train military service members in North Carolina and Texas for biopharmaceutical manufacturing careers has been approved by the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).
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The U.S. Army has selected Metabolon for a five-year contract to analyze the metabolic profiles of military personnel.
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Cary-based startup Atom Bioworks plans to use artificial intelligence and nanotechnology, boosted by a $240K NSF grant, to design a rapid diagnostic for COVID-19.
Innovative California-based healthcare company GRAIL, Inc., will invest $103 million and create nearly 400 new jobs over the next four years in Research Triangle Park.
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If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial to solve some of the riddles of COVID-19, LabCorp can help you make that connection.
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Life Science Intelligence Research Analyst Allison Cruise has been named a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow.
Jack Hunt (right) with Stuart Bondurant, both longtime NCBiotech supporters.

Former North Carolina State Representative and NCBiotech advocate Jack Hunt has died. 

Hunt played a prominent role in establishing NCBiotech and was an emeritus member of its board of directors.

He died peacefully at his Lattimore home in Cleveland County May 27 at the age of 97. His wife of 71 years, Ruby, died three years earlier in 2017. The couple leaves behind five daughters, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Kriya Therapeutics
Kriya Therapeutics will focus on building internal manufacturing infrastructure in Durham after securing $80.5 million Series A financing.
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Corteva Agriscience, a spinout from Dow/Dupont with two North Carolina locations, is consolidating its corn and soybean seed products under the single Pioneer label in the mid-South and Southeastern U.S.
NALA Systems at FFVC
RTP incubator First Flight Venture Center offers excellent office and lab space options to young science-based companies ready for the leap from stay-at-home, makeshift setups.
NCBiotech has won a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program to help Advanced Animal Diagnostics adapt its animal testing platform into a human COVID-19 test system.
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Durham-based IQVIA is managing an Australian clinical study of hydroxychloroquin to prevent a COVID-19 infection