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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RTP plant genomics startup Pairwise and NCSU are collaborating in a unique public-private partnership to vastly accelerate the search for better berries.
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North Carolina's Research Triangle area led the nation last year in per-capita funding from the National Institutes of Health.
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Metabolon, a Morrisville precision health company specializing in a technology called metabolomics, is teaming with three Canadian research groups to study biomarkers and reduce frailty in old age.
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North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential, second in Installed Solar Capacity and third in Biotechnology Strength in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report for 2019.
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A Research Triangle Park company that sells tools for cell studies is celebrating new funding to accelerate its selling.
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Merck announced today that it will invest at least $680 million and add some 425 new jobs over the next few years, including an expansion of its Durham vaccine manufacturing facility and a $30 million packaging line addition at its Wilson plant.
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ArunA Bio, a bioscience company with a platform technology developing biologic particles called exosomes to treat neurodegenerative disorders, is expanding its footprint into North Carolina – and adding $13 million to its bank account. 
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Registration is now open for the 21st annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum to be held in Miami on November 6 and 7.
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The abstract submission date for the Triangle Global Health Conference has been extended until July 22.
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The 12- county Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina continues to transform itself by investing in infrastructure, talent, and innovation -- and ag tech is a growing part of it.
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Precision BioSciences, a genome-editing company based in Durham, announced today the opening of its highly prized production facility for in-house manufacturing of its unique technologies.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted RedHill Biopharma priority review for its new drug to treat serious gastrointestinal infections.
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North Carolina life science entrepreneurs gained lucrative insight from a panel of seasoned peers and investors at the most recent “Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” event from the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
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A business unit of Wilmington-based global contract research organization PPD is launching a five-year study involving 30,000 people throughout the U.S. age 50 and older, to explore ways to prevent and treat dementia.
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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Ag Tech will bring industry thought leaders to North Carolina in 2020, for the first time, a recognition that Raleigh is at the heart of the global ag tech revolution.