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.

Randy Handwork, USMC 1992-1996
People at North Carolina’s huge military bases who are transitioning into civilian life are getting an amazing new opportunity, thanks to NCBiotech and its partners. 
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Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals will conduct a clinical trial in Brazil to see if its investigational anti-viral drug is effective in treating the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Durham's Arbiom, which is developing technology to convert wood into feed and food, says it has just completed successful trials of its protein product, SylPro, for weanling pig nutrition.
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RedHill Biopharma has joined a growing list of companies with North Carolina ties that are seeking solutions to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Cellex COVID-19 test
Cellex, a medical diagnostics company with U.S. headquarters and labs in Research Triangle Park, has launched a new antibody test for detecting COVID-19 infection.
AAD testing human blood for COVID-19
Advanced Animal Diagnostics is “repurposing” its QScout animal blood test platform for use in humans, in the fight against COVID-19.
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Women account for a mere 5% of the top leadership of life science companies in North Carolina -- and it's not the only state struggling with that disparity.
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Brii Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company with a Durham presence, is collaborating with Chinese scientists to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize monoclonal antibodies to fight COVID-19.
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Morrisville-based BioMedomics has partnered with BD to launch its new blood test for COVID-19 that can detect the infection within 15 minutes.
Carolina Liquid Chemistries has introduced two new immunoassays to test for COVID-19 and for norfentanyl, the major metabolite of the synthetic opioid pain reliever fentanyl.
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As the world grapples with a shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients, a small North Carolina life science startup has designed a low-cost option.
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Q2 Solutions, a clinical trial laboratory services organization headquartered in Morrisville, has teamed up with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop an assay for analyzing COVID-19 vaccine candidates.
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Grifols, a global biotherapeutics company with more than 2,000 employees in North Carolina, will produce and test a potential COVID-19 therapy derived from the blood plasma of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus infection.
Face shield assembly at Gilero
Using 3D printers, Morrisville-based Gilero is leading a response to the shortage of COVID-19 protective equipment for healthcare workers.
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Charlotte's Bright Path Laboratories says it has found a better way to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients – those chemical components that make medicines work the way they’re supposed to.