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.

Heat Biologics logo
Heat Biologics, a publicly traded North Carolina biotechnology company, is adding a rapid point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic test to its product development pipeline.
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There’s hope on the horizon for people struggling with the rare neurogenetic disorder Angelman syndrome, thanks to a newly formed partnership between AskBio and UNC.
LabCorp
LabCorp says it’s ahead of schedule in ramping up its capacity to conduct COVID-19 tests, and is now able to perform more than 20,000 of the tests per day.
Lighthouse Labs logo , Elite Diagnostics logo
Lighthouse Lab Services, a medical laboratory consulting, staffing and recruiting company based in Holly Springs, has finalized a merger with Elite Diagnostics, a healthcare consulting and management firm in Charlotte.
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NCCU has received a $330,000 grant to help the Department of Homeland Security predict and spot biological risks like the new coronavirus at the U.S. border.
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TARGET PharmaSolutions, a clinical data company based in Durham, has enrolled the first patient in a new observational study of how asthma patients are faring with various treatments for the disease.
Shutterstock CAT scan
Cary-based Lucerno Dynamics is improving quality control in nuclear medicine injections with its Lara System.
Medicago Durham manufacturing
Medicago – with a biomanufacturing facility in Durham –  is using a form of tobacco to produce an experimental plant-based vaccine for COVID-19.
BioMedomics test kit for COVID-19
Morrisville-based BioMedomics, a small diagnostics company supported by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has developed a new test for rapidly detecting COVID-19.
Company directory 2020
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center 2020 Company Directory is newly published and free—with all of North Carolina’s industry connections compiled in just 36 pages
LabCorp logo
Burlington-based life science conglomerate LabCorp is the latest company to provide a test for COVID-19.
Seqirus
Seqirus has received the go-ahead from the FDA to produce its Fluad Quadrivalent vaccine at its Holly Springs factory.
Clary Sage harvest
Innovation is a driving force behind the success of Eastern North Carolina's 27-county agricultural economy.
Arbiom wood recycling illustration
Arbiom, a Durham ag biotech company, says a new study shows its SylPro wood-derived food and feed protein ingredient demonstrated a lower climate impact than fish meal, soy protein concentrate and other protein sources.
Illustration of coronavirus
The rapid global march of the coronavirus that began in Wuhan, China several months ago could be slowed by researchers and biotech firms 7,770 miles away – in the Research Triangle of North Carolina.