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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Morrisville-based drug development company Liquidia Technologies shares began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market yesterday, July 26, under the ticker symbol “LQDA,” opening at $12.45 and closing at $11.10.
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As founder, president and CEO of Durham-based Eppin Pharma, Michael O’Rand is pursuing a contraceptive that he says would be “a brand new choice for men and also very helpful for family planning, for men and women.”
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Early- to late-stage life science companies have until July 31 to submit applications to present at the 2018 Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum to be held in Atlanta November 13-14.
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Cereius, Inc., a young Durham biotechnology company developing new methods to cross the well-fortified blood-brain barrier to treat cancer that has spread to the brain, has received critical reinforcements in that battle: An NCBiotech loan and $6.5 million in a Series A equity round.
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Durham-based hearing technology company MED-EL USA has been granted a U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market its BONEBRIDGE bone conduction hearing implant system in the United States.
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Durham-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, has reported positive developments on its regulatory and financial fronts.
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Three North Carolina companies joined the prestigious list of participants in the 2018 MedTech Innovator Accelerator and Showcase programs. The Los Angeles-based non-profit is a global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies.
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Research Triangle Park-based AgBiome, which harnesses plant microbiomes to develop novel crop protection products, has secured $65 million in Series C financing.
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Locus Biosciences, a fast-emerging RTP company using genetic tricks to whack drug-resistant bacteria, has acquired EpiBiome, a young California firm with a high-speed technology platform that will add even more focus to Locus.
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Shareholders of Durham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals have rejected a January 2018 merger agreement with Pennsylvania-based Idera Pharmaceuticals, in a special vote that will keep BioCryst in the Triangle.
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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has named Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D., to the position of senior vice president, science and business development.
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KeraNetics of Winston-Salem has reached a merger agreement with Microchips Biotech of Lexington, Mass., to create a new company, Keratin Biosciences.
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LabCorp, the Burlington-based diagnostics and drug-development conglomerate, will add digital workflows into its anatomic pathology services under a new collaboration with Royal Philips, a global health technology company.
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Xeomin, a botulinum toxin similar to Botox that is used cosmetically to smooth frown lines between the eyebrows, is becoming an ever more versatile product for Raleigh-based Merz North America. The FDA just approved it to treat chronic sialorrhea, or excessive drooling, in adults. 
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North Carolina’s reputation as the global epicenter for contract research organizations (CROs) has been boosted with the Wilmington opening of an office by German CRO proinnovera GmbH.