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 drug being developed by Cary-based Rescindo Therapeutics for treating a rare developmental disorder in children has received two special designations from the FDA.
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Life sciences manufacturing companies in North Carolina expanded their collective workforce by more than 11%.in 2020, in sharp contrast to the global economic downturn wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
G1 logoG1 Therapeutics of Research Triangle Park transformed into a commercial-stage company overnight upon the approval of its first drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
RTP's G1 Therapeutics has received FDA approval of its first drug, for protecting bone marrow from chemotherapy damage.
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Veteran pharmaceutical company executive Machelle Sanders, a North Carolina native and former board member of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, was named Secretary of the Department of Commerce today by Governor Roy Cooper.
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NC IDEA is welcoming entrepreneurs statewide to submit MICRO and SEED Grant applications until March 1.
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Medical device maker Bioventus is the latest North Carolina life sciences firm joining the public markets, raising $104 million from its initial public offering.
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A $1.5 million gift from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation will help community college students pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.

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Durham's Spencer Health Solutions is striking up alliances with pharma companies, using its smart medication dispensing technology to monitor how patients take their drugs at home while also providing the drug makers insight about how the medicines in clinical testing are working.
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Durham-based Heat Biologics reported positive interim results from a phase 2 clinical trial of its therapy to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
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Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that California-based biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq; GILD), will invest up to $5 million to establish a 275-employee business services and information technology hub in Wake County.
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The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded nearly $1.9 million to help East Carolina University expand its burgeoning pharmaceutical manufacturing workforce training program.
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Twenty-nine technology companies across North Carolina – about half of them working in the life sciences – have received One North Carolina program grants totaling $1.5 million.
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Frost & Sullivan has named Durham’s 410 Medical as the 2021 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year in the global fluid resuscitation devices industry.
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Pairwise, an agricultural biotechnology company that applies gene-editing techniques to food crops, has raised $90 million in funding as it eyes commercialization of its first product next year.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling more than $1.4 million to universities, biosciences companies and other entities in the second quarter of its fiscal year.