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.
November 25, 2020
Verona Pharma has landed an additional $30 million in financing to support its “first-in-class” drug candidate, ensifentrine, targeting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
November 20, 2020
Eli Lilly and Durham gene editing innovator Precision Biosciences announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement that could potentially be worth over $2.7 billion.
November 18, 2020
Kimberly Smith, M.D., MPH, SVP and head of research and development of ViiV Healthcare in RTP, is hailed as one of the top 20 among 2020’s "Fiercest Women in Life Sciences."
November 17, 2020
IPM Chirana, a global company that makes ventilators to treat critical care patients, has selected Research Triangle Park as the site of its U.S. headquarters.
November 16, 2020
Morrisville-based Locus Biosciences has signed an agreement with a global non-profit to help fund a new CRISPR Cas3 antibacterial therapy to treat recurrent urinary tract infections.
November 16, 2020
Verona Pharma, a British clinical-stage biotech firm with U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, is exploring the option of repurposing its leading drug candidate to treat COVID-19 patients.
November 11, 2020
NCBiotech awarded 11 grants and loans totaling $623,136 to bioscience companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in the first quarter of its fiscal year.
November 9, 2020
Avient Biosciences' new hemp and research and extraction facility is prepared to produce pharmaceutical ingredients.
November 6, 2020
Merck enters an agreement to buy clinical-stage startup VelosBio for $2.75 billion.
November 5, 2020
Raleigh's Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies announces $5.5M in Series A to fund tests of its medical device offering targeted delivery of chemotherapy to the pancreas in humans.
November 3, 2020
Durham startup 410 Medical has received FDA 510(k) Clearance for its LifeFlow PLUS Blood and Fluid Infuser (LifeFlow PLUS).
November 2, 2020
Alyssa LaFaro at UNC Research highlights the coronavirus-focused work of Ralph Baric and Timothy Sheahan, Ph.D.
October 30, 2020
Syneos Health, one of the biggest contract service providers in the sector is getting even bigger through the acquisition of Synteract.
October 29, 2020
BioAgilytix, one of North Carolina’s fastest-growing home-grown life sciences companies, is adding 878 new employees with a $61.5 million investment in its global Durham headquarters.
October 28, 2020
Elizabeth City life sciences company IngateyGen is led by Hortense Dodo, Ph.D., who is using CRISPR technology supported by NCBiotech to take the allergic reactions out of peanuts.