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.

Madison Ponder
Responding to a posting by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Industrial Internship Program, Madison Ponder wound up as a full-time employee at the Durham precision health startup Higgs Boson Health.
Human blood draw at AAD
Advanced Animal Diagnostics, a Morrisville diagnostics and data systems company, has $7 million more to explore the human health applications for its technology that was originally focused only on animal health.
CARsgen logo
Shanghai-based cancer immunotherapy innovator CARsgen has announced plans to invest $157 million to establish a Durham site that will employ 200 people over the next few years.
Dr. Andersen
Andersen Sterilizers has evolved into a thriving family-owned medical device manufacturer headquartered in the small Alamance County town of Haw River, with a new contract sterilization service facility in Research Triangle Park.
Shutterstock image of chicks
Applied LifeSciences & Systems (ALSS) has raised a $7 million Series B equity financing for its high-tech chick vaccination technology.
Deborah Carr
After 16 years as a stay-at-home mom to three, Deborah Carr earned BioWork certification at her local Johnston Community College and just returned to the workforce in a satisfying new career in biomanufacturing.
Mom using Pixel on child
Children aged 2 and older will soon be able to get tested at home using LabCorp’s rapid coronavirus test kit.
iStock preemie photo
Durham's Tellus Therapeutics is pushing ahead with developing its neonatal brain injury treatment after landing crucial seed funding this week.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 48 grants and loans totaling nearly $1.8 million to universities, bioscience companies and other entities in the third quarter of its fiscal year.
CDC image of sand fly
Researchers at NC State and UNC Greensboro, with help from an NCBiotech grant, discover a new species of bacteria that is highly attractive to pregnant sand flies that could lead to safe baits or traps to reduce sand fly populations.
Peanut seedling
Elizabeth City agricultural startup IngateyGen, which has received funding support from NCBiotech, has now landed an SBIR grant worth nearly $1 million for its work using CRISPR gene editing to remove allergens from peanuts.
JCC BioWork lab session
Each year, 160 students earn the BioWork certification from Johnston Community College, paving the way to fulfilling careers in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
Kelli, Ash
A trio of Triangle scientists is launching Isolere Bio, bootstrapped with a $250K NCBiotech loan that led to $7 million in seed funding attracted by the technology they believe can allow gene therapy companies to vastly increase the number of doses they can produce.
Bill Humphries
Isosceles Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Wilmington company developing synthetic cannabidiol to treat pain and inflammatory diseases, has named William Humphries as its CEO.
HPU health building
High Point University plans to invest $150 million to create a School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health, which would be the only dental school at a private university in North Carolina