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 business unit of Wilmington-based global contract research organization PPD is launching a five-year study involving 30,000 people throughout the U.S. age 50 and older, to explore ways to prevent and treat dementia.
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The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Ag Tech will bring industry thought leaders to North Carolina in 2020, for the first time, a recognition that Raleigh is at the heart of the global ag tech revolution.
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Grifols’ product portfolio just got a little larger with U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Xembify, a treatment for immune deficiency.
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Circassia Pharmaceuticals, a British company with U.S. headquarters in Morrisville, has received an industry award and signed a group purchasing agreement for its asthma products.
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North Carolina entrepreneurs on the prowl for equity funding will get some professional help this Thursday, July 11, as  the North Carolina Biotechnology Center hosts the Small Business and Technology Development Center’s "Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur" program.
ViiV Healthcare, a global HIV company with U.S. headquarters in RTP, gets EU okay to begin marketing its once-daily Dovato, previously approved for the U.S.
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North Carolina is ready to lead in military medical technology, said Scott Dorney, head of the NC Military Business Center, to attendees at the 2019 Warfighter symposium in Chapel Hill.
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RTP's CivaTech Oncology has some rare good news about pancreatic cancer.
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Navigating the maze of 20 different organizations that approve military technology projects for funding can be daunting. The 2019 Support to the Warfighter Symposium speakers offered some roadmaps for submitting successful project proposals.
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Milestone Pharmaceuticals, a Montreal company with a growing Charlotte subsidiary, has something in development that investors like: a nasal spray called Etripamil, in Phase 3 clinical trials to treat a form of heart arrhythmia.
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Climate held sway at this year's annual Ag Tech Professional Forum Summer Social, where like-minded people networked and learned.
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In speculating about the future of agriculture, David Hollinrake, president of Syngenta Seeds and North America region director, is certain of one thing: “It’s not going to be my daddy’s farm moving forward.”
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SNP Therapeutics, an innovative Charlotte-area company, is merging high-tech genomic testing with personalized nutritional formulations to treat individual medical conditions.
Durham’s Mycovia Pharmaceuticals and Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine of China have announced a collaboration to develop and commercialize Mycovia’s drug candidate for treating recurrent yeast infections in women.
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Some of the Piedmont Triad’s most successful individuals and organizations working in the biosciences were honored with Excellence Awards at Triad BioNight.