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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Charles River Laboratories, a large Massachusetts-headquartered contract research organization, is expanding its footprint in North Carolina.
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Novozymes, the world’s largest industrial biotechnology company with U.S. headquarters in North Carolina, is branching out into “pest control agritechnology” through a development agreement with FMC.
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Durham medical device company EmitBio has reported positive clinical trial results for its initial 31-patient test of its device that works like a flashlight to shine safe, visible LED light into the throat to attack bad bugs, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing COVID-19.
Mzuzu, Malawi children
A year-old RTP nonprofit, Med Aditus International, founded by retired UNC pharmacy prof Dhiren R. Thakker, Ph.D., is about to launch a game-changing pharmaceutical manufacturing and training initiative to provide affordable, high-quality medicines in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Durham's Bioventus has filed regulatory paperwork outlining a preliminary $100 million target for a proposed initial public stock offering
Healthy grape leaves treated with Evoca
Belgian food and crop protection company Biotalys NV, with U.S. headquarters in NCBiotech's Landing Pad offices, has just submitted its first product for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
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Durham's Precision Biosciences has received FDA approval to advance its new drug for patients with relapsed/refractory non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
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Durham-based Chimerix priced the stock offering late Wednesday, selling more than 11.7 million shares for $8.50 apiece to raise $100 million that can help bring lead drugs to FDA approval.
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Target RWE, a clinical data company based in Durham, has acquired a neighboring software analysis and services company, NoviSci, and scored an investment from California biotech pioneer Amgen.
Grifols Johnston County facility
Global biotherapeutics giant Grifols will soon start a clinical trial for what could become the second approved treatment for COVID-19.
Shannon Boye with young patient
Atsena Therapeutics is a Durham clinical-stage gene therapy company with $63M in the bank so far to propel its mission to reverse and prevent blindness.
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A Jan. 28 virtual symposium, “BioGrow: Training and Education Across North Carolina,” is planned to get the word out to anyone interested in a career in biopharmaceuticals.
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California gene therapy innovator Adverum Biotechnologies announced plans today to invest some $83 million to establish a manufacturing site in Durham that will employ 202 people through 2026.
Diana De Leon
Diana De Leon, an 18-year-old recent Pitt County high school grad, is proof that satisfying, rewarding, career-worthy jobs are waiting for a wide range of North Carolinians in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing. She's now employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Greenville.
Ribometrix small molecule
Ribometrix, a Durham company specializing in RNA-based therapeutics, has formed a drug discovery and development collaboration with Genentech that could be worth more than $1 billion.