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Morrisville-based Humacyte, developer of a bioengineered blood vessel, has formed a global partnership with Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, and will receive a $150 million equity investment as part of the deal.



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Chimerix, a Durham-based biopharmaceutical company that’s developing novel antiviral medicines for unmet medical needs, has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for brincidofovir, its smallpox treatment.
The United States Green Building Council has awarded Grifols’ newly built administration building the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification -- the second of the company’s buildings on its Johnston County campus to receive LEED certification.
Pitt County Development Commission and partner counties and organizations are packaging an“Active Site” theme and taking it on the road, to make sure the region is on the radar of any pharmaceutical company planning an expansion or a new manufacturing facility.
Morrisville-based TyraTech is beginning to make headway in the $10 billion global market for insect and parasite controls in livestock and companion animals.
Stuart Bondurant's pioneering contribution to the state’s global life science leadership, as a co-founder of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, is honored for all to see by a distinctive two-piece sculpture in the Center’s welcoming garden area.

World Environment Day has helped raise awareness of environmental concerns such as: depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. 

North Carolina has previously celebrated the event by cleaning some public areas as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program. North Carolina is also a coastal state with a wealth of natural resources. Keeping plastics out of the ocean is also a big challenge in the state. 

Precision BioSciences, a Durham-based genome editing company, has created a new name and brand identity for its food and agriculture business: Elo Life Systems.
Three North Carolina life science companies and four universities were recently recognized for creating employee-friendly workplaces.
Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem has won a $579,961 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to define the workforce skills technicians will need for manufacturing jobs at the intersection of biomedical devices and tissue engineering.
Advanced Chemotherapy Technology of Raleigh is developing an implantable device to infuse chemotherapy drugs directly into the pancreas, targeting difficult-to-reach tumors while largely sparing surrounding tissues, organs and blood vessels. 
Dova Pharmaceuticals of Durham has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first commercial drug, a tablet for treating thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelet counts, which can cause dangerous bleeding.
Thaddeus Wadas, Ph.D., assistant professor of cancer biology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine whose research has been funded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has gained international recognition for his achievements in cancer imaging and radiotherapy research.
Precision medicine is opening the door to enormous opportunity. And that’s driving an influential group of leaders from academia, business and government—through the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative — to establish our state as one of the country’s key precision health knowledge hubs.
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