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.

Genetron Health Co. Ltd., a Chinese precision-medicine company with a presence in North Carolina and ties to Duke University, has been listed among China’s top 50 companies with the most investment value.

Durham-based Heat Biologics, a developer of immunotherapies that activate a patient’s immune system to fight cancer, is stepping up efforts to address infectious diseases including the Zika virus.

“Better than flax. Not from fish.” That’s the simple value proposition for a new plant-based oil rich in nutritional omega fatty acids being launched by Technology Crops International (TCI) of Winston-Salem.

Dignify Therapeutics, a drug-development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, has received $3.1 million in federal funding to advance its lead drug candidate.

Global Agribusiness Executive Sees Opportunity for North Carolina

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The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has been expanding its support for marine biotechnology during the past decade, and it’s proving to be a great investment for the state.

Expert says many biotech companies may be trying to create consumer acceptance and trust for products such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other new technologies the wrong way.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.

Despite some consumer resistance to genetic engineering, not all food technology innovations discussed at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Summit 2016 engender social fears.

Bioethics expertise gained at Wake Forest University is needed in medicine, nanotechnology, computer science, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and business.

When technology impacts the food chain, sometimes the food chain bites back. Those kinds of lessons were the theme for the second day of the recent two-day North Carolina Biotechnology Center AgBio Summit in Chapel Hill.

Some of the many partners who teamed up to recruit a $1 billion cell culture flu vaccine factory to Holly Springs, N.C., got a tangible reminder of the fruits of their 13-year labor on Tuesday as they rolled up their sleeves for a shot of the game-changing vaccine made by fellow North Carolinians.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“This is the best time ever to be alive and to be in agriculture,” Lowell Catlett, Ph.D, an economist and futurist, told the lunch session at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Summit 2016.

Four leaders in the field examined the potential for milk and meat without cows, and eggs without hens, as part of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s AgBiotech Summit 2016 in Chapel Hill.