Updated 2:37 p.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture lineup draws 50+ investment funds to Raleigh

WRAL TechWire is publishing a series of profile Q&As about the 90-plus startup and entrepreneurial companies that will be presenting at the CED Tech Conference. And this is an impressive group, based on our review of the information submitted so far. So it's no surprise to WTW that the list of investment funds attending the event is over 50. Their representatives shouldn't be bored.

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Updated 2:08 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Roobrik putting Launch Place, NC Idea grant funding to work

The Launch Place invested $200,000 in Greensboro-based Roobrik Inc. in May and it also won a recent NC Idea grant. Nate O'Keefe, Roobrik's CEO, says the company is already putting the funds to work.

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Updated 2:01 p.m. yesterday

CED TechVenture profile: Muses Labs, fighting Alzheimer's with 'precision medicine'

Raleigh-based startup Muses Labs aims to use what it calls "precision medicine" to combat chronic, complex diseases such as Alzheimer's It's already a partner with RTP-based Metabolon and George Washington University. So what is precision medicine and what's the technology behind Muses? Read our Q&A about the firm co-founded by former IBMers ahead of the CED Tech Venture Conference where Muses Labs will be among the presenters.

2:21 p.m. yesterday

Uber drivers can now officially serve Wilmington Airport passengers

Uber Uber driver-partners are now officially authorized to pick up and rop off passengers at Wilmington International Airport.

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12:15 p.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture profile: RevBoss, providing sales prospecting software solutions

Veteran entrepreneur Eric Boggs' second startup, RevBoss, has already secured $1.1 million in financing as he seeks to grow the two-year-old venture focused on sales prospecting software. RevBoss is among the presenters at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference.

Updated 12:05 p.m. yesterday

CED TechVenture profile: LUMEOVA, making WiFi lightning fast

Backed by grants from the National Science Foundation, the state of North Carolina and the North Carolina State University Daugherty Endowment Fund, Raleigh startup LUMEOVA says its patent-pending wireless technology will boost WIFi speeds. With billions of devices utilizing wireless, LUMEOVA believes it can help ensure networks can handle the growing load. The company is among the startups presenting at CED Tech Venture.

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Updated 6:56 a.m. yesterday

CED Tech Venture profile: Helium Cine aims to sharpen smartphone photography

Helium, a startup based in Durham, sees an opportunity in the growing use of smartphones as the primary camera for "content professionals" and media. They aim to offer accessories to support that trend and will be showcasing their offerings at the CED Tech Venture conference.

9:32 a.m. yesterday

LabCorp acquisition of Sequenom passes regulatory review

LabCorp Laboratory Corporation of America's planned acquisition of Sequenom Inc. has cleared antitrust review.

Updated 7:08 a.m. yesterday

Durham pharmaceutical firm Novan files for $60M IPO

Durham-based Novan focuses on naotech dermatology and topical formulations. It plans to use the proceeds from the offering to fund drug development and a new drug application. It raised more than $100 million in venture backing in 2015.

8:06 a.m. yesterday

Duke scientists find transporter that could bypass blood-brain barrier

Structural model of critical transporter that could deliver drugs directly to the brain. Getting drugs to cross the blood-brain barrier can be a problem in treating neurological disorders, but scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School may have found a solution. They have created a molecular model of a transporter that could prove important in the development of therapeutic agents that need to be delivered to the brain.

7:03 a.m. yesterday

SCYNEXIS stock gets bump from orphan drug designation

Scynexis Drug development company SCYNEXIS, Inc.said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the its treatment for invasive Candida infections, including candidemia. SCYNEXIS stock got a bump up on the news.

Updated 7:24 a.m. yesterday

NC State, IBM to host Entrepalooza Sept. 15

Stuent pitches idea at Entepalooza NC State University and IBM will host the second annual Entrepalooza, an entrepreneurship and innovation festival, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Oval on Centennial Campus.

Updated 2:18 p.m. Wednesday

CED Tech Venture profile: SeaChange, tackling challenges of wastewater

Fracking and other advances in technology have turned the United States into an energy production powerhouse - but there's a problem: Dealing with the wastewater that's a byproduct of energy production. A Raleigh startup, SeaChange, is seeking to provide a sustainable solution and has already won an energy startup showcase. SeaChange will be participating in the CED Tech Venture conference next month. Here's a profile.

Updated 3:07 p.m. Wednesday

Metrics expanding drug storage facility as part of $80M expansion

Metrics Contract Services is in the midst of a major expansion in Greenville. Metrics Contract Services is investing $3.5 million in a 15,000-square-foot specialized drug stability storage expansion in Greenville that will triple its current capacity as part of a larger $80 million expansion. It plans to hire 110 scientists and technicians.

Updated 7:10 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Survey: Social media marketing under performing expectations

Social Media Even though social media spending by marketers has tripled since 2009, it still falls short of levels predicted five years ago and companies say it contributes little to their overall performance. So says the CMO Survey from Duke University.

8:30 a.m. Wednesday

CED Tech Venture profile: EmployUs, connecting employers and job seekers

EmployUs is off to a fast start, having already won an NC IDEA grant and successfully closing on investment capital. The Raleigh startup takes its employer-job seeker message next to CED Tech Venture as a presenting firm.

6:52 a.m. Wednesday

CED Tech Venture profile: PatientPay, a paperless payment option for healthcare

Durham-based startup PatientPay is utilizing patented technology in an effort to help reduce paperwork clogging up healthcare while reducing costs. The company is among some 90 startups and emerging companies presenting at the CED Tech Venture Conference. Here's a Q&A profile of the company which already has attracted $2.5 million in venture capital from Silicon Valley.

Updated 6:49 a.m. Wednesday

European regulators validate Cempra pneumonia treatment

Cempra You have probably heard all those stories about antibiotic resistant bacteria. Chapel Hill drug developer Cempra Inc. has moved another step closer to European approval of one solution also under review in the US.

Updated 6:16 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock R65 Labs, startup from Modality founder, files debt offering

Durham-based R65 Labs Inc., a digital health startup founded by S. Mark Williams, who previously created Modality, is seeking more than $1 million in a debt offering, according to a regulatory filing.

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12:18 p.m. Tuesday

CED Tech Venture profile: MindSumo, crowdsourcing innovation + finding talent

Backed by Google Ventures and Stanford University's X-fund, emerging entrepreneurial firm MindSumo is helping college students and possible employers avoid mismatches while at the same time crowdsourcing innovation. It's one of the "showcase" companies for the upcoming CED Tech Venture Conference.

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