TechLaw: Are you looking for an investment that produces reasonable cash flows with relatively little active involvement? For many investors, the advantages of investing in real estate associated with a "Triple Net Lease" or "NNN lease" are appealing.
The 2015 BioMarine international conference kicked off in Wilmington Monday evening with a well-attended invite-only networking event aboard the Battleship North Carolina, moored across the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. Refreshments included an array of sustainably produced North Carolina seafood products and local craft beers, as well as the ubiquitous NC barbecue and cornbread. The Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center co-hosted the event.
The Durham City Council and county commissioners approved $7.2 million in incentives to redevelop the abandoned Chesterfield abandoned tobacco plant into a space with office and retail shops and 42,000 square feet of research and development innovation space, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
When machines go down in a manufacturing facility, it's costly and all too often "When a machine breaks, you know when it happens," says Justin Rothwell, co-founder and CEO of ProAxion. The Cary-based company, just incorporated in September, is developing what it calls a "check engine light for big machines."
Mason Ailstock, COO of the Research Foundation of North Carolina, has been named a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, one of ten selected nationally. The global research he plans to do as part of the fellowship may directly impact the future of Research Triangle Park's new development.
Are your health records at risk? New research by software security firm IS Decisions found reasons to worry. It reports that concurrent logins, manual logoffs, password sharing and the lack of unique logins are putting patient records at risk.
Cary-based SAS continues to rank among the best places to work in the world, according to Great Places to Work, which ranks its number 2 this year. This is the fifth year the company held one of the top two spots.
SAS, the world's largest privately held software company, ranks No. 2 on the latest "Best Place to Work in the U.S." as reported by Fortune magazine. SAS also was second a year ago and has made the list each year since Fortune launched the program in 1998.
North Carolina has been seeing a lot of recent rewards for its long-term investment in the life sciences. The recently released CED Innovators Report shows life science companies nailed down more than $268 million in equity investment in the first half of 2015.
Biogen donates RTP made meds; Sunlight matches ads to users, Symphony nabs $100M; Twitter slashing workforce
In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Biogen donates hemophilia medicines made in RTP to Africa; new tool expands tracking of personal data online; Google part of $100M raise by messaging startup Symphony. Twitter is cutting jobs.