Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”
Oxygen Biotherapeutics is prepping to start late-stage clinical trials on a drug candidate that could treat low cardiac outpput syndrome and the company is tapping the cardiac surgery trials experience of the Duke Clinical Research Institute to do it.
Raleigh company Sprout Pharmaceuticals said it has reached an impasse with the FDA over its female libido drug candidate flibanserin. Read more about the drug Sprout has positioned as the first female equivalent to Viagra.
Novozymes and Monsanto are teaming up to discover, develop and commercialize microbes that could be used in sustainable agriculture. WRALTechWire takes an inside look at the deal and what both firms are bringing to the table.
Joe Magno, who earlier in his life founded, built, turned around and sold companies, formed an economic development plan for New York in 1995. Now he has to lead a nanobio plan for North Carolina. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the full story.
Crop giant Monsanto is teaming up with microbial and enzyme technology firm Novozymes to form a partnership that will target development of bioagricultural products that the companies say will be "sustainable." The deal includes a $300 million upfront payment to Novozymes, which operates its North American headquarters in Franklinton.
With the paperwork now official, SafeStitch Medical has a new name and a different stock symbol. TransEnterix is the name and TRXC is the symbol. The changes reflect the merger of TransEnterix and SafeStitch, which made TransEnterix a public company.
Struggling to find a way to market for her hospital-infection fighting invention, Durham entrepreneur Ginny Porowski looked for help. Her search led to Groundwork Labs in Durham and then to Edison Nation Medical in Charlotte. Now her "GoGowns" have a distribution deal. Is financial success next? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the exclusive story.
GSK recommended withdrawing the article, published in 2010, after concluding an investigation in June that found some data had been misrepresented, London-based Glaxo said in a statement Friday. Five of the named authors, including the head of its Chinese research and development, resigned or were fired following the probe.
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If there is anything more valuable to an entrepreneur launching a new venture than the idea driving a new company, it is networking - not financing. As the potential big hit story of GoGowns - a creation of a registered nurse in Durham - clearly shows, making the right connections can open the doors of success. Just ask Ginny Porowski.
High tech growth by itself won't be enough to kickstart North Carolina's economy. What the state needs is innovation across the broader state economy. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at the new "Tracking Innovation report" from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
North Carolina's economy falls squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states, according to a new state report tracking the state's progress across a wide range of economic measures. The North Carolina Department of Commerce on Thursday released the Tracking Innovation report, a snapshot of the state's performance across 38 economic indicators. Read more about the findings.
The Triangle's two major cancer centers didn't make the list, but GSK lines up six other major global research institutions to collaborate on research into new ways to fight cancer using a mix of drugs. It's the "new wave" of research, a GSK spokesperson says.
Ginny Porowski, a registered nurse turned entrepreneur, is meeting a true pain point for hospitals and patients with her "GoGown," a disposable gown designed to protect patients and staff from infections. She recently landed a licensing deal for GoGown after signing on to work with Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator in Charlotte. Porowski met Edison through John Austin at Groundworks Labs in Durham. In the first of a three-part story, WRALTechWire offers its Insiders a detailed account of how GoGowns went from dream to reality.