Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”

Updated 3:40 p.m. today

Cempra's skin antibiotic test data promising; shares soar

​Chapel Hill clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Cempra got a much-needed boost when it lifted the lid on the data for its Phase 3 clinical trial examining the effectiveness of its lead drug candidate, Taksta.

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Updated 9:47 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: Voxelight, creator of Sunscreenr (+ video)

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Raleigh-based Voxelight, creator of Sunscreenr.

8:33 a.m. today

CED Life Science presenter profile: RxDataScience

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is RxDataScience.

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Updated 6:33 a.m. today

Premium Lock Life science giant battle continues: QuintilesIMS raising $1.5B; LabCorp acquires labs group

QuintilesIMS   A pair of life science giants - and rivals - are making moves. QuintilesIMS is raising nearly $1.5 billion in capital, perhaps in part for future acquisitions. Meanwhile, LabCorp makes a buy to expand its services network.

6:09 a.m. today

Durham-based Pappas Ventures seeks $125 million to invest in biotech

Pappas Ventures ​Pappas Ventures, a Durham-based venture capital firm, plans to raise $125 million to invest in biotechnology through a venture capital fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

2:30 p.m. yesterday

Digging in: Startups' soil health technologies go to market

Agbiotech  Verdesian Life Sciences and Trace Genomics execs explain how their firms can boost agriculture at an agbio forum.

2:02 p.m. yesterday

The Good Earth: Forum stresses importance of healthy soil

​Earth literally sustains us. Every living thing, plants, animals, and people, depends upon healthy soil to survive. Yet the soil on the world's remaining arable land is rapidly degrading. Proper land management focused on soil health can not only reverse that, it could increase food production, conserve water resources, and help reduce greenhouse gases.

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Updated 1:51 p.m. yesterday

CED Life Science presenter profile: RiboWiz Scientific

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Raleigh startup RiboWiz Scientific.

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Updated 8:55 a.m. yesterday

CED Life Science Conference to showcase Triangle's remarkable success story

Biotech  So much of the deserved media hype about the growing success of the Research Triangle focuses on high tech. Nothing wrong with that. But too often overlooked is the continuing growth of the region's life science industry. And the CED Life Science Conference event next week will showcase that story.

Updated 8:23 a.m. yesterday

Exits of Plastina, Lipson are good news for Triangle - Here's why

The exits of Frank Plastina from Cree after the failed Wolfspeed spinoff and Jesse Lipson from Citrix which had built upon his SharefFile to build a powerful presence in Raleigh will prove to be good news for the Triangle's economy. How so? Well, look at the case of Scot Wingo and Cindy Whitehead.

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8:14 a.m. yesterday

CED Life Science presenter profile: UVision 360

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is medical device startup UVision 360 in Raleigh.

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3:26 p.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Ribometrix

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Ribometrix, which is based in Chapel Hill.

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Updated 1:03 p.m. Wednesday

Argos shares plunge 65% after news it might stop kidney cancer drug trial

Argos ​Shares of Argos Therapeutics Inc. fell by more than 65 percent in pre-market trading Wednesday after the drug development company said it received a recommendation from an independent data monitoring committee that the company discontinue the Phase 3 trial for a drug intended to treat kidney cancer.

12:51 p.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Celldom

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Celldom, biotech pharmaceutical startup in Durham

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10:26 a.m. Wednesday

Study: 'Tasty' cannabis edibles need better labels for safety

Read before you eat, marijuana snack lovers. Makers, be careful with labels. RTI International researchers warn in a new study that "tasty" cannabis/marijuana edibles need better labels in order to ensure safety.

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Updated 10:12 a.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: BetaBlue

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is BetaBlue, a startup based in Graham, N.C., which targets schizophrenia.

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Updated 7:58 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Durham startup iScribes raises $410K in new capital

iScribes offers doctors a mobile app compatible with wearable technology to record patient visits. This enables access to medical documentation offsite through a secure portal.

Updated 7:52 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Two-way Medfusion expansion: Acquisition, 'enhanced' services

Cary-based Medfusion said Tuesday it is expanding its patient support offerings by acquiring a New York firm that provides self-scheduling solutions. The deal comes shortly after Medfusion updated its medical portal offerings.

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7:34 a.m. Wednesday

CED Life Science presenter profile: Lindy Biosciences

WRAL TechWire and the Council for Entrepreneurial development are partnering to present a series of profiles featuring companies startups and emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Life Science conference. The latest in the series is Lindy Biosciences, a drug delivery startup based in Durham.

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Updated 12:04 p.m. Tuesday

Making health data more portable: Validic teams up with Salesforce, unveils data transfer platform

Mobile health data startup Validic is teaming up with customer relationship management trend-setter Salesforce to provide information directly from wearables and other devices as well as health apps directly into CRM and care management platforms. Validic also is demonstrating a platform to securely transfer health data from mobile devices to patient portals.

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