Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”
Joel Bourne, Jr., an award-winning reporter for National Geographic and a graduate of N.C. State, warns at the AgBio Summit that time is running out to prevent a food crisis by the year 2030. Food production must double but solutions are "on the shelf," he says. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the in-depth report for our Insider subscribers.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: More from #AGBioSummit, Bill Gates, LGBT and NCWX Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Feeding a world population the United Nations estimates will hit 9 billion by 2050 is only one of the social problems caused by an increasing number of people, the director of of the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture tells the AgBio Summit in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details for our Insiders.
Billionaire Bill Gates and his foundation are providing financial support to Durham-based Chimerix, helping it ramp up production of a potential vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.
Should the government make labeling food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) mandatory? Both sides have their say at the opening day of the AgBio Summit in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports exclusively for our Insiders.
Raleigh-based digital marketing agency Click Optimize Creative Group is looking to hire as many as 30 people following its acquisition by Healthgrades. COCG and its core management team will remain in Raleigh as the company expands under new ownership.
Uber regulation coming in NC?; IBM's $1.25B outsourcing deal; GSK Ebola vaccine update; FTC says TRUSTe deceived consumers; SAP to pay Oracle $359M
In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: A N.C. General Assembly committee is to discuss possible Uber regulations; IBM lands a $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with Lufthansa; GSK's Ebola vaccine is safe in early tests; the FTC settles complaint with TRUSTe; and SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle a long legal battle.
Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.
As NC State prepares to host the AGBIO Summit, the dean of the university's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences says the event will help showcase North Carolina as the "Mecca, the hub for agio." The theme of the event: Feeding a world of 9 billion people in 2050. And action is required, reports WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer.
Some local websites run one or two tech stories per day. Others a few more but mixed with a variety of business news. At WRAL TechWire, tech and life science make up the menu with nearly 50 stories published over the last five business days. Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.
A new report says 895 clinical trials for new drugs targeting a wide variety of diseases are underway in North Carolina. But the "Research in Your Backyard" report says greater diversity in races, ages, sex and sexual orientation are needed.
8 NC firms crack Fast 500; Dignify Therapeutics grant; BlackBerry offers software; Monsanto settles seed dispute; Turing award now $1M
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Eight N.C. firms crack the Deloitte Fast 500 list; Dignify Therapeutics receives $50,000 N.C. grant; BlackBerry offering security software; Monsanto reaches modified seed settlement; and the Turing award is now worth $1 million.
Comcast pushes Time Warner merger; nContact lands $20M; Salix CFO's severance deal; YouTube adds music subscriptions
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Comcast pushing "full steam" for Time Warner merger; RTP firm raises $20 million; Salix CFO gets severance package; and YouTube launches a subscription music service.
Raleigh-based INC Research treated a gaggle of its management team to a trip to the Big Apple on Monday for a celebration of going public. And after CEO Jamie Macdonald rang the Nasdaq's opening bell, INC shares rallied to a new high.