Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”

Updated 7:46 a.m. yesterday

NC Biotech Center-backed companies raise $11M to close 2016

Looking for cash? ​Seventeen bioscience companies that previously received funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center raised nearly $11 million in follow-on funding from other sources in the second quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal year that ended Dec. 31.

Updated 7:45 a.m. yesterday

NC Biotech Center awards $1.4M in grants, loans

Biotechnology The awards will support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina and help universities and companies attract additional funding from other sources.

Updated 6:21 a.m. yesterday

Durham medtech startup seeks $1 million in funding

North Carolina Business News Wire Higgs Boson LLC submitted a trademark application for "Manage My Surgery," a downloadable mobile applications intended to manage surgery and medical procedure related activities.

Updated 7:33 a.m. Thursday

GSK pharma chief to quit after losing out on CEO job

GSK's HQ in London               GlaxoSmithKline's head of pharmaceuticals is leaving the drug giant after losing out in the race to replace retiring CEO Andrew Witty. GSK is hiring an AstraZeneca exec to replace him.

6:39 a.m. Thursday

Tech news: Apple $1B more in NC; Netflix shrinking DVD biz; CoLucid sold; Biogen settles suit; satellites track jets; GPS anomalies

Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.

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Updated 7:56 a.m. Wednesday

After Trump meeting, Bayer-Monsanto pledge could mean jobs in RTP

Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP  Would a Monsanto-Bayer merger mean more jobs for the Triangle if the incoming Trump administration OKs it? President-elect Donald Trump's meeting last week with the CEOs of Bayer and Monsanto is generating a lot of headlines - so much so, in fact, that the two executives issued a joint statement about their plans if a proposed $57 billion wins approval. The deal will have an impact on the Triangle. But would it mean more jobs?

7:02 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Durham pharma startup Renovion up to $1.8M in fund raising

Renovion, a pharmaceutical startup, has big dreams for drug development that will target chronic inflammatory airway diseases. And the company continues to attract attention from investors while also receiving orphan drug status from the FDA.

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Updated 6:17 a.m. Wednesday

Birthday (unofficial): The soft launch of Local Tech Wire

WRAL TechWire Fifteen years ago on Jan. 17, a new website focusing on coverage of high tech, life science and startups emerged from stealth mode. Its name: Local Tech Wire. Readers know us today as WRAL TechWire.

12:48 p.m. Tuesday

UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

11:06 a.m. Tuesday

Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

10:10 a.m. Tuesday

Novan Therapeutics lands $11M licensing deal

Novan Therapeutics  Novan Therapeutics, which went public last September, signs a licensing deal for its dermatology treatment to a Japanese firm that lands the Morrisville firm an $11 million upfront payment.

9:00 a.m. Monday

Former Krispy Kreme exec raising $250,000 for Winston-Salem tech startup

North Carolina Business News Wire A Winston-Salem-based tech startup backed by a former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts executive is seeking to raise $250,000 in equity.

6:17 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 headlines not to be missed, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

6:05 a.m. Monday

WTW week in review: 51 headlines not to be missed, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for this past week, part one.

5:55 a.m. Monday

WTW wants to hear from you - Send us news, views

Contribute to WRALTechWire 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.

January 13

Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.

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January 13

Premium Lock Chaperone Therapeutics looking to raise $900,000

Chaperone Therapeutics,which recently teaming up with the nonprofit ALS Therapy Development Institute of Cambridge, Mass., to explore potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), is looking to raise new equity.

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Updated January 13

Two FDA chiefs, other luminaries to address CED Life Science Conference

Life Science Conference 2017 Past and present commissioners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, both with ties to Duke University, are among the speakers headlining the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's 26th annual Life Science Conference next month in Raleigh.

January 11

Premium Lock 6 emerging technologies land first Wake Forest Innovations funding

Pappas Ventures A new technology investment fund managed by Pappas Capital in Durham has picked the first six emerging technologies to receive investments from a $15 million pool of capital created in late 2015.

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