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Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”

12:04 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Tech links: IBM's cognitive dress; Cisco cloud phone; Watson on Twilio; GSK lung drug success; Lenovo Moto Z

In today's roundup of Tech Links, taking you to important stories affecting tech in the Triangle: Check out the "cognitive dress" designed in part by IBM's Watson; see a YouTube video about the fashion project; read about Cisco's cloud phone; find out about new Watson services for developers at Twilio, GSK gets good news on a potential lung drug; and Lenovo trademarks Moto Z.

10:00 a.m. yesterday

Bugs Bunny got it right: NCSU unravels health-rich carrot genome

Maybe the wily and youthful-looking rabbit has intuited for decades what can now be found in the scientific literature, as NC State researchers worked with colleagues from around the globe to sequence the carrot genome in order to learn more about the plant's evolution and how it accumulates its high levels of health-boosting carotenoids.

Inside the carrot genome Inside the carrot genome

Updated 8:43 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Veteran biotech entrepreneurs launch new venture with $49M in funding

Arrivo A team of serial entrepreneurs that launched three previous ventures is rolling out a fourth in a big way. Arrivo Bioventures is launching with $49 million in capital from investors, including Rex Health Ventures.

6:12 a.m. yesterday

Personalized nutrition startup lands up to $2M from backers

Panacea BioMatx, a personalized nutrition startup company in Morrisville, has signed a license agreement with an Australian health food provider that will also invest up to $1 million in Panacea. Local investors will match the deal.

Production work at Panacea. Production work at Panacea.

8:50 a.m. Tuesday

Wilmington's impressive biotech, life science entrepreneurial potential

Guest opinion: "I had an exciting adult field trip in my own town, within my own university, as I explored the world of biotechnology and life science business opportunities in Wilmington," writes UNCW professor Dr. Suzanne Altobello.

Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd Elizabeth Baker addresses NEW crowd

Updated 7:51 a.m. Tuesday

'Wow:' Quintiles takes vivid VR plunge to improve digital health

Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.

6:43 a.m. Tuesday

Narratives for spreadsheets; Spiffy's $1.6M; RTP traffic warning; Ag biotech showcase winner

Triangle headlines In today's Triangle headlines, a wrapup of stories about RTP-related technology news: Automated Insights unveils new software for creating a spreadsheet narrative; startup Spiffy raises $1.6 million; a former transportation secretary offers advice to the Triangle; and a look at the winner of the N.C. Biotechnology Center's ag tech showcase winner.

12:09 p.m. Monday

North Carolina ag leaders promote innovation at NCBiotech event

Agricultural technology superstar Randy Marcuson has a quick answer to those who wonder how North Carolina continues to expand its global leadership in the field. "Innovators spawn other innovators," the former president and CEO of highly successful Embrex tells attendees at the fourth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.

Randy Marcuson Randy Marcuson

Updated 11:43 a.m. Monday

Bayer exec: Crop science HQ would be in St. Louis if $62B deal OK'd

In a huge deal that would have an impact on North Carolina where Bayer and Monsanto both have operations, Germany-based Bayer AG has made a formal acquisition offer totaling some $62 billion. If the deal were to close, the combined headquarters for crop science would be in St. Louis.

A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse. A worker in a Bayer CropScience greenhouse.

8:10 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock 'Dear Hugh': The Bayer letter explaining 'our strong interest'

In a letter disclosed by Bayer AG early Monday, Bayer AG's management outlines its reasoning for why the German-based firm with a big presence in RTP wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion.

Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP

Updated 7:40 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock After filling venues, Moogfest sets dates for return to Durham in '17

Moogfest 2016 has wrapped and Downtown Durham is returning to normal after a weekend of techies roaming the streets looking for action. They found plenty, with interactive art installations - free for all - in every plaza, DJs spinning non-stop in local nightclubs and parks, and future technology being discussed and demonstrated all over town.

A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest A beachball synth interactive installation at Moogfest

6:43 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Bayer Crop Science CEO spells out benefits of Bayer-Monsanto combination

Jim Blome, CEO of Bayer Crop Science which is based in RTP, says the proposed $62 billion acquisition of seed and crop science rival "will better equip us to tackle the agricultural challenges of the future today."

Bayer greenhouse in RTP Bayer greenhouse in RTP

5:50 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part two of two.

5:45 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of May 16, part one

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of May 16, part one of two.

5:30 a.m. Monday

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Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: Experts split on future prospects for humanity

Are we doomed if we don't become transhuman? Does an immortal creature exist now? Or iis our future limited only by our ability to imagine it?

Neil Harbisson Neil Harbisson

May 20

Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

May 20

2 Bayer units sold; INC ideathon; Teamworks lacrosse deal; bladder cancer test

Tech briefs Tech briefs: Two business units of Bayer Environmental Science are sold; INC plans an ideathon to improve clinical trials; Durham-based Teamworks strikes a deal with Major League Lacrosse; and LabCorp launches a recently approved bladder cancer test.

May 20

Clinical trial of the future: How secondary data could add speed and accuracy to trial designs

On International Clinical Trials day, Cynthia Verst, the president of Clinical Operations at Quintiles, writes that the use of secondary data earlier in the research process can lead to "smarter, faster and more cost-sensitive clinical trials."

Cynthia Verst Cynthia Verst

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

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