Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”
A genetic testing laboratory recruited to the state in 2011 with help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is about to expand. The Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, a $19 million Morrisville laboratory opened in 2012, will be taking over operations of a sister lab that the company is closing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He's not a track coach, but Jeff Wolf is leading a hard-running team on a sprint that could bring more than Olympic gold. Wolf, the CEO of Durham cancer chaser Heat Biologics, has been traversing the country telling investors, analysts and regulators why his company's oncology platform deserves their attention.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news, reports say Twitter is in talks to acquire Flipboard; Novozymes to start operations of new $11M waste-to-energy system; Charlotte holding extended Google I/O event.
Today's agriculture is a far cry from the old stereotype of overall-wearing goobers muscling "fert 'n' dirt." That's never been more clear than it was this week as 135 movers and shakers from the expanding world of agricultural biotechnology shared ideas, auditions and a jam-packed day at NCBiotech's third annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.
Where there is smoke is there fire when it comes to rumors that Pfizer might try to buy troubled GlaxoSmithKline? A Wall Street analyst is the latest to speculate that a mega merger could be in the works.
Nine agricultural biotechnology companies from North Carolina and five other states will present their novel solutions to various problems at a one-day Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase event at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Apple may be building an electric car; Nissan plans autonomous cars; Carl icahn bets $100 million on Lyft; Heat Bio launching clinical trial; and Rdio launches new service.
BlackGirls Code, Bandwidth hackathon, Triangle Startup Weekend TrailBlazers, Internet Summer Social highlight upcoming tech calendar
WTW is expanding its weekly calendar. Why? Because more people than ever are looking for information and organizers are submitting an ever-increasing number of events. So be sure to check each Monday for the latest event update. WTW has details on four recent additions to the Triangle's always busy technology events calendar: BlackGirls Code chapter launch; a Bandwidth.com hosted hackathon, the next Triangle Startup Weekend event, and an International Summer Social from the Organization of Women in International Trade.
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.
Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, BayerCropScience researcher also sees some good news in the report.
Quintiles buying $250M in investor shares; BioCryst drug trial; AT&T-Hulu deal; new Leovo phones; Tumblr vs. bullying
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Quintiles is buying back $250 million in stock as investors sell shares; BioCryst prepares for new drug trial; AT&T makes a deal with Hulu; Lenovo is unveiling new phones in China; and Tumblr targets bullying.
Analysis: IBM's actions illustrate the power of its cognitive computing technologies and the workload traction accelerating in mission-critical industries With a flurry of announcements aimed directly at the healthcare market, IBM announced expanded Watson-dependent software and services designed to improve patient outcomes. So concludes analysts at Technology Business Research.
Samsung's 'smart' push; Square 1 exec changes; ChannelAdvisor layoffs; honoring Sagan; liquid biopsies
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Samsung launches a new push into "smart" devices; executive changes at Square 1 Bank; ChannelAdvisor confirms layoffs; honoring Carl Sagan; and new liquid biopsies could transform cancer treatment.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in an attempt to find a cure for AIDS. The two will form a new company called Qura Therapeutics and will launch an "HIV Cure Center" in Chapel Hill. GSK is committing $20 million over the next five years to fund the project.
Durham-based Chimerix could earn as much as $435 million under a federal contract for its smallpox drug if a 5-year contract is awarded as expected, the firm said Monday.
More than 100 of the region's cancer fighters gathered to share information, forge relationships, and discover opportunities to catapult innovation for new cancer treatments at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's inaugural Southeast Investor & Venture Philanthropy Oncology.