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Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”

10:36 a.m. yesterday

Biotech Center awards $6.3m in loans, grants across state over past year

Dollar sign The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center's loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. For its fiscal year, the Biotech Center awarded more than $6.3 million in loans and grants.

12:07 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Raleigh-based startup Validic lands another honor

Validic, a Raleigh-based startup focused on linking medical devices, app developers and healthcare clients and is backed by Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban, lands a global award from marketing and research firm Frost & Sullivan.

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Updated 7:19 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Software startup's not-so-nutty idea: Acorn aims to speed clinical trial recruitment

Software startup Acorn Applications is using analytics to bring efficiency to the slowest part of the drug testing process. In an exclusive story for WRAL TechWire Insiders, writer Frank Vinluan tells the Acorn story.

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6:34 a.m. Tuesday

China to put GSK-hired investigators on trial Aug. 8

GSK China's web page  A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.

6:34 a.m. Monday

Incubator farms nurture agriculture entrepreneurs

Incubator Farms A physicist from Armenia, a juice-maker from Bermuda and a Burmese sushi chef are crafting new careers in agriculture under a program that applies the business incubator model to farming.

Updated 6:13 a.m. Monday

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6:11 a.m. Monday

Your 50 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review 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 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.

July 25

Investment firm buys Charlotte-based AGDATA

software deal Charlotte-based agricultural data company AGDATA has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by a large national investment firm, San Francisco-based Vista Equity Partners.

July 24

GSK seeks regulator approval for malaria vaccine

Fighting malaria The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing. Research published in 2012 showed the shot only reduced malaria cases by about 30 percent in babies aged six to 12 weeks, the target age for immunization.

July 23

Premium Lock Exclusive: Biotech Center doubles size of startup loans due to lack of private investment funding

Despite cuts in its own state funding, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is doubling the size of loans it makes to early-stage life science companies. Why? Lack of private-sector capital, says Peter Ginsberg, the Center's vice president for business and technology development. WRAL TechWire Insiders can read the details in this exclusive interview.

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Updated July 23

GSK sales, earnings slump; shares drop 5%; growth forecast slashed

GSK's HQ in London       Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, hurt in part by a 20 percent decline in sales in China where the company is under criminal investigation, reports revenues and earnings that missed analysts' expectations on Wednesday. GSK also reduced its growth forecast for 2014 from as much as 8 percent to "basically similar" to 2013 and says it can't estimate what the financial impact could be from the China case.

July 23

CEO on the state of GSK: 'We're making significant progress'

Even with sales and profits declining sharply from a year ago, a cut in a growth forecast for this year and continuing legal issues resulting from a criminal investigation in China, GSK's chief executive officer Andrew Witty puts a positive spin on the state of the company in a video interview.

Top execs discuss GSK earnings, strategy Top execs discuss GSK earnings, strategy

July 23

StubHub hacked; Viamet's new exec; LinkedIn's $175M buy; Cisco boosts Euro startups; 4K TVs boost LG

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: StubHub is hacked; Viamet names chief development officer; LinkedIn makes an acquisition; Cisco takes entrepreneur program to Europe; and 4K TVs for World Cup boost LG.

July 22

Premium Lock Raleigh firm turns to scores of investors to drive female 'Viagra'

Drugs for women Sprout Pharmaceuticals has positioned its drug as the first female equivalent to Viagra. And the privately held firm has turned to scores of investors for financial help in driving the drug toward FDA approval.

Updated July 21

Premium Lock Precision agriculture: Tech drives next big thing in farming

Farming continues to evolve, becoming even more high tech. The latest wave is called "precision agriculture," and it was the topic of the NC Ag Biotech Professional Forum at the NC Biotechnology Center, uses GPS guided, self-steering equipment, drones to monitor crops, precise, hyper-local weather reports, and the collection and analysis of data in real time for immediate action or strategic planning. WRAL TechWire Insider Allan Maurer has the exclusive details.

Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C. Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C.

July 21

Latest news on wearable medical devices, wireless growing pains, Facebook and muni broadband

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Wear your medicine; Wireless operators' growing pains; Facebook says if you like it, buy it; and Mr. Wheeler, tear down these walls.

July 21

Your 48 WRAL TechWire headlines from last week

Week in review 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.

July 17

Salix wins FDA approval for drug to treat rare genetic disorder

Salix Raleigh-based Salix Pharmaceuticals has received FDA approval for a drug to treat a rare genetic disorder called hereditary angloedema.

Updated July 17

Startup says aloha to name after Hawaii protests; FDA-Pozen update; new Tantalus exec; Apple $400M ebook settlement; Novartis earnings; Visa's new system

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: A L.A. company changes its name after protests in Hawaii; FDA accepts Pozen application; smart grid firm Tantalus in Raleigh names COO; Apple faces $400M ebook settlement; Novartis earnings; and Visa launches new online payment system.

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Morrisville-based TyraTech raises $6M, launches head lice product in Europe

TyraTech is rolling out its head lice product in the U.K. and is funding its European expansion with $6 million in new funding. The company, which moved to Morrisville in 2011, says the head lice market is a $150 million a year opportunity.

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