Posts tagged “Biotech & Life Science”

Updated March 27, 2008

Premium Lock Step Aside, Heels - This Poll Ranks Duke No. 1 in Basketball

Duke vs. Carolina March 4, 2007 Americans tell the Harris Poll their favorite men's basketball team is Duke and the Blue Devils ascend to No. 1 over North Carolina

Updated March 25, 2008

Premium Lock UNC, Harvard Researchers Develop Inhaled TB Vaccine

TB UniversityTech: ‘The real advantage is that this vaccine does not need to be refrigerated. It also doesn’t require needles, syringes and water like the injectable vaccine, and administering it is as easy as breathing in, making it ideal for use in developing countries,’ lead UNC researcher says.

Updated March 25, 2008

Premium Lock GeoVax Names CryoLife Co-Founder as CEO

AIDS vaccine Robert McNally, who has been on GeoVax board, replaces Don Hildebrand, who remains board chairman. GeoVax is focused on AIDS vaccine development.

Updated March 20, 2008

Premium Lock Biotech Center Podcast Features 2007 Nobel Prize Winner

Oilver Smithies UNC Professor Oliver Smithies discusses winning Nobel Prize as well as state of life sciences in N.C.

Updated March 19, 2008

Premium Lock Misys Healthcare To Merge with Allscripts; Triangle Entrepreneur in Both Companies’ Predecessors Quits

 U.K.-based parent of Misys healthcare to pay $330 million in order to create joint venture. Company will be based in Chicago. Allscripts acquired Cary-based A4 Health Solutions two years ago. A4’s John McConnell resigns from Allscripts board.

March 18, 2008

Premium Lock RTI Wins $6.9M Federal Forensic Labs Contract

RTI Triangle firm will seek to expand National Forensic Laboratory Information System, which its researchers helped create in 1997.

March 17, 2008

Premium Lock Alimera Sciences Takes Larger Stake in Eye Treatment Drug

Alimera Venture-backed drug startup could pay Australian firm an additional $78 million. Intersouth is an investor in Alimera.

Updated March 13, 2008

Premium Lock BD to Build in Wilson, Expand in Durham

BD logo (Becton Dickinson) Medical technology firm will add 274 jobs and invest $134.7 million in projects. BD will receive nearly $4M in state incentives.

March 13, 2008

Premium Lock Oregon Biotech Firm Acquires RTP-Based Ercole Biotech

DNA AVI BioPharma pays $7.5M in stock, assumes $1.5M in debt in deal. Firms are partners in drug development.

Updated March 11, 2008

Premium Lock Trimeris Co-Founder, AIDS Pioneer Dani Bolognesi Launches New Venture

Dani Bolognesi back in business. Teaming up with former Trimeris CFO Robert Bonczek, Bolognesi is chairman and CEO for b3bio. Startup will be housed at Hamner Institute incubator.

Updated March 10, 2008

Premium Lock $2 Million Gift from Billionaire Murdock to Fund New NCSU Research Efforts

David Murdock With $1 million matching grant, State will create three professorships to focus on improving food nutrition.

March 10, 2008

Premium Lock Biotechnology Firm Affinergy Lands More than $3M in Grants

Affinergy $2 million phase two award targets use of ‘linkers’ to improve patient healing process.

Updated March 10, 2008

Premium Lock Electronic Data Capture Trials Surge at Quintiles

Quintiles Paper or PC? More and more companies are going EDC for clinical information, CRO says.

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