Posts tagged “Duke”

September 14

Premium Lock Durham startup Grid Therapeutics lands venture investment (+ infographic)

Grid Therapeutics, a life science startup that recently secured rights to an antibody for cancer immunotherapy from Duke University, has landed a round of venture capital. Plus: Check out an infographic that explains Grid's approach to fighting cancer.

Grid's approach to cancer Grid's approach to cancer

Updated September 13

Premium Lock Silicon Valley firm backs stealth tech startup led by Duke professor

A Duke professor who is the university's vice provost for research and his technology startup still in stealth mode is off to a flying start, landing $10 million from investors, including money from Silicon Valley.

Lawrence Carin Lawrence Carin

Updated September 11

Premium Lock Duke survey: What's best advice for running a firm facing heightened uncertainty?

Innovation Duke's Fuqua School of Business delivers advice on how to management a business in a time of heightened uncertainty through a mixture of best practices gleaned from its most recent CFO survey. Here they are.

September 7

Duke researchers use drones to measure impact of hurricanes on NC beaches

Drones ​Researchers from Duke University are using drones to look at the changes in shoals and barrier islands on the North Carolina coast.

August 30

Premium Lock Survey: Marketing analytics use grows, but human factor lacking (+ video)

As more companies rush to embrace marketing analytics in hopes to better understand customer data and marketing performance, there's a growing problem: The lack of adequately trained humans to make sense of the numbers. So says a new survey from Duke University.

August 25

Premium Lock Durham startup lands rights to Duke antibody for cancer immunotherapy

Grid Therapeutics Durham-based Grid Therapeutics, an oncology-focused biotechnology company, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Duke University to develop the first human-derived antibody as a targeted immunotherapy for cancer.

August 17

Premium Lock Renaissance Computing Institute lands $6M in contracts, to build web-based health platform

RENCI The Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill has landed two contracts for projects totaling just under $6 million and also says it is helping to build a new web-based health platform.

Updated August 11

Premium Lock Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference

August 8

Premium Lock Duke researchers pitch pesticide development idea they say 'could save millions of lives'

Researchers at Duke University are offering a proposal that they say could "speed review" that has the potential to "promote a new generation of insecticides" to fight a variety of diseases and thus save millions of lives.

August 3

Premium Lock Startup utilizing Duke technology targets point-of-care diagnostic care

A startup company based on technology licensed from Duke University is looking to disrupt a $1 billion portion of the point-of-care diagnostics industry by harnessing a feature formerly considered a defect--surface roughness.

Zehra Parlak Zehra Parlak

July 24

Premium Lock Is oil well water safe for irrigation? Feds want RTI, Duke to find out

Water RTI International and Duke University are teaming up to determine whether the use of so-called "produced water" from oil wells for crop irrigation is safe. And there's a lot of this water. Plus: Defining "produced water."

July 10

Premium Lock Duke researchers report advance in search for vaccine to fight CMV

Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center report findings in monkeys that demonstrates a vaccine approach for cytomegalovirus, or CMV, that appears to be capable of protecting the animal's fetus from infection.

Fighting CMV Fighting CMV

July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

June 29

Premium Lock Duke engineers' VR app wins IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch competition

A team of Duke University engineers is working to make shared virtual reality experiences more useful to collaborators working on joint projects. Their vision is vivid enough to have won the 2017 IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch Competition this month, earning them $19,000 cash and $120,000 in IBM Cloud Credits to develop their product.

Mitchel Berger, left, and Regis Kopper Mitchel Berger, left, and Regis Kopper

June 22

Premium Lock Duke's Coach K rings opening bell at NASDAQ

Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is all smiles as he rings the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York on Thursday.

Coach K rings NASDAQ opening bell Coach K rings NASDAQ opening bell

June 5

Premium Lock Precision Medicine World event showcases NC's best

Precision Medicine World Conference The fact that attendees and speakers from around the country and world congregated here for the Precision Medicine World Conference is a testament to North Carolina's growing prominence in the expanding field of Precision Medicine.

June 2

Premium Lock Duke Health: Study analysis shows cutting calories might slow biological aging

Eating healthy ​Anti-aging serums, wrinkle creams and surgeries provide the promise of a youthful appearance that can go only skin-deep. But a new analysis of a study by researchers at Duke Health suggests another method may actually work at a physiological level: calorie restriction.

June 1

Premium Lock Construct3D: Celebrating 3D printing in education

As the first national academic conference centered around 3D printing and education, the recent Construct3D at Duke University sold out quickly and it did not disappoint. We were all reminded of the many ways digital fabrication opens doors for creativity and self-expression in the classroom, while also teaching invaluable technical skills.

Putting 3D print technology to work Putting 3D print technology to work

May 30

Premium Lock Duke oncology startup Istari raises another $1.1M

Cancer research  ​Istari, an oncology startup company based in the Research Triangle Park, has raised another $1.1 million in a private equity offering.

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