Posts tagged “Genomics”

March 29

Report: NC life science sector employs 63,000, has $86B economic impact

The numbers continue to climb for North Carolina's life science sector, bringing new companies, high-paying jobs and opportunity statewide, according to a new report.

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March 19

Premium Lock NC State scientist Sederoff receives international prize for genetics work

Ron Sederoff Ron Sederoff, an NC State forestry professor and pioneering molecular geneticist, has won the 2017 Marcus Wallenberg Foundation Prize, an international award for scientific achievements in fields important to forestry.

February 28

Premium Lock Pfizer commits $4M to NC Biotechnology Center gene therapy fellowship program

Pfizer The new program, to be managed by NCBiotech, will support distinguished postdoctoral fellowships in North Carolina university research laboratories providing advanced scientific training in gene therapy-related research.

January 26

Premium Lock Metabolon expands management team with CMO

Metabolon, the RTP-based life science company focusing on the science of metabolomics, is expanding its management team with a new chief medical officer. The firm also promotes an exec to CFO.

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January 17

Premium Lock UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

October 21, 2016

Premium Lock Expert says: Consumers need shared values, not science and data

Charlie Arnot talks values at AgBiotech Summit. Many biotech companies may be trying to create consumer acceptance and trust for products such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other new technologies the wrong way.

Updated October 19, 2016

Premium Lock Brands go for top domain names; voice recognition breakthrough, and you may be in a perpetual police photo lineup

Bulldog In todays update of technology news: Brands turning to top domain names led by Google; Microsoft makes voice recognition breakthrough; and you may be in a perpetual police photo llineup.

October 19, 2016

Premium Lock Agbio: Not all food tech engenders fears

Josip Simunovic, Ph.D, talks about the food preservation system developed by his company, Aseptia. -- Sandalfoot Photography photo Some genetically engineered foods such as White Russet potatoes and Arctic apples that don't brown remain controversial. But not all food technology innovations discussed at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's AgBiotech Summit 2016 earlier this month engender social fears.

October 4, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Charlotte startups: SoyMeds could change vaccine delivery

Charlotte's entrepreneurial community is growing far beyond a traditional reliance on the Queen City's financial industry. An example is agbio statrtup Soymeds. This is the first in a series of exclusive interviews about Charlotte startups.

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August 9, 2016

Premium Lock Durham's Bioventus launches long-acting knee pain injection in US

​Durham-based Bioventus, a fast-growing global orthobiologics company, has launched its second U.S. product for injection to relieve knee pain for osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers.

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Tags: Genomics
Updated June 8, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: NC in Fortune 500; TWC being 'bullied;' H-1Bs in Charlotte; Metabolon deal

Triangle headlines In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines from other publications, catch up on reports about the new Fortune 500 and what North Carolina firms made it as well as news about Time Warner Cable, Metabolon and an investigation into H-1B visas in Charlotte.

Updated June 6, 2016

Premium Lock Private moon mission; Pfizer insider trading; making human DNA; Nest CEO out

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: The U.S. reportedly will OK a private space mission to Moon; analyst arrested for insider trading in Pfizer case; scientists propose making human DNA; and Nest's CEO is out.

Updated May 18, 2016

Premium Lock Researchers led by NCSU scientist say genetically altered food is safe

Cover of genetic drop report Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday. The project was chaired by Fred Gould, a professor at North Carolina State University.

April 22, 2016

Premium Lock 'Med Talk:' Durham truly is a city of innovation

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center works across the state to grow companies and technologies that will help to heal, fuel and feed the world. As you can imagine, we hear a lot of great stories while doing this work. And nowhere are there more stories than in Durham.

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Updated February 12, 2016

Premium Lock After papal blessing, Chapel Hill gene therapy startup raises nearly $50M

Answered prayers? Recently blessed for its work by the Pope, Bamboo Therapeutics, a recently launched life sciences venture focusing on gene therapy to treat deadly childhood neurological disorders, has raised nearly $50 million from investors. CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a venture philanthropy organization, is among the backers.

Sheila Mikhail Sheila Mikhail

February 2, 2016

Premium Lock Gene editing: As Britain OKs research, what are the facts?

Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos -- not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development -- is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

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November 9, 2015

Premium Lock Duke researchers at Durham Innovation District achieve breakthrough in understanding heart disease

A Duke Medicine research team has identified a new molecular pathway involved in heart attacks and death from heart disease. The team operates out of the Durham Innovation District.

Tags: Duke, Genomics
October 27, 2015

Premium Lock SynShark making valuable shark oil in tobacco plants

SynShark making shark oil in tobacco plants. Every year an estimated 3 to 5 million sharks are slaughtered for a precious omega-2 oil in their livers called squalene, a clear liquid, lighter than water, that helps them float. SynShark, which has operations in NC, wants to harvest squalene from the leaves of tobacco plants that have been genetically engineered to synthesize the oil.

Updated July 14, 2015

Premium Lock Durham company's rare disease treatment gives sufferers hope

Bret Kopelan's daughter Rafaella, now eight, was born without skin on her feet and had to have emergency care when her skin began to blister. She suffers from a rare disease that had no effective treatments currently because it doesn't affect enough people to make it commercially viable for most drug companies. So Kopelan is hopeful that a Durham company's treatment gets to market quickly and helps his daughter.

Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease Rafaella Kopelan, who suffers from rare "butterfly children" disease

Updated July 6, 2015

Premium Lock AgBiome, Genective team, Southwire buying NC facility, BioDelivery shelves stock

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of tech stories: BioDelivery Sciences International shelves shares; AgBiome, Genective ink partnership; Southwire buying Huntersville facility.

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