Posts tagged “Genomics”

August 9

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

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

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

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

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.

A salute to Durham A salute to Durham

Updated February 12

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.

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February 2

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.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

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.

Updated May 29, 2015

Premium Lock Sequenom expanding Morrisville lab

 Sequenom 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.

March 31, 2015

Premium Lock So why did Quintiles form a joint venture to take on LabCorp?

DNA       Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is going to get even bigger - but through a joint venture rather than an acquisition. The deal announced Tuesday to partner with Quest to take on No. 1 lab tester LabCorp is seen as the best way for Quintiles to capitalize on a changing market, a Q executive explains.

March 12, 2015

Premium Lock Decoding your genome could extend your life

Human Longevity Inc. Some of the technologies and methods researchers say will allow humans to live far beyond today's life expectancies might seem a bit sci-fi, but last week's CED Life Science Conference presentation by a California scientist behind national headline-grabbing Human Longevity Inc. considers the equally radical inventions of the last 150 years.

March 4, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat's 'cloud' practice; AT&T, Cisco link cars; Uber's buy; AT&T's mobile health move; Sony VR headsets coming

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Red Hat launches a "cloud" practice offering services and technology; AT&T and Cisco team up to connect vehicles; Uber buys a mapping firm; AT&T moves into mobile connected health; and Sony to launch virtual reality headsets next year.

March 3, 2015

Premium Lock Ikea 'smart' furniture; Aerie's loss; EU modified crop crackdown; $11.8B chip deal; new jet tracking tech

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Ikea launches "smart" furniture; Aerie Pharmaceuticals reports a loss; EU gives members power to crack down on genetically modified crops; Freescale Semiconductor is sold for $11.8 billion; and new technology will track jetliners.

February 20, 2015

Premium Lock DNA breakthrough: FDA approves 23andMe, other tests

DNA       Federal health officials are easing access to DNA tests used to screen parents for devastating genetic disorders that can be passed on to their children. The surprise announcement Thursday offers a path forward for Google-backed genetic testing firm 23andMe, which previously clashed with regulators over its direct-to-consumer technology.

November 21, 2014

Premium Lock Summit showcase: NCSU reaping big harvest in agbio research

Agbio Agriculture research at N.C. State highlights the AgBio Summit with developments spanning robots and drones to honey bees and fish. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports exclusively for our Insiders.

Updated November 19, 2014

Premium Lock Population bomb: 'The mother of all wicked problems'

Feeding a world population the United Nations estimates will hit 9 billion by 2050 is only one of the social problems caused by an increasing number of people, the director of of the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture tells the AgBio Summit in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer reports the details for our Insiders.

Talking population problems at AgBio Summit Talking population problems at AgBio Summit

Updated November 18, 2014

Premium Lock Syngenta faces dozens of lawsuits over genetically modified seed

Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.

Growing corn at Syngenta's new lab Growing corn at Syngenta's new lab

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