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Posts tagged “Local Firms”

Updated 1:08 p.m. Tuesday

Google to buy solar power from Duke Energy for NC data center

Solar energy      Google says it will voluntarily pay for renewable energy from a new Duke Energy solar farm to help power its big data center in the North Carolina city of Lenoir.

7:43 a.m. Tuesday

SciQuest celebrates 20th anniversary with new brand

SciQuest New Logo SciQuest turned 20 this week. To celebrate, the company released a new brand and new website. The company also celebrated their 5th anniversary as a public company, ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ.

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Updated 6:08 a.m. Tuesday

Validic signs Quintiles as a client, effective immediately

Validic Quintiles becomes the latest client of Validic. The CRO will leverage Validic's platform to enrich the research experience for biopharmaceutical customers, researchers and patients.

Updated 6:07 a.m. Tuesday

GSK inks $100 million deal with Idera Pharmaceuticals

GSK   GSK has struck a development agreement with Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which develops drugs for patients with renal disease. The deal comes with an up-front payment of $2.5 million to Idera, and is worth as much as $100 million.

November 20

1 in 3 two-year-olds in the United States have not received all recommended childhood vaccines, study finds

RTI International One-third of children did not receive all recommended vaccinations by 24 months of age. Western states had the lowest completion rates, Southern states had the highest.

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November 19

GSK grants $400,000 to ten Triangle nonprofits

GSK   GSK today announced the ten Triangle-area nonprofits that will receive $40,000 each to build healthy communities by tackling employment, housing, literacy, and other pressing community health challenges.

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November 19

Red Hat releases Ansible Tower 2.4

Red Hat         New release from Red Hat's Ansible team delivers authentication options for enterprise customers and government organizations.

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Updated November 12

RTI research shows marijuana usage is accurate indicator in predicting passage of medical marijuana laws

RTI International A research study from RTI International shows that the frequency of marijuana usage in the past month is an accurate indicator in predicting the likelihood that a state will adopt medical marijuana laws.

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November 12

RedHat survey finds that 90 percent of enterprises anticipate increasing mobile app development

Red Hat A Red Hat survey shows that 90 percent of respondents plan to increase mobile app development investments in 2016. The survey shows that businesses are shifting towards mobile collaboration, MBaaS technology, open source and lightweight development languages.

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November 10

Quintiles contributes open source code to ResearchKit

Quintiles            Quintiles has added open source code to ResearchKit framework, making it easier for developers to leverage health care data. The source code is available on GitHub.

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November 9

RTI International names three new fellows; promotes Dorota Temple

New RTI Fellows - November 2015 RTI International recently announced new Fellows. The new Fellows are accomplished in a number of research areas--from helping to better understand alcohol and tobacco addictions to advancing energy efficient lighting and 3-D imaging technology.

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November 5

Quintiles executive chairman Dennis Gillings to step down

Dennis Gillings, Quintiles Founder (2015) Dennis Gillings, the founder and executive chairman of Quintiles will retire at the end of 2015. He'll remain on the board of directors. Jack M. Greenberg will succeed him.

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November 5

Glaxo wins US approval for drug to treat severe asthma

GSK   The FDA cleared an injectable asthma drug made by GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday. The drug, Nucala, joins four other respitory medicines from GSK.

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November 4

Epic Games teases latest first person shooter: Paragon

New teaser material from Epic Games suggests their latest project, Paragon, will be a first-person shooter, planned for release in 2016. Watch the promotional video to find out more (but still very little) about the project.

October 29

Smartphone markets growing saturated

Strategy Analytics Smartphone markets are growing saturated. Global smartphone shipments grew only10 percent annually to reach 354 million units in the third quarter of 2015, the slowest rate of growth since the depths of the recession, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.Lenovo-Motorola in 4th place.

October 29

GSK sales increase, beats estimates, but profits delcine

GSK GlaxoSmithKline, one of the Research Triangle's largest employers, saw increased sales in the third quarter that beat analysts estimates in the thrid quarter despite declining profits. It reported sales of $9.4 billion in the quarter, up 11 percent over the same period last year, but profits declined to $2.6 billion, a 5 percent drop.

Updated October 28

New SAS products address cybersecurity, IoT, bank stress tests

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters   Cary-based analytics firm SAS reported on its new cybersecurity software, stress test technology for banks, its Internet of Things suite, and its new Academy for Data Science at the Premier Business Leadership Series (PBLS) in Las Vegas Wednesday.

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October 28

Quintiles Q3 earnings top analysts estimates

Quintiles            Quintiles Transactional Holdings (NYSE:Q) reported third quarter earnings of $117.58 million or 94 cents a share, beating analyst expectations of 81 cents a share and a 44.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Updated October 27

Premium Lock Fidelity Investments putting $8M in Durham expansion

Fidelity Investments Fidelity Investments plans an $8 million expansion that will bring 600 jobs to Durham, mostly software and engineering positions paying upwards of $100,000. North Carolina has approved a Jobs Development Incentives Grant (JDIG) that could be worth up to $15 million to the company.

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Updated October 26

Premium Lock CED's #OnTheRise campaign raises $1M

Council for Entrepreneurial Development The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, has already raised $1 million toward a three-year, $2 million entrepreneur-led campaign to support the success of high-growth companies, attract investment and promote the Triangle and North Carolina nationwide.

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