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Posts tagged “N.C. Biotech Center”

Updated August 25

Have news? Share it with WRAL TechWire

Contribute to WRALTechWire WRALTechWire is continuously expanding its content lineup, and we want you to participate. We are looking for news and analysis about all things tech and life science from people who know their business.

August 22

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO will 'push the envelope with new ideas and programs'

In the second part of an exclusive in-depth Q&A with Doug Edgeton, the new CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the veteran life science executive talks about his goals, his background, and the Center's commitment to development of the sector across the state.

Douge Edgeton  Douge Edgeton

August 22

Premium Lock Exclusive: New Biotech Center CEO lays out future vision

Life science veteran executive Doug Edgeton, who once ran the Piedmont Research Park in Winston-Salem, spells out his vision for where he hopes to take the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as its new CEO in an exclusive Q&A with WRAL Tech Wire. He says N.C. has a fight on its hands to grow one of the nation's largest biotech industry clusters. But Edgeton believes he's ready for the job. Restoring state budget cuts is a "top priority" as well as recruiting and helping build new businesses. "We have to be creative in finding ways to bring technologies to the marketplace that will improve lives, create well-paying jobs and create wealth for the people of our state," Edgeton explains.

Doug Edgeton Doug Edgeton

August 21

$15M Marcus Foundation grant boosts cord blood research at Duke

The Duke award enables cell therapy expert Joanne Kurtzberg, M.D., and leading autism authority Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, to pioneer new treatment approaches and cell-based therapies that could potentially benefit many autism patients.

Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist Bernie Marcus. Home Depot co-founder, philanthropist Bernie Marcus.

August 19

$4.1M federal grant could put BioCryst in Ebola fight - next time

It's tempting to think BioCryst might have the club that could beat down the frightening disease that's producing daily headlines out of West Africa. So far it's believed to have infected more than 2,100 people in 2014 and killed 1,145 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. But this Ebola outbreak will most likely be history by the time BCX4430 becomes a useful clinical weapon.

Ebola virus   Ebola virus

Updated August 13

N.C. Biotechnology Center promotes exec to CEO post

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has a new chief executive officer: Doug Edgeton, who already is a senior executive at the Center. He replaces Norris Tolson, who retired June 30.

Doug Edgeton Doug Edgeton

August 11

Report: NC 3rd largest state in biotech; RTP 4th top cluster

Biotech & Life Science Technically North Carolina ranks both third and fourth among the nation's life science hotspots. That's according to a new life science industry report from Jones Lang LaSalle.

August 11

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August 6

Glenmark Pharma debuts in US with North Carolina plant

An India-based global pharmaceutical company has chosen North Carolina for its first North American manufacturing facility.

New in NC New in NC

July 30

Premium Lock Biotech Center awards $6.3m in loans, grants across state over past year

Dollar sign  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center's loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. For its fiscal year, the Biotech Center awarded more than $6.3 million in loans and grants.

July 25

Premium Lock Investment firm buys Charlotte-based AGDATA

software deal Charlotte-based agricultural data company AGDATA has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by a large national investment firm, San Francisco-based Vista Equity Partners.

July 23

Premium Lock Exclusive: Biotech Center doubles size of startup loans due to lack of private investment funding

Despite cuts in its own state funding, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is doubling the size of loans it makes to early-stage life science companies. Why? Lack of private-sector capital, says Peter Ginsberg, the Center's vice president for business and technology development. WRAL TechWire Insiders can read the details in this exclusive interview.

N.C. Biotech Center   N.C. Biotech Center

Updated July 21

Premium Lock Precision agriculture: Tech drives next big thing in farming

Farming continues to evolve, becoming even more high tech. The latest wave is called "precision agriculture," and it was the topic of the NC Ag Biotech Professional Forum at the NC Biotechnology Center, uses GPS guided, self-steering equipment, drones to monitor crops, precise, hyper-local weather reports, and the collection and analysis of data in real time for immediate action or strategic planning. WRAL TechWire Insider Allan Maurer has the exclusive details.

Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C. Precision agriculture research stations dot N.C.

July 16

Premium Lock Agile Sciences lands $1.5M NIH grant for cystic fribosis therapy

Raleigh biotechnology company Agile Sciences has landed a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to help develop its cystic fibrosis therapy derived from sea sponges.

Talking science at Agile Sciences Talking science at Agile Sciences

July 15

Premium Lock Life science startups can get funding insight through NC Biotech Center library

PitchBook Check out PitchBook: North Carolina's life science community now has a new way to glean inside information that might help with funding and business strategy.

July 10

Premium Lock Friday deadline to apply for SEBIO pitch slots

SEBIO 2014 The extended deadline for signing up to present at SEBIO closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 11. If your company is among those subsequently picked by a panel of judges, you'll have a chance to determine if the "price is right" from interested investors at the Forum when it's held November 11 to 13 at the W Hotel Midtown Atlanta.

July 7

Premium Lock A tip of the hat to those who help spread N.C. biotech's message

Opinion: North Carolina's growing biotechnology and life science community puts on a big show at the international BIO convention to help spread the word about the state's success. Benefactors help make sure the message is delivered.

North Carolina's 3,000 square foot pavilion North Carolina's 3,000 square foot pavilion

July 7

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July 1

Premium Lock Small Business Association joins ranks of Parion Sciences admirers

Parion The SBA said the development-stage biopharmaceutical company was chosen for a Tibbetts Award, affectionately referred to as the "Tibbie," for its ability to turn federal research grants into technical innovations with economic impact.

June 30

Premium Lock Insiders praise North Carolina's workforce prep

BIO Insiders Workforce was the topic as three biomanufacturing leaders sat down to chat last week at the North Carolina pavilion during BIO 2014.

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