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Posts tagged “N.C. Biotech Center”

3:32 p.m. yesterday

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 3:45 p.m. Monday

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.

Updated 6:22 a.m. Monday

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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.

July 16

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

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

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

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

Share your company news 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.

July 1

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

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.

June 26

North Carolina emerges as leader in world vaccine development

Pandemic In the third part of a series offering an overview of North Carolina's global prominence as a home for life science companies, the N.C. Biotechnology Center's Jim Shamp provides an overview of vaccine development.

June 25

N.C. Science and Math student a hit at BIO conference

Daniel Ren, who is from Cary, was selected as one of this year's top 15 international high school students whose bioscience work wowed the judges in the 2014 International BioGENEius Challenge.

Daniel Ren Daniel Ren

Updated June 25

Who is hiring? N.C. life science employment up 7% since recession

Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.

State of NC life science sector health State of NC life science sector health

Updated June 24

Premium Lock New Jersey firm buying Gentris for $4.75M; founder to return

Morrisville-based Gentris, which provides storage and testing services to research laboratories, has received a $4.75 million buy-out offer from New Jersey-based Cancer Genetics,

Gentris Gentris

June 24

Premium Lock Agbio a fast-growing sector in N.C.'s life science industry

Agbio More than 80 ag biotech companies and a workforce of 8,000 call North Carolina home. Five of the top six ag biotech companies have headquarters or major research facilities in the state. And numerous entrepreneurial companies are developing the technologies that will help us meet future demand for food.

June 23

Premium Lock Opinion: Pharma follows as the CROs fly

Contract research organizations aren't what they used to be. But, they are where they used to be: in North Carolina.

NC the CRO Epicenter? NC the CRO Epicenter?

June 20

Premium Lock $1.8M federal grant helps N.C. land $200 million biofuel plant

A $1.8 million federal grant has been awarded to the City of Clinton to help pay for water and sewer hookups to a planned $200 million investment: a 20-million-gallon-a-year cellulosic biofuel refinery in the Sampson County community.

Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock. Giant miscanthus being developed by NCSU researchers for biofuel feedstock.

Updated June 9

Premium Lock Pitch deadline is June 20 for SEBIO forum

SEBIO 2014 If you're helping to start a North Carolina life science company, you should get your app together by Friday, June 20.

June 2

Premium Lock Microbiomes equal macro bucks for NC Ag Biotech

A new report suggests we put a greater focus on the interactions between plants and microbes in the soil. Doing so, could help us meet the increasing demand for agricultural output needed to feed, clothe, fuel, and otherwise serve the demands of a growing human population, according to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Microbiomes Microbiomes

May 21

Premium Lock Ag biotech startups flex muscles at NCBiotech showcase

Biotech & Life Science Nine ag biotech business leaders from across the southeast pitch their companies' assets to more than 150 participants in the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014 Tuesday at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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