Posts tagged “N.C. Biotech Center”

July 13, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biotech Center loans $202,500 to startup for new depression blood test

 Ridge Diagnostics, which is based in California but operates lab in RTP, plans to commercialize test with its second Biotech Center loan.

June 17, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biotech Center awards $2.5 million grant to nanobiotechnology center

 Center for Innovation in Nanobiotechnology, which is located in the Triad, will receive money over four years. The goal is to help commercialize research done at state’s universities.

April 14, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biotech Center picks three firms for salary-paid fellowship program

Biotech Center looking for fellows Applications for post-doctoral candidates to be considered for jobs are due by May 1.

Updated March 12, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biofuels Center awards $2.8M through 18 grants

 State-funded center backs variety of feedstock production-related efforts with half its budget.

Updated March 12, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biotech Center wants employees to take unpaid leave in cost-cutting measure

Norris Tolson No jobs are being eliminated, Center’s president says. The unpaid leave will save $250,000 a year. The Biotech Center is funded by the state, and Gov. Bev Perdue has mandated cuts due to the recession.

Updated March 11, 2009

Premium Lock N.C. Biotech Center exec Steven Burke takes president's role at Biofuels Center

Steven Burke An executive at state’s biotechnology hub since 1985, Burke has served as chairman and acting president of alternative fuel center. Biotech CEO Norris Tolson will lead Biofuels board.

Updated February 26, 2009

Premium Lock Startup BioMedomics lands Army grant for biomarker detection research

 Two-year-old firm is developing tools related to personalized medicine. N.C. provides $70,000 in supporting match after BioMedomics wins $200,000 grant.

February 13, 2009

Premium Lock Biotech sector increasingly important to state, biotech exec says

 Biotech 2009 conference preview: 'We have in biotechnology a lead sector for the economic vitality of North Carolina for the next 25 years,' says Biotech Center vice president Steven Burke.

Updated December 8, 2008

Premium Lock Opposition scuttled biolab sites in N.C., Ga., Homeland Security says

 In final memo spelling out why Kansas won, opponents in North Carolina and Georgia are cited as a crucial factor for those states not landing $450M project.

Updated December 4, 2008

Premium Lock North Carolina apparently loses in bid for $450M federal biolab

No Bio-Lab signs, opposing proposed bioterror lab in Butner However, consortium of backers for site near Butner aren’t conceding defeat. Department of Homeland Security reportedly has picked Kansas to house the lab that will focus on biological and agricultural research.

Updated December 2, 2008

Premium Lock AgBiotech task force aims for convergence of N.C. biotech, farm sectors

Biotech, agscience, life science 'Growing North Carolina's AgBiotech Landscape' is good idea, NCSU economist says. But he warns that state faces growing competition and a tough funding environment. Project co-chair says N.C. could benefit in numerous ways.

Updated December 2, 2008

Premium Lock Hunt-led group to develop plan for growing state’s agriculture, biotech sectors

Former Gov. Jim Hunt Group of 34 to spearhead formulation of plan for presentation to N.C. General Assembly next spring.

Updated November 25, 2008

Premium Lock N.C. biotech firms pressure governor-elect Perdue for cash

Beverly Perdue North Carolina's biotechnology firms pressed Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue on Monday to commit millions of taxpayer dollars to buoy cash-starved companies that face the prospect of bankruptcy without financing.

Updated November 20, 2008

Premium Lock $1.2B in investments help N.C. life sciences industry top 53,000 jobs, report finds

 Battelle study says N.C. led U.S. in biotech sector job growth from 2001-2006. Currently, state has 53,200 life science jobs paying average wage of $69,275.

Updated October 21, 2008

Premium Lock Former top exec at NCTA takes on new mission

Joan Myers Joan Myers looks to help build high-tech defense, security industry cluster across North Carolina. Defense Security Technology Accelerator in Fayetteville could just be a start.

October 8, 2008

Premium Lock Drug discovery firm Trana to commercialize screening technology targeting staph

 Backed by N.C. Biotech Center, Cary-based startup says testing could lead to development of anti-infectives.

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