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Posts tagged “RTI”

Updated October 22, 2013

Premium Lock OxyBio shares close up 30% after trifecta: Acquires pharma firm, hires CEO, adds potential $600M drug

Wall Street likes this deal. Morrisville-based OxyBio says it is buying privately held Phyxius Pharma for some $4.8 million in stock and is naming the co-founder and CEO of that company as its chief executive officer. It's also acquiring the rights to a drug that could be worth $600 million a year.

John Kelley to lead combined company John Kelley to lead combined company

Updated October 22, 2013

Premium Lock UNC, Duke land combined $104M to speed up health research

Healthcare    The National Institutes of Health awards UNC-CH a five-year grant for programs, drug development and technology targeting the improvement of healthcare across North Carolina. RTI International and N.C. A&T will share in the contract. Duke, meanwhile, receives a $47 million grant.

October 17, 2013

Premium Lock RTI unveils a 'Google Earth' of its own with mapping with 'synthetic population viewer'

Funded by the federal government as part of a bioterrorism defense program, the RTI-created "synthetic population viewer" provides household data across the country down to "microcommunities."

A portion of RTI's new map featuring Washington, D.C. A portion of RTI's new map featuring Washington, D.C.

Updated October 7, 2013

Premium Lock RTI International sells its crop science group to chemical giant

RTI International FMC Corporation, a $3.7 billion a year chemical company, says it has acquired a business unit of RTP International that is focused on crop science. RTI launched the group two years ago and says the new owner is in a position to commercialize its research.

September 16, 2013

Premium Lock RTI to take economic development ideas to Philippines under $32M contract

RTI International Under a five-year contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development, RTI International will seek to drive innovation and growth in the Philippines by fostering partnerships between universities and the private sector.

Updated September 12, 2013

Premium Lock RTI, UNC to develop app to help parents decide on genomic testing of newborns

DNA      RTI International is joining with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National Institutes of Health in a research study sequencing the entire genome of 400 infants to find a way to improve early detection of genetic disorders.

September 5, 2013

Premium Lock RTI awarded $4.1M contract to form metabolite center supporting disease detection, identification research

RTI International Under the federal contract, RTI will form a center that will synthesize metabolites and provide them to scientists conducting metabolomics research on detecting and identifying disease.

August 20, 2013

Premium Lock RTI to explore traumatic brain injuries in $62.2M Pentagon initiative

Brain study  Researchers at RTI International are part of a consortium awarded a contract by the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs to better understand "combat-related mild traumatic brain injury."

Updated August 13, 2013

Premium Lock $5.3M grant to fund expansion of RTI genomic testing tools

A grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute will enable RTI International to enhance genomic research through its no-cost PhenX Toolkit.

PhenX Toolkit PhenX Toolkit

May 28, 2013

Premium Lock RTI partners with Norwegian firm on $15M carbon capture project

RTI project to target power plant emissions Cement plants are large producers of carbon dioxide emissions. RTI says that if the project is successful, the technology could offer the cement industry a viable option for mitigating carbon dioxide.

Tags: Cleantech, RTI
April 19, 2013

Premium Lock RTI lands $96M contract, its biggest ever from outside the U.S.

Wayne Holden RTI International has done a wide range of international work but the research intitute's latest contract carries the distinction of being the company's biggest.

Tags: RTI
Updated April 17, 2013

Premium Lock National 'Big Data' consortium launches at UNC; IBM, SAS, Cisco are members

National Consortium for Data Science A national Big Data consortium is launching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Renaissance Computing Institute with the goal of identifying problems with and finding solutions for working with large amounts of data.

Updated March 14, 2013

Premium Lock RTI, NCSU research finds new ways to cool and power electronics

New research from North Carolina State University and RTI International has yielded new understanding of thin films, opening the door to more efficient technologies to power or cool electronics.

NCSU-RTI semiconductor research NCSU-RTI semiconductor research

March 8, 2013

Premium Lock As 3-D catheter wins award, RTI looks to commercialize it

A prototype catheter that can create live 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart wins a scientific award as RTI International looks for partners to commercialize the technology.

March 1, 2013

Premium Lock RTI to analyze Triangle 'smart' assets for Cleantech Cluster organization

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, am organization created to promote and help grow the region's renewable, "smart" energy and other cleantech industries, has hired RTI to continue a study of the area's "smart" assets.

February 21, 2013

Premium Lock New contracts drive growth at RTI's Raleigh site

RTI International RTI 's newly expanded Research Operations Center will handle growing survey research work for the institute. The site officially opened on Thursday.

Tags: RTI
February 19, 2013

Premium Lock RTI to formally dedicate Raleigh operations center

RTI International RTI International will formally dedicate its Raleigh Operations Center on Thursday. The facility has been expanded to support consolidated and new service operations in recent months.

Updated February 18, 2013

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy, efficiency projects saving NC money, creating jobs

A report from RTI International and a consulting firm concludes that North Carolina saved energy and money while creating an average of more than 4,000 jobs a year through clean energy and efficiency programs from 2007 through 2012. Looking ahead, the report says these programs will save consumers an average of more than $1 per month.

Clean energy efforts to help drive down electricty costs Clean energy efforts to help drive down electricty costs

Updated February 13, 2013

Premium Lock Nextreme Thermal sold to Missouri firm in deal worth as much as $60M

Nextreme Thermal, a spinout from RTI International which has developed cooling technology for use in high-performance electronics and optical devices, is being acquired by Laird Technologies. No layoffs are anticipated and company is expected to stay in Durham.

A sample of Nextreme thermal technology A sample of Nextreme thermal technology

Updated January 16, 2013

Premium Lock SAS moves up to No. 2 on Fortune 'Best Companies to Work for in US'

SAS Cary-based SAS, rated the best international work place in 2012, has moved up a spot on the best places to work in the U.S. in a new survey from Fortune magazine. SAS was third a year ago. NetApp, which has a major facility in RTP, ranks sixth.

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