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Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

June 10

UNC-CH spinout BioFluidica lands $2M in financing

Venture funding BioFluidica, a Chapel Hill company developing a product using liquid biopsies for cancer detection. has completed a $2 million Series A funding round.

May 31

Duke, UNC researchers to use drones to find sharks

Drones could detect sharks underwater Drones just may help keep you safer from sharks on a future visit to the beach thanks to efforts by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Moogfest: How close are we to a holodeck?

What is the next step in virtual reality technology? It's "mixed reality," the merger of virtual reality with the real world, according to R. Benjamin Knapp, PhD, director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech during the "How Close Can We Get to a Holodeck event at Moog fest Friday morning.

R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech R. Benjamin Knapp talks future tech

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

May 12

Premium Lock Triangle headlines: TransEnterix job cuts; G1 raises $47M; UNC-NCSU biomed eningeering effort

Triangle headlines In a wrapup of technology and life science news being reported by Triangle media outlets: TransEnterix cuts jobs after FDA rejects robot; G1 Therapeutics adds to a big fundraiser; and a look at the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering effort.

April 11

Premium Lock UNC-CH seniors' app wins $10K in 'real world' money

A team of UNC seniors wins the annual startup pitch competition at UNC-Chapel Hill and $10,000 with their Unisource app. ExitEvent's Edgar Walker reports.

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Updated March 24

Premium Lock SAS No. 6, Duke U. No. 14 on Forbes' best employers list

Forbes  SAS and Duke University are two of the nation's top large company employers in the U.S., according to a new report from Forbes magazine. UNC-Chapel Hill also makes the list.

March 4

Premium Lock Hatteras Ventures to invest $10M in UNC startups

Michael Dial Hatteras Ventures, a $350 million venture capital firm in Durham, says it will invest up to $10 million in startups linked to UNC-Chapel Hill. As part of the agreement, Hatteras will manage UNC's Carolina Research Ventures investment fund.

Updated March 2

Premium Lock 4 universities form Triangle Venture Alliance to fund startups

Venture Capital     Boosted by a $250,000 federal grant, four Triangle Universities are forming the Triangle Venture Alliance which plans to work with alumni in funding startups. The alliance is the second major boost to emerging ventures in the Triangle in two days, NCSU having announced a new $1M fund and accelerator as well on Tuesday.

February 23

Premium Lock UNC-CH names geneticist professor as new research leader

Dr. Terry Magnuson, a professor and geneticist researcher, will become the new vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill on July 1. He will replace Dr. Barbara Entwisle.

Dr. Terry Magnuson Dr. Terry Magnuson

February 22

Premium Lock GSK wraps up $1.46B HIV drug pipeline deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb

GSK's HQ in London             GlaxoSmithKline is boosting its own efforts to fight AIDS by closing on a deal to buy the HIV drug pipeline of Bristol-Myers Squibb . The transaction is worth as much as $1.46 billion. In May, GSK said it would invest $20 million in a deal with UNC-Chapel Hill to develop an AIDS cure.

Updated February 12

Premium Lock After papal blessing, Chapel Hill gene therapy startup raises nearly $50M

Answered prayers? Recently blessed for its work by the Pope, Bamboo Therapeutics, a recently launched life sciences venture focusing on gene therapy to treat deadly childhood neurological disorders, has raised nearly $50 million from investors. CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a venture philanthropy organization, is among the backers.

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February 2

Premium Lock Gene editing: As Britain OKs research, what are the facts?

Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos -- not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development -- is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

A nanoscale machine targets DNA A nanoscale machine targets DNA

January 27

Premium Lock How can NC create more STEM jobs? A UNC-CH exec offers insight

STEM News WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.

Updated January 25

Premium Lock UNC-NCSU scientists' 'depots' increase drug efficacy against tumors

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic "depots" for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots.

Trapping drugs in tumors Trapping drugs in tumors

December 29, 2015

Premium Lock Chapel Hill software firm Terra Dotta raises $6M from investors

Terra Dotta, which means "learned world," has been around since 2001 and has attracted more than 450 clients around the world for its software designed to help universities manage student data. On Monday, the company disclosed its growing appeal to investors, raising $6 million.

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December 18, 2015

Premium Lock GSK buying HIV drug pipeline from Bristol-Myers Squibb in $1.46B deal

GSK's HQ in London             GlaxoSmithKline is boosting its own efforts to fight AIDS by agreeing to buy the HIV drug pipeline of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a deal valued at as much as $1.46 billion. In May, GSK said it would invest $20 million in a deal with UNC-Chapel Hill to develop an AIDS cure.

Updated November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Duke and UNC-CH MBA programs to host FoodCon

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to host FoodCon Next Tuesday, Duke's Fuqua School of Business will host the second annual FoodCon, designed to showcase latest trends in food science and agriculture.

November 24, 2015

Premium Lock Global Entrepreneurship Week: a success at UNC-Chapel Hill

Global Entrepreneurship Week wound down this weekend. After 23 events, organizers and participants reflect on the experience. Some were so excited, they produced their own teaser music video.

Tags: UNC-CH, Events
November 18, 2015

Premium Lock From Chapel Hill to Kenya: UNC Student Saves Lives With GreenChar

ExitEvent UNC student who runs GreenChar, maker of sustainable charcoal and energy-related products in Africa, headlines Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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