Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

January 17

Premium Lock UNC, consortium to explore genome sequencing for newborns

DNA        Are you ready to explore baby's genome? UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.

January 16

Premium Lock Carolina Angel Network launches, led by UNC professor/investor/entrepreneur

UNC-Chapel Hill has formally launched its Carolina Angel Network, pledging some $2 million to match angel investments made into UNC-related startups. A UNC professor, investor and entrepreneur, leads the fund.

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January 13

Premium Lock Remembering Oliver Smithies, a kind gentleman and Nobel Laureate

I was sad when I heard that Oliver Smithies had died on Tuesday. I felt a deep admiration for this man. And I know everyone who had the good fortune to meet him shares this recognition of loss.

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December 15, 2016

Premium Lock 2016 Roundup: NC Biotech sector continued to grow

Biotech      North Carolina's life science sector registered another year of robust growth in 2016. The NC Biotech Center offers this roundup of expansions, mergers, and deals in the state biotech industry.

Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock UNC growing North Carolina Business News Wire effort

BREAKING NEWS! UNC Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism is expanding its North Carolina Business News Wire effort to Maryland, adding more students, and increasing the number of stories under the direction of business journalism professor Chris Roush.

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November 15, 2016

Premium Lock UNC-Chapel Hill files for updated medical training patent

North Carolina Business News Wire ​UNC-Chapel Hill has applied for a patent for a modular staged simulator and a process of simulating medical trauma for training and certification purposes.

October 25, 2016

Premium Lock UNC executive to lead Institute for Emerging Issues

Leslie Boney III, vice president of international, community and economic engagement for the University of North Carolina system, has been named director of the Institute for Emerging Issues.

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October 19, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded more than $1M in loans and awards in Q1

NC Biotech Center The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 17 grants and loans totaling $1,060,352 to companies, universities and nonprofit organizations across the state during the first quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending September 30.

September 2, 2016

Premium Lock A Labor Day salute to the talented UNC staff for NC Biz News Wire

NC Business News Wire WTW readers have no doubt noticed in the past few weeks a growing number of good stories from the North Carolina Business News Wire staff. And what better weekend to say "thank you" on behalf of WRAL TechWire while also introducing readers to a fine team of promising journalists at UNC-Chapel Hill.

August 22, 2016

Premium Lock RTP's curasan sees growth in bones for regenerative medicine firm

Shane Ray, curasan Inc. president Veteran health care entrepreneur Shane Ray has skin in the tissue regeneration game and he sees growth in bones for RTP-based curasan.

August 4, 2016

Premium Lock From virtual startup to a $645M reality: The Bamboo Therapeutics story

What a year 2016 has turned out to be for Chapel Hill life science startup Bamboo Therapeutics. From a Papal blessing in January to a $50 million capital fund raise in February to the $150 million acquisition announced Monday (and up to $495 million more to come). NC Biotech Writer Barry Teater writes about the deal and provides the backstory on Bamboo's history.

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July 22, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC revenue grows, sets goal of all time high broadband connectivity

MCNC MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), says that as it starts a new fiscal year with growing revenue and employee base it is ready to bring broadband connectivity levels in the state to all-time highs.

Updated July 21, 2016

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awarded $2.5M to universities and companies

Biotechnology  The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30.

June 10, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

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.

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Updated May 19, 2016

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."

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May 12, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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.

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