Posts tagged “Universities”

February 13, 2002

Premium Lock Industry Leaders Challenge North Carolina To Improve Biotech Environment

State already has the elements necessary to keep it among leading biotechnology centers, but Cogent, Biogen execs point out weaknesses in education, financing, and transportation that could weaken NC's ability to compete.

February 13, 2002

Premium Lock 'Optical Mammogram' Could Be Major Step Forward in Battle To Detect Breast Cancer

Medical Optical Imaging says its laser device could prevent biopsies, save money, and reduce patient worry. First devices could hit market in 2004.

February 13, 2002

Premium Lock VC Profile: Aurora's Co-Founders Aggressively Build $70 Million Fund in Just Three Years

Sweet spot for investments: Seed and early stage life-science and information technology deals in the Southeast. But Aurora will make deals elsewhere, as the record shows.

February 13, 2002

Premium Lock Burn Rate Revisited: A Failed Entrepreneur Confesses His Mistakes, Hoping Others Will Learn

While executive talks about success, '' founder cites a 'Top Ten' list of failures. 'Look at the bright side,' he says. "We didn't murder anyone.'

February 12, 2002

Premium Lock DarPharma Closes $3.2 Million First Round in Pursuit of Drugs To Fight Parkinson's

Chapel Hill-Greensboro start-up gets funding from angel investors and an $850,000 SBIR grant to develop its first-of-kind treatment for Parkinson's and other brain and nervous system disorders.

February 12, 2002

Premium Lock GSK's Chief Operating Officer Defends Economics of High Drug Prices

Speaking at Emerging Issues forum, Bob Ingram asks, 'How much is too much to spend to save or improve human life?' To develop one new drug alone costs $800 million, he says.

February 12, 2002

Premium Lock Scientists Must Address People's Ethical and Moral Concerns as Well as Desire for New Drugs, Experts

'Just because you're pursuing good science doesn't guarantee acceptance,' NCSU professor warns at Emerging Issues Forum. NC Biotech president calls for 'investment" in dealing with public's worries up front.

February 11, 2002

Premium Lock Inhibitex Closes on $41.4 Million; Good News for United Therapeutics; Pappas Adds to Board

Roundup: Inhibitex, developer of drugs to treat bacterial and fungal infections, could get $45.4 million; United gets FDA 'approvable' letter; A.M. Pappas expands West Coast presence.

February 11, 2002

Premium Lock NCSU Creates Emerging Issues Institute; Hunt To Be Chairman

Institute for Emerging Issues to be based at Centennial Campus. Former Duke exec will be director. Fox sees organization as civic, policy outreach for NCSU.

Tags: Duke, NCSU
February 11, 2002

Premium Lock Federal Government To Invest Heavily in Biotechnology, Thompson Says

Addressing Emerging Issues forum, HHS secretary talks up Triangle and promises continued emphasis on fighting bioterrorism. <b>Related story: </b> Hunt to chair new NCSU institute.

February 11, 2002

Premium Lock VC Profile: Academy Venture Funds Has Vision of Becoming Major Player in Southeast

John Ciannamea, Glenn Kline team up to build rapidly growing firm. Sweet spot: Life science, semi conductor and information technology companies

February 8, 2002

Premium Lock Raleigh-Based Alcatel Executive Faces a Tough Challenge: Taking Over as Struggling Firm's CTO

Analyst says Niel Ransom will need to develop revised strategy for the company as the telecommunications sector continues to struggle. "What he needs to do is lay out a new vision for Alcatel -- and that will be difficult to do," analyst says.

February 8, 2002

Premium Lock How Can North Carolina Capitalize on Biotech Advances? Emerging Issues Forum To Debate Possibilities

Two-day event at NCSU includes Tommy Thompson in discussions of hot biotech issues ranging from stem cell research to bio-terrorism. Economic and social issues highlight the agenda.

February 7, 2002

Premium Lock TogetherSoft Moving Toward an IPO? Company Founder Pete Coad Steps Aside as CEO

With surging sales, growing workforce and new hires that have IPO experience, Raleigh company seems poised to go public. Company executive says TogetherSoft is being 'courted'.

February 6, 2002

Premium Lock MindValve, a Data Mining Firm Spun Out of UNCC, Gets Seed Money and a CEO from Academy Funds

Company is working to assemble a management team and line up customers before pursuing more venture capital later this year. 'A marketing manager could do this analysis, it's so user-friendly,' new CEO says of software.

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