Posts tagged “Wake Forest”

April 10, 2014

Premium Lock NCNGN issues full statement about AT&T network proposal

NC NGN Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.

Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock NC's Next Generation Network project targets fall 2014 for rollout

The organizers of the North Carolina Next Generation Network project are wading through a larger than expected response from a variety of partnerships and firms that want to help build an ultra-high speed Internet project across the Triangle and Triad. The NCNGN project manager says the timeline for picking the builders is "fluid" but backers "hope the service will begin by the fourth quarter 2014." The full story is available to WRALTechWire Insiders

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July 26, 2013

Premium Lock RTP biotech veteran Painter to 'DRIVE' Emory pharma R&D

DNA George Painter brings 30 years experience to Emory University. In other regional life science news, Wake Forest Innovations finds a partner for health mobile apps development and Cornerstone Therapeutics sues a rival for patent infringement.

July 26, 2013

Premium Lock Triad universities shine light on new solar technology research

Solar energy      The goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that makes producing electricty from sunlight more economically viable. Photovoltaic cells have been around for more than 40 years but are still relatively expensive despite decades of development.

Updated March 11, 2013

Premium Lock New name, new tenants for former Piedmont Triad Research Park

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has a new name for the research and development campus in Winston-Salem: The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Three new tenants sign on for space, all of whom either were started by or include former Targacept employees.

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Updated February 14, 2013

Premium Lock Report: Triangle has highest life science concentration cluster in US

Commercial buildings in the Research Triangle area are more likely to house life-science companies than anywhere in America, according to a study just released by a global real estate firm.

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Updated February 13, 2013

Premium Lock W-S firm Tengion is key to NC's emerging regenerative medicine industry

Analysis: Regenerative medicine holds the promise to coax cells in the body to create new tissue, which could become vessels and perhaps even entire organs. Dr. Anthony Atala's vision for the technology is that it creates something else - a new manufacturing base in North Carolina.

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February 13, 2013

Premium Lock Wake Forest biotech, business competition highlights Triad's life science innovation

Business school students from some of the country's top programs got a closer look at the life-sciences innovation coming out of the Triad this past weekend at the fourth annual Wake Forest University Biotechnology Conference & Case Competition.

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Updated February 12, 2013

Premium Lock Bringing Darth Vader to life - well, in 3D - at Issues forum

Chris Anderson, chief executive officer at 3D Robotics, created one of the highlights of the Emerging Issues Forum on stage by printing out a 3D version of Darth Vader. Is 3D manufacturing the dark or light side of future manufacturing?

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Updated February 12, 2013

Premium Lock Could printing body parts be in NC's manufacturing future?

Dr. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine says North Carolina;s advanced manufacturing future could include making body parts. But the state faces intense competition for the emerging business opportunity.

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Updated February 12, 2013

Premium Lock Reports put a shine on job creation in North Carolina

Jobs  A new report shows that despite our 9.2 percent unemployment rate still worse than the 7.8 percent national rate, North Carolina now leads the nation in the number of jobs added during the past three, six and 12 months. We're even number three in jobs added as a percent of population.

Updated February 1, 2013

Premium Lock RFP spells out five major goals for ultrafast network

Fiber optic network                      In a request for proposal published Friday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium and the Triangle J Council of Governments spell out five goals a new network would need to reach.

Updated February 1, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle group kicks off effort to build ultrafast network

The Triangle J Council of Governments in association with a consortium called the NC Next Generation Networks on Friday issued a request for proposal document that seeks private sector service providers who are interested in building a "next generation" communications network across the Triangle as well as Winston-Salem.

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January 28, 2013

Premium Lock Triangle universities, cities aim to create ultra-fast broadband network

A consortium of universities and municipalities representing the Triangle and Winston-Salem will publish a request for proposals on Friday that could lead to a project similar to Google Fiber to North Carolina. Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff, and the national organization he leads is supporting the effort.


January 9, 2013

Premium Lock New NC firm to use regenerative medicine to create corneas

The new approach to cornea transplantation from Ocular Systems involves isolating cells from traditional donor corneas and using them to grow replacement corneal tissue in the lab.

November 15, 2012

Premium Lock UNC, Duke, Wake Forest to offer undergraduate courses online

UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and Wake Forest are teaming up with several other universities to offer online undergraduate courses for credit and that can be taken at a member university where a student isn't enrolled.

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Updated November 13, 2012

Premium Lock Tech accelerator Groundwork Labs, universities to offer 'camp'

"Underground Summer is a bridge from the excellent programs that the Universities have established," said John Austin, Director of Groundwork Labs, "This experience will enable the students to experience the broader entrepreneurial community in the Triangle."

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October 29, 2012

Premium Lock Scientists restore muscle function with lab-engineered implants

According to new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, exercise is key to building a new kind of muscle-like implant. These implants can potentially repair muscle damage from injury or disease.

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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock Wake Forest spinout wins $3.3M grant for radiation gel

KeraNetics Fast-growing Winston-Salem therapeutics developer KeraNetics has landed a $3.3 million federal contract to help commercialize a gel for treating nuclear radiation burns.

December 27, 2011

Premium Lock Fla. medical chopper crash raises scrutiny

The crash of a medical helicopter in Florida comes as agencies have been looking at safety for the service nationally.

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