RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Randall Gregg, former editor of The Triangle Tech Journal who left in order to start a web-based television operation, is getting back into the print business.

At least temporarily, that is.

Gregg is in the process if planning and selling an annual of the biotechnology industry in North Carolina. The annual will run from 24 to 32 pages in tabloid format and he plans to print 10,000 copies, Gregg tells Local Tech Wire.

“We’ve already sold enough advertising to pay for the paper,” he says. “We’ve had very good response so far.”

Citing the continued growth of the biotech industry in North Carolina and its importance to the economy, Gregg says “there is a need” for a print publication to cover companies, executives, and emerging issues.

“There is a needs for a single place to provide all the remarkable news that is taking place about biotech in the state,” he adds. “The annual will also provide sources of information about projects so people working on similar tasks can find each other. We want to help bring them together so they can collaborate.”

The annual also is seeking to publish scientific papers relevant to biotech in North Carolina plus “articles and input from the companies themselves,” he adds.

Gregg launched The Triangle Tech Journal along with his brother, Eric Gregg, who runs the paper as its publisher. The monthly tabloid was named the winner of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association 2004 media company award.

Randall’s primary focus in RTPTV and The Biotech Channel.

Randall will be calling on another member of the Gregg family to design and produce the annual — his brother Crash Gregg.

Although Randall and Eric now operate separate companies, Randall says “We still help each other out.”

For information, see: