The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has provided $3.38 million in loans and grants to emerging life science companies, educators and researchers so far this year in efforts to grow the state’s life science industry.
The money was directed through eight programs.
The winners and amounts received, as cited by the Biotech Center:
- A $249,048 Small Business Research Loan for Research Triangle Park-based CivaTech Oncology, to help in commercial development of its radiotherapy products for localized tumor treatment.
- Two $30,000 Company Inception Loans — one to Raleigh startup Novametics, developing a system for testing blood coagulation, and the other to Cell Microsystems of Chapel Hill, which is developing a lab tool for sorting and separating cells.
- A $50,000 Technology Enhancement Grant to Henry Berger, Ph.D., of Duke University.
- $141,514 for seven Summer Biotechnology Workshops for Educators, to be held this summer in Asheville, Boone, Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and Wilmington.
- $1,528,372 for 10 Institutional Development Grants to scientists at Appalachian State University, Duke, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University and Western Carolina University.
- $481,982 for 11 Educational Enhancement Grants to help life-science educational programs at ASU, Campbell University, Duke, Elizabeth City State University, Pitt Community College, the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte and UNC Pembroke.
- $250,000 for a Multidisciplinary Research Grant to Duke.
- $580,000 in Phase II ibiliti Center of Innovation funding
- $34,450 for seven Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowships to students at ASU, UNC Charlotte, Davidson College, Meredith College and NCSU.
(Note: This story was updated to correct a mathematical error.)