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2014-06-18 16:26:18

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations projects that by 2050, we'll have nine billion people in the world. Those additional 1.8 billion people will need to eat. Where will all that food come from? It's a question that North Carolina companies are researching in earnest. For example, we know we'll need crops that tolerate drought, but will there be new ways of controlling pests and disease? North Carolina has companies working on that. We'll...

2011-06-21 09:30:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new crop of life-science companies is putting North Carolina on the map with some of the world's most efficient manufacturing plants. The companies are unique because plants are their plants - living bioreactors producing therapeutics, diagnostics and other valuable biological products. In fact, new opportunities like these, in biotech-enhanced agricultural products, will be the focus of a panel discussion at the 2011 BIO...

2010-06-21 05:00:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentris Corporation (www.gentris.com), a global leader in applied clinical pharmacogenomics, announced today that Rick Williams has joined the organization as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. In his role as CEO of Gentris, Williams will ensure that the company's scientific leadership continues to provide biotechnology and pharmaceutical sponsors with the benefits of cutting-edge advancements in individual patient...

2009-07-10 09:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridge Diagnostics, Inc., a neurodiagnostic company with a first-in-class, proprietary blood test for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), announced the award of a $202,500 loan from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The funds will further develop the company's CLIA certified laboratory in Research Triangle Park, thereby supporting the commercialization of its proprietary blood test for depression. The award was made under the...

2009-06-16 17:20:00

Triad-Based Center of Innovation To Commercialize NC's Nanobio Ideas RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has approved a four-year, $2.5 million grant for the Center of Innovation in Nanobiotechnology (COIN) to develop the commercial potential of nanobiotechnology research from universities across the state. "Nanobiotechnology is an exciting new discipline that has the potential to change everything from textiles to...

2009-05-20 13:54:00

North Carolina giveaways show state's growing germ-fighting focus ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the North Carolina contingent to this week's Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) conference in Atlanta are pressing a point as they press the flesh with thousands of conference participants and residents. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is distributing hundreds of containers of hand sanitizers -- two brands, both from North Carolina-based companies....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.