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Latest North Carolina Biotechnology Center Stories

2013-05-22 08:30:24

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kincannon & Reed, the leading global retained executive search firm serving the agribusiness, food, and life sciences sectors, has named Dr. Heiri Gugger as Managing Director of the firm's new office in Research Triangle Park, NC. The firm will support North Carolina's fast-growing agribusiness and biotechnology sectors by recruiting the top talent needed to lead these businesses forward both locally and globally. Dr. Gugger...

2013-03-13 12:34:39

Life Science Funding Gaps Result In Creative Meeting of Foundation, Company Execs RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit will bring some 200 leaders of regional life science companies and national disease foundations to Chapel Hill April 3 and 4 to explore alliances bearing new opportunities. The Summit will connect company leaders, academic researchers, funding specialists and executives from 30...

2013-03-05 16:25:26

Funding Process Targets Connections, Commercialization, Jobs RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life-science companies, start-ups, event sponsors and researchers received $2.9 million in loans and grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center during its second fiscal quarter. Since it was established in 1984, NCBiotech awards have helped North Carolina become the nation's third-largest biotech state, with more than 500 life-science companies...

2012-03-08 08:06:00

Expands Footprint of Leading Regional Bioscience Conference BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mid-Atlantic Bio conference announced today that the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBiotech) has joined the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO), Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), and Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) as a 2012 strategic partner. The addition of North Carolina to the Mid-Atlantic Bio geography solidifies the conference's position as...

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....

2009-05-20 08:38:00

Agreement Creates New Bridge Between North Carolina And China RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has signed an agreement with China Medical City to create the Hamner-China Medical City Institute for International Drug Development. Building on strengths of the two organizations in translational research, business development, and education, the Institute will help to produce new biomedical technologies that benefit the United States...