NCBiotech News

We work hard to bring you the stories about the life science community in North Carolina. Every once in a while, we add a little news of our own. Read some of those stories below, or check out some of our perspectives on our staff blog.

Bluebird bio
Bluebird bio, a Massachusetts-based gene and cell therapy company with operations in North Carolina, will sell its Durham biomanufacturing plant to National Resilience for $110 million as part of a strategic alliance between the two companies.
NIEHS logo
NIEHS’s 24th annual Biomedical Career Symposium will be held virtually on Thursday and Friday, August 26 and 27.
Bionetwork Virtual Career Fair logo
If you're interested in a life sciences career, mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 4 when BioNetwork hosts its fifth virtual career fair in partnership with biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies from across the state.
Raleigh skyline. -- Shutterstock
Raleigh emerged as the No. 5 metro area in the latest Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index, while Burlington hit #19 and Durham-Chapel Hill ranked #22 among the nation's top 300 markets.
Merakris Opticyte Disk is application
RTP regenerative health company Merakris Therapeutics is providing a new eye-care product to eye surgeons and their patients in the Carolinas and Texas, thanks to a partnership with Winston-Salem nonprofit Miracles in Sight.
North Carolina has one of the largest biopharma manufacturing industries in the nation, and a well-coordinated workforce development network is providing the right stuff to keep it growing.
Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, Ph.D.
A compound developed by Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, Ph.D., an associate professor at ECU, with grant support from NCBiotech, could lead to more-effective skin cancer treatments.
regenerated tissue
Two teams of researchers from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have won top awards and a combined $400,000 in a five-year NASA competition, beating nine other teams and creating viable vessel tissue from human cells.
Kriya leadership
Kriya Therapeutics is poised to revolutionize gene therapies for highly serious diseases like diabetes and severe obesity after landing a whopping $100 million in capital.
Osteoamp demo
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Durham-based Bioventus, a global med tech company which went public earlier this year, is releasing a new product to its lineup that uses human tissue to improve bone fusions.

Plug greenhouse
A new training program at Durham Tech will prepare students for good-paying entry-level jobs in North Carolina’s growing agricultural biotechnology industry beginning this fall
Xilis cofounders
Durham-based Xilis has raised $70 million in Series A financing to advance its precision oncology platform.
Shutterstock image of CT scan
Cary med tech startup Lucerno Dynamics has landed a critical partnership with Siemens Healthineers, one of the world's largest healthcare suppliers.
Laura Gunter
Laura Gunter, M.B.A, has been selected as the new president of NCBIO, the N.C. Biosciences Organization, succeeding longtime president Sam Taylor who died in February.
UVision biopsy sheath
A new biopsy sheath developed by Raleigh med tech startup UVision360 is ready to hit the market after landing federal approval this week.