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SEBIO2017 Keynote Speaker

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

The Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ned David, PhD, Co-Founder UNITY Biotechnology, will be our Keynote Speaker at the 19th Annual Investor & Partnering Forum in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  We hope so see you November 14-16, 2017.

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Pfizer to invest $100M in Sanford, N.C. gene therapy operation, add jobs

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

SANFORD, N.C. – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. plans to invest $100 million in its Sanford operations as part of a push into gene therapy, officials said Monday. The effort builds on a technology developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will create 40 jobs in Sanford. “Pfizer is proud to further expand our presence in North Carolina, particularly as we build our leadership in gene therapy,” Lynn Bottone, site leader at Pfizer Sanford, said in a statement. “We look forward to the next phase of this expansion as we build a clinical and...

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AGTC Announces U.S. FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Gene Therapy to Treat X-Linked Retinitis Pigment

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

GAINESVILLE, FL. & CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an orphan drug designation for its gene therapy product candidate for the treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) caused by mutations in the RPGR gene. In June 2016 the company announced that the European Commission (EC) granted orphan medicinal product...

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South Carolina looks to grow life sciences industry

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The state’s “burgeoning” $11.4 billion life sciences industry “has become as become a major driver in South Carolina’s economy,” according to the state Department of Commerce. A report released last week by the department shows the industry now has a footprint of 15,000 employees and 400 firms, many providing high-paying jobs in the Upstate. The report was prepared for the S.C. Biotechnology Industry Organization by the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. It is the first in-depth look at the state’s life sciences sector,...

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Florida-based cancer drug developer merges with California firm in deal exceeding $1 billion

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

MIRAMAR, FL. – Altor BioScience Corp., which is developing treatments to combat cancer and infectious diseases, has merged with a California biotech in a deal valued at more than $1 billion, Altor’s founder has confirmed. Altor is now primarily owned by NantCell, founded by cancer entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong of Los Angeles. The companies came to a definitive agreement to merge in late June. The sale was confirmed by Jen Hobson, public relations director for NantWorks, the parent company of NantCell. “The sale of Altor BioScience to NantCell did close … More than 90...

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