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SCBIO, Department of Commerce form partnership

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Biotechnology Industry Organization (SCBIO) are partnering to grow the life sciences industry in the Palmetto State. The partnership, announced Thursday, will kick off with a study of the existing companies and assets within the industry statewide, lasting nine months. That study will include visits to companies and suppliers in South Carolina, according to a release. The partnership aims to grow the industry and create more biomedical jobs in South Carolina. The public agency and private industry group will “commit...

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Medical Device Company Amend Surgical, Inc. Joins the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute at the University of Florida

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

ALACHUA, FL. –  Amend Surgical, Inc., a medical device company focused on the healing and regenerative capacity of bone grafts, has been admitted into the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute, the leading biotechnology incubator at the University of Florida. The company was cofounded in June 2015 by Ronald R. Cobb, PhD, and Robby Lane. Amend Surgical is manufacturing and developing a product portfolio of natural and synthetic bone graft substitutes that will disrupt and shift the global orthobiologics market. Orthobiologics Market Opportunity and Amend Surgical Business Development Of...

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Virginia to hold business plan competition in September

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

RICHMOND, VA. – The Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital announced Thursday that they will hold the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour the week of Sept. 19. The business plan competitions will provide a total of $125,000 to five startups across Virginia in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture and security sectors. Applications for businesses are now being accepted at http://www.virginiavelocitytour.org Each stop will highlight a region’s strength ending with public pitch competitions in Roanoke, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Charlottesville. In each...

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NC Biotech Center awarded $2.5M to universities and companies

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 36 loans and grants totaling nearly $2.5 million to universities and bioscience companies during the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year ending June 30. The awards support life science research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina. They also help companies and universities and attract additional funding from other sources. The latest quarter closes out a fiscal year in which the Center made 92 awards totaling about $7.5 million. Of those awards, 18 were company...

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Arthrex to Add 560 Jobs in Collier County

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

NAPLES, FL. – Gov. Rick Scott announced on July 19th, that Arthrex, a medical device manufacturer, will expand its operations in North Naples, create 560 jobs and invest more than $63 million in Collier County. Arthrex already employs more than 2,200. “More and more manufacturing companies are choosing to invest and create new opportunities in our state because of our work to cut taxes and make it easier for job creators to succeed,” Scott said. “I look forward to seeing Arthrex’s continued growth as we work to make Florida first for jobs.” Arthrex has been based...

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ImmunArray gets $10 million investment

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Newsroom | 0 comments

RICHMOND, VA. – ImmunArray, a company based in the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park in Richmond, has received a $10 million investment that will help it further develop its blood-testing technology for chronic diseases such as lupus and for traumatic head injuries. The lead investor is Exigent, a private-equity firm based in New York and Jerusalem. The announcement of the investment was made on July 11, 2016, during a meeting with Gov. Terry McAuliffe at Exigent’s offices in Israel. McAuliffe is in Israel with his economic development team on a trade and marketing...

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