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BioLabs North Carolina Announces Cornerstone Partners

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

DURHAM, N.C. – BioLabs North Carolina (BioLabs NC), part of a national network of premium coworking facilities designed to help science-based startups go further faster on limited capital investment, today announced that GSK; Wexford Science & Technology, LLC; and Wyrick Robbins are Cornerstone Partners. BioLabs recognized the three companies for the key role they played in helping to launch BioLabs NC. BioLabs NC offers flexible, fully equipped, and supported wet lab and office space that enables startups to test, develop, and grow transformative technologies. BioLabs NC began...

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NCBiotech company directory is new – and free

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The price is right – free — and the content is rich. It’s the newly published 2017-18 print edition of the NCBiotech Company Directory. The freshly redesigned 44-page directory is a comprehensive listing of North Carolina’s 650+ bioscience companies. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Life Science Intelligence group maintains this unique directory to provide an accurate record of life science activity throughout the state. It’s a transformational piece of work — the only one of its kind anywhere — documenting the scope...

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SVB Healthcare Investments and Exits Report 2017 – From Silicon Valley Bank

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

Innovations Spur Investments and Fundraising Silicon Valley Banks mid-year 2017 report on healthcare investing, SVB analyzed the fundraising, investment, M&A and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma, medical device and diagnostic/tools companies. Investment and fundraising in the healthcare ecosystem saw a banner first half of 2017, driven in part by advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning for healthcare applications and a surge in Series A investments, particularly in biopharma. Our mid-year report highlights include: For a fourth consecutive year, U.S....

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Academic Patent Licensing Helps Drive the U.S. Economy

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

Just as some politicians are increasing their calls for Washington micromanagement of  the Bayh-Dole law (which allows universities and federal laboratories to license federally supported inventions for commercial development) a new study shows how impressively the current decentralized, market driven system is performing. “Thanks to the enduring effectiveness of the Bayh-Dole Act, American research universities, along with industry partners, are turning federally-funded basic research into new and valuable products that save and improve lives. The commercialization of university-based...

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Registration OPEN for SEBIO Forum

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

Early Registration is now open for the 19th Annual  SEBIO Investor and Partnering Forum.  Come join us in Pinehurst!!  

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World-leading Seqirus flu vax factory in Holly Springs hits another milestone

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Newsroom | 0 comments

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The billion-dollar cell culture Seqirus vaccine factory in Holly Springs has hit yet another milestone. The 550 highly skilled workers at the sprawling factory southeast of Raleigh successfully produced the world’s first cell-based influenza vaccine at commercial scale using a candidate vaccine virus (CVV) that has been isolated and grown in cells, rather than in eggs. CVVs are prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) and associated laboratories, and are used by manufacturers to develop and produce...

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