Fifth Annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase Set for May 10-11
By Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center scoured the planet for some of the world’s most innovative crop and animal-health companies to present at the fifth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase this spring in Research Triangle Park.
When Nancy Rosborough read an article in the Washington Post about growing truffles, a gourmet delicacy that’s normally harvested from the wild, the novel idea took root as a Burlington biotech company.
Raleigh bioscience startup Locus Biosciences, a spinout of North Carolina State University, is using a version of the hot gene-editing technology called CRISPR to cut a new path to the discovery and development of novel antibiotics.
TyraTech, a small Morrisville company, has parlayed a simple observation made in a cancer research lab into a growing business of controlling insects and parasites without the use of synthetic pesticides.