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Biotech Roundtable to Examine Legal, Ethical, Regulatory Issues in Ag

New genetic editing tools raise a host of ethical, legal, and regulatory questions in agricultural biotechnology innovation. That is the topic scientists, legal experts, and industry executives will tackle at an unusual event at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Oct. 24.

Spanish Company Chooses NC for North American Headquarters

PlantResponse, a plant biotechnology company based in Madrid, has established its North American headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park and is looking for permanent facilities in the area.

Heat Bio’s Pelican Subsidiary Strikes Deal with Selexis to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy

Pelican Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Durham-based Heat Biologics Inc., has entered a service agreement with Geneva-based Selexis SA to advance development of Pelican’s cancer-fighting therapy candidates.

Sumitomo Invests in Piedmont Animal Health

Greensboro-based Piedmont Animal Health, a developer of health products for companion animals, has gained a strategic equity investment from the life science division of Sumitomo Corp., a Fortune 500 company based in Tokyo.

Fennec Pharma Taking the Lead in Reducing Pediatric Chemo Hearing Loss

Fennec Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company with executive headquarters in the Research Triangle Park, is making a difference for children with hearing loss.

Humacyte Receives $18 Million to Test Bioengineered Blood Vessels

Humacyte, a Morrisville-based regenerative medicine company bootstrapped with early funding from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has received more than $18 million from three sources to help test and commercialize its bioengineered blood vessel, Humacyl.

NCBiotech Audience Finds Unconventional Routes Can Raise Ag Biotech Money

Executives from two ag biotech companies that raised major funding in 2017 shared some of their success secrets to a group of North Carolina peers this week.

NCBiotech's Ag Biotech Professional Forum to Offer Tips on Startup Capital

Executives from two ag biotech companies that raised north of $20 million in capital recently will offer their insights on “Secrets for Raising Capital to Build Startups” at the AgBiotech Professional Forum September 27 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Bioscience, Support Companies Among Triangle’s Fastest-Growing

Triangle Business Journal’s latest annual roundup of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Triangle region includes two bioscience companies and seven others that provide valuable life science support functions.

NU Tech Roundtable: Agriculture will win the CRISPR race

The successes expected from CRISPR-Cas systems “Will come first in agriculture,” said North Carolina University food scientist, Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., at the 8th annual NU-Tech Roundtable.


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