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Seqirus Meets New Milestone in Pandemic Preparedness

Seqirus, the Holly Springs vaccine manufacturer, recently achieved another major milestone in its efforts to support the U.S. government’s pandemic preparedness efforts, showing it can now produce 150 million doses of a mammalian cell-derived flu vaccine in the first six months of pandemic declaration.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Expanding in Durham

California-based Aerie Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage company developing new treatments for glaucoma and other eye diseases, is expanding its R&D operations in Durham as some of its drug candidates move closer to commercialization.

Cempra, Melinta Therapeutics to Merge

Chapel Hill-based Cempra, a publicly held pharmaceutical company developing treatments for infectious diseases, plans to merge with privately held Melinta Therapeutics, an antibiotics developer based in New Haven, Conn.

Pfizer Boosts North Carolina Footprint with $100 Million Expansion

Pfizer, the global pharmaceutical giant, will expand its vaccine-manufacturing plant in Sanford with a $100 million investment in gene therapy that will add 40 jobs to its workforce.

Lifestar Pharma Enters NC with Purchase of Durham Facility

Citing the Research Triangle region’s prevalence of top talent and nationally ranked research universities, New Jersey-based Lifestar Pharma has purchased a Durham building for a new R&D and manufacturing operation.

Research Triangle Foundation Hires Levitan as President, CEO

Scott Levitan starts a new job today, as president and CEO of The Research Foundation of NC.

BioFluidica Raises $4.1M for Cancer Diagnosis Development

BioFluidica, a Chapel Hill company developing a product using liquid biopsies for cancer detection, has raised $4.1 million in a private equity offering. 

TransEnterix Robotic System Enables Micro Laparoscopies in Europe

TransEnterix, a Morrisville medical device company that uses robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, says European surgeons have performed the first 3-millimeter micro laparoscopic robotic surgeries in the world using the company's Senhance Surgical Robot.

Bumblebees Turn NCBiotech Into Research Center

Earlier this summer the North Carolina Biotechnology Center campus was buzzing – with bees.

NCBiotech supports life science research across the state. But it normally doesn’t actually participate in research studies from its Research Triangle Park headquarters or from its five regional offices across the state.

Alcami, UNCW Partner for Student Workplace Experience

A public/private partnership is providing biology and chemistry majors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with unique insight into the pharmaceutical services industry.

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