North Carolina Biotechnology Center http://wunc.org en Ag Biotech Showcase Presents Top NC Talent http://wunc.org/post/ag-biotech-showcase-presents-top-nc-talent <p></p><p></p><p>Some of the top, fast-emerging Ag Biotech companies in North Carolina pitched their goods before investors yesterday in RTP.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.ncbiotech.org/">North Carolina Biotechnology Center</a> hosted its first Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase.&nbsp; The competition was fierce since the state is known world-wide as a top spot for Ag Biotech.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:56:02 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23969 at http://wunc.org Ag Biotech Showcase Presents Top NC Talent NC Biotech Center Announces Big Cuts http://wunc.org/post/nc-biotech-center-announces-big-cuts <p>Major cuts have been made to education and training programs at the <a href="https://www.ncbiotech.org/">North Carolina Biotechnology Center</a>.&nbsp; When the latest state budget was signed, the North Carolina Biotech Center was told it had to cut 27% of its budget.&nbsp; That meant a cut of $4.6 million.</p><p>Norris Tolson is president and CEO of the <a href="https://www.ncbiotech.org/">Biotech Center</a>.&nbsp; He says an example of programs they had to cut were the Summer Workshops for Educators, that trained 200 teachers a year.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:00:19 +0000 Leoneda Inge 21495 at http://wunc.org NC Biotech Center Announces Big Cuts Leaders Discuss How To Build NC's Biopharmaceutical Industry http://wunc.org/post/leaders-discuss-how-build-ncs-biopharmaceutical-industry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">GlaxoSmithKline hosted a gathering today in </span>RTP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for policy, non-profit and business leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jack Bailey, a Senior Vice President at </span>GSK<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says there are well over 100,000 North Carolinians working in the Life Sciences, 5,000 of them at his company.</span><br><br>“So it’s a very big important industry, it’s created a lot of jobs," Bailey says. "And really what we want to do today is start a discussion on how, at this great change in health care, we can make sure both federal, state and local policy decisions get made that continue to accelerate that innovation that comes out of companies like GSK.”</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:15:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 19700 at http://wunc.org Leaders Discuss How To Build NC's Biopharmaceutical Industry Conference To Link Life Science Entrepreneurs With Disease Foundations http://wunc.org/post/conference-link-life-science-entrepreneurs-disease-foundations <p>Biotech researchers and entrepreneurs from across the region will gather for a networking conference intended to link researchers to funding partners this week. The first <a href="http://www.ncbiotech.org/content/southeast-venture-philanthropy-summit">Southeast Venture Philanthropy Summit</a> will take place at the at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill April 3-4, and more than 30 foundations will attend, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. &nbsp;The summit seeks to help local companies tap into philanthropic venture capital. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Laura Candler 13060 at http://wunc.org Conference To Link Life Science Entrepreneurs With Disease Foundations N.C. Biotech Sector Is Fastest Growing In The Nation http://wunc.org/post/nc-biotech-sector-fastest-growing-nation <p>Biotechnology leaders in North Carolina are encouraged by a new survey's results.&nbsp; Officials with the <a href="http://www.battelle.org/">Batelle Technology Partnership</a> say North Carolina's biotech -- or life sciences sector is the third largest in the nation -- behind only California and Massachusetts.&nbsp; Numbers show that while the state's economy has struggled, biotech has continued to prosper.&nbsp; The state's biotech industry has grown 23-and-a-half percent from 2001 to 2010..faster than any other state.&nbsp; Norris Tolson is C-E-O of&nbsp; the <a href="http://www.ncbiotec Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:25:17 +0000 Gurnal Scott 10507 at http://wunc.org N.C. Biotech Sector Is Fastest Growing In The Nation Ag Biotech Summit In Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/ag-biotech-summit-raleigh <p>An “Ag-Biotech Summit” gets underway in Raleigh today.&nbsp; It’s the first gathering of its kind in the state.&nbsp; It will focus on shaping a new “bio-economy.”<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:&nbsp;</strong> Gwyn Riddick is the Vice-President of Ag-Biotech at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.&nbsp; He says Agriculture and Biotechnology are the state’s biggest industries.<br><br><strong>Gwyn Riddick:</strong>&nbsp; Agriculture which is considered to be around $71-billion dollars, that’s with a “B.” And then Biotechnology, at $64-billion.<br> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:55:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2414 at http://wunc.org Big Grant for Marine Biotech Center http://wunc.org/post/big-grant-marine-biotech-center <p>There is a major move underway to grow the state’s Biotechnology industry by diving for opportunities off the coast.</p><p>The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has approved a 2-point-5 million dollar grant to establish a Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation.&nbsp; Scientists have already been using marine life to develop commercial products, but the four year grant will likely accelerate the process.&nbsp;&nbsp; Norris Tolson is the president and C-E-O of the Biotech Center.&nbsp; He says the industry is excited by such a move.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 21:15:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8251 at http://wunc.org