Biotechnology http://wunc.org en 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 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 State of the Northeast Region Examined http://wunc.org/post/state-northeast-region-examined <p>The unemployment rate for the northeast part of the state continues to top 10-percent. But at today’s “Northeast State of the Region” event, economic developers are expected to show there’s positive progress.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge: </strong>Sixteen counties make up Northeast North Carolina. Vann Rogerson is president of the North Carolina Northeast Commission. He says there are several projects underway that will provide a brighter future for the region, like a major grant to connect communities through broadband.<br> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:50:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3195 at http://wunc.org Biotech Facility Opening in Winston-Salem http://wunc.org/post/biotech-facility-opening-winston-salem <p>Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is introducing a Bio Tech facility later today in Winston-Salem.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>What used to be an RJ Reynolds tobacco manufacturing and storage facility will now serve as Wake Forest BioTech place. The 242-thousand square foot facility will house about 450 people by the end of this year. It’s part of the Piedmont triad Research Park. Medical Center V.P. Doug Edgeton says the new site will have research projects in bio-chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, biomedical engineering and micro-biology.<br> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3251 at http://wunc.org Biotech Facility Opening in Winston-Salem 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 Syngenta Expands In RTP http://wunc.org/post/syngenta-expands-rtp <p></p> Mon, 23 May 2011 08:05:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 8762 at http://wunc.org Ag Tech Center for North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/ag-tech-center-north-carolina <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A major effort is underway to grow North Carolina’s Agricultural Technology Industry. Alexandria Real Estate Equities of California announced yesterday it is building a 50-thousand-square-foot Ag-Tech Center near Research Triangle Park.&nbsp; More than one-third of the space will be a greenhouse. Wed, 18 May 2011 09:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8806 at http://wunc.org Biotech Life Science Conference in Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/biotech-life-science-conference-raleigh <p>The Raleigh Convention Center will be packed today and tomorrow for the annual CED Biotech Life Science Conference.&nbsp; .<br><br>The economy is showing signs of improvement – and organizers of the annual Biotech Conference say that’s good for the life sciences. More than one thousand people are expected to attend – emerging biotech companies, policymakers and venture capitalists – looking for the next big thing. Bill Wofford – a partner at Hutchinson Law Group is a conference co-chair.&nbsp; He says in a promotional video, there will be a lot of partnering going on.</p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10143 at http://wunc.org Biotech Leaders Tout Industry's Benefits http://wunc.org/post/biotech-leaders-tout-industrys-benefits <p></p><p>North Carolina's biotechnology leaders want state lawmakers to maintain investment in biotech... and in education.&nbsp; Maria Rapoza from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center estimates the biotech industry accounts for about 200,000 jobs and creates about 45 billion dollars in revenue for the state annually. Rapoza says, for instance, state investments in the university system over the last quarter century has helped biotech to thrive here. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rose Hoban 10180 at http://wunc.org Biotech Leaders Tout Industry's Benefits