Here’s a recap of top headlines from the last week in North Carolina biotech, tech, and cleantech news.
—Chimerix (NASDAQ: CMRX) ran into another setback for its lead drug. The Durham company reported that its antiviral brincidofovir failed in a... Read more »
The Obama administration announced this morning a public-private initiative to study the collections of microorganisms that live on or in humans and practically everywhere else on Earth. More than 100 other institutions are joining the administration with funding and resources in... Read more »
[Updated, 5/12/16, 10:25 a.m. See below.] Buoyed by promising early clinical trial results and the market traction of a similar cancer drug, G1 Therapeutics has raised $47 million to advance its lead program and start clinical trial work on... Read more »
TransEnterix entered 2016 on the inside track as the likely challenger to surgical-robot giant Intuitive Surgical, marching forward with a pipeline that boasted two different robotic systems. But the FDA rejected TransEnterix’s first surgical robot, and the company is now conserving... Read more »
The evidence is piling up. Companies with more women in charge are better businesses. So why are so many biotechs still led mainly by men?
Saira Ramasastry, a former Merrill Lynch analyst, is now a Bay Area consultant on the boards... Read more »
The market for colorectal cancer tests that are less cumbersome than colonoscopies is getting more crowded.
LabCorp announced the launch of a blood-based colorectal cancer test on Monday, which will pit it against other makers of non-invasive diagnostics for such diseases,... Read more »
Agriculture and food-related companies make up a global industry, but when it comes to seeding startups in the sector, agricultural technologies face a relative funding famine.
AgTech Accelerator, a new startup program launched Thursday in Research Triangle Park, NC, is... Read more »
AgTech Accelerator, a new program intended to foster entrepreneurialism in agriculture, has launched in Research Triangle Park, NC, boosted by $11.5 million in support from heavyweights in the agriculture and investment communities, and partnerships with leading academic centers throughout the country.... Read more »
Some scientists wait years to see their research resonate with patients. The drug delivery research of Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineering professor at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is still early but he sees... Read more »