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NCBIO is now NCLifeSci

The NC Biosciences Organization has changed its name to the NC Life Sciences Organization — or NCLifeSci for short — to reflect the dynamic growth and diversification of North Carolina’s life sciences industry.

IP rights are at the heart of innovation and investment

In June, the World Trade Organization agreed to waive IP protections for COVID-19 vaccines, a decision supported by the Biden administration. The WTO is now considering expanding the waiver to include COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics.

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NCLifeSci™, the NC Life Sciences Organization

As the trade association for North Carolina’s life sciences industry, the NC Life Sciences Organization™ advances the industry and ecosystem and enables its members to innovate and collaborate for success in a global marketplace. NCLifeSci delivers policy and advocacy leadership, future-focused workforce development programs, industry connections and mission-driven member services.

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A variety of discount programs are available to members.

AMR is a silent killer that threatens our health in North Carolina and beyond  

November 1, 2023

The small red bump on my son’s hand looked at first like a bug bite. But when the hand swelled…

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Study projects extensive damage to drug development, jobs from drug-pricing policies

July 26, 2023

A new study estimates that there would be 237 fewer FDA approvals of new medicines over the next decade and 1.1 million lost jobs if proposals to expand government-mandated drug pricing policies are implemented.

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Collaboration and statewide support make North Carolina a thriving hub of urgently needed innovation in rare disease.

February 28, 2023

The rarest day on the calendar is the one that does not even occur in every year: February 29. In 2008, this was designated as Rare Disease Day and since then, the last day of February has been an opportunity to draw attention to, honor and support people living with these conditions.

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Where things stand with the TRIPS waiver

November 2, 2022

The World Trade Organization is considering continuing to waive certain intellectual property rights on COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics, following a recent decision to do the same for vaccines.

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BMF meeting covers AI in biomanufacturing

November 16, 2023

NCLifeSci President Laura Gunter presents a gift to Brenda Summers, who is retiring as the organization’s director of workforce programs…

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Forum explores AI, machine learning in clinical trials

November 13, 2023

A panel of experts explored the potential of AI and machine learning to improve clinical trials by reducing costs, improving speed…

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2023 Annual Meeting brings name change, hosts 200 

October 31, 2023

NCBIO became the NC Life Sciences Organization at its 2023 Annual Meeting held Oct. 4 at the NC Biotechnology Center,…

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Laura Gunter, Rep. Kristin Baker, Mike McBrierty

2022 NCBIO Year in Review

October 23, 2023

From the NCBIO President | Laura Gunter I look back on the past twelve months of NCBIO’s work, and what…

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