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BIO: What happened with the Orphan Drug Tax Credit During a busy week in Congress, Democrats included a change to the Orphan Drug Tax Credit that would negatively impact research on rare diseases affecting millions of Americans. The U.S. House of Representatives has several committees marking up the Senate’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. (Here’s…

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The summer calm is grinding to a halt as members of Congress have returned to D.C. for what is sure to be a busy legislative sprint that could potentially impact all sectors of the biotech industry.

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Scott Uknes, Ph.D., co-founder and co-CEO of AgBiome

Life Science Caucus focuses on supporting innovative agricultural tech Rep. Donna McDowell White welcomes attendees NCBIO President Laura Gunter Scott Uknes, Ph.D., co-founder and co-CEO of AgBiome John Fleming, a farmer and partner with Fleming Brothers Farms, LLC in Halifax Sinnovatek President and CEO Michael Drug T. Y. Baker and Yates Baker, father and son…

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BIO: Where things stand with TRIPS waiver It’s been a while since we’ve talked about what’s going on at the WTO. Here’s the latest news—and why the proposed waiver of vaccine IP is still a bad idea. The status: The World Trade Organization is still considering a proposal backed by India and South Africa (and…

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When it comes to creating lab space for a new or established business, getting your team together early and allowing plenty of time to plan are the keys to success, according to panelists assembled for NCBIO’s Lab Space Forum held online Tuesday, July 13.

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Laura Gunter, NCBIO President

Laura Gunter named new NCBIO president Laura Gunter Laura Gunter, M.B.A, has been selected as the new president of NCBIO, the N.C. Biosciences Organization, succeeding longtime president Sam Taylor who died in February.   Gunter has served as the organization’s executive vice president since 2020 and has filled the executive role since Taylor’s death. Gunter joined…

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NCBIO to create NC Community Colleges scholarships honoring longtime president Sam Taylor Sam Taylor NCBIO, the NC Biosciences Organization, is raising funds to create the Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship in the North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation to provide scholarships for students pursuing training and careers in the life sciences in North Carolina.…

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2021 BIO Digital Roundup BIO Digital 2021 spotlighted biotech’s transformative role and impact on today’s four key challenges: COVID, social justice, the economy and climate change. NCBIO brings you this summary of the speakers and sessions that made the event so important. Click the link that follows each day’s description to read more in-depth coverage…

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