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Workforce and talent development topics of discussion at September BMF meeting  

September 20, 2022

At their quarterly meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 14, members of the NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum learned about efforts and options for bolstering workforce and talent development in North Carolina. Members also received an update on the $25 million Build Back Better awarded to expand, connect and promote training and career opportunities in North Carolina.

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At Legislative Luncheon, legislators encourage NCBIO members to make industry needs known 

September 8, 2022

The co-chairs of the NC Life Sciences Caucus talked about workforce issues, transportation, infrastructure and economic development and asked NCBIO members to communicate the wants and needs of the life sciences industry at the NCBIO Legislative Luncheon and Forum held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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Second class of Sam Taylor life sciences scholarship recipients named 

August 31, 2022

The second class of recipients of the Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship in the NC Community Colleges Foundation have been named. This year, five scholarships have been awarded.

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Moderator Marlene Spritzer (Lee & Associates), Joel Gates (Azzur Group), Amy Watkins (Lincoln Harris) and Greg Capps (Longfellow Real Estate Partners)

Lab Space Forum discusses tight supply, innovative solutions to lab space shortage 

July 16, 2022

Strategies for meeting the booming demand for lab space in the Triangle and across North Carolina were shared and discussed by panelists from Azzur Group, Lee & Associates, Longfellow Real Estate Partners and Lincoln Harris at the NCBIO Lab Space Forum and Luncheon held Thursday, July 14, at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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North Carolina unified in attracting new ARPA-H headquarters to the state

July 14, 2022

Leaders from public and private universities, businesses, nonprofits, trade associations and state government have joined forces to bring the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health headquarters to North Carolina.

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2022 Legislative Reception (photo gallery)

June 23, 2022

NCBIO held its 2022 Legislative Reception on Wednesday, June 22, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The event was well attended by NCBIO members who were joined by a number of state senators, including Life Science Caucus Co-Chair Sen. Mike Woodard and Sens. Lisa Barnes, Sydney Batch, Steve Jarvis and Joyce Waddell.

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NCBIO's John Wagner and Merck's Vinay Khanna at the June 1 NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum

Supply chain during pandemic discussed at June Biomanufacturers Forum meeting 

June 3, 2022

Representatives of Merck and NCBIO discussed the supply-chain difficulties and issues the COVID-19 pandemic created for the bioscience industry at the quarterly NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum meeting held Wednesday, June 1, at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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Medical Device Forum discusses current FDA regulatory environment 

May 31, 2022

NCBIO members got an overview of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory environment for medical devices both during the pandemic and now at the NCBIO Medical Device Forum held May 11 at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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NCBIO President Laura Gunter and Sam Taylor's wife, Nancy Reed, at the opening of Wake Tech’s Lilly Science and Technology Center

Lead gifts from Alexandria Real Estate, Biogen, Hatteras push Taylor scholarship fund past $200,000

April 8, 2022

The Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund created by NCBIO at the North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Inc. has exceeded $200,000 in gifts and pledges with leadership gifts coming from Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Biogen and Hatteras Venture Partners.

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NCBIO forum explores moving technology through funding phases

March 21, 2022

A high quality board of directors and valuable outside partnerships are two advantages that biotech startups would do well to cultivate, according to the expert panelists assembled for the NCBIO Emerging Company and Technology Forum held Wednesday, March 16, at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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