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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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Drew Duncan (Biogen), Erica Paine (Chiesi USA), Sheila Mikhail (AskBio) with Nicole Thompson (BD) participating remotely

NCBIO Roadmap to Diversity event offers guidance for member DEI initiatives

March 18, 2022

NCBIO members gathered at the NC Biotechnology Center Wednesday, March 9, to seek inspiration and guidance in pursuing their companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Some key takeaways from the discussions included the need to weave DEI into everything the company does; it can’t stand alone.

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Scott Ewing, Lilly

BMF presenters share lessons learned commissioning facilities during pandemic

February 25, 2022

At the NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum held online Feb. 23, representatives from FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, Lilly and Project Farma shared what they had learned about commissioning new facilities and equipment during the during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Life Science Caucus tours NC Reseach Campus in Kannapolis

February 24, 2022

Members of the NC Life Science Caucus toured the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis on Wednesday, Feb. 23, along with local leader and representatives of industry, such as Eli Lilly and Company, which is setting up shop in nearby Concord.

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Rep. Deborah Ross answers questions from NCBIO members

Rep. Ross discusses immigration, IP, workforce and more with NCBIO members

February 16, 2022

Immigration reform, protection of intellectual property, the threat of antimicrobial resistance, workforce training and more were topics covered by Rep. Deborah Ross at an NCBIO legislative round table held Monday, Feb. 14, at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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