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New report outlines best practices in bioscience economic development

January 20, 2022

BIO and CSBA released a new report on bioscience economic development best practices, “Driving the Bioscience Economy Forward During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Best Practices in State and Regional Economic Development Initiatives.” The report serves as a leading analysis of legislative and regulatory initiatives at the state and regional level for economic development in the bioscience ecosystem.

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Sen. Tillis joins NCBIO members for Q&A

January 14, 2022

Sen. Thom Tillis addressed manufacturing capacity, China, intellectual property protections, workforce development and more with NCBIO members during a legislative forum held online Friday, Jan. 14. He emphasized that he and his staff were eager to hear the concerns, issues and ideas of North Carolina’s life sciences industry.

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NCBIO forum explores ways to improve recruitment and experience for patients in clinical trials

January 4, 2022

Patients and research organizations came together at the NCBIO Clinical Trials Forum to talk about ways to make recruiting and retaining patients easier for clinical trials. The forum was held Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the NC Biotechnology Center.

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Laura Gunter, NCBIO president

Laura Gunter named to Council of State Bioscience Associations board

December 9, 2021

Laura Gunter, NCBIO president NCBIO President Laura Gunter has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Council of State Bioscience Associations. Gunter will serve a two-year term beginning 2022.   “We are thrilled to announce our new slate of incredibly accomplished and esteemed board leaders for the next exciting phase of CSBA,” said…

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Natacha Janvier joins NCBIO as membership director

December 1, 2021

Natacha Janvier has joined NCBIO as the organization’s new membership director. Janvier began her new role on Nov. 15. “We are very excited to have Natacha joining us,” said NCBIO President Laura Gunter. “She has an impressive background in North Carolina’s life sciences industry, and she will be a great asset to our membership recruitment…

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NC colleges and universities review workforce training programs with BMF members

November 18, 2021

Representatives from the NC Community Colleges’ BioNetwork, the NC Pharmaceutical Services Network, BRITE at NC Central University, NC A&T University and North Carolina State University’s BTEC were all on hand Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum Meeting to discuss their efforts provide biomanufacturers with a skilled workforce and the state’s citizens with access…

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Jude Samulski, AskBio president and CSO, at 2021 NCBIO Annual Meeting

Gene therapy pioneer Jude Samulski delivers powerful keynote at NCBIO 2021 Annual Meeting

October 29, 2021

Jude Samulski, Ph.D., told NCBIO Annual Meeting attendees that the field of gene therapy is the beginning of something that will transform lives forever. Therapies created today for rare diseases will tomorrow generate treatments for common ills like high cholesterol, diabetes and heart failure, he said.  Samulski is president and chief scientific officer of AskBio,…

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NCBIO 2020-2021 Year in Review

October 26, 2021

NCBIO looks back on a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of our longtime president and co-founder, Sam Taylor. The organization continued to advocate for state and federal public policies that encourage the growth of life science companies and supports the development of a strong life science workforce.

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Jude Samulski, AskBio president and CSO, at 2021 NCBIO Annual Meeting

2021 NCBIO Annual Meeting returns to in-person, Samulski delivers keynote

October 13, 2021

Nearly 200 people attended NCBIO’s 2021 Annual Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5, with almost 120 choosing to be there in person and about 75 opting to participate online.   Attendees heard discussions of drug pricing, the challenges of a launching a startup, federal issues affecting the industry and the patient’s role in clinical trials, as well…

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Sam Taylor

Recipients of inaugural Samuel Taylor Life Sciences Scholarships named

October 1, 2021

NCBIO and the N.C. Community College System announced the recipients of the newly established Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship. The Samuel M. Taylor Scholarship was established at the North Carolina Community Colleges Foundation Inc. in memory of Sam Taylor, a founder and president of NCBIO, the trade association that supports life science companies…

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