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NCBIO forum offers guidance on creating new lab space

July 15, 2021

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

July 8, 2021

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 NCBIO in 2013 as director of…

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NCBIO to create NC Community Colleges scholarships honoring longtime president Sam Taylor

June 28, 2021

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.   The organization’s goal is to create an endowed fund that will…

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2021 CSBI-TEConomy Workforce Trends Report released

June 18, 2021

The Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes released the 2021 Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report (PDF) in June 2021 at the BIO Digital Convention. The report provides a national snapshot of the current and anticipated talent needs of the nation’s dynamic life science industry. The report leverages intelligence drawn from interviews with industry executives across the…

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BMF covers improving manufacturing with automation, digitization

June 14, 2021

Salil Desai, Ph.D., says “digital twinning” is the future of biomanufacturing. Presenters from Novozymes, Pfizer and North Carolina A&T State University discussed optimizing production processes using automation and digitization during the June 8 Biomanufacturers Forum held online by NCBIO.  The forum featured presentations by the following experts:  Mike Hess, senior manager of science and technology,…

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NCBIO Medical Device Forum panelists

NCBIO Medical Device Forum covers product development during pandemic

May 26, 2021

Depending on people, being flexible and agile and remembering the lessons learned during this pandemic were some of the key points shared by the panelists participating in NCBIO’s Medical Device Forum held online Wednesday, May 19.

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CED Venture Connect 2021 draws a virtual crowd

March 26, 2021

Like last year, this year’s Venture Connect held March 23-25 produced by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development took place entirely online but with many new features.  NCBIO is a sponsor of Venture Connect, which connects life science and technology companies in the Southeast with investors, sponsors and fellow entrepreneurs to network, discuss innovative technologies and…

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Sam Taylor honored in the Congressional Record

March 11, 2021

REMEMBERING SAM TAYLOR Mr. Tillis. Madam President, I rise today with my colleague, the senior Senator from North Carolina, to honor the life and work of Sam Taylor, the president of North Carolina Biosciences Organization. Sam was a giant in our State and a leading voice for our vital and innovative life sciences and biopharmaceutical…

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NC legislators discuss workforce with NCBIO members during BMF meeting

March 2, 2021

NCBIO manufacturing companies discussed their workforce needs with North Carolina state legislators during the quarterly meeting of the NCBIO Biomanufacturers Forum held online Tuesday, March 2. Representatives of Biogen, FUJIFILM DioSynth, Grifols, Merck, Novartis, Novozymes and Pfizer were among those who spoke to leaders of the NC General Assembly’s Life Sciences Caucus. Caucus co-chairs Sen.…

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NCBIO webinar discusses hiring during pandemic

February 25, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, NCBIO hosted a webinar on “New Dynamics in Talent Recruitment” as part of the NCBIO Life Sciences Forums. Panelists discussed the challenges and opportunities that have arisen in recruiting and retaining employees during the pandemic.  Stephen Williams, practice lead, North Carolina sciences at Aerotek, served as moderator of a panel comprising…

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