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

Life Science Caucus focuses on supporting innovative agricultural tech

September 1, 2021

Two of North Carolina’s most innovative agricultural technology companies, AgBiome and SinnovaTek, along with their farming partners spoke to members of the Life Sciences Caucus and the Agricultural/Rural Caucus of the North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday morning, Sept. 1.  Life Sciences Caucus co-chairs Sen. Paul Newton, Sen. Mike Woodard, Rep. Robert Reives and Rep.…

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NC Secretary of Commerce Machelle Sanders

NC Commerce Secretary Sanders lays out state’s First in Talent plan at BMF meeting

August 31, 2021

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders encouraged the life sciences industry to be an active participant in shaping the state’s economic plan during the quarterly meeting of the NCBIO Biotech Manufacturer’s Forum held Tuesday, Aug. 31.

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NCBIO Roadmap to Diversity offers strategies for building diverse and inclusive organizations

August 26, 2021

View Agenda (0.4MB PDF) View keynote slide deck (2.6MB PDF) NCBIO hosted its first event in the Roadmap to Diversity in Life Sciences series on Tuesday, Aug. 24, featuring experts in diversity, equity and inclusion from a number of North Carolina life sciences companies who shared their experience in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. …

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