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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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NCBIO members inform state legislators at July Life Science Caucus meeting

July 21, 2021

Representatives from G1 Therapeutics, United Therapeutics and Thermo Fisher Scientific shared insights from their companies with members of the North Carolina General Assembly’s Life Science Caucus on during its meeting held Wednesday, July 21

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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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