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Startup Statera Environmental is Commercializing Passive Sampling Technology to Enhance the Risk Analysis Process

July 21, 2017 | Amy Parker

Dr. Damian Shea and his team at North Carolina State University have developed a new passive sampling technology that provides more accurate estimates of chronic exposure to hundreds of bioavailable chemicals in water, as part of…

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Startup Locus Biosciences Secures $5m Convertible Note for CRISPR-Cas3 Antimicrobials

July 17, 2017 | Amy Parker

Research Triangle Park-based Locus Biosciences has secured a $5 million convertible note. Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Limited led the financing round, which also included the N.C. Biotechnology Center. One of Tencent’s latest high-profile investments…

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Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization

July 17, 2017 | Amy Parker

Five promising North Carolina State University projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace. “NC State is establishing itself as a leader…

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NC State Startup 410 Medical Receives Funding From Newly Formed Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA)

June 21, 2017 | Amy Parker

Triangle Venture Alliance (TVA), a newly formed investment alliance among angel networks at North Carolina State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC Central University, today announced its first…

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N.C. State/UNC spinout company raises $5.8M for ‘smart’ insulin devices

June 19, 2017 | Amy Parker

Technology invented in a laboratory in the UNC-NC State Joint Biomedical Engineering Program could soon mean painless diabetes testing and insulin injections for the nearly 400 million people with diabetes worldwide. Zenomics, Inc., a Research…

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NC State’s VitalFlo Competes at Annual NC RIoT Pitch Night

June 19, 2017 | Amy Parker

A fast-growing organization called NC RIoT has been working for the last two years to make the Triangle a hub for innovators in the space. And last week marked its annual Startup Pitch Night, where…

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NC State Startup EcoPRT’s Driverless Car Could Help Ease Commuting Traffic in Raleigh

June 12, 2017 | Amy Parker

A self-driving car could eliminate about 5,000 students commuting by car through Raleigh. It’s been in the works for years at N.C. State University. Engineering student William Joel Smith said his blood, sweat and tears…

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NC State Jumps to No. 80 Worldwide for U.S. Patents

June 9, 2017 | Amy Parker

Taking research to market is something NC State does better than most. And the fifth-annual worldwide rankings from the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) affirm that claim, putting…

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NC State University Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is Mobilizing a Bridge Over the Digital Divide

June 8, 2017 | Amy Parker

More than two billion people worldwide who don’t have internet access often miss out on life-changing benefits of being connected, such as automated micro-lending for entrepreneurs, marketplace applications and information services including weather forecasts and…

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Child with Rare Cancer is First to Receive NC State Startup Biomarck Pharmaceuticals’ Drug

May 26, 2017 | Amy Parker

A new drug, discovered and developed in the Triangle, shows promise in treating cancer. It’s a story CBS North Carolina first reported on last year. At the time, the drug had only been tried in…

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2017 Daugherty Endowment Challenge Winners Announced at Lulu eGames

April 24, 2017 | Amy Parker

The winners of the 2017 Lulu eGames have been announced. Over 350 people attended the Lulu eGames LIVE event on Thursday, April 20 to see who would walk away a winner, with $100,000 in prize…

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Biomarck Pharmaceuticals Gains FDA Allowance to Begin Human Trials for Inhaled Treatment for Adults with Lung Cancer

April 24, 2017 | Amy Parker

North Carolina based Biomarck Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has received FDA allowance l to begin human trials for their patented compound BIO-11006, for adults with lung cancer.  Discovered by Dr. Ken Adler at North Carolina State University…

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NC State Makes Top 25 for Technology Transfer

April 20, 2017 | Amy Parker

NC State ranks No. 25 among the 200 research institutions studied in the Miliken Institute’s latest listing of best universities for technology transfer. The report, called “Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities for Technology Transfer,”…

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Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices

March 9, 2017 | Amy Parker

Biomedical engineering researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to…

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Ligler to Be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

March 3, 2017 | Amy Parker

Dr. Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 15 2017 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Ligler is being recognized for her innovative…

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