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NC State Startup Tethis Among APLU Top 22 Startups of 2017

November 20, 2017 | Amy Parker

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill tonight, spotlighting 22 startup companies that have created products...

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NC State Biochemical Startup Tethis Lands $400K in Funding

November 20, 2017 | Amy Parker

Tethis, a startup focused on biochemicals, has raised $400,000, according to a securities filing. Seven investors provided the funds in the form of debt. CEO Scott Bolin signed the filing, which was made on Nov....

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NC State Startup Locus Biosciences Lands $19M in Funding for Gene Editing Technology

November 15, 2017 | Amy Parker

Locus Biosciences, born with the help of two loans from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, has raised $19 million in Series A funding from major investors. The round was led by ARTIS Ventures of San...

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Dr. Ken Adler Recalls Ups & Downs of Research Journey at Springboard Innovation Forum

November 2, 2017 | Amy Parker

In a career spanning more than four decades, cell biologist Kenneth Adler has had his share of success, from groundbreaking discoveries targeting severe respiratory diseases and cancer to top honors for entrepreneurship and innovation. He’s...

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Health-tech Startup VitalFlo Graduates Innovators Program Accelerator

October 25, 2017 | Amy Parker

The Raleigh Innovators Program’s fourth cohort graduates eight teams ready to improve IT, health-tech and civic activism. The anticipation was palpable throughout the Lincoln Theater as Liz Tracy, director at HQ Raleigh and lead facilitator of...

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NC State Startup VitalFlo Takes Top Prize at Big Launch Challenge

October 16, 2017 | Amy Parker

The Launch Place received 59 applications for the Big Launch Challenge and invited the top 10 companies to pitch.  To date, $119,000 in awards have been given to 9 companies since the first competition was...

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Top Innovator, Entrepreneurs Honored at NC State Celebration of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

October 13, 2017 | Amy Parker

On a campus crowded with world-leading faculty spinning off startup companies and writing patent applications at a record-breaking pace, the annual awards for innovator of the year and entrepreneur of the year may be the...

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University Startup VitalFlo Brings Asthma Prevention Technology to Market

October 13, 2017 | Amy Parker

VitalFlo is using technology developed by ASSIST researchers to create a low-cost, portable spirometer that will enable physicians to regularly monitor the breathing of their patients with respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive...

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2 NC State Startups Listed Among 10 Cool Companies from 2017 CED Tech Venture Conference

September 29, 2017 | Amy Parker

For the second year in a row, ExitEvent interviewed more than 50 startup founders over two days at the CED Tech Venture Conference. It was all-hands-on-deck effort leaving us with pages of interviews, insights and news to...

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NC State Receives Funding from NSF for I-Corps Site

September 7, 2017 | Amy Parker

NC State has received a $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation to advance the commercialization of research discoveries. This five-year award will be used by the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures to...

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NC State Commercialization Breaks Records, Gears Up for More

August 23, 2017 | Amy Parker

NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures has just completed its most successful year ever, launching a record 15 startup companies, executing a record 169 licenses and options and filing 241 patents in...

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Inventor Shares Tech Transfer Tips at Springboard Innovation Forum

August 23, 2017 | Amy Parker

Take it from an expert, Fran Ligler told a rapt audience of inventors and investors on Centennial Campus last Tuesday, great ideas aren’t that uncommon. “If you only have one patentable idea, I feel sorry...

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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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