Brewing success story: With $6M funding, Next Century Spirits preps for post-pandemic world

July 20, 2020 | Abby Phillips

DURHAM – Next Century Spirits, the Durham-based company bringing technology that slashes time to produce whiskeys, rum, and other spirits, is looking for larger production facilities, says CEO Scott Bolin. The 20-employee company that recently closed…

Spiffy Now Accepting Franchise Applications

July 13, 2020 | Abby Phillips

Get Spiffy, an on-demand car care, technology, and services company, will begin accepting applications for franchise licenses in new markets across the country. Founded and headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Spiffy has expanded…

Perky Jerky and Improved Nature Partner for Plant-Based Product

July 1, 2020 | Abby Phillips

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 Plant-based is all the rage in specialty food. Specializing in turkey, beef, and pork jerky, Perky Jerky recently entered a new partnership to compete with other plant-based brands…

Advanced Animal Diagnostics pivots to humans for COVID-19 test, with NCBiotech boost

June 16, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Advanced Animal Diagnostics, as the name suggests, makes tests for animals, not humans. However, in the age of coronavirus, this small ag tech company from Morrisville finds itself “repurposing” its QScout blood test platform —…

Get Spiffy launches ‘Disinfection Store’ to meet demand for vehicle cleaning

June 11, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Responding to demand from consumers and other vehicle owners such as rideshare drivers and carshare operators for ways of sanitizing vehicles due to COVID-19 pandemic worries, Get Spiffy is launching an online store for…

Olympus Announces Exclusive LUMINELLE Distribution Agreement

May 12, 2020 | Abby Phillips

In-Office Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy and Cystoscopy Device Complements Olympus Range of GYN Offerings The LUMINELLE DTx Hysteroscopy System, designed to transition hysteroscopy procedures out of the OR and into the GYN office, is now…

North Carolina-based The Climate Service raises $3.8 million for climate audits

April 14, 2020 | Abby Phillips

With corporations across the world taking a closer look at the effects their operations have on global climate change, investors are backing a crop of software and services that are cropping up to pull back…

Second Nature raises $16.4M for ‘healthy home’ subscription products like air and water filters

March 25, 2020 | Abby Phillips

After a confusing trip to the store to purchase an air filter back in 2012, two N.C. State University students, Thad Tarkington and Kevin Barry, came up with the idea to make this routine home…

RTP company working to develop COVID-19 test

March 20, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (WNCN) — A diagnostics company at Research Triangle Park is developing a new, faster screening for COVID-19. “We think the test we’re working on could make a huge difference in our…

RTP startup Get Spiffy sets up shop in Silicon Valley

February 26, 2020 | Abby Phillips

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Get Spiffy — an on-demand car care, technology and services company led by serial entrepreneur Scot Wingo — is setting up shop on the West Coast. The RTP-based startup announced today it has…