Science Market Update

Medical Startups at UNC Chapel Hill Receive $80,000

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Oct 02, 2013

Four start-up medical companies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently received $80,000 in life science funding the form of a federal grant. The donating organization, Carolina KickStart, is a program within the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). NC TraCS is funded by the NIH and works as a medical research center that awards grant money.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NC, Front Line, Chapel Hill, UNC, life science research funding

Life Science Funding News on our Company Blog

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Sep 25, 2013

In an article on our Science Market Update blog last week, we featured some life science funding news stories that we covered in our Life Science Company and Industry News Briefs blog the week before. We’d like to do the same this week because a number of last week’s funding news stories may be of interest to lab suppliers working to sell lab equipment at these well-funded research institutions. In the following paragraphs, we’ll give a brief summary of what schools received funding, how much funding they received, and what the topic of research is. We’ll also include links for further reading.

 
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Tags: 2014, Emory University, Harvard University, Pennsylvania, Northeast, University of Pennsylvania, UPenn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Life Science Funding, Southern, Georgia, Massachusetts, Boston, Philadelphia, Emory, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, Harvard, Atlanta, Front Line, Chapel Hill, Duke, UNC

Life Science Research at UNC Investigates Septic Shock Pathway

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Sep 23, 2013

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently made an important contribution to life science research with a study published in the September 13th, 2013 issue of the journal Science. Scientists have known for some time that there are sensors on the outside of cells that act as motion detectors for bacteria that may be dangerous. The researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found a sensor pathway inside of cells that that triggers a response by the immune system. According to the study, the interior sensors can work with the exterior sensors to detect a molecule called lipopolysaccharide, or LPS.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Southern, life science research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, NC, Chapel Hill, UNC, new study, new research

UNC Researchers Make Advances in Histone Code Study

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Front Line event, NC, Front Line, Chapel Hill, UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill

New Biotech Funding in North Carolina

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, May 14, 2013

A great deal of new biotech funding in North Carolina is calling national attention to the state's status as a life science research hub. Lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and university lab products will find high quality biotech sales leads at life science marketing events in North Carolina, given the state’s wealth of research funding available. The Republic recently reported that David Murdock, leader of Dole Food Company, Inc., is creating a permanent fund for a center known as the North Carolina Research Campus. The $50 million gift will be used for the campus’s health, agriculture and food research projects.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, Front Line event, NC, Chapel Hill, Duke

Human Stem Cell Mechanisms Better Understood by UNC Chapel Hill Study

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Apr 09, 2013

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Human Stem Cell, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, Stem Cell, Front Line event, NIH, NC, Front Line, laboratory equipment, Chapel Hill, NSF, UNC, laboratory equipment sales, UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC-Chapel Hill Ranked in First Place for Primary Care

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

The U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill number one in primary care for the first time, according to The Daily Tar Heel. The prestigious distinction signals the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s commitment to quality care when it comes to North Carolina patients. Since the ranking incorporates the opinions of the school’s peers, it’s evident that a number of schools across the United States recognize UNC-Chapel Hill’s strength in medicine. The university's medical school, which enrolls 782 students, was also ranked second in family medicine, fifth in rural medicine, ninth in AIDS research and treatment and 22nd in general research.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, primary care, Front Line event, NC, Front Line, Chapel Hill, UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, lab supplier, life science equipment sales, ranking

Life Science Sales Market Thriving in North Carolina

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Mar 11, 2013

North Carolina appears to have a rich life science sales market when taking into account recent life science funding statistics. North Carolina Biotechnology Center in particular gave $2.9 million in loans and grants to life science companies and researchers during this second fiscal quarter. North Carolina Biotechnology Center has been funding life science researchers and startups since 1984, helping to make North Carolina the third largest biotechnology cluster in the United States. Ten different programs received awards based on entrepreneurship, technology and education. North Carolina now hosts over 500 life science companies and 58,000 employees who earn an average salary greater than $78,000.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Life Science Funding, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, Front Line event, NIH, NC, Front Line, Chapel Hill, Duke, NSF, UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, lab supplier, Life Science Sales, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

UNC-Chapel Hill Starts Construction on Brain Injury Research Center

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently began construction on a new facility that will be used for research on brain injuries, according to Vice President for Facilities Planning and Development Ray Lafrenaye and a Chapelboro.com news article. The facility will be named the Comprehensive Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center and is being constructed in the former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Border’s bookstore building on Fordham Boulevard. The center is planning on opening for operations in the next few months.

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Tags: 2014, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Southern, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, NIH, science researchers, NC, Front Line, laboratory equipment, Chapel Hill, NSF, lab suppliers, UNC, laboratory equipment sales, UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC Research Scientists Develop Spray-On Skin Cell Therapy

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Thu, Sep 06, 2012

Research scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a “spray-on skin” treatment that speeds up recovery in wounds that don’t heal well on their own. The findings, published in the Lancet, showed that ulcers treated with the spray healed better than ulcers treated in other ways. According to WRAL.com, between one and two million Americans have a vein disease where leg wounds have difficulty healing. People with such wounds are at risk for infections and even amputation.

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Tags: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Southeast, 2012, Cell Research, Front Line event, NC, research scientists, Chapel Hill, UNC-Chapel Hill, Southern Region

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