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NCLifeSci DEI gathers books, diaper products for those in need

February 2, 2024

NCLifeSci members collected and delivered almost 500 books and over a thousand diapers and related products for Book Harvest and the Diaper Bank of NC, respectively, on Jan. 25. The event was sponsored by Merck. The service project was organized by the NCLifeSci Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and co-chairs LaQuinta Jernigan and Neil Jones…

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Gunter joins life sciences leaders to ring NYSE closing bell, honor Biotech Month

January 3, 2024

NCLifeSci President Laura Gunter joined fellow life science trade organizations from across the country to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 3, and kick off Biotech Month. The NC Life Sciences Organization joined fellow life science trade organizations from across the country to ring the closing bell at the…

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BMF meeting covers AI in biomanufacturing

November 16, 2023

NCLifeSci President Laura Gunter presents a gift to Brenda Summers, who is retiring as the organization’s director of workforce programs The use of artificial intelligence in the life sciences and in biomanufacturing was the topic of the NCLifeSci Biotech Manufacturers Forum quarterly meeting held Nov. 14 at the NC Biotechnology Center.  Representatives from Kymanox, Human…

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Forum explores AI, machine learning in clinical trials

November 13, 2023

A panel of experts explored the potential of AI and machine learning to improve clinical trials by reducing costs, improving speed and increasing the probability of success at the Nov. 8 Clinical Research Forum hosted by the NC Life Sciences Organization at the NC Biotechnology Center.  The most effective use cases for AI and machine learning…

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2023 Annual Meeting brings name change, hosts 200 

October 31, 2023

NCBIO became the NC Life Sciences Organization at its 2023 Annual Meeting held Oct. 4 at the NC Biotechnology Center, and approximately 200 member representatives enjoyed networking and engaging panel discussions.  Novartis’ Emily Chee delivered the meeting’s keynote address and shared the promise of gene therapy as she described Novartis’s success in launching Zolgensma, a…

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Laura Gunter, Rep. Kristin Baker, Mike McBrierty

2022 NCBIO Year in Review

October 23, 2023

From the NCBIO President | Laura Gunter I look back on the past twelve months of NCBIO’s work, and what stands out most to me is how much time and effort we have put into looking forward. The year was perhaps most notable for the completion of our new strategic plan for the organization, which…

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Newton talks organizational leadership, culture and complacency at Annual Dinner

October 7, 2023

At the 2023 NCLifeSci Annual Dinner, Sen. Paul Newton, co-chair of the Life Sciences Caucus in the NC General Assembly, shared his insights on leadership, culture and complacency in organizations.  Key takeaways from Newton’s talk were  prioritize long-term thinking when investing in North Carolina,  focus on “everyday excellence” and continuous improvement,  put others first to…

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NCBIO changes name to NC Life Sciences Organization

October 4, 2023

The NC Biosciences Organization, known as NCBIO, is changing its name to the NC Life Sciences Organization, or NCLifeSci for short. NCLifeSci is the trade association for North Carolina’s life sciences industry.  The organization’s Board of Directors made the name change as part of a strategic planning process begun in 2022. The board chose the…

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40-year pharma veteran Monteith to direct Biomanufacturers Forum

September 29, 2023

William “Bill” Monteith has been selected by the NC Life Sciences Organization as the new program director for the organization’s Biomanufacturers Forum. Over the course of his 42-year career, Monteith has overseen the construction of and served as site head of at least six solid dose and biotech facilities. He succeeds John Wagner, who directed…

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Five NC community college students awarded 2023 Taylor life sciences scholarship

September 12, 2023

2023 Taylor Scholarship recipients Lila Bradshaw and Stephanie Alston at the NCLifeSci Annual Meeting Five community college students have been awarded the prestigious Samuel M. Taylor Memorial Life Sciences Scholarship, providing up to $3,000 per student to offset the cost of tuition, fees and books as they pursue careers in the life sciences field. The…

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