Research Triangle Park News
The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has elected two new members to its Board of Directors; Jack Cecil, the President of Biltmore Farms, LLC , and Kimberly Jenkins, serial entrepreneur and Program Director for the Duke in Silicon Valley initiative.
Both Cecil and Jenkins were chosen for their thoughtful approach to statewide leadership and extensive knowledge of the entrepreneurial community. As members of the Foundation Board, Cecil and Jenkins will play critical roles in the physical redevelopment of the Research Triangle Park.
Tuesday’s “180 degrees: Entrepreneurship in the Triangle” event was more than a show-and-tell for its big-name attendees, which included the likes of IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).
Just ask Research Triangle Foundation CEO Bob Geolas, who intimated the opportunity for entrepreneurs to be part of the ongoing change at RTP.
Research Triangle Park—Biogen Idec has been announced as an N.C. Department of Labor certified Carolina Star Program participant, at their location in RTP. Cherie Berry, the State Labor Commissioner recently attended the ceremony at the companies RTP location on Feb. 19th to present company officials with the Carolina Star flag.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Warren S. Perkins has, former president of the Association of American Textile Chemists and Colorists, has been elected by the Association's Board of Directors as Treasurer. This five-year volunteer position was most recently filled by Charles E. Gavin, III.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced an expansion of their commitment to clinical trial transparency. Through the AllTrials campaign, GSK announced that they would be publically registering clinical trials, and the disclosure of the results of these trials, along with clinical study reports (CSRs). The goal of the AllTrials campaign is to drive widespread scientific understanding.
On Jan. 29, Biogen Idec received a 2013 Facility of the Year Award for its its flexible volume manufacturing (FVM) project -- which is associated with its campus in the Research Triangle Park. This will be the second Facility of the Year Award that BIogen Idec RTP has won -- in 2010, the company took away the "Operational Excellence" award for its large-scale manufacturing (LSM) facility.
The winning projects for 2013 were selected from 27 well-qualified entries and are located in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
On Jan 9, 2013, the NC STEM Learning Network announced that The Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina (Research Triangle Foundation) donated $10,000 to help create new tools that enhance and support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in North Carolina’s schools.
The agenda and speakers for the CED Life Science Conference 2013, which will take place February 27-28, 2013, in Raleigh, North Carolina -- have just been announced.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center and North Carolina Biosciences (NCBIO) are presenting partners -- and Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a sponsor.