Business: Local and State

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

BioCryst flu treatment receives FDA approval

Joining the list of two other drugs currently approved for flu treatment, BioCryst Pharmaceutical’s influenza treatment RAPIVAB has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The drug is the first of its kind as an intravenous single-dose treatment for those who exhibit flu symptoms.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Business briefs: Donations and honors

Bayer CropScience makes donation ... LAMBERT Architecture honored for Duke TIP building


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Advanced Animal Diagnostics names pair

Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) has named Rick Rectenwald as manufacturing operations and customer service manager and Darlene Duarte as sales representative.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

The Buzz: Fitness center celebrates 7 years

Rapid Results Fitness, at 4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., will be celebrating its seventh year in business on Jan. 3.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

The Buzz: Fusion restaurant to fill former Qdoba space

Greek-Lebanese fusion restaurant Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro will fill the space Qdoba occupied at the corner of West Franklin and North Columbia Streets in Chapel Hill.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Parata terminates 110 employees

Parata Systems will lay off 110 employees by the end of February.

In a letter to the NC Department of Commerce, the company said it will be downsizing both of its Durham facilities, at 2600 Meridian Parkway and 3751 S. Alston Ave.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

FDA continues delay in Chapel Hill drug approval

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

FDA delays Pozen experimental drugs’ OK for 2nd time

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

A dentist and candy: the unlikely pair for a Durham business

While Sindhura Citineni worked as a dentist in a rural North Carolina town, many children came to her office with teeth decay.

The parents weren’t sure what to do. Even if they banned all the Mountain Dew and the candy, the kids would gorge on it at their first opportunity of independence.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Business briefs, Dec. 15

  • Durham app closes Series A funding
  • NIEHS signs agreement with Chinese university
  • Durham Connects hires nurses

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

American Underground grows across the board

Companies with headquarters in American Underground have raised nearly $28 million this year, according to American Underground’s recent annual report.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Fresh Market opens first Durham location

Instead of hosting a ribbon cutting, The Fresh Market cracked open an 80-pound wheel of Parmesan cheese. The 23,400 square-foot store opened in Parkway Plaza Wednesday morning with a variety of activities, including chef demonstrations, food samplings, coffee giveaways and drawings for gift cards.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Durham-Orange jobless rate declines again

The metropolitan area of Durham-Chapel Hill’s unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.5 percent between September and October, the NC Department of Commerce reported today.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

2nd Durham exec died in plane crash

David Hartman, a vice president of Durham-based Nuventra, was among the six people whe died Monday in a plane crash in Montgomery County, Md. The company confirmed Mr. Hartman’s death Tuesday morning.