Business: Local and State

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Career briefs, April 7

  • Southern Season announces new president  
  • Farm Bureau honors agency manager
  • Chimerix appoints Lisa Ricciardi to board

Apr. 07, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Cree Inc. plans outdoor lighting test facility

The Durham-based energy efficient light maker Cree Inc. plans to grow its Research Triangle Park footprint with the construction of an outdoor lighting testing facility.

The company makes light-emitting diode, or LED, indoor and outdoor light bulbs, fixtures and components.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Business briefs, April 4

  • TyraTech launches lice product
  • Surgical device company completes reverse stock split

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Durham company to showcase 250-megapixel camera capabilities

Their first cameras were about the size of two microwaves stacked one on top of the other, but they could takes images in great detail. That’s 1 billion pixels of detail, to be exact.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

UNC Health Care starts affiliation with Nash

UNC Health Care, a growing Chapel Hill-based system that has partnerships with health care providers around the state, has launched one with Nash Health Care.
The two health care providers announced this week that their new management services agreement took effect Tuesday.
Through the deal, Nash will get access to UNC Health Care’s managerial, clinical and operational resources, and both systems hope to see cost savings. The deal does not involve the sale or exchange of assets.

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Business briefs, April 3

  • Sushi restaurant Basan to open at Diamond View III
  • Scynexis changes IPO terms
  • N.C. fast-food workers to protest in Durham

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 11:38 AM

Roses closing at University Mall

After more than 40 years at Chapel Hill’s University Mall, the Roses discount variety store location there will be closing at the end of June.

The store is the mall’s second anchor tenant to close recently behind Dillard’s.
“The landlord felt the property was worth more in their mind, and I think they’re trying to upscale the mall,” said Wilson Sawyer, chief operating officer for Henderson-based Variety Wholesalers, which is the parent company of Roses stores.

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

Business briefs, April 2

  • CoreLogic: Durham-Chapel home prices up in February
  • UNC Health Care launching new online system

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Scynexis eyes going public

Scynexis, a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that’s working on treatments for fungal infections, is looking to go public.
According to regulatory filings, the company expected to sell more than 4 million shares for between $12 and $14 per share.

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Code school for programmers to launch in Durham

There’s a strong need for trained computer programmers in the Triangle, where there’s a growing community of start-ups, said Nick Jordan, the CEO of the Durham-based web and mobile design company Smashing Boxes.
“I think it’s really kind of a dire situation,” Jordan said, adding that he could hire five additional programmers if he could find them.

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Business briefs, April 1

  • CoreLogic: Durham-Chapel Hill foreclosures down in January
  • Triangle Orthopaedic Associates aligns with weight loss surgery practice
  • NephroGenex reports wider net loss in 2013
  • Oxygen Biotherapeutics gets confirmation of removal of Oxyctye hold
  • Biogen Idec hemophilia B treatment to be made in RTP

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Career briefs

  • Durham dentist recognized
  • N.C. Mutual bestows National Achievement Award
  • RTI research scientist appointed to journal board
  • Carrboro health center leader honored in Washington
  • Bell and Howell hires CFO
  • McAdams announces hire

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Pet surgery goes laparoscopic

Suited up in gloves, a coat and face mask, veterinarian Chuck Miller watched the images on a screen transmitted from the small camera that he was navigating inside the abdomen of a black Labrador named Bella.

To remove reproductive organs of the approximately year-and-a-half-old female dog, he was using laparoscopy, or minimally invasive, surgery.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

UNC officials dedicate new imaging research building

After more than three years of construction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials and others cut the ribbon on Thursday for the new, $245 million building that will house state-of-the-art imaging equipment for cancer research and other studies.

The nine-story, 340,000-square-foot building, has yet to be filled with researchers, students and staff. But it already houses a cyclotron, which is a type of particle accelerator used to make radioactive atoms used in medical imaging.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Business briefs, March 28

  • Shares in Square 1 trading up 14 percent on day one
  • Triangle Curling Club to hold groundbreaking Saturday