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Clinical Sensors Awarded Over $1.5M in NIH Grants

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC / ACCESSWIRE / April 18, 2017 / Clinical Sensors, Inc. announced today that it was awarded two Small Business Research Grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Together, these grants provide over $1.5 million to support the company's continued development and demonstration of its point-of-care [...]

April 18th, 2017|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

TBJ: The N.C. organizations that received the most NIH funding in 2016

More than 20 North Carolina-based universities and businesses received $2 million or more in National Institutes of Health funding last year, according to data compiled by American City Business Journals. Read more here.

March 25th, 2017|FFVC Release, IN THE NEWS, PRESS RELEASES|

First Flight Venture Center Navigators Help Chart The Course

First Flight implements its Navigator Program for resident Companies @ FFVC  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - March 10 2017 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, launched its Navigator program in First Quarter 2017. In February, an initial twelve companies signed up for the Navigator [...]

March 10th, 2017|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES, Uncategorized|

2016 a Year to Remember @ First Flight Venture Center

First Flight Companies Raise $20 Million in 2016 as First Flight continues to lead the way in helping “HIGH SCIENCE, HIGH IMPACT” start-ups.  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - March 9 2017 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, today released its 2016 Annual Report. Highlights [...]

March 9th, 2017|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC’S HANGAR6 PROJECT HAS BEEN AWARDED EDA GRANT

FIRST FLIGHT VENTURE CENTER’S (FFVC) HANGAR6 AWARDED $450,000 GRANT FOR THE REGIONAL INNOVATIONS STRATEGIES (RIS) PROGRAM CHALLENGE FFVC was among 35 organizations from 19 states that have been awarded the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant. The 35 organizations will receive nearly $15 million to create and expand cluster-focused, proof-of-concept and [...]

November 17th, 2016|FFVC Media Coverage, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FIRST FLIGHT VENTURE CENTER’S (FFVC) WINS 2016 SBA GROWTH ACCELERATOR FUND COMPETITION

NOVEMBER 7, 2016, The Small Business Administration awards $850,000 to 17 accelerators. FFVC’s WINGS Program has been awarded $50,000 and is one of 17 winners. They join 68 others that have won the 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund earlier this year.   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (November 7, 2016) – First [...]

November 7th, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

The “Big Launch Challenge” Announces Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Encapsio and Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies – Winners of The Big Launch Challenge Danville, VA (September 21, 2016) – Encapsio, producer of revolutionary silicone microspheres for the encapsulation and delivery of active ingredients in product formulation, took home the top prize of $20,000 for first place. Ascent Bio-Nano [...]

September 21st, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES, Uncategorized|

FIRST FLIGHT VENTURE CENTER ELECTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

September 15, 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT: FIRST FLIGHT VENTURE CENTER ELECTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 26, 2016) – First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs in North Carolina, is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the FFVC Board [...]

September 15th, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC AND THE LIFTOFF PROGRAM AWARDED FUNDING FROM NC IDEA FOUNDATION

September 9, 2016, NC IDEA Foundation awards grant to FFVC and eight other organizations as part of the first cohort of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (September 8, 2016) – First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs in North Carolina, was awarded [...]

September 9th, 2016|FFVC Media Coverage, FFVC Release|

FFVC PRESIDENT ANDREW SCHWAB AWARDED INDIVIDUAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY TBJ

Triangle Business Journal recognized and awarded individuals and research organizations within the Triangle’s life sciences sector at their annual Life Sciences Awards Ceremony. […]

May 26th, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Congratulates Hutchison for CED Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Induction

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 16, 2016) – First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), a science and technology incubator for entrepreneurs in North Carolina, would like to recognize and congratulate one of its own, Fred Hutchison, founder and attorney at Hutchison PPLC and FFVC Board Member. Hutchison, along with 3 other [...]

May 16th, 2016|FFVC Media Coverage, FFVC Release|

FFVC Hosts US Congressman David Price During National Small Business Week to Discuss Grant Funding

Congressman Price represents North Carolina’s Fourth District, a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes the heart of the RTP and First Flight Venture Center. […]

April 28th, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Wege Foundation Awards First Flight’s LiftOff Program $50,000 to Assist NC Tech Start-Ups

First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) announced today that its LiftOff Program was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Wege Foundation.  Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Foundation focuses on giving grants to organizations that enhance the lives of people and preserve the health of the environment.  “We are extremely honored [...]

April 27th, 2016|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES, TAKES|

FFVC to Receive $50,000 Check From SBA for LiftOff Program

On November 4, 2015, Lynn L. Douthett, Director of SBA/North Carolina District, will formally present FFVC with prize money from the SBA Accelerator Fund Competition. This money will help initiate operation of their LiftOff program which was designed to help North Carolina’s scientific entrepreneurs with the early grant process while working toward commercialization and before seeking traditional venture capital. […]

October 28th, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Xconomy Announces FFVC as a Winner in SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Xconomy shares the latest in NC biotech, tech and startup news. FFVC made the news with their SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition win! […]

August 10th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

First Flight Venture Center Wins $50,000 Fed Grant for new Startup Program

WRAL TechWire highlighted FFVC’s big announcement yesterday that they were named a winner in the second US Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. […]

August 6th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

SBA Awards FFVC with a 2015 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Grant

FFVC is named one of just two winners in NC of the 2015 Small Business Association (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The recipients represent 39 states, the district of Columbia and Puerto Rico. […]

August 4th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC Wins Second Annual SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

FFVC announced today that it was selected as a winner of the 2015 US Small Business Administration Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.  The RTP-based incubator was one of fifty winners revealed during the first ever White House Demo Day hosted by President Obama.  Each winner will receive a $50,000 grant. […]

August 4th, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Commerce Veteran and CEO of Technology Non-Profit Jean Davis Joins FFVC Board

Research Triangle Park, N.C. - July 22, 2015 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) enhances their board of directors with the addition of Jean Davis, CEO of MCNC, a technology non-profit that builds, owns, and operates a leading-edge broadband infrastructure for North Carolina’s research, education, non-profit healthcare, and other community [...]

July 22nd, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Former NC Secretary of Commerce Norris Tolson Joins FFVC Board of Directors

First Flight Venture Center is proud to announce that Norris Tolson has joined their Board of Directors.  While currently a key member of the Williams Mullen Economic Development team in Raleigh, Tolson headed up the NC Biotechnology Center and held several North Carolina cabinet positions. […]

June 2nd, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Cameras Vision, Velosal Medical and Tom & Jenny’s Candy – Winners of The Big Launch Challenge

Winners of The Big Launch Challenge were announced on May 19th at The Launch Place in Danville, Virginia.  Camras Vision, a FFVC resident company, won first place.  Tom & Jenny’s Candy and Velosal Medical tied for second place.   […]

May 21st, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Resident Camras Vision Wins 2015 Big Launch Challenge

Three companies walked way with funding from the 2015 Big Launch Challenge on May 19, 2015.  A FFVC resident company that created an innovative treatment for stopping advanced glaucoma progression won the big prize.  While Tom & Jenny’s Candy and Velosal Medical Inc. tied for second place and split the prize. […]

May 20th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Finalists Announced for Big Launch Challenge

The finals of the Big Launch Challenge, a joint venture between The Launch Place from Danville, VA, and First Flight Venture Center from RTP, are scheduled for 1pm on May 19th. Six finalists chosen from 37 applicants will showcase their business plans for innovative ideas in a competitive environment.  The presentations will take place at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. […]

May 18th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

NC Biotech Center Gives FFVC Presidential Initiative Award to Launch Lift-Off Campaign

A $30,000 Presidential Initiative Award went to First Flight Venture Center in RTP to help launch its Lift-Off Campaign, a comprehensive, individualized program to help startup companies obtain early-stage funding. […]

April 29th, 2015|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

The Launch Place and FFVC partner again to host The Big Launch Challenge

Danville, Va. – The Launch Place, an established entrepreneurial development organization headquartered in Danville, Virginia, and First Flight Venture Center, the largest technology incubator in the Research Triangle, North Carolina, have come together once again to host a contest with two awards totaling up to $20,000 for first place and [...]

February 19th, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Kenneth T. Tyra Joins First Flight Venture Center as Executive-In-Residence

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - First Flight Venture Center announced today the addition of Kenneth T. Tyra as Executive-In-Residence. Tyra has been a lead executive or founder in a wide range of start-up and established businesses. Tyra has a lengthy legal bio as well, including roles as a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP [...]

January 22nd, 2015|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Six Regional Leaders Honored at Leadership Triangle Awards Gala

Durham, NC – Over 275 Triangle area business and community leaders converged on the American Tobacco Campus on Thursday, December 11th to celebrate leadership in the Triangle Region.  Illustrating the theme of this year’s event, Reflections on the Future, the evening began with a vignette from Wake Robotics, a Cary-based [...]

December 30th, 2014|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

First Flight Wins Goodmon Award for Regional Leadership in Economic Development

RTP, N.C. - First Flight Venture Center is proud to announce that it has been named a recipient of the Goodmon Award for Regional Leadership in Economic Development by Leadership Triangle. First Flight will accept its Goodmon Award on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham at [...]

November 6th, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES, Uncategorized|

First Flight Resident Ridge Diagnostics Featured on WNCN

WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville First Flight Venture Center resident company Ridge Diagnostics was featured on WNCN last week, with the local NBC affiliate stopping by the First Flight offices to chat with Ridge's John Bilello and FFVC's Andy Schwab for the station's "What's Next" feature. WNCN highlighted Ridge's [...]

First Flight Venture Center and The Launch Place Announce Partnership

RTP, N.C. - Oct. 23, 2014 - The Launch Place, a nonprofit organization that provides consulting services and investment and subsidy opportunities for startups in Danville, Va., is partnering with a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), to attract FFVC resident companies to The Launch Place [...]

October 23rd, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Leading IP Firm AWAPatent Visits, Provides Recommendations to FFVC Residents

RTP, N.C. - Oct. 13, 2014 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) recently hosted Swedish Intellectual Property firm AWAPatent for a presentation on Intellectual Property law for early-stage companies. Boasting clients and partners in 70 countries and featuring an in-house stable of 160 IP attorneys, AWAPatent is a full-service firm offering [...]

October 13th, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

First Flight Resident Strensor Systems Accepted Into Leading Technology Incubator

Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Aug. 26, 2014 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) announced today that one of its resident companies, Strensor Systems, has been accepted into glaTec, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology’s (Empa) start-up incubator. A resident of FFVC since Spring 2014, Strensor Systems [...]

China-Based Yu-link Visits FFVC, Discusses Healthcare Market Opportunities

Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Aug. 21, 2014 - First Flight Venture Center hosted Chinese company Yu-link last week for a presentation on market opportunities for healthcare companies looking to expand into China.  A high-tech investment bank devoted to helping international small- and medium-sized enterprises expand into China, Yu-link highlighted [...]

August 21st, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

First Flight’s angel partner RTP Capital leads Triangle angel investing in 2013

RTP Capital members lead Triangle angel investing in 2013 with about $2 million invested in 15+ startups; expands board and membership base Research Triangle Park NC, January 30, 2014 — The growth in angel investment in the Triangle is the result of active investors working together to find and fuel promising [...]

June 17th, 2014|FFVC Release|

Big Launch Challenge Winners Revealed

3F, LLC, a novel nanotechnology fibers play from RTP, won The Big Launch Challenge competition in Danville, VA yesterday.  The challenge was a joint effort between The Launch Place, an Danville entrepreneurial organization and First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), the largest RTP incubator. The competition began with 31 contestants at [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Client Release, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Frank Plastina Joins Board of Directors

First Flight Venture Center, startup home to over $5B in market cap companies, today added Mr. Frank Plastina, former CEO of Tekelec, to their Board of Directors. […]

April 9th, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Richard West Joins FFVC as Executive-In-Residence

FFVC announced today the addition of its newest Executive-In-Residence, Richard M. West. West is co-founder and CEO of his fourth life sciences startup, which is focused on newborn screening [www.baebies.com]. In 2013 Rich and his team sold Advanced Liquid Logic to Illumina for $96M; the company was a Duke spinout that developed lab-on-a-chip [...]

March 1st, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Warwick Joins FFVC Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Team

Mr. Warwick has held executive management positions in six high technology startup companies, most recently as founder and CEO of HelthDecisions.us,  a startup company developing tools to aid in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  Previously,  he founded NanoForge, a startup company in Nanotechnology. […]

January 27th, 2014|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Live Gamer Graduates From FFVC

Live Gamer (formerly Brandport, Inc.) celebrated their graduation from FFVC yesterday,  amidst humor, toasts and awards. […]

November 22nd, 2013|ALUMNI, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

bioMason Nabs Top Prize at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Challenge Prize

First Flight client BioMason once again snagged top honors at  the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge in NYC last week for manufacturing its brick products, which have a lower emissions profile because they are grown instead of fired. […]

November 20th, 2013|ALUMNI, bioMASON, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

SEBio selects FFVC clients Camras Vision, NIRvana Sciences and Scion BioMedical

First Flight has been preparing clients Camras Vision, Scion BioMedical and NIRvana Siences for presentations at the Southeast Bio Investing and Partnering Forum this week in Richmond, VA.  Scion BioMedical will be presenting on the MAIN stage, while NIRvana and Camras will be featured on the Early Stage/Presenting Companies. […]

November 5th, 2013|Camras, CLIENTS, FFVC Release, NIRvana, PRESS RELEASES|

Schwab, bioMason, Neuse River grab nominations – WRAL TechWire Full Steam Ahead Awards

WRALTechWire will host its second “Full Steam Ahead Awards” celebration on Oct. 24 at the Full Steam Brewery in Durham. Ten individual leaders and five companies will be honored at the free event. We also will be recognizing several life-time achievement winners. Save the date! […]

October 17th, 2013|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

First Flight Venture Center Celebrates Unsung RTP Success Story – Its Own and Its Startups

At a third annual pig picking celebration this week, entrepreneurs at the First Flight Venture Center pitched in to recognize the 37 startups currently based there and the achievements over the past five years. […]

October 8th, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC President Featured in TBJ Article

If the Eiffel Tower were a startup incubator, would it still be an icon? Folks at Research Triangle Park hope a planned structure can be both icon and entrepreneurial hub. […]

September 29th, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

First Flight Clients Novosynthetix and Advanced Animal Diagnostics in NC Bio Showcase

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Leaders of eight fast-emerging North Carolina agricultural biotechnology companies will pitch their wares to investors and other interested observers Oct. 10 at the 2013 Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase. North Carolina is home to more than 80 ag biotech companies, including headquarters and installations for five of the [...]

September 24th, 2013|Client Media Coverage, FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Senator Burr: “We need more organizations like First Flight…”

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will meet with First Flight startups on Monday, August 5, 2013. US Senator Richard Burr believes in not only talking about startups and his support, but also in spending time walking in the halls of First Flight Venture Center where many tech entrepreneurs live. […]

August 5th, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Deputy Secretary Gossages Visits Startups

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bryan Gossage and Office of Science and Technology Executive Direction John Hardin spent time at First Flight last Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Gossage and Hardin explored the facility and met with client companies CertiRx, BaseTrace and NIRvana Sciences. They expressed their surprise at the number of [...]

August 2nd, 2013|FFVC Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

BioMason, Nova Synthetix and BaseTrace Receive Inception Loans

Three clients at First Flight Venture Center have been awarded Company Inception Loans (CIL) from the NC Biotechnology Center. […]

June 13th, 2013|ALUMNI, BaseTrace, bioMASON, CLIENTS, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Receives Grant for Additional Wet Labs

First Flight Venture Center will expand it’s current infrastructure for wet lab spaces by providing a common space and centralized critical equipment for on-going research. […]

May 30th, 2013|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Receives Economic Development Grant

The First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) has been a technology incubator for technology start-ups since 1991. FFVC has hosted over 200 comopanies, 65% of whom have become active contributors to North Carolina’s economy. In total, FFVC has contributed close to 800M in economic impact over the last two decades. FFVC is unique in terms of the programs and facilities offered to technology entrepreneurs in RTP. The primary goal of FFVC is to provide on-going business assistance through subject mateter expertise and mentorship. […]

May 30th, 2013|FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Congratulates Art Pappas…

ART PAPPAS TO RECEIVE THE LIFE SCIENCE LEADERSHIP AWARD AT THE CED LIFE SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2017 -read more here

January 25th, 2017|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five NC Startups

  NC IDEA Foundation Awards $250,000 in Grants to Five NC Startups; Crossing $4.75 Million Funding Mark Funds to serve as catalyst for young, high-growth startups DURHAM, NC – December 13, 2016 - NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, [...]

December 14th, 2016|Client Release, IN THE NEWS, PRESS RELEASES|

NC IDEA Awards Nine Grants

NC IDEA Foundation Awards Nine Grants to First Cohort of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Partners Grants for statewide network of Entrepreneur Support Organizations DURHAM, NC – September 8, 2016 - The NC IDEA Foundation, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that [...]

September 8th, 2016|Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Panacea and Sanitarium Collaborate in On-Demand Automated Personalized Nutrition Technology

Sanitarium, a global leader in wellness and nutrition products, will partner with Panacea to use their patent-pending data-driven robotic technology, enabling high speed production of personalized nutritional products in a “pill free” system with optimal dosage.   […]

May 23rd, 2016|Client Release, Panacea|

TBJ Highlights SciKon Deal with Singapore Group

Durham-based Scion Innovation has reached a development deal with InvitroCue that will expand the utility of SciKon’s SciFlow 1000 System into the infectious disease space. […]

April 12th, 2016|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, SciKon|

Ridge Diagnostics Depression Study Highlighted in Online Health Journal

Chief Scientific Officer of Ridge Diagnostics, John Bilello, PdD, is part of one of the first research teams to move away from single biomarkers and pioneer a probabilistic approach in testing for depression.  The test – MDDScore – is shown to potentially wield real predictive power in diagnosing the number one cause of disability worldwide […]

March 4th, 2016|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, RidgeDx|

Inc. Magazine’s 2016 Best Industries Report Features FFVC Startup BioMason

This article – part of Inc.’s 2016 Best Industries report – focuses on BioMason, the building-materials startup that makes bricks and masonry from scratch without the need for heat. While traditional brick-making requires blasting clay in kilns at 2,000 degrees for several days, releasing massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, BioMason injects sand with microorganisms to initiate a process like the one that creates coral. The technique takes four days, and when complete, the bricks are strong enough for use in houses, commercial buildings and other structures. […]

February 1st, 2016|bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

CertiRx and IN2trace Partner to Combat Counterfeits in Supply Chain

CertiRx Corporation and IN2trace Ltd announce a partnership to bring best-in-class tools to the fight against counterfeits, a $600 billion dollar industry that accounts for 5-7% of world trade, according to the International Chamber of Commerce. […]

January 27th, 2016|CertiRx, Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

APersona ASM Makes TransCirrus Most Secure Cloud-in-a-Box Appliance on Market

CBS 19 KYTX in Tyler, TX, announced that TransCirrus, the leading converged appliance provider, has chosen aPersona’s Adaptive Security Manager (ASM) to protect their OpenStack-based, flexible infrastructure appliances. With aPersona ASM, TransCirrus appliances have an “always on” strong adaptive multi-factor security layer protecting all logins to TransCirrus’ cloud management portals. […]

December 14th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, TransCirrus|

WRAL TechWire: SciQuest Reveals New Brand on 20th Anniversary

To recognize both the 20th anniversary of the company’s incorporation and the fifth anniversary since becoming a public company, FFVC alum SciQuest rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite on November 23rd and revealed its new brand, designed to place an emphasis on solutions the company delivers for its customers.   […]

November 30th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, SciQuest|

NC Tech Awards Names FFVC Resident Koolbridge Solar as Top 10 Startup to Watch

Koolbridge Solar was named as one of the Top 10 Startups to Watch by the NC Technology Association. Companies will be honored at the NC Tech Awards Gala, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 12th at the Raleigh Convention Center. […]

October 16th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, Koolbridge Solar Inc.|

Cloud Pharma & THERAMetrics Target Drug Development for Orphan CNS Diseases

The partnership will initially focus on orphan diseases such as Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In parallel to these efforts, both companies will pursue sponsored development for additional respiratory indications. […]

October 5th, 2015|Client Release, Cloud Pharma, PRESS RELEASES|

CertiRX sells $215K of $600K equity offering for security tech

WRAL TechWire — CertiRx Corp., a Research Triangle Park company developing and commercializing technology that makes counterfeits and frauds easier to detect, has raised $215,000 of a $600,000 equity round, according to a regulatory filing.... Read more on WRAL TechWire

October 2nd, 2015|CertiRx, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

WRAL TechWire Announces NovaTarg Gets $3.2M in SBIR Grants

NovaTarg, a biotech company developing new treatments for cancer, kidney disease and diabetes, has received $3.2 million in Small Business Innovative Research grants, tripling the firm’s current funding. […]

September 30th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, Uncategorized|

Cloud Pharmaceuticals and Genomeon Announce Marker Discovery and Drug Design Partnership

Cloud Pharmaceuticals and Genomeon Announce Marker Discovery and Drug Design Partnership Relationship to help Cloud Pharmaceuticals identify companion biomarkers effective in targeting cancers and other genetically influenced diseases. […]

August 24th, 2015|Client Release, Cloud Pharma, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Alum baebies Completes $13 Financing Round

A Triangle newborn health screening startup and former FFVC resident company, babies reported Monday that it had completed a $13 million round in equity financing to develop its neonatal screening technology. […]

July 28th, 2015|ALUMNI, baebies, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC Resident Camras Vision Receives NC Innovation Grant

Seven of 11 One North Carolina Small Business Fund recipients were Durham firms. FFVC resident Camras Vision was one of the recipients, receiving a $50,000 grant for development of an adjustable pressure control device that is inserted in eye to reduce harmful eye pressure for glaucoma patients. […]

July 9th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

RTP Start-up TransCirrus Announces Collaboration for OpenStack with Red Hat

TransCirrus, Inc. announced that it is one of the first companies to become a Red Hat Embedded Integrated Partner for OpenStack.  This collaboration enables TransCirrus, founded two years ago, to resell Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform in its OpenStack cloud in a box appliance, including enterprise support provided by TransCirrus and backed by Red Hat.  The collaboration will allow TransCirrus to reach customers who demand enterprise support by a market leader such as Red Hat. […]

June 23rd, 2015|Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Mayo Clinic and FFVC Alum United Therapeutics Team Up on Lung Restoration Center

Mayo Clinic and United Therapeutics Corp. announced on June 15th that they are partnering together to build and operate a lung restoration center on the Mayo campus in Jacksonville, Florida.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 1,600 people are currently waiting for a lung transplant and many more could benefit from one if more donor lungs were available.  Construction of the center is supposed to be complete in 2017. […]

The Launch Place Invests $250,000 in Panacea BioMatx to Expand its New Operation in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (Thursday, June 4, 2015) – The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $250,000 in Panacea BioMatx, Inc., to position the company to expand its new personalized medicine technology. This patent-pending technology is a combination of robotic manufacturing and software designed to replace the need for a person [...]

June 5th, 2015|Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

TBJ Highlights FFVC Resident Novocor

The Triangle Business Journal features Novocor, a FFVC resident, in their May issue.  The company has been operational for two years but unveiled its first product, Hypocore, this past year. Hypocore is an IV fluid chiller designed to induce therapeutic hypothermia – used in cardiac arrest, stroke, heat stroke, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury patients to slow metabolism and allow first responders valuable time to seek for additional treatment. […]

May 29th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

BaseTrace and Radiator Labs Win Energy Semi-Finals at 1776 Challenge Cup

FFVC resident BaseTrace advances to the energy and sustainability final round at the 1776 Challenge Cup to be held 5/30/15 in Washington, DC. The Challenge Cup, sponsored by 1776 as an incubator and seed fund focused on startups, began their international competition in October with regional competitions in 16 cities. And now there are just two. A total of $650K in prize money will be awarded to the finalists. […]

May 27th, 2015|BaseTrace, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Cloud Pharma CEO to Present This Month at BioTrinity 2015

Ed Addison, CEO of FFVC’s Cloud Pharmaceuticals, will discuss their revolutionary cloud-based approach to drug design and development at Europe’s leading Biopartnering and Investment Conference in London on May 12th.  Addison says “Europe is ahead of the United States in computational drug discovery and design, which is one of the reasons we’re attending BioTrinity.” […]

May 1st, 2015|Client Media Coverage, Cloud Pharma, IN THE NEWS|

SciQuest Benchmark Report Proves Spend Management Automation Value

SciQuest Network Benchmark Report highlights key results and includes best practice insights and suggestions for improvement. […]

April 20th, 2015|Client Release, PRESS RELEASES, SciQuest|

CertiRx President & CEO Talks About New Product TraxSecur Demo

CertiRx, a FFVC resident, will demonstrate their two new product configurations of TraxSecur at Interphex in New York City from April 21-23.  Products developed in anticipation of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and its supporting regulations regarding serial numbers and prescription medicines.  President & CEO encourages attendance of event to learn more about combining serialization with authentication to deliver tangible business benefits. […]

April 17th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

WRAL TechWire: TransCirrus to Present at 2015 State of Technology Conference

First Flight Resident TransCirrus is one of eight cutting-edge technology startups selected to showcase their products at the NCTA “State of Technology” conference on May 15th in Durham, NC. […]

April 15th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

South Florida Business Journal Highlights FFVC Alumni United Therapeutics

Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapeutics Corp., was profiled in a recent South Florida Business Journal article entitled “America’s highest-paid female CEO joins eMerge Americas lineup.” The article discusses Rothblatt’s keynote address as well as other expected speakers at the upcoming eMerge Americas technology conference in Miami. […]

April 13th, 2015|ALUMNI, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, United Therapeutics|

Cloud Pharma CEO to Discuss Improving the Accuracy of Drug Discovery at 2015 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

April 9, 2015 -- Ed Addison, CEO of Cloud Pharmaceuticals, a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, is being featured as a speaker at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo taking place April 21-23, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Addison's presentation, titled Using Cloud [...]

April 13th, 2015|Client Release, Cloud Pharma, PRESS RELEASES|

TBJ: RTP-based TransCirrus to square off against Nebula in OpenStack space

FFVC company TransCirrus was recently featured in a Triangle Business Journal article discussing its competition in the OpenStack space. The article also made note of the successful seed round TransCirrus recently completed, raising $750,000. […]

February 24th, 2015|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

FFVC Alumni bioMASON Featured on CNN Money

bioMASON, an FFVC alumni company, was profiled in a recent article by CNN Money entitled "5 startups that are reimagining the world." The story, which highlights 5 different companies around the country who are redefining urban living, also features a few other Raleigh-Durham based startups, including Walk [Your City] and Organic Transit You can [...]

February 19th, 2015|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Bivarus Closes $1.9 Million To Fuel Continued Growth

Bivarus, a patient-centered analytics company working with healthcare organizations to measure and analyze the patient experience, announces that it closed a $1.9 million round to capitalize on demand for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform. Excelerate Health Ventures led the round, joined by other investors. […]

Dignify Therapeutics Completes Preferred Equity Financing

Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, today announced the completion of a $3.15 million equity financing. RA Capital Management, Eshelman Ventures LLC and Terry Engel, an angel investor, were participants in the round. […]

February 4th, 2015|Client Release, CLIENTS, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|

Dignify Therapeutics Awarded $250,000 NCBiotech Loan for Bladder, Bowel Therapy

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, has received a $250,000 Small Business Research Loan (SRL) from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.  The loan supports preclinical development of [...]

January 5th, 2015|Client Release, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|

Dignify Therapeutics Receives NC Matching Grant; Presenting at Two Events in Atlanta

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (RTP) – November 4, 2014 – Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, has received a $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology & Innovation’s [...]

December 2nd, 2014|Client Release, CLIENTS, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|

First Flight Alum bioMASON Profiled in ExitEvent

First Flight Venture Center alumni bioMASON can't stop racking up great press. The latest solid article on Ginger Dosier and the bioMASON crew comes from ExitEvent, which took an in-depth look at the company - and its wooing of Richard Branson - as part of its "10 Startups to Watch" series. Check [...]

November 11th, 2014|ALUMNI, bioMASON, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

AIT Laboratories to offer MDDScore from Ridge Diagnostics

INDIANAPOLIS — AIT Laboratories (AIT) announced today that it will offer the proprietary MDDScore Depression Blood Test developed by Ridge Diagnostics. This agreement makes AIT the exclusive distributor in both pain management and chemical despondency programs, expanding the opportunity for care provider in those setting to take advantage of MDDScore’s [...]

November 6th, 2014|Client Release, CLIENTS, PRESS RELEASES, RidgeDx|

First Flight Resident Ridge Diagnostics Featured on WNCN

WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville First Flight Venture Center resident company Ridge Diagnostics was featured on WNCN last week, with the local NBC affiliate stopping by the First Flight offices to chat with Ridge's John Bilello and FFVC's Andy Schwab for the station's "What's Next" feature. WNCN highlighted Ridge's [...]

FFVC Resident Panacea Solutions Featured in Triangle Business Journal

First Flight Venture Center resident Panacea Solutions was featured in The Triangle Business Journal on Tuesday, with founder Edison Hudson netting a nice write-up in the publication’s Tech Flash section following the company’s announcement that it had acquired Smooch Snacks. See below for the full article: […]

September 17th, 2014|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, Panacea|

Founder of FFVC alum New Media Campaigns Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Zach Clayton, the founder of First Flight Venture Center alumni company New Media Campaigns, was featured in the The Wall Street Journal on Monday, sharing his perspective on the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make – and how to best learn from them. […]

August 27th, 2014|Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS, New Media Campaigns|

First Flight Resident Strensor Systems Accepted Into Leading Technology Incubator

Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Aug. 26, 2014 - First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) announced today that one of its resident companies, Strensor Systems, has been accepted into glaTec, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology’s (Empa) start-up incubator. A resident of FFVC since Spring 2014, Strensor Systems [...]

First Flight affiliate competes in 2014 National Business Case Competition Scholarship Awards

RALEIGH, NC /JUNE 23, 2014 -- High school students from the RTP region competed this last weekend in the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) 13th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Business Case Competition. This annual competition offers a total scholarship pool of $30,000 for the top three teams. The Durham-Raleigh [...]

June 26th, 2014|Client Release, National Black MBA - RDU, PRESS RELEASES|

First Flight Sponsor names new partner – changes firm name to Nifong, Kiefer and Klinck

Jay Klinck announced as new Partner. Firm now known as Nifong, Kiefer & Klinck Patent Law, PLLC Jay Klinck has been named partner at Nifong, Kiefer, & Klinck, PLLC in Raleigh, NC. Klinck leads the Electrical Engineering and Computer Software practice group. Mr. Klinck has more than fifteen years of [...]

June 16th, 2014|Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

FFVC Affiliate hosts high school student competition

TiE Carolinas Announces $5,000 Winner of the TyE 2014 program - award goes to WiREcycling WiREcycling high school team will be representing TiE Carolinas in the global competition and compete with 22 other teams from all around the world. Does the next generation have what it takes to compete in [...]

May 29th, 2014|AFFILIATES, Client Release, PRESS RELEASES, TiE Carolinas|

RTP start-up developing anti-counterfeiting tools for pharmaceuticals, documents

By snapping a picture with his mobile phone, Hersh Tapadia demonstrated how an app developed by the anti-counterfeiting technology company CertiRx Corp. could find fraudulent changes on a prescription drug label. […]

May 28th, 2014|CertiRx, Client Media Coverage, IN THE NEWS|

Big Launch Challenge Winners Revealed

3F, LLC, a novel nanotechnology fibers play from RTP, won The Big Launch Challenge competition in Danville, VA yesterday.  The challenge was a joint effort between The Launch Place, an Danville entrepreneurial organization and First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), the largest RTP incubator. The competition began with 31 contestants at [...]

May 23rd, 2014|Client Release, FFVC Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Inanovate, Inc. and Sanford Develop Technology to Detect Breast Cancer

Inanovate, Inc., a North Carolina-based company performing cutting-edge research alongside Sanford Health, has developed a technology to detect and measure multiple proteins for medical research and clinical diagnostics. […]

May 1st, 2014|Client Media Coverage, CLIENTS, IN THE NEWS, Inanovate|

BaseTrace Grabs Semifinalist Slot at Cupids Cup

Semifinalists to Compete for $115K National Business Competition Chaired by Under Armour Founder and CEO […]

February 15th, 2014|BaseTrace, Client Release, CLIENTS, PRESS RELEASES|

BaseTrace Awarded NC Idea Grant

NC IDEA, an organization committed to supporting business innovation and economic advancement in North Carolina, announced today that it has awarded $220,000 in grants this year to five North Carolina startups. BaseTrace was one of five grant recipients who were chosen after a highly competitive four-month application and selection process [...]

February 11th, 2014|BaseTrace, Client Release, PRESS RELEASES|

Dignify Therapeutics Receives Support from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a Triangle-based virtual drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, announced today a Company Inception Loan award from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NC Biotech). Dignify Therapeutics is developing novel pharmaceutical treatments to [...]

February 6th, 2014|Client Release, CLIENTS, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|

Dignify Therapeutics Announces Agreement with Integrated Laboratory Sciences

Dignify Therapeutics LLC, a Triangle-based drug development company focused on restoring bladder and bowel control to people with spinal injury, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions, announced today an agreement with ILS to establish a preclinical urodynamics pharmacology laboratory at their facilities in RTP. Dignify Therapeutics is developing novel pharmaceutical [...]

February 6th, 2014|Client Release, CLIENTS, Dignify Therapeutics, PRESS RELEASES|