August 23, 2018

FDA Approves New FemTech Device to Enhance Quality of Care for the Uterus


The Luminelle DTx Hysteroscopy System has received its 510(k) clearance from the FDA with a dual-indication for both hysteroscopy and cystoscopy. The Luminelle DTx Hysteroscopy System is small, easy to use, cost effective and has [...]

Apply now! DRIVE’s new EZ-BAA application is streamlined, fast and user-friendly


The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Division of Research, Innovation and Research (DRIVe) team is pleased to announce that our simplified application process, called our EZ BAA, is now open for business! Medical [...]

June 13, 2018

First Flight 2017 Annual Impact Report

Client Spotlight, SPOTLIGHT|

Dear Fellow Innovators: We are happy to share the 2017 First Flight Venture Center Annual Impact Report. While 2017 may be a fading memory, it is worth reporting on an exciting year of dynamic growth [...]

May 4, 2018


EVENTS, Uncategorized|

Interested in an SBIR/STTR Grant from the US Small Business Administration? First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) has been selected to host the SBA Road Tour to North Carolina on June 22, 2018.  This Road Tour stop will [...]

March 27, 2018

Non-invasive tumor imaging gets easier

Client Spotlight, slideshow, SPOTLIGHT|

Five years ago, two biomedical engineers from the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Paul Dayton, a professor, and his then graduate student Dr. Ryan Gessner created SonoVol with the vision to make non-invasive [...]

May 24th: First Flight Venture Center’s Annual Low Country Boil

EVENTS, Upcoming Events|

Join us on May 24, 4PM-9PM for our Annual Low Country Boil! Bring your friends, family and colleagues, but more importantly, bring your appetite! Prepare for a great evening talking with old friends and meeting [...]

Panacea Biomatx Expands to the Dan River Region

ALUMNI, Alumni Spotlight, Panacea, SPOTLIGHT|

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Panacea Biomatx, a manufacturer of personalized medicine and nutrition solutions, will invest $5.8 million to establish a research and development and high-tech manufacturing facility in the Cane Creek Centre [...]

February 9, 2018



Located in RTP at 6 Davis Drive, directly adjacent to FFVC headquarters, Hangar6 is a shared, rapid prototyping facility, and subscription-based program, designed specifically for technology companies to bring their designs to market. Hangar6, a [...]

Panaceutics Developes Edible Gel To Replace 20 Heart Pills A Day


The American Heart Association says 24 percent of heart attack patients don’t fill their prescriptions within a week after discharge, and 34 percent of heart attack patients with multiple prescriptions stop taking at least one [...]

January 2, 2018

“Larger Than Life Science” Brings Connections and Excitement Every First Thursday in 2018.


LaunchBio, Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with knowledge, capital and talent across the nation’s leading life science hubs, today announced “Larger Than Life Science”, a monthly event open to everyone interested in [...]

September 16, 2017

October 19th: First Flight Venture Center’s Annual Pig Pickin’ Event


Join us on Thursday, October 19th for our Annual Pig Pickin’ event. Bring your friends, family and colleagues, but more importantly, bring your appetite! Prepare for a great evening talking with old friends and meeting [...]

July 6, 2017

Zenomics Awarded $5.8M for Developing Smart Insulin Delivery Devices

TAKES, Zenomics|

Zenomics is developing innovative drug delivery systems that enhance health and improve quality of life; specifically focusing on the development of transformative glucose-responsive insulin delivery devices for intelligently controlling release of insulin and regulating blood sugar [...]

Clinical Sensors Awarded $1.5M+ in NIH Grants

Client Spotlight, Clinical Sensors, SPOTLIGHT|

Clinical Sensors, Inc. is committed to pioneering diagnostic devices that harness the physiologic properties of nitric oxide to improve patient management by developing a point-of-care device that directly measures a patient's blood nitric oxide level [...]

April 19, 2017

FFVC’s Annual Low Country Boil – May 18th

Past Events|

FFVC's Annual Low Country Boil Event Join us on May 18th for our Annual Low Country Boil Event from 4:00-9:00. Bring your friends, family and colleagues, but more importantly, bring your appetite! Prepare for a [...]

January 6, 2017

Bull City Venture Partners Presents: Feb 16 Pitch Event


Join us for "Calling all Entrepreneurs" on February 16 in Durham In partnership with We are bringing back our Calling All Entrepreneurs pitch day that we did for many years.  This one will have a more [...]

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