NCBC Loans $347K to Four North Carolina Startups
 
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center said this week that it has loaned $347,000 to four NC-based life sciences companies.
 
NanoVector, based in Raleigh, received a $147,000 Small Business Research Loan to continue developing a nanovirus vector for use as a chemotherapy delivery agent. The company’s technology is based in part on research conducted by scientists at North Carolina State University.
 

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