Thursday, October 27, 2011

SciTech Lecture Series - November 17th, 2011

On November 17th at 4pm The SciTech Lecture Series welcomes Carol Strohecker - Director of the Center for Design Innovation, she is speaking on “The Importance of Design in the Winston-Salem Community”

4:00 PM Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ardmore Auditorium
Forsyth Tech Main Campus
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem NC 27103

To reserve a seat at this event, contact Mona Cofer at 336.734.7205 or

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wake Forest institute working on gel that could move regenerative medicine to next level

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine said Monday it is developing a gel that could make bioengineered organs and other tissues a more viable option in humans.

The gel is designed to stimulate regenerated tissues into growing new blood vessels in the body and has the promise "to move regenerative medicine to the next level," said Dr. Tamer Aboushwareb, an assistant professor of urology at the institute. Read more.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

“Catalyzing Regional Strengths to Support Bioscience Job Growth”

SciTech was back in full swing for the new academic year of 2011-2012 on Thursday, September 22, 2011. Kicking off the series was Nancy Johnston, Executive Director of the NC Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Regional Office. She focused her presentation on "Catalyzing Regional Strengths to Support Bioscience Job Growth". This really unique look at the Piedmont Triad’s ever-growing life science community was not just centered on stories of growth, but it had the facts and statistics to back up these stories, not just in the area, but the entire sector.

To read the full article click HERE

Monday, October 24, 2011

Revolutionary “Green” Electronic Lock Now Offers “Audit Trail” Without Wires or Batteries

Local Access Control Manufacture, Kaba Access Controls, has enhanced their E-Plex 2000 Series electronic pushbutton lock, to include additional features and options. These include a self-powered version with Audit Trail that requires no batteries or wires.

Read the full press release about this green product from a Winston Salem based company.

Atala Named to Institute of Medicine

Anthony Atala, M.D., chairman and professor of urology and director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is one of 65 new members named to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Atala is one of only two physicians in North Carolina named to the most recent class of the IOM, which is a branch of the National Academy of Sciences. As an independent, nonprofit organization, the IOM works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.

Atala led a team of researchers/physicians who were the first in the world to build replacement organs (bladders) in the lab and implant them in patients. This year, his team announced long-term success implanting lab-built replacement urine tubes in five boys. Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working to engineer replacement organs and develop cell therapies for more than 30 areas of the body. More.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Find Funding at Capital Connects!

Capital Connects links Triad entrepreneurs to the resources necessary to prepare for, find, and secure business capital. Attend and meet with investors, angel groups, venture capitalists, and commercial lenders to discuss the growth of your business.

November 1, 2011
3:00 - 6:00pm

Deep River Events Center
606 Millwood School Rd. Greensboro, NC 27409

Learn More and Register.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Stent Provides Relief to Patients with Advanced Small Intestine Cancer

Cook Medical announced today that its Evolution® Duodenal Controlled-Release Stent was recently granted 510(k) clearance by the FDA. The new stent expands palliative care options for patients experiencing malignant gastric outlet obstruction, a late stage complication of a variety of GI related cancers with pancreatic cancer being the most common cause. The stent offers these patients a minimally invasive alternative to relieve the symptoms and potentially life-threatening complications resulting from duodenal obstruction, such as abdominal pain, vomiting, malnutrition and aspiration.

Caterpillar's Winston-Salem Operations Manager to Speak at Chamber Technology & Innovation Series on November 10

Rusty Davis, the operations manager at Caterpillar’s new Winston-Salem facility, will speak about the innovative products that will be made here in Winston-Salem at the Chamber’s Technology and Innovation Series on Thursday, November 10, 8:30 am at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Learn more and register today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Winston Salem Second Most Liveable Downtown in the Country!

Winston-Salem was ranked the city with the second most liveable downtown by, a website devoted to finding the "good stuff" in small to medium sized cities.  Second to Indianapolis, Winston-Salem beat out such noteable cities as Austin, Texas and Savannah, Georgia.  Kudos to Old Salem that received credit for providing Winston-Salem that extra special magic to place second in the top 10 listing.  More on the also rans and Winston-Salem here.