Chicken Vaccine Tech Hatch...

Randy Marcuson turned a startup based on technology from North Carolina State University into a publicly traded company whose medical device is now responsible for vaccinating an estimated 90 percent of the chickens on the market. But before that company,…

RTP Rotary Visits Capitol ...

The RTP Rotary Club had a change of venue this week, at meeting at Capitol Broadcasting in Raleigh. The visit, a club “field trip” to the the television station, was coordinated by Rotarian James Amato, who is also a Capitol…

A Passing of the Torch in ...

In Rotary, torches don’t get extinguished. They’re passed on. Andrew Kerr presided over his last meeting as president of the RTP Rotary Club, during which he passed the torch (actually, a gavel) to new President David Spisak. Andrew, who has…

A Diversity of Capital, in...

The RTP Rotary Club has undergone numerous changes over the last year and with those changes come planning for how we continue our progress. James Amato pinch hit for scheduled speaker Megan Fruchte, who was unable to present at Monday’s…

Quarterly Meeting Showcase...

The quarterly business meeting started last year as part of the club reboot. It was a way to check in on the progress the club made and make any necessary adjustments. For this last business meeting of the fiscal year, incoming…

Gene-Editing Finds Plant S...

Gene editing has emerged as one of the most promising life science technologies, finding applications in human health and plant sciences. Durham company Precision BioSciences has developed its own gene-editing technology, which uses a protein to make precise cuts in…

Forward Impact’s Aim...

The Research Triangle is brimming with innovation. Christopher Gergen is working to make sure that those innovative ideas stay here and help build this region into one of the top entrepreneurial markets in the country. As the CEO of Forward…

RYLA Students Share Leader...

It’s never too early to learn leadership skills. Three Research Triangle High School students got a taste of leadership training as part of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Diwani Robinson, Haley Hillison, and Greyson Hassell, all juniors, shared their experiences joining…

Django Aims to Modernize M...

Technology has established a firm foothold throughout hospitals, but one place that has resisted technological advances is the medicine dispensing cabinet. These cabinets are used to store drugs close to the point of care. Entrepreneur Jim Pellegrini, a veteran of…

Book Harvest Helps Childre...

The most important factor determining children’s academic success, says Ginger Young, is whether or not they have books at home. But two-thirds of children in poverty in the United States do not grow up with books. “The phone book might…