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Tech grants awarded to several ENC companies focused on cancer treatments and non-contact vital sign collection

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More than 100 North Carolina small businesses, three in ENC, have received grants to advance innovative new technologies.

More than 100 North Carolina small businesses have received grants to advance innovative new technologies.

While many are in the Triangle and other large cities, several of them will help eastern North Carolina companies.

Claradele Pharmaceuticals of Winterville received $75,000 to develop an immunotherapeutic therapy to make current treatment of melanoma more effective.

Epigenos Biosciences of Greenville will receive nearly $70,000 to develop genetic therapies to treat colorectal cancer.

Perfusio Corporation of Greenville was granted $75,000 to develop a non-contact medical imaging device for collecting vital signs.

State officials said the One North Carolina Small Business Program awarded a total of $4.95 million to innovative companies in 22 counties across the state.

See the full list here: https://www.commerce.nc.gov/media/6242/open

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.