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8 Winston-Salem Companies Who Are Changing Medicine

Numerous companies are involved with the manufacturing of biomedical products and services. 

By Livability on January 3, 2023

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The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and companies utilizing the RegeneratOR Test Bed are in good company in Winston-Salem — where health care and life sciences are a leading industry. Here’s a look at some other companies in the field that are based in Winston-Salem and making medical advances that are felt far beyond:

Astral Genetics
This biopharmaceutical manufacturing company was founded in 2011 by a group of scientists who work in the fields of regenerative medicine and animal science to produce stem cells.

Cook Medical
Working in nearly 60 health care specialties, Cook Medical invents, manufactures and delivers a unique portfolio of medical devices to the health care systems of the world.

Ingredion
This is a leading ingredients solutions company that makes sweeteners, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterials used in products ranging from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals.

Keranetics
Founded in 2008, KeraNetics LLC manufactures a KeraStat cream used for wound care and tissue regeneration, especially to help patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Nature’s Value
Nature’s Value manufactures vitamins and dietary nutritional supplements. The company expanded in 2022 with the announcement of a $19 million production facility in Winston-Salem.

Novex Innovations
Headquartered in downtown Winston-Salem, Novex has divisions in biologics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices to help life science companies bring their research ideas to commercialization.

PETNET Solutions
PETNET manufactures radiopharmaceuticals used during positron emission tomography (PET scan) procedures in nuclear medicine to show how well organs or tissues are functioning in the body.

Prokidney Inc. 
The company manufactures a cell therapy product called REACT for treating multiple chronic kidney diseases, emphasizing the restoration or improvement of kidney function to stop or delay the disease.

If you’d like to learn more about the Winston-Salem, NC, area, check out the latest edition of Livability: Greater Winston-Salem

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