Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
EMBRACE A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE.
INNOVATION EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK
North Carolina’s biotech clusters are truly unrivaled. From breakthrough technologies across life sciences to biopharmaceutical development and clinical research, hundreds of companies are leading the way toward sustained sector growth.
BIOTECH IS AT THE HEART OF NORTH CAROLINA
Centrally located in the state, the Research Triangle is comprised of 600+ life sciences companies and 24,000+ employees with industry specializations including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is home to the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the First Flight Venture Center.
A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY POWERHOUSE
Fueled by 3 Tier 1 research universities and 5 outstanding medical schools, North Carolina is a leading center for life science R&D Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, East Carolina University and Wake Forest University all contribute to an established workforce pipeline, active industry partnerships and an innovative business environment.
LEADING THE CHARGE TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
North Carolina is at the forefront of transitioning to a clean energy economy. Through legislation and bold action, the state has diversified its energy resource mix to include sustainable, low-cost energy sources. Learn more about North Carolina’s commitment to clean energy.
RISE. THRIVE. REPEAT.
North Carolina Life Sciences
This is business in North Carolina. From the mountains to urban hubs to the coast, growth is happening, careers are advancing, and opportunities are exploding.
NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
The first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative in the U.S., provides industry support, advocacy and strategic policy.
GOLDEN LEAF BIOMANUFACTURING TRAINING AND EDUCATION CENTER
Operates training and cGMP pilot plant facilities at N.C. State University's Centennial Campus.
ASSIST CENTER AT N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY
A National Science Foundation-sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) that develops nanotechnology-enabled devices to create innovative, battery-free, body-powered and wearable health monitoring systems.
NORTH CAROLINA RESEARCH CAMPUS
A collaboration between industry, universities and health care organizations that seeks new ways to promote good health and prevent, treat and cure a range of diseases and chronic illnesses.