Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

EMBRACE A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE.

North Carolina's biotechnology industry runs deep and wide, with specialties ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing and health informatics to crop genetic engineering. Comprised of 790 companies, 2500+ additional support businesses, and over 70,000 employees, our life sciences cluster has grown by nearly 40% over the past 10 years (2012-2021).

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.

AN UNRIVALED BIOTECH CAMPUS

Research Triangle Park (RTP) is comprised of 600+ life sciences companies and 24,000+ employees with industry specializations including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. RTP also 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.

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.

Industry Support

NORTH CAROLINA BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER
The first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative in the U.S., provides industry support, advocacy and strategic policy.
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GOLDEN LEAF BIOMANUFACTURING TRAINING AND EDUCATION CENTER
Operates training and cGMP pilot plant facilities at N.C. State University's Centennial Campus.
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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.
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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.
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