Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

EMBRACE A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE.

North Carolina's biotechnology industry runs deep and wide, with specialities ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing and health informatics to crop genetic engineering. Comprised of 600+ companies and over 60,000 employees, our biotech cluster has grown 36 percent since 2001.

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), the largest research park in the U.S., is comprised of 200+ companies and 50,000+ 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 major Tier 1 research universities and top 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.

 

“As a long-established biotechnology hub that attracts the nation’s top talent, Research Triangle Park was an optimal location to expand our footprint.”

– Andrew Knudten, Senior VP of Technical Operations, AveXis

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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IN GOOD COMPANY