North Carolina’s biotechnology industry runs deep and wide, with specialties ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing to health informatics to crop genetic engineering. Comprised of 600+ companies and over 60,000 employees, our biotech cluster has grown 31 percent since 2001.

Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals Companies in North Carolina

AAIPharma Services Corp.

2320 Scientific Park Drive, Wilmington, NC

AAIPharma Services Corp.

1726 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC

AAIPharma Services Corp.

4620 Creekstone Drive, Durham, NC


104 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27709

Ajinomoto North America

4020 Ajinomoto Drive, Raleigh, NC

Alion Science and Technology

1000 Park Forty Plaza, Durham, NC


1877 Kawai Rd, Lincolnton, NC

Almac Clinical Services

4204 Technology Drive, Durham, NC

Almac Diagnostics

4238 Technology Drive, Durham, NC

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

1730 East Moore Street, Southport, NC

Argos Therapeutics

4233 Technology Drive, Durham, NC

Arrow International

312 Commerce Place, Asheboro, NC

Arysta LifeScience North America

15401 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC

ATEX Technologies

120 West Monroe Avenue, Pinebluff, NC

Avista Pharma Solutions

3501 c Tricenter Blvd, Durham, NC


841 Avoca Farm Road, Windsor, NC 27957

Banner Life Sciences

4125 Premier Drive, High Point, NC


11501 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte, NC



26 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709

Baxter Healthcare Corp.

65 Pitts Station Road, Marion, NC


2 TW Alexander Drive, Raleigh, NC



3500 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC

Bayer CropScience

703 Nor-Am Road, Pikeville, NC

Bayer CropScience

BD Diagnostics

4025 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC

BD Diagnostics

1022 Corporate Park Drive, Mebane, NC

BD Diagnostics

780 Plantation Drive, Burlington, NC


5200 Corporate Parkway, Wilson, NC

BD Technologies

BD Technologies

21 Davis Drive, Durham, NC 27709


288 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville, NC

BioAgilytix Labs

2300 Englert Drive, Durham, NC



5000 Davis Drive, Durham, NC


1000 Rodolphe Street, Durham, NC


4720 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC

Carolinas HealthCare System Division of Therapeutic Research and Development

1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

Catalent Pharma Solutions

160 Pharma Drive, Morrisville, NC

Cato Research

4364 Alston Ave, Durham, NC

CEM Corp.

3100 Smith Farm Road, Matthews, NC

Cempra Pharmaceuticals

Cempra, Quadrangle Drive, Chapel Hill, NC


4825 Creekstone Drive, Durham, NC

Charles River Laboratories

3300 Gateway Centre Blvd, Morrisville, NC

Charles River Laboratories

401 South New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC

Charles River Laboratories – Pathology Associates

4025 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC

Charter Medical

3948-A Westpoint Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC

Chemtura USA

214 West Ruby Avenue, Gastonia, NC

Chiesi USA

1255 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC

Chiltern International

2528 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC

Chiltern International

4000 Centregreen Way, Cary, NC


2505 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC

Cirrus Pharmaceuticals

511 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC

Clinipace Worldwide

3800 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC

CMP Pharma


211 American Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Cook Medical

4900 Bethania Station Road, Winston-Salem, NC

Corning Life Sciences

1 Becton Circle, Durham, NC

Cotton Incorporated

6399 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC

Duke Clinical Research Institute

2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC


Ei, A Pharmaceutical SolutionWorks

2865 North Cannon Boulevard, Kannapolis, NC


900 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, Apex, NC

Elanco Animal Health

3200 Northline Avenue, Greensboro, NC


615 Davis Drive, Durham, NC

Exela Pharma Sciences

1325 William White Place, Lenoir, NC

Expression Analysis Inc., a Quintiles company

4324 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC

FHI 360

359 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA

101 J Morris Commons Lane, Morrisville, NC

G&W Laboratories

1877 Kawai Rd, Lincolnton, NC

Gaia Herbs

101 Gaia Herbs Road, Brevard, NC

Genova Diagnostics

63 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC



5 Moore Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC


1011 North Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC

Greer Laboratories

639 Nuway Circle, Lenoir, NC


79 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC



8368 Old US Highway 70 West, Clayton, NC


1017 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh, NC

Health Decisions

2510 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC

High Point Clinical Trials Center

4160 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC


4285 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount, NC


8484 Old US Highway 70 West, Clayton, NC

ICON Clinical Research

79 TW Alexander Drive, Durham, NC

IDEXX Reference Laboratories

7806 Thorndike Road, Greensboro, NC

ILS Genomics

100 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville, NC

INC Research

3201 Beechleaf Court, Raleigh, NC

INC Research

1011 Ashes Drive, Wilmington, NC


4501 Overdale Road, Winston-Salem, NC

Integrated Laboratory Systems

630 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC

inVentiv Health Clinical

1001 Winstead Dr, Cary, NC

KBI Biopharma

1101 Hamlin Road, Durham, NC

Kendro Laboratory Products

15 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC

King Bio

3 Westside Drive, Asheville, NC

LabCorp – Occupational Testing Services

500 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville, NC

LabCorp Clinical Trials

4307 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC


1912 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC



531 South Spring Street, Burlington, North Carolina 27215


724 Chipola Street, Kannapolis, NC


2500 Sumner Boulevard, Raleigh, NC

Liquidia Technologies

419 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

8801 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

8800 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC

Med-El Corporation USA

2511 Old Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC

Medicago USA

7 Triangle Drive, Durham, NC

MEDTOX Diagnostics

1238 Anthony Road, Burlington, NC

Merck & Co.

Merck & Co.

5325 Old Oxford Road, Durham, NC

Merck & Co.

4633 Merck Road, Wilson, NC

Meridian Laboratory Corp.

2401 Whitehall Park Drive, Charlotte, NC

Merz North America

6501 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC


617 Davis Drive, Durham, NC

Metrics Contract Services

1240 Sugg Parkway, Greenville, NC

Microbac Laboratories

3809 Airport Drive, Wilson, NC

Microbac Laboratories

2592 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville, NC

Microban International

11400 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC


Monsanto Co.

110 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

Novan Therapeutics

4222 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC

Novartis (Sandoz)

Novartis (Sandoz)

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

475 Green Oaks Parkway, Holly Springs, NC

Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company

1700 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville, NC

Novella Clinical, a Quintiles company

575 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries

3612 Powhatan Road, Clayton, NC

Novozymes BioAg

108 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC

Novozymes North America

77 Perrys Chapel Road, Franklinton, NC

Nutra-Pharma Manufacturing Corp.

130 Lexington Parkway, Lexington, NC

Pace Analytical Services

2225 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Pace Analytical Services

6701 Conference Drive, Raleigh, NC

Parata Systems

2600 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC

PAREXEL International Corp.

2520 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC


4815 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC


5900 Greenville Boulevard Northeast, Greenville, NC

Pearl Therapeutics

4222 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC


4300 Oak Park Road, Sanford, NC

Pharmaceutical Research Association

4130 Parklake Avenue, Raleigh, NC


4180 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC


1041 Classic Road, Apex, NC



929 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC


3900 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC

PRA Health Sciences

4130 Parklake Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Proctor & Gamble

100 South Swing Road, Greensboro, NC

Purdue Pharmaceuticals

4701 Purdue Drive, Wilson, NC


6505 Franz Warner Parkway, Whitsett, NC

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals

3241 Woodpark Boulevard, Charlotte, NC

Quality Chemical Laboratories

3400 Enterprise Drive, Wilmington, NC



4820 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, North Carolina 27703


6330 Quadrangle Drive, Chapel Hill, NC

RTI Health Solutions

200 Park Offices Drive, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC

RTI International

3040 East Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC

Salix Pharmaceuticals

8510 Colonnade Center Drive, Raleigh, NC


630 Davis Drive, Durham, NC

Sequenom Laboratories

7010 Kit Creek Road, Morrisville, NC

Solstas Lab Partners

4380 Federal Drive, Greensboro, NC

Solstas Lab Partners

1915 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC

Solstas Lab Partners

4191 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point, NC

Stiefel, a GSK company

20 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC

Syngenta Biotechnology

3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC

Syngenta Crop Protection

410 Swing Road, Greensboro, NC


5151 McCrimmon Parkway, Morrisville, NC


312 Commerce Place, Asheboro, NC

Tergus Pharma

2810 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC

The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

TransEnterix Inc.

635 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC


6501 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC

UCB Biosciences

8010 Arco Corporate Drive, Raleigh, NC

United Therapeutics Corp.

55 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

Vertellus Specialties

2110 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC

ViiV Healthcare

5 Moore Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC

West Pharmaceutical Services

1028 Innovation Way, Kinston, NC

Wilmington Pathology Associates

1915 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC

Worldwide Clinical Trials

3800 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC

Xellia Pharmaceuticals USA

8900 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC


1040 Swabia Court, Durham, NC


22300 Skyway Church Road, Maxton, NC

Competitive Advantages

Research Triangle Park

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.

Favorable Tax Environment

At 4 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the Southeast. In fact, Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 3 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.

Industry Concentration and Rapid Growth

With over 600 life sciences companies employing more than 60,000 people and sustained industry growth – 31 percent since 2001 – the depth and breadth of North Carolina’s biotech clusters is unrivaled.

Three Tier 1 Research Universities

North Carolina has the highest concentration of Tier 1 research universities in the country. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University are located within 25 miles of one another, and contribute to an established workforce pipeline, active industry partnerships and an innovative business environment.

Growing Center for R&D

Fueled by a strong industry presence and major Tier 1 research universities, North Carolina is a leading center for life science R&D.  North Carolina had almost $2 billion in academic life science R&D expenditures in 2012 – up 21 percent from 2009.


Workforce of 61,000+ and Growing

North Carolina’s biotechnology companies employ a highly skilled and educated workforce of more than 61,000 in fields ranging from biosimilars R&D to pharmaceutical manufacturing to crop genetic engineering.

13,000+ STEM Graduates Annually

North Carolina’s colleges and universities confer more than 13,000 degrees annually to students in all STEM fields. Of this group, nearly 40 percent are in the areas of biological sciences and agriculture and natural resources.

Innovative Workforce Development

From the BioWork program developed jointly by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the North Carolina Community College System in 2001, to the recent $100 million public-private initiative to create NCBioImpact, North Carolina is leading the way in pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing workforce development.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.

Research Infrastructure

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

As the first state-sponsored biotechnology initiative in the U.S., the North Carolina  Biotechnology Center provides industry support an advocacy through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy.

North Carolina Research Campus

The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) is a collaboration between industry, universities and health care organizations that seeks to find new ways to promote healthy lifestyles and to prevent, treat and cure cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and other diet- and lifestyle-related disorders.

Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center

The Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) operates training and cGMP pilot plant facilities at N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus under the auspices of the university’s College of Engineering. Students and working professionals go to BTEC for hands-on learning with the latest biomanufacturing technologies.

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise

Housed at North Carolina Central University, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) offers students hands-on training in process analytical technology and development, quality assurance and quality control.

ASSIST Center at N.C. State University

The ASSIST Center at N.C. State University is a National Science Foundation-sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) that develops and employs nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting and storage, ultra-low power electronics, and sensors to create innovative, battery-free, body-powered and wearable health monitoring systems.