National Biotechnology Month

In honor of National Biotechnology Month, North Carolina Biotechnology Center President and CEO Doug Edgeton issued the following statement regarding statewide commitment to catalyzing solutions for the future.

For the better part of four decades, North Carolina has steadily committed resources to developing biotechnologies and a life science cluster via the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Through the work of many researchers, entrepreneurs, service providers, state and federal policy makers, and partners, North Carolina has grown its life science cluster from a handful of companies to 735 today. As we begin our fifth decade of work, we are proud of the 66,000 people who make their living in this clean industry.

From the minds of North Carolina researchers, important advances still improve our quality of life today. North Carolina’s prize-winning science brought us a model to study a broad spectrum of disease, a method for improving crop yield, and a contrarian yet correct approach to treating Alzheimer’s. Today, North Carolina companies produce a range of medicines, diagnostic tests, improved crops and bio-based fuel that influence our lives every day. And in the coming decade North Carolina will lead the way with both the science behind and production of potentially curative gene and cell therapies.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Life Science Transformations

November 2019 marked NCBiotech's 35th anniversary and our long-term commitment to grow the life sciences in North Carolina. Through visionary leadership and statewide partnerships, North Carolina has grown from a handful of companies to a burgeoning hub that's home to large multinational companies.

Browse our collection of stories, videos and podcasts that highlight the visionary leaders and activities that have crafted North Carolina's global life science leadership.

Robert Jordan III
Bob Jordan, a visionary leader who helped build the foundation for North Carolina’s global life science leadership, died today at the age of 87. 
Western NC Life Science

The Western North Carolina biotechnology industry includes research and development, biomanufacturing, a natural products industry and contract research organizations, surrounded by a vibrant outdoors that offers recreational lakes, bike trails, waterfalls and ski lifts. 

The NCBiotech Company Directory is a comprehensive listing of North Carolina's 735 bioscience companies and 2,400 service provider companies.

Get basic information about location, company size, core capabilities, contact information and more.

The Hamner Conference Center

The Hamner Conference Center

NCBiotech's Hamner Conference Center (HCC) has been voted one of Convention South Magazine's Elite 50: the "coolest and most meetings-friendly" conference facilities.

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Are you an employer looking to fill open positions? Or a life science professional searching for your next career opportunity?

The NCBiotech Jobs Board connects North Carolina's life science employers and workforce. As an employer you can post open positions and internships and browse resumes. Job seekers can apply for jobs and internships and add their resume to the resume bank.


Celebrating the Business of Transformation

We all chose life sciences to make a difference. To cure diseases. To improve the environment. To feed the world.

But it’s easy to focus on the details of our day— experiments, presentations, meetings, white papers, selling technologies, services and products—losing sight of that bigger picture. Fortunately, North Carolina created the Biotechnology Center to nurture our life science community and to keep us all focused on that big picture.

NCBiotech leads life science economic development for North Carolina. We help advance ideas from research to marketplace, overcoming all of the challenges in between. We are transforming businesses, technologies, professionals and whole sectors related to life science. Our continued mission to support innovation, commercialization, education and business growth has made North Carolina a global life science leader.