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About Southeastern North Carolina


The Southeastern Region is churning with gorgeous ocean surf, culture galore and head-turning life-science activity in the marine, agricultural, clinical research, biorenewable, bioenergy, pharmaceutical, and military sectors, with applications to Heal, Fuel, and Feed the world.

Wilmington-based PPD anchors an impressive regional cluster of contract research organizations, from small entrepreneurial ventures to large multi-national corporate leaders that have headquarters or major footprints here, including AAIPharma, Quality Chemical Laboratories, Quintiles, INC, Modoc Research, Osmotica, Inclinix and Wilmington Pharmaceuticals

And the biorenewables and bioenergy industries are expanding here with local companies, such as Carolina Algae and Glycotech that convert algae to useful products, as well as Chemtex, a company with plans to use energy grasses for cellulosic ethanol production.

We tailor North Carolina’s formula for life-science success – collaboration – to meet the unique requirements of the Southeastern Region. From the NC Coast Clinical Research Initiative to strengthen clinical research in the region to the Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation to foster marine biotech commercialization statewide, we build partnerships that drive our collective economic growth.