Fifth Annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase Set for May 10-11
By Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center scoured the planet for some of the world’s most innovative crop and animal-health companies to present at the fifth annual Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase this spring in Research Triangle Park.
It was a gray afternoon in March, 2008 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. A kindly looking gentleman stood in our Congressional Room, surrounded by a group of North Carolina’s brightest young scientists, winners of various science competitions across the state that year.
NCBiotech named Douglas L. Edgeton, a experienced leader in healthcare and life sciences, as the new President and CEO. Edgeton is currently senior vice president for financial planning and development at NCBiotech, with two decades of prior experience at academic medical centers, Wake Forest University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Life science jobs in North Carolina have increased 7 percent since 2007, to more than 66,000 by the end of 2012. And despite the overall economic struggle to claw back from the Great Recession, life science salaries in the state rose nearly 13 percent, to $82,000, says a new report from Battelle,
Whether your next move is across the nation —or across the ocean — you’ll need the support of an experienced team whose sole mission is to nurture and grow life science companies in one of the world’s premier markets.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center Landing Pad is a unique program that offers both prime physical office space and a full cadre of professional services to cushion your landing as you establish your company footprint in North Carolina’s renowned life science hub.