Life Sciences Forum 2018: Biomanufacturing in NC – Past, Present, Future

North Carolina’s life science sector runs deep and wide. Its 700-plus companies provide over $86B in annual economic impact, with 63,000 employees and direct payroll of $6.6B. Indirectly, the industry impacts over 260,000 employees and it provides over $2.2B in state and local taxes to our economy. A significant number of the employees work in manufacturing facilities that provide lifesaving medicines to the world.

Often overlooked is the fact that over the next few years global biotech companies in North Carolina will be investing over $3B in their advanced biomanufacturing facilities and adding thousands of new jobs, both directly within the companies and not-to-be overlooked, in the companies that serve these facilities.

Our panelists at this Forum will discuss their plans for growing their advanced manufacturing capabilities as well as what they may see as the future of biomanufacturing here in North Carolina. They’ll also discuss their manpower needs and how our universities and national initiatives such as the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) are helping them continue to grow.

The moderator will be Ruben G. Carbonell, Ph.D., director for Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training Center at N.C. State University, chief technology officer for National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering.


4 p.m. – Registration
4:30 p.m. – Program
6 p.m. – Networking Reception


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15 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

$25 online (by Feb. 22) / $35 onsite