By Barry Teater, NCBiotech Writer

North Carolina State University (NCSU) will lead a new $30 million research program intended to make crops more resilient against environmental stresses while reducing the need for chemical treatments and irrigation.

NCSU will receive about $8 million of the program’s funding over six years to study how microbes in soil, roots and leaves interact with plants and affect plant health and productivity.

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. 

North Carolina is home to over 700 bioscience companies and more than 2000 service provider companies. Explore them all in the NCBiotech Company Directory.

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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So you want a biotech job? Did you know the average salary for a bioscience job in North Carolina is $95,000? That’s nearly twice the pay earned by other private-sector workers statewide. More than 63,000 North Carolinians have bioscience jobs now. 

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transformation

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.