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.
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.
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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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.