Cary Company Named SBA Exporter of the Year
Sciencix, a Cary supplier of replacement parts for instrumentation used in biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing, is being honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as its 2023 Small Business Exporter of the Year.
The award announcement cites Sciencix’s growth in global sales, with exports accounting for a third of the company’s revenue.
“With a growing list of clients around the globe, Sciencix has put SBA’s trade tools to work to grow and diversify their revenue and reap the many other benefits of international trade,” SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman said.
Sciencix was founded in Minnesota in 1985 and moved its headquarters to Cary in 2019. In 2021, Raj Bhandari, the company’s manager of customer service and sales and marketing, bought Sciencix and continues to serve as its president.
Sciencix has seven employees in Cary and 19 at its manufacturing and distribution center in Burnsville, Minn.
The company makes replacement and repair parts for high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrumentation. HPLC is an analytical chemistry process used in biotech and pharma manufacturing, drug testing, contamination analysis and other lab functions. In 2017, Sciencix added mass spectrometry replacement parts to its product lineup.
Following its move to North Carolina, the company secured a $24,000 SBA State Trade Expansion Program grant with the support of the N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center.
The company will be honored in Washington during National Small Business Week, April 30-May 2.