Transformation Talks

The Inside Stories of North Carolina's Life Science World

Get behind-the-scenes perspectives on North Carolina’s vibrant life science community with Transformation Talks, the podcast produced by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

Each episode features lively interviews with key people who are living in and leading the $83.3 billion sector as it changes and grows. Learn about NCBiotech’s 35-year history of transforming the state into a place of global life science leadership, now with more than 735 companies employing 66,000 people.  

Host Jim Shamp asks the experts to explain what they do and how they do it, in creating a successful life science ecosystem.

We explore what’s on the horizon. What role North Carolina will play in emerging sectors such as precision health, gene and cell therapies, and the convergence of big data with ag tech and health care. We also talk about some of our creative new workforce training initiatives that are designed to feed pharmaceutical manufacturing talent pipeline.

35th Anniversary Part I

Episode 1

The first podcast from NCBiotech gives listeners an insight into its inception from two of the organization's greatest influencers and advocates. Hear Dr. Charles Hamner, Jr. and Bill Bullock discuss what the development of NCBiotech meant for North Carolina's budding life science community.

35th Anniversary Part II

Episode 2

The second episode of "Transformation Talks" from NCBiotech continues the conversation with Dr. Charles Hamner, Jr. and Bill Bullock about the creation of the Biotech Center and its impact on North Carolina's life science community. 

North Carolina Life Sciences 2025

Episode 3

NCBiotech President and CEO Doug Edgeton shares his vision and thoughts on the stakeholders, leadership, funding, and resources required to achieve the 5-year vision. North Carolina will focus on building infrastructure, fueling its talent pipeline, attracting investments, communicating its strengths and forming new partnerships.

For questions or more information, contact:
Mary Hecht-Kissell, MBA
Director, Business Development

Corporate Communications

919-314-8383 |