Transforming Life Science in North Carolina
Transformation - a significant change from one form to a different, more valuable one.
Significant changes, transformations, happen daily in the life sciences augmenting treatments for disease, catalyzing growth and improving our quality of life. Transformation is also what the North Carolina Biotechnology Center does for ideas, for businesses, for professionals and for whole sectors related to life science.
NCBiotech helps technologies, companies and careers transform at every stage along the development pipeline. Here are a few of our transformation stories:
NCBiotech bridges early-stage funding gaps
G1 Therapeutics' initial public offering of stock raised $105M. Its lead product could protect the immune system of cancer patients. Two NCBiotech loans, in 2011 and 2012, bridged early-stage funding gaps for G1.
NCBiotech facilitates job connections
Ken Everhart’s life science job in RTP was transferred to another state yet Ken wanted to stay in North Carolina. At an NCBiotech job fair, Ken made connections that landed him a job at Chimerix, and allowed him to stay in N.C.
NCBiotech nurtures scientific talent and skills in NC
Novo Nordisk's $1.8B expansion will transform the landscape in Johnston County, create 700 jobs and improve future diabetes care. NCBiotech catalyzed the program that train skilled workers to fill these and other jobs.
NCBiotech grants help scale production
Duke researchers discover that a poliovirus may cure glioblastoma, a fatal brain cancer. An NCBiotech grant allowed the lab to hire expertise to scale production for clinical trials.
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What is Biotech?
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Read about our recent transformations across North Carolina, and stay up-to-date on community news.
Sectors of Attention
North Carolina has a diversity of life science strengths. And several specific initiatives of NCBiotech seek to propel emerging sectors forward. Find out what life science will transform next.