Precision Health

The precision health ecosystem in North Carolina is strong and diverse. With deep expertise in big data and bioinformatics, North Carolina is leading the way for more personalized health and health care.

North Carolina is no stranger to precision health. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center determined several years ago that the timing – nationally and locally – was right for leaders across the state to embrace this sector to accelerate its growth in the state. 

What is Precision Health?

Precision Health combines data about an individual's genes, environment, and lifestyle with innovation and diverse partnerships to more precisely predict and diagnose disease, target therapies and personalize health and wellness plans.


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For news and information regarding North Carolina's precision health sector, follow us at #PrecisionHealthNC on LinkedIn.

Follow the Personalized Medicine Coalition to learn how they are working to promote the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine to benefit patients and the health system.


North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative

Our mission is to accelerate collaborative initiatives that foster research, enable providers, engage industry and empower citizens to improve health outcomes and optimize resource utilization in North Carolina.

NCPHCNorth Carolina possesses the capacity in its research and healthcare institutions, biomedical research and development capabilities and health information technology companies to become a global leader in precision health. To help develop the state’s full potential in this important area, NCBiotech and a seminal group of committed partners established the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative (NCPHC). In addition to improving the health of North Carolinians, the NCPHC and its collaborators foster significant new innovations, create new precision health companies, and create jobs that draw capital to the state.

NCPHC is helping bring precision health innovation to North Carolina companies as an employee wellness benefit through its CHAMPPS pilot project (Cancer and Hereditary diseAse Management & Pharmacogenomics - Population Screening).  Furthermore, with additional partners, we are creating a program to engage rural clinicians and deliver precision health to underserved patients across the state.

The steering committee of the NCPHC represents national and international leaders in precision health as well as local partners. 

View an overview of the NC Precision Health Collaborative and an overview of Gene Therapy. 

Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is a key area of focus for the North Carolina Precision Health Collaborative. Experts statewide have collaborated for years to implement strategic PGx research, translation, and implementation initiatives.  This Pharmacogenomics Institutional Profile highlights our multi-institutional efforts across NC to advance PGx. 

Precision Health Industry Ecosystem in North Carolina

By stimulating growth in the precision health sector, NCBiotech, NCPHC and our partners foster innovation, encourage entrepreneurship, and support company growth. A strong industrial ecosystem adds jobs, draws investment to the state, and improves the health of North Carolinians.

Precision Health Companies

North Carolina’s precision health ecosystem includes more than 100 companies focused strategically on precision health, as well as numerous engaged service providers.  These industry leaders are navigating current business challenges, driving innovative opportunities, and positioning themselves for tomorrow’s trends.  North Carolina is fast becoming a hub of gene/cell therapy biomanufacturers, contributing greatly to the growing fields of precision nutrition and environmental influence, and supporting a growing network of digital health entrepreneurs and experts.

Industry Resources

  • Precision Health Company Directory

    View a comprehensive listing of all precision health companies in North Carolina.

  • Exchange Groups

    Exchange groups are communities of academic, government and other life sciences professionals who gather to discuss their science, network, find potential partners, and create new ideas. Many of the groups organize around a specific field of life sciences but support other life sciences professionals who share common interests as well.

  • #PrecisionHealthNC

    To stay up to date on news and activity in North Carolina's precision health sector, follow #PrecisionHealthNC on LinkedIn.

Framework for Our Work

To achieve our vision and mission, NCPHC created the following infographic to provide a framework for our activities, partners, and outcomes. It is critical that we bring together the best clinical and technical innovation with diverse partners and necessary stakeholders for greatest impact. 

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For questions or more information, contact:
Sara Imhof, Ph.D.
Vice President, Focused Initiative Team Focused Initiatives 919-549-8842 |

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