Life Sciences

Pitt County offers tremendous assets to the growing biotechnology and life sciences industries in North Carolina.  From training in bioprocessing to a research-intensive university setting, our location rivals others for its amenities coupled with a lower cost business climate.

North Carolina has the third largest biotechnology industry in the nation with more than 500 bioscience companies, contract research organizations and device and life science-related companies. More than 58,000 workers with skill sets ranging from bioprocess technicians to Ph.Ds are employed by this sector.

North Carolina’s Biotechnology Advantages

To help meet the industry’s ongoing need for trained professionals, North Carolina has created the country’s first comprehensive biotechnology training program that partners industry, government and academia through the North Carolina Biosciences Organization.

BioNetwork supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) aligning world class workforce training and education to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science industries. BioNetwork trains at all levels of this industry, upgrading the skills of incumbent workers, from entry level to management.

The Biotechnology Center was created in 1984 and works to strengthen the research capabilities of North Carolina’s companies and universities.  The center’s mission is to provide long-term economic and societal benefits to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide.   The Eastern Office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, located in Greenville, is catalyzing economic development and job creation in the region.  www.ncbiotech.org/


Life Sciences Educational Resources:

East Carolina University
www.ecu.edu/

Brody School of Medicine
www.ecu.edu/med/

BSOM Office of Research and Graduate Studies
www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomresearchgradstudies/index.cfm

Department of Chemistry
www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/chem/

College of Nursing
www.nursing.ecu.edu/

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
www.ecu.edu/biochemistry/

Division of Health Sciences
www.ecu.edu/dhs/

College of Allied Health Sciences
www.ecu.edu/ah/

School of Dental Medicine
www.ecu.edu/dentistry/

Bioprocess Engineering
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/news/bioprocessengineering.cfm

Biomedical Engineering BS/MS
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cet/engineering/BiomedicalEngineering.cfm

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cet/engineering/MSBiomedicalEngineering.cfm

Center for Health Disparities Research
www.ecu.edu/healthdisparities

Pitt Community College:  Biotechnology
www.pittcc.edu/academics/programs/arts-and-sciences/biotechnology/

NC BioNetwork
www.ncbionetwork.org/


Life Sciences Supporting Resources:

Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
eahec.ecu.edu/

Vidant Health
www.vidanthealth.com/

East Carolina Heart Institute
www.eastcarolinaheartinstitute.com/

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
www.ncbiotech.org/


Life Sciences Manufacturers Directory

CHIRAZYME LABS, INC.
Chloroperoxidase
http://www.chirazyme.com/

CMP PHARMA
Pharmaceuticals
www.cmppharma.com

MAYNE PHARMA
Pharmaceuticals
www.maynepharma.com

MXBIODEVICES, LLC
Dermal wound healing
www.mxbiodevices.com

PATHEON
Pharmaceuticals
www.patheon.com

RTI SURGICAL
Biotech R&D and manufacturing
www.rtix.com