|Life Sciences Employers|
Greensboro and Guilford County companies produce products that range from vaccines to meet the needs of pet owners, farmers, and veterinarians to specialized parasitology treatments to the manufacture of well-known over-the-counter drugs. Regenerative medicine building new tissue and organ generation, clinical lab services, and cutting-edge nanotechnology applications add to the list of impressive innovations happening in the region.
The critical factors already in place helping life science companies thrive here include collaboration and critical resources. At the top of the list are the colleges and universities in the area including three that are designated as having “High Research Activity”; the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoeducation at Gateway University Research Park. Several existing collaborations include:
Gateway University Research Park
North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro have jointly established a research park on two campuses. Gateway provides state-of-the-art research facilities for work in the life and physical sciences, engineering, technology, and other applied science areas.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The Piedmont Triad is home to first regional office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, which is the world’s first government-sponsored organization dedicated to developing the biotechnology industry. The Triad office assists government agencies, colleges and universities, and the business community with growing biotechnology in the region.
The Guilford Genomic Medicine Initiative
A landmark research project, this initiative will use family medical history, genetic information, early screening and presymptomatic diagnostics to identify people who are likely to acquire common diseases. The project is an innovative partnership between the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Cone Health in Greensboro, and Duke University Medical Center.