Docstoc

Biotech in the Triad

Document Sample
Biotech in the Triad Powered By Docstoc
					Biotech in Triad

       July 12, 2010
        Terry Howerton
Atkins School of Biotechnology
       Biotech in North Carolina




Source: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Applications of Biotechnology
Medical   Agriculture   Environmental    Marine
                          Industrial




                                        Forensics
• Over 520 life science companies
• 57,000 employed in life sciences
• 123,000 additional employed in supporting
  services companies
• Biotech accounts for 180,000 jobs
• $45.8 billion in revenue
• Average salary is $69,000 vs $33,000 per capita
  income
• Third largest biotech industry in the nation
• Ranks second in agricultural biotech
• While NC unemployment rate was 11.2% last
  year, employment in the biotech sector
  increased 1%
  Source: Greensboro News and Observer (Feb 22, 2010)
                Types of Jobs
•   Research and Development
•   Biomanufacturing
•   Contract Research Organizations
•   Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
•   Chemical Manufacturing
•   Engineering/Construction
•   Medical Devices
•   Clinical Trials
•   Industrial
•   Regulatory
•   Administration
•   Finance
•   Sales and Marketing
Biotechnology in the Triad
• Over 265 Life Science companies
    – 86 Bioscience-related companies
    – 179 service/support companies
• $7 billion in revenue
• Banner Pharmacaps, Cook Medical, LabCorp,
  Targacept, Transtech Pharma
• 9500 people work in the regions biotech industry

Source: Piedmont Triad Partnership
                   Local Initiatives
• National Center for the Biotechnology
  Workforce
• Gateway University Research Park
• Center for Innovation in Nanobiotechnology
• Piedmont Triad Research Park
• Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative
  Medicine
Source: North Carolina Biotechnology Center
       A Sampling of Triad Biotech
              Companies
•   Algaen Corp.
•   Aqualutions, LLC
•   Clean EarthTechnologies, LLC
•   Cook Medical
•   Corn Products
•   DNA:SI Labs
•   GBF Medical Group
•   KeraNetics, LLC
•   NanoMedica Inc
•   Patriot Biodiesel LLC
•   Pharma Core
•   Targacept
  Where do we go from here?
• Heaviest emphasis is currently on R&D
• Will we move into manufacturing?
• What other needs will be developed from
  current research?
    – Nanotechnology
    – Regenerative Medicine
       Education/Training Pipeline
• Nine community colleges with programs
  tailored to needs of life science
• BIOWORK certificate program
• NCCCS Bionetwork
• Eleven area 4-year colleges and
  universities
• UNCG, NCA&T, and WFU offer doctoral
  programs with “high research activity”
• One high school (Atkins) program
Source: Piedmont Triad Partnership

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:3
posted:2/16/2013
language:English
pages:13