Our life science companies are excelling, and the Greenville, NC MSA is ready to be your Active Site for medical devices and diagnostics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. We’ve been developing and producing pharmaceuticals here for over 50 years. With an abundance of crucial resources needed for success in the life sciences sector, we can create a positive reaction and form a long-term bond with companies that choose the Greenville, NC MSA as their location.
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.
The BioPharma Crescent, located in eastern North Carolina about halfway between Raleigh and the Atlantic Ocean, includes Edgecombe, Johnston, Nash, Pitt and Wilson counties. This region’s road network, which includes I-40, I-95, Future I-87, and US 264, enables easy access to major consumer markets, international airports and deep-water ports. And their collective colleges, universities, and biopharma-specific training network provides local businesses with a highly educated and well-trained workforce.
The North Carolina Pharmaceutical Services Network is a one-of-a kind collaboration which provides continuing pharmaceutical education and training to new and existing companies. The services we provide were developed with substantial industry input and can be customized for specific company needs.
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.
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.
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.
East Carolina University’s (ECU) Brody School of Medicine, the College of Engineering and Technology, and the workforce training programs provided by Pitt Community College have created a business environment in Pitt County where medical device companies can thrive.
ECU is a doctoral research university with a multidisciplinary approach where life sciences and engineering collaborate and intersect in increasingly innovative ways. An example of this is the MS in biomedical engineering. The goal of this program is to provide a foundation in biomedical engineering expertise and a trained workforce of leaders to support economic development, industry and academia. ECU offers academic programs in engineering, medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health and business on one campus. Students will be engaged in multidisciplinary research focused on device and equipment design, and the application of innovative, advanced technologies to solve complex problems in the life sciences, medicine and health care industry.