Science Market Update

New Biotech Funding in North Carolina

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, May 14, 2013

A great deal of new biotech funding in North Carolina is calling national attention to the state's status as a life science research hub. Lab suppliers marketing life science solutions and university lab products will find high quality biotech sales leads at life science marketing events in North Carolina, given the state’s wealth of research funding available. The Republic recently reported that David Murdock, leader of Dole Food Company, Inc., is creating a permanent fund for a center known as the North Carolina Research Campus. The $50 million gift will be used for the campus’s health, agriculture and food research projects.

"I am committed to doing all I can to advance scientific research that will vastly improve the quality of life for mankind," Murdock said.

 

Funding at Murdock Research Institute

Murdock has already given $600 million to the biotechnology hub and David H. Murdock Research Institute based in North Carolina. Researchers are looking for life science solutions to problems such as cancer, and they are researching healthier varieties of fruits and vegetables.

When Murdock made the announcement, he was joined by the presidents of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Duke University

Duke University

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Given this most recent gift, vendors looking for biotech sales leads in North Carolina may want to promote their university lab products at life science marketing events at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Funding at Duke University

Duke University has a wealth of funding available for lab suppliers marketing life science solutions. The NSF gave Duke University $46 million in research funding in 2012. Among the life science programs awarded funding were evolutionary processes, physiology and structural systems, macrosystem biology, systematics and biodiversity science, developmental systems, bio informatics, genetic mechanisms, cellular dynamics and function, neural systems, population and community ecology, and ecosystem science.

In addition to receiving NSF funding, Duke University also received $342.7 million in research funding from the NIH in 2012. For a full list of life science departments receiving funding, please visit the NIH website.

 

Funding at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is also a very well-funded market for biotech sales leads, according to NIH and NSF research funding statistics. In total, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $406.6 million in research funding from the NIH and NSF.  In 2012, the NIH awarded the university $367.8 million.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also received $38.8 million in research funding from the NSF in 2012. $11.5 million of the funding went to life science research projects alone.

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Taking into consideration its wealth of economic resources, North Carolina is a great market for vendors selling university lab products to network with others in their field. Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites lab suppliers interested in meeting science researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to attend our annual Duke BioResearch Product Faire™ Event and Chapel Hill BioResearch Product Faire™ Event.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that has been organizing life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country for 20 years. For more information on Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill funding statistics, click on the buttons below. If you are interested in marketing your life science solutions at a school closer to home, we encourage you to check out our 2013 calendar of events.

 

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