A World Class Life Science Region in the Making.
Situated just east of Raleigh, North Carolina and the world famous Research Triangle, the BioEast Alliance is a five-county area that is emerging as a major life science region in its own right.
North Carolina is the third leading state in the U.S. in terms of the number of biotech firms and employees. Presently, the BioEast Alliance area employs about 5,000 of those workers and is home to major operations of life sciences firms such as Hospira, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co., Fuji Silysia Chemical USA, Metrics, Becton Dickinson Medical Devices and other leading life science companies.
Extensive Life Science Infrastructure
The BioEast Alliance has the resources you’re looking for in a life science location: a major research university and school of medicine, three four-year colleges, five community colleges, outstanding biotech job training programs, and a host of organizations that support life science research, development, and manufacturing.
East Carolina University, a Doctoral Level II Research campus, is the third largest campus in the UNC System and offers BS, MS, and PhD programs in numerous life science fields.
ECU’s Brody School of Medicine and Heart Institute are internationally known for pioneering research and application of robotic cardiovascular surgery.
ECU’s School of Dentistry is funded and currently under development.
From its regional office in Greenville, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center supports the growth of the biotechnology industry throughout the BioEast Alliance area.
The Technology Enterprise Center of Eastern Carolina fosters the development of technology-based businesses; and offers office, laboratory, and light manufacturing space to technology-based companies on a short-term lease basis.
The NC Community College System BioNetwork provides free or low cost specialized training for careers in the life sciences through the state’s nationally renowned community college system.
The BioNetwork Bioprocessing Center coordinates training requests and requirement between employers and the local community colleges.
The Gateway Technology Center is a state-of-the-art distance learning facility in Rocky Mount where local residents can complete degrees from either East Carolina University or North Carolina State University.
Proximity to the Research Triangle.
We're little more than an hour's drive from the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park and surrounding cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill - an area that’s home to three internationally acclaimed research universities (Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University), two medical schools, and some of the world’s leading healthcare, biotech, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. For BioEast firms, it’s an invaluable resource for both recruitment and research capabilities.
We'e Ready to Help.
The BioEast Alliance is more than just an area on a map. We're a partnership of five counties working in conjunction with North Carolina's Eastern Region Development Commission and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Our goal is to make sure that life science companies have the resources, support, and funding they need to achieve their goals. Give us a call, and let us show you why American’s next great life science region should be your next home.