General Assembly's Life Science Caucus members tour BTEC
Published October 2, 2017
On Sept. 22, members of the North Carolina General Assembly 's Joint Legislative Life Science Caucus toured BTEC as well as the facilities operated by the NC Community College System's BioNetwork program and North Carolina Central University's BRITE program, BTEC's educational partners in NCBioImpact. NCBioImpact combines the resources of North Carolina's university and community college systems to meet the growing demands of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The training programs partner closely with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, NCBIO, and the NC Department of Commerce and industry to form a unique academic, industry and government collaborative.
“The institutions did a great job of educating lawmakers about the needs and also outlined the success of the programs in providing graduates and training for incumbent workers,” stated NCBIO President Sam Taylor. NCBIO is the trade association for North Carolina’s life science industry. Members include companies and research institutions working in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, clinical research and agricultural biotechnology sectors, as well as firms and nonprofits that provide support services to life science companies.
For further information, see NCBIO's October newsletter (PDF).