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Research Triangle Park (RTP) & the Triangle Biotech Cluster


DanRNC

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Just curious: does anyone know if there's an index of the Biotech companies with HQ's (or major facilities) in the Triangle? Maybe the Biotech Center keeps something like that? I'm sure the recruiters for the economic development agencies in the region have some numbers to go on?

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Honestly, it would be impossible to list all the companies (from large pharma to small start-ups) in Wake, Durham, Orange County alone.

An interesting tidbit: 3 Nobel Prize winners have come out of RTP (the park itself). 2 people from Burroughs-Welcome (now GSK) and 1 from NIEHS.

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Honestly, it would be impossible to list all the companies (from large pharma to small start-ups) in Wake, Durham, Orange County alone.

An interesting tidbit: 3 Nobel Prize winners have come out of RTP (the park itself). 2 people from Burroughs-Welcome (now GSK) and 1 from NIEHS.

I remember hearing the Nobel stat. I think that's a huge selling point for the region that ought to be touted more often.

I dunno-- you may be right, but as sophiticated as corporate recruiters are, it seems like there's just got to be some way to index the Triangle's biotech muscle.

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I think generally those lists are incomplete as smaller companies usually get left off. I have seen lists that show around 600 companies in Orange, Durham, and Wake County with around 20,000 people in the biotech/pharma fields. I believe the universities are not included in these numbers.

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CIIT is planning on building a collaborative campus between UNC, NCSU, Duke, and other institutes on property they own in the Park. CIIT is a smaller version of RTI and does great science nonetheless. I had heard about this plan for a while now but it looks to be moving forward. Hopefully they will use the Janelia Farm model to foster more collaboration between institutions.

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In 2006 major corporate life sciences expansion/additions in the Triangle (major 3 counties) totaled $677 million creating 1550 new jobs. These numbers don't include universities or non-profit institutes.

Of note are Novartis, Eisai, Steifel Institute, United Therapeutics, GSK which were the largest movers.

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The Triangle is on the short list to get a $450 million bio-ag research facility formerly located in New York. UNC, NCSU, Duke, NIEHS, and EPA are all collaborating on similar efforts so this makes sense. There is pretty much nothing else in Granville County so this makes sense-its also on the route to DC (about 4-5 hours).

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