Triangle Scientific, which works with laboratory and pharmaceutical equipment providers, has won a contract to help equip the new GOLDEN LEAF Biotech Training and Education Center being built in Raleigh.
The facility is located on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Known as the BTEC, the building recently was named for the GOLDEN LEAF Foundation, which is providing $38 million in funding.
The BTEC is planned as a major component in a state-wide effort to train workers for the life science and biotech industries. The center is expected to train up to 2,000 workers a year.
Triangle Scientific will provide biological safety cabinets, laminar flow clean benches, and depyrogenation ovens.
The contract was worth just over $254,000, according to Triangle Scientific.
“Understanding that BTEC will play a vital role in expanding biomanufacturing in our state, it was important that BTEC select equipment of the highest quality, and deal with the most reputable firm as a supplier of that equipment,” said Tim Harris, a sales representative for Triangle Scientific, in a statement. “We are pleased that our successful history of serving the life science community in North Carolina put us in the position to have tomorrow’s biomanufacturing leaders develop and perfect their skills on equipment that we offer.”
Triangle Scientific, which was founded in 1978, is based in Raleigh.
The Golden LEAF Foundation oversees distribution of funds from the state’s lawsuit settlement with tobacco companies. The foundation is based in Rocky Mount.