​The price is right – free — and the content is rich. It’s the newly published 2017-18 print edition of the NCBiotech Company Directory.

The freshly redesigned 44-page directory is a comprehensive listing of North Carolina’s 650+ bioscience companies.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Life Science Intelligence group maintains this unique directory to provide an accurate record of life science activity throughout the state. It’s a transformational piece of work — the only one of its kind anywhere — documenting the scope and variety of the companies that define North Carolina’s global life science leadership.

The Biotech Center distributes the publication throughout the year at life science trade shows and conferences. Center staff also make it available at the NCBiotech headquarters building on Alexander Drive in the Research Triangle Park and via its regional offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.

An online version of the directory also includes the 2,000+ companies that support the state’s life science sector. More than 120,000 people visit that keyword-searchable online version every year for valuable intelligence with geographical breakdowns; sector categories such as diagnostics, pharmaceuticals or agricultural biotechnology; and even specifics such as oncology or antibiotics.

Each listing includes the firm’s website URL, address and other contact information, map location, and other data such as products on the market and employment range (NCBiotech collects, but agrees not to disclose, individual companies’ specific employment numbers).

It’s a reference document, not a novel. But it’s truly novel. If you’re involved in any aspect of North Carolina’s life science world, or want to be, check it out.

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