North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Southeastern Office

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s mission is to accelerate life sciences technology-based economic development through innovation, commercialization, education and business growth.


The North Carolina Biotechnology Center provides long-term economic and societal benefits to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, the Center has five regional offices, including the Southeastern Office in Wilmington, focused on regional biotechnology economic development.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center Southeastern Office focuses broadly on supporting the startup, development, growth, and recruitment of Life Sciences/Biotech-related business ventures related to a broad range of biotech-related innovations and commercial applications including agriculture, bioenergy, health, clinical research, advanced materials, industrial biotech, technology, or marine biotech.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Technology Grants (Specialty)
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Industry Data (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Life Sciences Development (Specialty)
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research (Specialty)


  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking
Contact Information
Randall Johnson
4006 Oleander Dr., Suite 203
Wilmington, NC 28403