NCBIO, the North Carolina Biosciences Organization, is dedicated to promoting the future growth and development of North Carolina’s bioscience industry. NCBIO advocates for state and federal public policies that encourage the growth of life science companies, supports the development of a strong life science workforce, promotes research and technology transfer at universities and other institutions including support for capitalization and commercialization of products.
The Organization also provides members opportunities to network, collaborate and save money. NCBIO’s ultimate goal is to help North Carolina’s bioscience community fulfill its extraordinary promise as a source of economic opportunity and improved quality of life for citizens of North Carolina and people around the world.
Brief History of NCBIO
Formed in 1994, NCBIO focuses primarily on legislative monitoring and lobbying activities at the state and federal level. At the state level, the organization represents North Carolina 's bioscience community at the North Carolina General Assembly and before state courts, regulatory agencies and executive branch policy leaders. Whenever possible, NCBIO collaborates with other nonprofit organizations, including the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, to strengthen the bioscience industry.
At the national level, NCBIO works with the national Biotechnology Innovation Organization, AdvaMed, Association of Clinical Research Organizations, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association to support appropriate federal policies and to keep members of North Carolina's congressional delegation informed as to the needs and priorities of the life sciences community.
In recent years, NCBIO has expanded its activities to provide member companies with a broader array of services, including networking platforms, best-practice sharing opportunities and other collaboration opportunities. NCBIO also collaborates with the BIO's BIO Business Solutions program to offer group discounts for member companies.
Sam Taylor, NCBIO's first president
Sam Taylor, J.D., was active in the formation of NCBIO in 1994 and served the organization in various capacities, including chief administrative officer and lobbyist. He became the organization’s first president in 2006 and guided NCBIO's public policy agenda, advocating for its members before the North Carolina General Assembly, state executive agencies and North Carolina’s delegation to Congress. Taylor died in 2021 at the age of 64.