To meet the needs of a very diverse life science community in North Carolina, NCLifeSci has established several meetings and events with informational programs and networking opportunities for our members. Learn more below or about our recent activity on our news page and advisories. Upcoming events are posted on the events calendar as details are finalized. If you are interested in sponsoring any of these events, please contact Natacha Janvier, director of member services.
Life Science Luncheons and Forums
The Life Science Forums are held throughout the year to address topics affecting medical device companies, emerging companies, CROs, etc. Each Forum is approximately two hours and includes lunch, an interactive panel discussion, and networking opportunity. Past programs: Emerging Therapies, Diagnostics in the Age of Precision Medicine, Lab Space in NC, and Clinical Trials: Changing Landscape and Potential Pitfalls.
Following adjournment of the General Assembly, NCLifeSci hosts a Legislative Forum with key legislative leaders to discuss outcomes of the session. The Forum is approximately two hours and includes lunch, a panel discussion, and networking opportunity. View a past program.
NCLifeSci also hosts a Legislative Reception, which provides an opportunity for legislators and other elected officials to learn more about the life science industry in North Carolina and to network with NCLifeSci members.
Annual Membership Meeting
The Annual Meeting occurs in October, with the beginning of our membership year. More than 200 NCLifeSci members and invited guests come together to enjoy a program of speakers and panels addressing current topics of importance to the industry. The meeting includes ample networking opportunities including a dinner before the meeting (by invitation only), breakfast, one or two networking breaks and lunch.
Biotech Manufacturers Forum
The BMF helps late clinical and commercial phase biomanufacturing companies -- and related firms such as vendors and service providers -- share information and address common concerns. BMF also provides a platform for North Carolina's biomanufacturing community to discuss and address major strategic issues of common interest. In recent years, these issues have included workforce development and infrastructure. For more information, contact John Wagner, BMF program manager.
BMF was a leading force in the establishment of North Carolina's internationally recognized NCBioImpact worker training consortium, which provides dedicated learning and hands-on training programs for North Carolinians seeking employment opportunities in the biomanufacturing industry. Education and training programs are at BTEC at NC State University, BRITE at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Pharmaceutical Services Network at Pitt Community College and East Carolina University and at various community colleges through NC BioNetwork.