UNCG Campus Weekly

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Jerry McGuire (Office of Research and Economic Development) has been named vice chair of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s newly seated Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad. Dr. Jim Ryan (JSNN) will join the 24-member committee. The Center established the committee in 2003, shortly after opening the Piedmont Triad Office as its first location outside the Research Triangle Park headquarters. The advisory committee works closely with NCBiotech’s Piedmont Triad Office, advocating for and enabling life-science employment growth throughout the region. Initiatives have included the Wet Lab LaunchPad, which provides lab space to early-stage companies in the Piedmont Triad Research Park; Triad BioNight, the marquee event for the Triad’s biotechnology community; and strategic work plans such as BioIgnite, focused on innovation, infrastructure, and investment to help grow jobs. NCBiotech’s Piedmont Triad Office also helps to deploy the center’s grant and loan programs locally and to make connections that help grow the life sciences statewide.