NC State University capabilities and resources

NC State University is uniquely positioned to fulfill the needs of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. With a leading state-of-the-art, pilot-scale facility for biomanufacturing, advanced molecular characterization technologies, strong representation of faculty and researchers in diverse science disciplines and advanced fields of engineering, NC State University is a hub for the convergence of diverse expertise in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)

BTEC facilities include industry-standard equipment and a simulated cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) pilot plant capable of producing biopharmaceutical products using cell growth and expression, recovery, and purification processes.

BTEC provides hands-on training to NC State students and working professionals from the industry on biomanufacturing. In addition, BTEC offers its facilities, equipment and expertise for bioprocess and analytical services to clients from academia and the industry for research and small-business technology transfer and innovative research.


BTEC has a significant presence in Research and Development and workforce development projects that are funded by NIIMBL and other agencies.  Scientists at BTEC are collaborating with groups both within and outside of NC State University, either as leads or contributors on a variety of projects. These include developing production processes and courses for gene therapy vectors, applying advanced molecular characterization techniques to viral vectors for gene therapy, designing test beds for advanced process control and automation courses.

Shared NCSU core research facilities

Shared core services are great resources for the scientific community, which allow members to leverage strengths and expertise in technology and create opportunities to build multi-disciplinary collaborations.

NC State University shared core facilities house a wide range of equipment and well-trained staff to provide services for cellular, molecular, and material characterization.

Learn more about these facilities

NCSU shared facilities
Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)
Cellular and Molecular Imaging Facility (CMIF)
Centennial Biomedical GMP Facility
CVM Imaging Core
Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
Genomic Sciences Laboratory
High Performance Computing Services (HPCS)
Molecular Education, Technology and Research Innovation Center (METRIC)
Nanofabrication Facility (NNF)