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About NCLifeSci

NCLifeSci, the North Carolina Life Sciences Organization, is dedicated to promoting the future growth and development of North Carolina’s life sciences industry.  NCLifeSci advocates for state and federal public policies that encourage the growth of life sciences companies and supports  the development of a strong life sciences workforce.

The organization also provides its members opportunities to network, collaborate and save money. NCLifeSci’s ultimate goal is to help North Carolina’s life sciences 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 NCLifeSci

Formed in 1994 as the NC Biosciences Organization, NCLifeSci focuses primarily on legislative monitoring and lobbying activities at the state and federal level.  At the state level, the organization represents North Carolina 's life sciences community at the North Carolina General Assembly and before state courts, regulatory agencies and executive branch policy leaders. Whenever possible, NCLifeSci collaborates with other nonprofit organizations, including the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, to strengthen the life sciences industry.

At the national level, NCLifeSci works with the national Biotechnology Innovation Organization, AdvaMedAssociation of Clinical Research OrganizationsPharmaceutical 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, NCLifeSci 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. NCLifeSci 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

Sam Taylor was active in the formation of the NC Biosciences Organization 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.