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  • Top Companies 
    Four of the top-5 vaccine manufacturers have set up shop in North Carolina (Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Novartis) -- and at least 15 are developing or making vaccines.
  • Quality Workforce
    The recent opening of the $1 billion, 430,000-square-foot Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics manufacturing plant in Holly Springs brought more than 350 jobs, most being filled by graduates of our biomanufacturing programs.
  • Educational Infrastructure 
    We've built unique institutions specializing in biomanufacturing, such as BTEC and BRITE, and incorporated numerous other universities and community colleges. Or visit NCBioImpact specifically for vaccine product biomanufacturing.

Learn about North Carolina's Vaccine Consortium (pdf)

Malcolm Thomas talks about growth of Arbovax, enabled by the state's life-science community. Norris Tolson tells us why he's excited about vaccine technology.  Why would a major vaccine company come to NC? Bill Bullock answers this question.

Vaccine Industry Success Stories

Click on each graphic to read about the nation's top vaccine cluster: