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Standard Process Ushers in New Era of Innovation With Center of Excellence at NCRC

      Standard Process ushers in a new era of innovation with center of excellence and announces new board, leadership team, commitment to new product development, and investment in sales and marketing. Palmyra, Wis., (July 27, 2017)—Standard Process is ushering in a new era of innovation with the opening of the Standard Process Center […]

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North Carolina lawmakers fund food manufacturing center at NCRC

Read the original article by Danielle Chemtob, Triangle Business Journal Kannapolis, a city once marred by the shuttering of textile mills, is set to become a leader of the emerging food manufacturing sector thanks to a $5 million budget provision and the research of the agricultural program at North Carolina State University. The budget, approved […]

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Klear Optix Launches at the NC Research Campus

New startup joins the NC Research Campus leasing laboratory and office space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. Kannapolis, NC- Phones are smart. Homes are getting smarter. Clothes are gaining intelligence too. So why not smarter contact lenses that can monitor health, help with healing or even dispense medicine? For contact lenses to […]

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Ideal Health Biotechnology Opens First US Office at the NC Research Campus

Ideal Health Biotechnology, LLC, joined the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to accelerate research and development of their dietary supplements made from naturally occurring, plant-based compounds. Ideal has an antioxidant spray made from grape seed extract available in China. A second generation of the spray is in development. They are also working on […]

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Protein-Polyphenol Mix Creates Shelf-stable, Natural Ingredient

Astronauts, protein bars and the development of natural ingredients may not seem to have a connection. In the laboratory of Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus, they are all part of one project. Lila and her research team completed a […]

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Ei, A Pharmaceutical Solutionworks™ Bolsters R&D Capabilities by Joining the NC Research Campus

      This month, Ei, A Pharmaceutical Solutionworks™ begins moving a 24-person research and development team to the NC Research Campus.  Kannapolis, NC-  July 14, 2016-  This month, Ei, A Pharmaceutical Solutionworks™ begins moving a 24-person research and development team, which includes three PhDs and nine Masters level scientists, into a 10,000-square-foot laboratory with […]

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Castle & Cooke North Carolina Donates Land for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Advanced Technology Center

             Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received a two acre donation of land from Mr. David H. Murdock, chairman, CEO and president of Castle & Cooke, Inc. and NC Research Campus founder, for construction of the Advanced Technology Center. The donation allows the two organizations to strengthen their workforce development partnership […]

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NCRC Welcomes Chris Ervin as Director of Business Development

Chris Ervin joins the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC as the director of business development to bring research to market, invite new business to the NCRC and promote economic development.    Kannapolis, NC- Castle and Cooke, North Carolina, the developer of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, announced that Chris Ervin […]

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Wonder of the world- NC’s research, workforce and quality of life attracts biotech

Read the original article from Business North Carolina magazine featuring comments from John Cavanagh, PhD, interim president of the David H. Murdock Research Institute. North Carolina’s reputation for research, workforce and quality of life attracts international biotechnology companies. North Carolina’s biotechnology sector is strong and diverse. It includes almost 700 companies. While about 450 are […]

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Charlotte Venture Challenge Accepting Appplications

  Applications for the 15th Annual Charlotte Venture Challenge (CVC) business innovation competition are being accepted. The competition is open to early-stage and student ventures from the Southeast. Applications are due March 3. The competition culminates on April 19, 2016 at the beautiful North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The event will feature finalist pitches to investors […]

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GC x GC-MS Newest Service in the DHMRI Metabolomics Laboratory

Read the original story on www.dhmri.org. The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) located on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC recently completed a licensing agreement with the University of Louisville, Kentucky for analytical software that supports two-dimensional gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC×GC-MS) for metabolite biomarker discovery. The software license allows DHMRI to […]

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The NCRC Opens New Ready-to-Use Laboratory Suites and First Flexible Office

  Kannapolis, NC– Entrepreneurs take note. The NC Research Campus (NCRC) newest ready-to-use wet laboratory suites and its first flexible office space are both open for business. Located on the third floor of the NCRC’s David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building both of the new 2,000-square-foot research laboratory suites can be sub-divided into smaller units. […]

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David H. Murdock Announces New Castle & Cooke North Carolina Leadership

              Westlake Village, CA – David H. Murdock, the visionary behind the NC Research Campus, announced today that Mark Spitzer, director of human resources for Castle & Cooke, Inc., has been promoted to vice president of North Carolina Operations. “I am strongly committed to the mission of the NC Research […]

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Duke increases its presence on the NCRC; Clinical research is a growth industry in Kannapolis

By Mary Price See the original article in Business Today Ashley Dunham, PhD, director of operations for Translational Population Research, part of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI), was one of the four original employees hired by the Duke University School of Medicine to work the MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository—the research that most […]

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NCRC’s Higgs to Take New Position in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2015           Kannapolis, NC- Clyde Higgs, executive vice president of operations and business development for Castle & Cooke, North Carolina/the NC Research Campus (NCRC), announced that he is stepping down this month to become the chief operating officer of Atlanta Beltline, a multi-billion dollar economic development project […]

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P2EP Research Symposium Recognizes Student Achievement at NC Research Campus

        KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – In 11-weeks, the 30 undergraduate interns in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) graduated from students to scientists as demonstrated by the research results shared at the third annual P2EP Research Symposium held July 29 at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Seven intern teams worked under the guidance […]

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Costa Rica, Dole and NCRC Launch Banana and Pineapple PhD Programs

        Kannapolis, NC− There are college students in Costa Rica balancing long hours in the laboratory with high-level science classes who are wondering where their education will take them. For at least two students, the answer is North Carolina. Dole Food Company is sponsoring banana and pineapple PhD programs in partnership with […]

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Costa Rican Scientists Return to NCRC for Planning, P2EP Symposium

    Only two months after their first visit, Costa Rican representatives return to the NC Research Campus to formalize collaborative research initiatives.  Kannapolis, NC– A delegation from Costa Rica returns to the NC Research Campus (NCRC) to discuss collaborative research opportunities, attend the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) Research Symposium and arrange for a doctoral […]

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Higgs Elected Vice Chair of State Board of Community Colleges

State Board of Community Colleges Elects New Chair, Vice Chair and Welcomes Six New Board Members RALEIGH – The State Board of Community Colleges today elected Scott Shook, a Raleigh native and Greenville resident, as chair and Clyde Higgs of Charlotte as vice chair, each for a two-year term. Shook is an appointee of Governor Pat McCrory […]

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Duke Energy Contributes $350,000 to NCRC’s P2EP

Wound-healing properties of oats and the nutritional content of cooked versus uncooked broccoli are just two of the research projects David Phillips, district manager with Duke Energy North Carolina, learned about when he visited the NC Research Campus’ (NCRC) Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) on Monday, July 13. Phillips presented $100,000 to P2EP. The check […]

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NCRC and Holiday Inn Express Team Up for P2EP

Can five dollars make a difference to the future of aspiring, young scientists? In the case of the NC Research Campus’ Plants Pathway Elucidation Project (P2EP), five dollars per room night donated by the Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Kannapolis translated to over $1,080.00 in funding in the last year. The Holiday Inn and the […]

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Duke’s MURDOCK Study offers $100,000 in seed funding to NCRC scientists

  KANNAPOLIS, N.C.—July 2, 2015—Duke University’s MURDOCK Study will invest up to $100,000 in the coming year to fund scientific discoveries at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. The MURDOCK Study-NCRC Seed Funding Voucher Program will provide up to 10 vouchers worth $10,000 each to qualifying NCRC investigators from any institution on the […]

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NCRC Offers Start-Ups Advantages

While touring the NC Research Campus (NCRC), founders of a West Coast biotech start-up were impressed to find in one place the resources they need to launch their business: Collaborations exploring plant-based phytochemicals with scientists at the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute. Product testing with the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory, Spectrum Discovery Center and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core. […]

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Duke Long-Term Health Study Aims To Join Obama’s Precision Med Plan

By Frank Vinluan Read the original article on Xconomy. The small North Carolina mill town of Kannapolis left its mark on the U.S. economy and history by becoming the nation’s largest center for textiles manufacturing. In its next chapter, Kannapolis could become part of medical history. Duke University wants the medical research already underway at […]

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P2EP Kicks Off Third “Summer of Science” at NC Research Campus

The third class of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) kicked off an 11-week summer of science at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). This year’s class will not only work in teams to research crops including broccoli, blueberries, strawberries and oats, they will also be involved in cooking demonstrations and community outreach, engaging the public with […]

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Costa Rica and North Carolina Research Campus sign agreement on educational cooperation and research

         David H. Murdock, CEO and chairman of Castle & Cooke and Dole Foods, and President Luis Guillermo Solis announced the formation of an international agreement for research and education collaboration. Kannapolis May 14, 2015. Costa Rica and the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) are signing an education cooperation agreement that will […]

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Higgs Named NCRC, Castle & Cooke VP of Operations and Business Development

 For Immediate Release           Contact: Jennifer Woodford Media and Communications Manager jwoodford@ncresearchcampus.net 704-200-5070 NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC May 4, 2015– David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive officer of Castle & Cooke North Carolina, LLC and builder and founder of the NC Research Campus (NCRC), appointed Clyde Higgs to the […]

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Kimes and Cress Promoted to New Roles at Castle & Cooke, Inc.

For Immediate Release       Contact: Jennifer Woodford Media & Communications Manager jwoodford@ncresearchcampus.net 704-200-5070 Kannapolis, NC, May 4, 2015–  David H. Murdock, chairman and chief executive officer of Castle & Cooke, Incorporated and the visionary founder of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), announces the promotion of Lauren Kimes and Alan Cress. Kimes, who […]

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Rebooting the Research Campus: Is Murdock’s Vision Set to Take Off?

By Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — David Murdock opened the North Carolina Research Campus in 2008 with great fanfare and promise, aiming to foster world-class research and transform this former mill town. Seven years later, critics and skeptics still question the impact the Research Campus has had on Kannapolis. One […]

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Catalyst Scientific Symposium April 30

The NC Research Campus Catalyst Group is hosting their fourth annual symposium “Progress in NCRC” on April 30 from 11:30 am to 5 pm in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building first floor event room located at 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC. The event includes lunch. The symposium is sponsored by NC Biotech. […]

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Lynne Scott Safrit, Campus Leader, Announces Resignation

        For Immediate Release Contact: Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPh President, Castle & Cooke, North Carolina or Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director, NC Research Campus   Campus Leader Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPH, Announces Resignation   NC Research Campus, Kannapolis NC- April 20, 2015–  Today, Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPH, president of Castle & Cooke, Inc., […]

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NCRC Leaders Offer Excitement and Support for City of Kannapolis’ Downtown Purchase

For Immediate Release   NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, March 12, 2015– Today, the City of Kannapolis announced a successful negotiation for the purchase of downtown properties owned by David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus and owner of Dole Foods and Castle & Cooke. In response, Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPh, president of […]

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City of Kannapolis to Purchase Downtown Properties

Media Contact: Annette Privette Keller Director of Communications 704-920-4311 o 980-406-2790 c aprivettekeller@kannapolisnc.gov Learn more on the City of Kannapolis’ website. March 12, 2015  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The City of Kannapolis and Mr. David H. Murdock have negotiated a transaction regarding 46 acres of property in Downtown Kannapolis. The City will pay $5.55 million for […]

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NCA&T Opens Second Research Lab at NCRC

When the NCA&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis reached 40 employees, Director Leonard Williams, PhD, knew it was time to expand. The Ready-to-Go Laboratory suites in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building were the obvious choice. The 1,500-square-foot laboratories come with administrative areas, bench tops, […]

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NC Research Campus Ready To Go on New Lab and Office Space

          Contact: Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development NC Research Campus partner@ncresearchcampus.net 704-273-1206 NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC– Officials at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis are investing up to $1.5 million in the construction of a third speculative laboratory suite and new, flexible office space on the third […]

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Duke to Expand Footprint in Kannapolis

Contact: Clyde Higgs Vice President of Business Development 704-273-1204 chiggs@ncresearchcampus.net Emily Ford Communications Specialist MURDOCK Study 704-642-2208 emily.ford@duke.edu   Kannapolis, N.C.  — Officials from the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) formally announced today that Duke University is expanding its presence at their site.  Duke originally opened an office there in 2008 to manage the MURDOCK […]

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‘Topping Out’ Marks Milestone for Kannapolis City Hall

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The last of the steel beams is up at the site of the new Kannapolis city hall and police headquarters. At a Thursday celebration, Kannapolis elected officials and city staff joined police officers and construction workers for a “topping off” ceremony and the […]

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Kannapolis’ North Carolina Research Campus foresees growth

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 By: Lisa Thornton, Charlotte Observer Read Original Article By the time they celebrate the North Carolina Research Campus’ seventh anniversary next year, leaders say, 10 buildings will have been erected on campus, and another two nearby. The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis celebrated its sixth anniversary earlier this month with […]

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Research Campus leaders take stock of ‘great experiment’

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — To mark the North Carolina Research Campus’ sixth anniversary, academic and scientific leaders touted advances made at the Kannapolis complex and offered a glimpse of some of the world-class research projects currently underway there. Clyde Higgs, vice president of business development for campus developer […]

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David H. Murdock Announces $15 Million Annual Endowment to DHMRI

For Immediate Release (Kannapolis, NC- September 30, 2014) David H. Murdock, owner and Chairman of Dole Food Company and builder and founder of the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), announced today that he is committing a $15 million annual endowment in perpetuity to the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI). DHMRI is located on the […]

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David H. Murdock Announces Endowment for DHMRI

For Immediate Release (Kannapolis, NC- September 30, 2014) David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus, chairman, CEO and owner of Castle & Cooke, Inc. and owner of Dole Food Company, Inc., is holding a press conference today at 10 am at the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI), 150 Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, […]

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David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI

Media Advisory Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net 704-791-9302 David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10 am (ET) Where: David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NC Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, in the first floor event room. Who: Mr. David […]

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Kannapolis Introduces “Discover a Healthy Life” Brand

Read more on www.cityofkannapolis.com. Kannapolis, NC – Over the last few years the City of Kannapolis has begun a comprehensive plan to implement its strategic vision for economic development, job development, and quality of life. This plan includes identifying the City’s brand and then implementing this brand in all aspects of the City’s services and […]

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DOLE Specialists Get Schooled in Nutrition at NC Research Campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net   William Goldfield Dole Food Company (818) 874-4647   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Aug 11, 2014) — It’s not enough that Dole sales and marketing specialists serve as the public face for one of the world’s largest providers of fresh fruit and vegetables. They […]

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P2EP’s Year-Round Scientific and Educational Impact

The 40 Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) interns at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) presented the results of their summer of research in an August 5 symposium sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center. Through P2EP, a STEM-based workforce development program, the interns studied pathways in blueberries, strawberries, oats and broccoli that produce health-enhancing bioactive compounds. […]

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Dole Growing Scientific Minds of Tomorrow

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute August 2014 newsletter. Scientific discoveries — like a recently published study showing blueberry compounds’ potential to help prevent Parkinson’s — beg more fundamental questions about fruit and vegetables.  Such as what compounds do these plants make?  And how do they make them? These are the questions being tackled […]

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Murdock willing to sell downtown properties to city

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Read the original Independent Tribune article. Read the Salisbury Post article. Read the statement from the City of Kannapolis. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — City officials say they will spend the next few months studying the city’s downtown area for buildings they may want to buy after David Murdock told them he is […]

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Scientific coalition studies plants’ role in fighting disease

By Hannah Miller View the article as published in the Charlotte Observer. View the article as published in the Raleigh News & Observer. In the worldwide search to learn more about plants’ role in fighting human disease, an unusual coalition has formed at North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. It’s made up of academic and […]

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North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries

By Frank Vinluan, Xconomy Read the original article.   North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries If you’ve made a retail purchase recently, chances are good you used technology developed in Research Triangle Park without even realizing it. The modern day barcode has its origins in the 1970s research of IBM scientists Joseph Woodland and George […]

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Reducing Food Allergies, Healthcare Costs and Saving Lives

Link to original article in Business Today These days, company picnics and parties are just as worrisome as they are fun. Cost and logistics top the list of concerns, but add to that the potentially deadly affects of food allergies. Food allergies are a legitimate problem for anyone from restaurant owners to families. According to […]

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NCRC Medical Plaza Space Leasing

The NC Research Campus (NCRC) and commercial real estate brokerage company Harris Morrison of Concord are teaming up to market the available shell space in the NCRC Medical Plaza. Located at 5 Chestnut Avenue in downtown Kannapolis, the building has a total of 30,000 square feet of Class A medical and professional space available, 20,000 […]

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Construction set to begin on Kannapolis municipal center

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Link to original article KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Large-scale construction on the new Kannapolis municipal center and police headquarters will begin soon after the city council set a maximum price for construction and prepared to issue bonds to pay for the project at their Monday meeting. The $32.9 million project has […]

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N.C. Research Campus internship program plants seeds to grow STEM careers

As published on WRAL TechWire.com By Frank Vinluan KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Allan Brown likens his blueberry research to trying to put together one big jigsaw puzzle. Brown, an applied molecular geneticist with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis, has spent several years working on the genomic sequence of the […]

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NCRC & CHS on Charlotte Talks July 15

Don’t miss the July 15 WFAE Charlotte Talks show on personalized medicine featuring panelists from the NC Research Campus and Carolinas Healthcare System: Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD – Professor and Director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, NC Research Campus Kristin Newby, MD, MHS – Professor of Medicine Duke University; Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study, NC Research Campus […]

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Business-to-Science Partnerships Drive P2EP

June 2014  As written for Opportunities, a quarterly newsletter of the NC Research Campus covering real estate to research. Subscribe. Growth at the NC Research Campus is not all about bricks and mortar. A $1.9 million investment in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) is boosting the campus’ collaborative approach to research, revealing new findings […]

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A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine

By Megan Scudellari / June 19, 2014 1:10 PM EDT Newsweek Link to original story on Newsweek.com Filed Under: Tech & Science, Medicine, cancer Rows of small white bungalows, once the property of workers at the local textile mill, still line the streets of Kannapolis, North Carolina. A larger-than-life bronze statue of town hero and NASCAR icon Dale Earnhardt Sr. […]

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Summer Interns Connect Plant Research With Food Production

Fox 46 Carolinas By Digital Journalist Kacie Hollands Link to original story. Concord, NC – Instead of going to summer camp, or taking a break from learning this summer, a unique group of students are studying ‘plant pathways’ at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis this summer. Students from high school, undergraduate and graduate programs […]

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All Kinds of Building Going On at the NC Research Center

BY JENNIFER WOODFORD Link to original article in Business Today   Summer at the NC Research Campus is heating up with building of all kinds. Nicholas Kottyan, DataChambers CEO, anticipates that the warmer weather will allow the company to finish site work and begin construction this month on the company’s 50,000-square-foot data center at the […]

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DataChambers and NC Research Campus Announce General Contractor for New Regional Data Center

Contact: Benjamin Gelnett Marketing Manager DataChambers 704.935.3547   or   Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus DataChambers and NC Research Campus Announce General Contractor for New Regional Data Center KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – June 2, 2014 – DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developer of the North […]

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National STEM League Teams Meet to Compete at NCRC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Terri Stripling EMAIL: tstripling@ten80education.org COMPANY: Ten80 Education, Inc. URL: www.ten80education.com PHONE: 518-588-7895 mobile TWITTER: @Ten80Ed or @STEMTen80 Charlotte, NC – Thirty-six of the country’s most motivated math and science teams hit the track in the National STEM League Finals at North Carolina Research Campus on May 17, 2014. More than 900 teams […]

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Local businesses, and NCRC form business to science partnerships

  Link to original article in Business Today There are signs of growth at the NC Research Campus (NCRC). Site development for the new DataChambers regional data center is underway at Loop Road and Biotechnology Lane. The second suite of ready-to-go laboratories in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building is finished and leasing. The […]

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Duke Energy gives $150,000 to plant study at NCRC

Salisbury Post  May 6, 2014 KANNAPOLIS — The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed its support of the NC Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation was one of P2EP’s inaugural sponsors, donating $100,000 to the program. P2EP is a collaborative research program that brings […]

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Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP

  Link to original article in Business Today May 6 (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC) The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed its support of the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. P2EP is based on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation was one of P2EP’s […]

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Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program

For Immediate Release           Duke Energy Foundation Grants $150K to P2EP, Industry-led STEM Program (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- May 5, 2014) The Duke Energy Foundation has renewed their support of the NC Research Campus-based, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) with a contribution of $150,000. Last year, the Duke Energy Foundation […]

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Research Campus attracts international business, political leaders

By: Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Kannapolis became an international destination Thursday as a delegation of political and business leaders from South and Central America and the Caribbean visited the North Carolina Research Campus as part of a fact-finding tour. Organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and International […]

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NCRC, Holiday Inn Express Form Educational Partnership for P2EP

NC Research Campus Contact: Clyde Higgs Vice President of Business Development NC Research Campus chiggs@ncresearchcampus.net 704-273-1206 or Adam Parchert Social Media Manager Associated Hotels LLC Office: 1-312-782-9050 Cell: 1-224-587-5889   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. April 2, 2014)- The NC Research Campus (NCRC) and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites- Kannapolis have formed an educational […]

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DataChambers Announces New Hires in Raleigh and Charlotte

DataChambers WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 2, 2014 – DataChambers, a full-service information technology and managed services firm, today announced it has added three key positions to its management team. The company has hired a new corporate marketing manager, as well as new business development managers for both the Charlotte and Triangle markets. Ben Gelnett is […]

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Ready-to-Go Lab Leased, Second in Planning

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 31, 2013 In November 2012, officials at the NCRC announced the construction of ready-to-go laboratory space in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building. Four months later, the 1,500-square-foot space is fully leased. A second ready-to-go laboratory is in the […]

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A Growing Campus

By Clyde Higgs, Vice President of Business Development Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 14, 2014 I want to make sure everyone close to the campus is just as aware of how our momentum is building and the campus is growing: Jobs: Close to 1,000 jobs […]

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BRITE future for Kannapolis students

By Jennifer Woodford Link to original article in Business Today As a child, TinChung Leung, PhD, enjoyed raising fish. Today, he is a scientist with the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus and an expert in the use of zebra fish as a model system for cancer and cardiovascular disease […]

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Kannapolis company’s employees launch quarterly service project effort

  By Marty Price, Cabarrus News, Charlotte Observer Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 In one week last fall, employees of the Spectrum Discovery Center in Kannapolis filled 14 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as their first service project. “The employees stuffed (the shoeboxes) so full, we had to use rubber bands to keep them closed. And they […]

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Does RTP need a mega-donor to realize its grand vision?

February 20, 2014 Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal What Research Triangle Park needs is its own David Murdock. That’s one takeaway from a conversation I had with Lynne Scott Safrit, president and chief operating officer of Castle and Cooke, the organization that oversees the development of the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus. […]

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Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new Kannapolis office

Independent Tribune Tim Reaves treaves@independenttribune.com KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) celebrated a new medical building at a ceremony Tuesday on the North Carolina Research Campus, where community leaders said the facility will help promote community health. The building, at 201 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, combines internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology in a “convergence” […]

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Carolinas Healthcare System Officially Opens NCRC Location

NCRC News Going to the doctor isn’t usually an occasion for celebration. On January 21, over 200 healthcare professionals, elected officials and community leaders found many reasons to celebrate as they shared in the grand opening of Carolinas Healthcare System’s (CHS) newest Cabarrus County location at 201 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard in Kannapolis. Located on the […]

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NC Charlotte Bioinformatics planning expansion of their NCRC offices

  Link to the original article on Business Today. Cory Brouwer, director of the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Services Division at the North Carolina  Research Campus, directs projects involving complex biological computations and the management of immense data sets. This fall, he has simple addition at the forefront of his mind. In October, all of […]

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Big Data to Biotech Join the Campus

Published in Opportunties, a real estate to research quarterly newsletter of the NC Research Campus December 6, 2014   The NC Research Campus announced JC Med, LLC and DataChambers joined the NC Research Campus as the newest partners. JC Med Opens for Business in Ready-To-Go Lab The equipment is installed, the supplies have arrived and Wenhong […]

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Ground broken for data center in Kannapolis

Cabarrus News By Carole Howell Construction of a new 50,000-square-foot Charlotte-region data center got its official start on Nov. 19 on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. DataChambers, a North Carolina information technology company, and Castle & Cooke Inc., developer of the research campus, broke ground on the data center. It’s expected to be […]

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NC Research Campus Welcomes DataChambers

NCRC News On November 19, 150 business and community leaders from Cabarrus County and throughout the Charlotte region braved cold and windy weather to attend a groundbreaking ceremony to welcome DataChambers to the NC Research Campus. “In partnership with Mr. Murdock and Castle & Cooke, Inc., we will be building one of the largest, most […]

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NC Research Campus exec sees growth on horizon

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The last five years have brought a mix of accomplishments and challenges for the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The 350-acre biotech hub opened in October 2008 — just as the economy faltered. State funding to support campus operations was restricted, and companies pulled back from research and development […]

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Research campus in Kannapolis poised to become innovation hub

Charlotte Observer Lukas Johnson More information About the North Carolina Research Campus The campus in downtown Kannapolis – where the former Cannon Mills Co. Plant No. 1 once stood – has more than one million square feet of lab and office space. It encompasses five buildings and the research power of nine universities and colleges […]

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UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Expanding NCRC Offices

Published in Opportunities, a real estate to research quarterly newsletter of the NC Research Campus September 30, 2013 UNC Charlotte is expanding their 3,000 square-foot office space in the David H. Murdock Research Institute core laboratory with a 1,200-square-foot addition. “We’re looking to expand and add space that is more flexible to set-up cubicles and have […]

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Ready-to-Go Laboratories Filling Up

Published in Opportunities, a real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus September 20, 2013 The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has two new ready-to-go laboratory units entering construction. They are slated to open in the first quarter of 2014 on the third floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building. […]

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UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Plans Expansion of NCRC Offices

    Cory Brouwer, PhD, director of the UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Research Services Division at the NC Research Campus (NCRC), directs projects involving complex biological computations and the management of immense data sets. This fall, he has simple addition at the forefront of his mind. In October, all of the details should be squared away […]

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North Carolina research facilities bringing ag, human health together

By Phyllis Beaver, North Carolina Research Campus | Southeast Farm Press • New laboratory space is available at North Carolina Research campus in Kannapolis, N.C. • Monsanto and Dole are among agriculture-based companies conducting research at the North Carolina facility. • North Carolina State University greenhouses are the site for research on plants for human health. […]

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Tech, Science are keys to driving the local economy

By Jennifer Woodford Link to original article in Business Today Economic development is many times designated to city and county governments. Lynne Scott Safrit, president of Castle and Cooke, LLC North Carolina, knows that local business also hold the keys to ensuring a prosperous economy. SAFRIT As one of the leading business women in the […]

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NCRC internships give students a supporting role in creation of knowledge database

Salisbury Post Wayne Hinshaw / for the salisbury postCatawba College student interns at the North Carolina Research Campus work in the General Mills lab studying oats. They are Amber Williamson and Christian Krzykwa. Five Catawba College students spent their summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize […]

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NCRC Internships Give Students a Supporting Role in Creation of Knowledge Database

Catawba College Five Catawba College students spent their summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The NCRC is a collaborative of 18 corporate, academic healthcare partners working to improve […]

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NCRC getting personal about heart disease

  Link to original article in Business Today One of the responsibilities of running a business is finding affordable employee health coverage. NC Research Campus scientists are not going to reshape health care policy, but they are contributing to the next generation of personalized medicine that will lower healthcare costs for everyone. According to the […]

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MCNC’s $144M fiber project for rural N.C. complete

Aug 12, 2013, 11:00am EDT MCNC’s $144M fiber project for rural N.C. complete Enlarge Photo MCNC Joe Freddosso heads up MCNC at the Research Triangle Park. Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal Almost $144 million and 2,600 miles of fiber later, and MCNC is ready to announce the completion of the final phase […]

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Update On The North Carolina Research Campus

Charlotte Talks   It was a dark and uncertain time for Kannapolis ten years ago when the historic Pillowtex plant shut down. Since then, the town has seen much change, both physically and economically. The economic downturn a few years ago put a delay in the metamorphosis that Kannapolis was in the process of in […]

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P2EP: The Dynamics of New Biology

By Pete Prunkl, Greater Charlotte Biz, Tuesday, April 1, 2013 Under the header of “Not Your Father’s Biology,” the National Research Council (NRC) issued a report entitled A New Biology for the 21st Century. In it, the writers coined the term “New Biology” to describe the dynamic needed for the life sciences to address some of […]

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Researchers seek to understand plants’ pathways to better health

The Packer 7/24/2013 11:47:00 AM Coral Beach A new program at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis that is funded by industry and academia promises to train tomorrow’s scientists while finding how to grow more healthful fruits and vegetables. Dubbed the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program kicks off this summer with $1.5 […]

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N.C. program immerses students in science

AG Professional North Carolina Research Campus  |  Updated: 07/18/2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor. Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams up university […]

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UNC Charlotte part of $1.5 million N.C. Research Campus project

  UNC Charlotte News July 17, 2013 An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus is launching a $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor – the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP). University scientists, industry leaders and college […]

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Which small business best fits you?

The Charlotte Observer By Celeste Smith Posted: Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2013 Q: What are the best businesses to start today? Author and entrepreneur Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in Raleigh. He gives seminars based on this same question at North Carolina’s small business centers, which are a […]

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PHHI Extension Partnership Lands $425,000 in Grants to Help N.C. Agribusinesses

  Plants for Human Health Institute Writer: Justin Moore The North Carolina Cooperative Extension component of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), in partnership with the university’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has secured more than $400,000 in funding through two major grant programs to assist the state’s growers and agricultural […]

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DataChamber Joins the NCRC

Published in Opportunities, a real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus June 30, 2013 DataChambers, a North State Communications company that specializes in information technology services, is joining the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte. “With its prime location just minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the […]

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NC Research Campus launches plant project for college students

  Jennifer Thomas Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal Academic and industry partners at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis have launched a $1.5 million initiative to engage college students from across the state in education and research. The program, called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project, will center on how plants, including fruits and vegetables, benefit […]

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North Carolina Research Campus adds large-scale data center

By Caitlin McCabe The Charlotte Observer Posted: Thursday, Jun. 13, 2013 Kannapolis’ North Carolina Research Campus will soon offer a home to an unusual tenant: a large-scale data center. Winston-Salem-based DataChambers, an information technology services company, announced Wednesday plans to build a 50,000 square-foot data center on the 350-acre Kannapolis campus. DataChambers, which is owned […]

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NCRC continues its expansion with DataChambers

Business Today June 13 DataChambers is bringing 20 jobs to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. The company, which specializes in information technology services, is NCRC’s 18th campus partner. Specific plans for the data center’s design and a time frame for construction are in development. The construction of the new facility is expected to bring at least 20 jobs […]

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NC Research Campus adds IT company DataChambers to its roster

Jun 12, 2013, 12:51pm EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2013, 4:22pm EDT Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The N.C. Research Campus is a 350-acre life sciences and biotech hub in Kannapolis. The newest tenant at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis will be an information-technology services company. DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, announced Wednesday that it […]

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DataChambers Joins the NCRC

Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director North Carolina Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net (North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- June 12, 2013)- DataChambers, a North State Communications company that specializes in information technology services, is joining the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. “With its prime location just minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the city […]

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North Carolina emerging as world-class research hub

The Produce News by: Chip Carter   Agriculture continues to grow and is an ever-increasing part of North Carolina’s economy, a new study shows. Meanwhile, South Carolina peach producers are preparing for a bountiful and perfectly timed summer crop that should hit its peak in July, along with domestic top 10 production of greens, tomatoes […]

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Davidson, Lenoir-Rhyne Students Involved in Cutting-Edge Blueberry Genome Research

PHHI KANNAPOLIS, NC – Cutting-edge research on sequencing the blueberry genome will be incorporated into college curriculum at Davidson College and Lenoir-Rhyne University, in cooperation with N.C. State University at the N.C. Research Campus. Students will be involved in identifying specific genes that can be used to produce plants with desired characteristics, as well as […]

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David Murdock Wants You to Live Forever

  by Jessica Wapner, AARP The Magazine Much of the work at NCRC is focused on investigating “superfoods” such as berries, ginger and broccoli to discover how they reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Some labs at NCRC are pioneering the field of nutrigenomics, the study of how genes affect nutrition and vice versa. Most […]

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Wincourse Technologies Locates in the Village

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 31, 2013   Wincourse Technologies, Inc., a cloud-based managed services provider, recently located in the Village, the business district of downtown Kannapolis adjacent to the NCRC. Wincourse specializes in reducing operational and support costs by providing a single, cloud-based […]

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New Meeting Space Planned on Campus

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus.  March 30, 2013 David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and chairman and owner of both Dole Food Company and Castle & Cooke, Inc., donated land to the city of Kannapolis to build a new town hall and police station on […]

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NCRC Medical Plaza 70 Percent Leased

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus March 31, 2013 NCRC Medical Plaza, a 60,000-square-foot medical office building under construction on the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, just north of Charlotte, is nearing completion. Carolinas Healthcare System is the main tenant leasing half of the building. Additional leases […]

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Ready-To-Go Lab Space Available

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus November 30, 2012 Construction is starting on ready-to-go lab space that will be available in February 2013. The 1,500-square-foot wet laboratory is the first pre-built, flexible lab space to be constructed at the NCRC since the campus opened four years ago. […]

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60,000 Square-Foot Medical Office Building Breaks Ground

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus August  30, 2012   Heavy equipment rolled onto the NCRC breaking the ground for the construction of a new medical office building. The 60,000-square-foot building along with the Cabarrus Health Alliance headquarters, which opened earlier this year, anchors the campus’ medical […]

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