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

February 15, 2016


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. Each laboratory is equipped with administrative areas, a full complement of casework, modified epoxy resin tops, fume hoods, wall and center bench shelving, sinks and storage.

ncrc-new-logoAdjacent to the new ready-to-use laboratory is the NCRC’s first 1,100-square-foot, flexible office space.  The office space gives companies an affordable physical location with the option to expand into laboratory space when needed.

“The number of life science entrepreneurs in the region is growing, but space is limited in the Charlotte area,” commented Corie Curtis, director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Charlotte Office. “The NC Research Campus offers some of the only wet laboratory and office space combination built specifically for the needs of biotech start-ups.”

Companies that choose to locate in a ready-to-use laboratory or the flexible office space benefit from a high-speed, fiber network, secure facilities and free parking. Companies can also benefit from the analytical laboratory services of the David H. Murdock Research Institute, UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Services Division and testing facilities such as the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s Human Research Core and the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory.

The campus provides room for expansion with additional speculative laboratory space and build-to-suit opportunities in the core laboratory building. The NCRC Medical Plaza offers Class a medical offices and space to build to suit.

The NCRC is close to I-85, which puts Charlotte-based life science companies in range of North Carolina’s life science hubs in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Raleigh.

“The NCRC is committed to fostering life science entrepreneurs,” said Mark Spitzer, vice president of operations for Castle & Cooke, North Carolina, the developer of the NCRC. “That is why we offer a right-sized continuum of support for life sciences companies that include start-up space, resources and room to grow.”


NC Research Campus ready-to-use laboraotry

One of the NCRC’s new 2,000 square-foot, ready-to-use laboratories.

NCRC flexible office space for entrepreneurs

The NCRC’s first flexible office space with a view of the campus.












For more information, contact:

Jennifer Woodford, media and communications manager, NC Research Campus and David H. Murdock Research Institute, 704-200-5070 or

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