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Community Partners

Atrium Health

Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas, and one of the largest publicly owned systems in the nation. At the NC Research Campus in the NCRC Medical Plaza,  Atrium Health features Kannapolis Internal Medicine and a state-of-the-art imaging center that offers ultrasound, x-ray, MRI and CT scans.

Located on Wellness Way near Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, the NCRC Medical Plaza also houses the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a leader in population health studies.  The Medical Plaza is near the headquarters of Cabarrus Health Alliance. Together, they anchor the NCRC’s medical corridor.


Cabarrus Health Alliance

The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA), the health department serving Cabarrus County, brings nationally recognized leadership and expertise in public health to the the NC Research Campus. CHA is one of the only nationally certified public health departments in the country.

The location of the CHA headquarters at the gateway to the campus is part of that plan and was made possible by the support of David H. Murdock, NC Research Campus founder, the city of Kannapolis, and state and national leaders.

City of Kannapolis

The NC Research Campus is not only a center of science but a center of the community. The campus is located in the heart of the City’s revitalized downtown. 

The Kannapolis City Hall Police Headquarters stands opposite the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building. The 100,000 square-foot facility consolidates administrative offices for all city departments and includes a police headquarters, and City Council chambers.

The city hall is also home to the Laureate Center. The 5,300 square-foot meeting and conference space can be subdivided into three areas and can accommodate 260 people for a banquet or 450 people for classroom-style meetings.
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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College location on the North Carolina Research Campus consists of two buildings that function as a hands-on, realistic training environment for the College’s health, science, and engineering programs.

The Rowan-Cabarrus/NC Research Campus building, which opened in 2010, is a 62,000-square-foot facility that hosts the College’s nursing and biotechnology programs, as well as the Small Business Center, which supports new and existing small businesses.

Across the courtyard is the College’s new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) building, which opened in 2019. The land for the facility was donated by David H. Murdock through the collaborative efforts of the Vice President of Castle and Cooke North Carolina Operations at North Carolina Research Campus Mark Spitzer, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College President Carol Spalding and Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant.  This 55,000-square-foot building includes practical and integrated labs, as well as a large flex lab on the ground floor, which will allow the College to provide space for our industry partners to assist in working through their production line challenges.

The ATC focuses on applied technical training and consists of industry-standard equipment, authentic workspaces, virtualization opportunities, and practical application of classroom learning. Students can earn degrees and practical training in such areas as mechatronics, computer-aided design, 3D printing, engineering, and hydraulics, and pneumatics. Students gain valuable experience by using state-of-the-art equipment that companies currently utilize in the workplace.

For more information about all the training and education programs Rowan-Cabarrus offers, visit

Corporate Partners

BeaconPoint Labs

We believe everyone has a right to know precisely what’s in their food. Our primary purpose and motivation is to empower informed choices in nutrition. We believe that the power and transparency of analytical science can provide the data to drive the personalized nutrition revolution. We partner with our customers to ensure that the users of their products can trust that what’s on the label is actually in the food.

We take a consultative approach with our clients, employing cutting-edge test methods and technology. We seek context in your testing objectives and data findings. We take the time needed to understand the unique aspects of your product matrix, what testing package best suits your goals – and how results could guide your brand. With best-in-class talent, cutting-edge test methods, and technology, we enable thorough, yet efficient exchanges of data.

We deliver the most complete, accurate, and transparent nutritional profiles. We know that behind every product and food sample, there is a data-based story waiting to be told. We help our clients tell their stories and stand apart to build a loyal user base by identifying and accurately quantifying differentiating aspects of their products. 



Eremid® is a leading contract research organization (CRO), providing commercial services to organizations in the high-growth, R&D-focused pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, nutrition and agricultural biotechnology industries. Eremid’s core services include cutting-edge genomics, metabolomics and a world-class Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, delivering high-quality data that impacts the development of new pharmaceuticals, biotherapeutics, foods, supplements and plant varieties.


NC Food Innovation Lab

The NC Food Innovation Lab is a partnership between the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, NC State University, the Economic Development Partnership of NC and the NC Research Campus.

The NCFIL is located on the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NCRC. The center is designed to drive innovation that benefits consumers, farmers, large food processors and manufacturers as well as food entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The center includes services such as:

  • Production-level testing of formulas and recipes in a cGMP-certified test lab and pilot plant, providing proof of principle for new technologies.
  • A cGMP-certified lab and pilot plant for testing advanced packaging technologies developed at NC State, and leading-edge manufacturing equipment – much of which is manufactured in North Carolina.
  • The ability to develop new beverage flavors, extracts and sensory technologies transferred from the research centers at the NC Research Campus.


Genixus, headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina, is a development-stage pharmaceutical manufacturer and FDA-registered repackaging and 503B outsourcing provider of high-quality, easy-to-use, ready-to-administer products for the acute and critical care setting. Genixus is dedicated to simplifying the product journey with rigorous attention to detail, obsessively focusing on provider needs and patient safety. Leveraging the highest-quality biopharmaceutical manufacturing standards and innovative point-of-care design, Genixus is changing care delivery and helping healthcare professionals to achieve better quality outcomes for patients. For more information, visit and follow the company on LinkedIn.


Bright Path Laboratories

Bright Path Laboratories is a Tech Bio company reinventing the pharmaceutical industry by applying green chemistry, green engineering, and sustainability concepts to domestically manufacture pharmaceuticals faster, safer, and more sustainably than traditional methods.  Bright Path’s continuous flow platform is enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and uses our patented STT Reactor™ to develop and manufacture pharmaceuticals for the modern world; green, agile, scalable, and deployable. 

Today’s geopolitical climate creates instability in the global supply chain and jeopardizes access to life-saving medicines. The use of continuous flow manufacturing to produce Key Starting Materials (KSM) and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) will drive down the time & cost of production. The Bright Path approach can reduce the risk of medicine shortages, improve the resiliency of the US pharmaceutical supply chain, and increase the affordability and safety of America’s essential medicines.

Bright Path is helping to restore America’s pharmaceutical supply chain with its manufacturing facility located in David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NCRC.

NorthState Technology Solutions

NorthState is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC and specializes in information technology services. The company has a 50,000-square-foot regional data center on the NC Research Campus (NCRC). NorthState is located along Loop Road on Charles Babbage Lane, just minutes from I-85.

The data center is rated to withstand hurricane-force winds and features state-of-the-art systems for power, security, HVAC and network connectivity. The data center incorporates the latest LEED standards developed by the US Green Building Council for energy efficient operation. The data center provides services such as hosted and cloud-based infrastructure solutions, around the clock network management and a variety of data backup and business continuity solutions. The company offers a full range of management and monitoring services, colocation and cloud solutions and backup and recovery options. The data center is SSAE 16 Type II audited and meets rigorous national standards for safeguarding client systems and data.

NorthState’s affordable information technology services for companies concerned about the security and continuity of their operations. From redundant network operations centers in Winston-Salem and Raleigh, skilled DataChambers technicians manage and monitor thousands of client devices around the clock, including networks, firewalls, servers, switches and routers.  They provide seamless service whether the equipment is hosted in a data center or based on a remote client campus or desktop.


R & S Chemicals

R&S Chemicals, a cancer research and development company, is working with specific molecules that demonstrate anti-cancer activity. The company also offers expertise in the synthesis of organic compounds.

Vice President Srisailas Muthialu, PhD, PMP, brings over 15 years of industry experience spanning custom synthesis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery to his leadership of R&S. His business partner Ramesh Gupta, PhD, has over 35 years of industry experience with the development of medicinal compounds that are used in the treatment of illness like allergies and chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

The parent company is Chem-Master International, a contract research and development company located in New York that specializes in organic and medicinal chemistry. Muthialu and Gupta also support Chem-Master as director of business development and vice president, respectively.

R&S is located in a 950 square foot ready-to-use laboratory suite in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building.


Standard Process

Standard Process is a leader in whole food nutrient solutions. Based in Palmyra, Wisconsin, Standard Process offers more than 300 high-quality supplements made with whole food and other ingredients through three product lines, Standard Process®, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas™ and MediHerb® herbal supplements. The products are available exclusively through health care professionals, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, naturopaths, medical doctors and veterinarians.

The Standard Process Nutrition Innovation Center is located in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NC Research Campus. The first-of-its-kind Center is a focal point for innovation in nutritional therapy, developing new solutions for health care professionals and patients while advancing the science of whole food nutrition. Innovation and research includes whole-person clinical care, organic and regenerative soil and farming to improve nutrient density and protect the environment, and wholistic nutritional therapies to improve individual health and well-being.


Spectrum Discovery Center

Sensory Spectrum, a globally recognized management consulting firm, specializes in understanding the sensory-consumer experience for industry, academia and government. Our approach links advanced sensory methods to consumer research with the latest statistical analysis procedures to provide business and technical solutions for confident decision making.

Our broad scope of customized services includes sensory program design and review, Spectrum Descriptive Analysis panel training, project management, consumer research, short courses and workshops.