North Carolina’s rich agricultural history and leadership position in biotechnology have combined to create the nation’s second largest agricultural biotech industry. Global giants BASF, Bayer CropScience, Monsanto and Syngenta operate major research centers alongside midsized companies and venture backed startups.
Local companies are using agricultural biotechnology for some amazing applications. A great example is a company called Biolex Therapeutics. Their corporate headquarters is in RTP and their primary manufacturing facility is in the Chatham County community of Pittsboro, NC. This venture-backed company has developed a technology that allows it to use an aquatic plant called Lemna to grow its biopharmaceutical products.
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