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Vivian Powell

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Advanced Medical Care

Take two of the world’s top university teaching and research hospitals (Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill), scores of medical and specialty centers, and a region teaming with industry-leading physicians, biomedical scientists, engineers and visionaries and youR…

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Agriculture Biotechnology

A rich, abundant farming economy lured the first agricultural biotechnology companies to our region decades ago. Today, it’s our globally recognized agricultural biotechnology cluster that attracts them and helps them grow. It starts with a literal Who’s Who …

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Analytical Instrumentation

Cutting-edge products for the nanotechnology, pharmaceutical and other high-tech industries require sophisticated tools to see, measure and analyze the chemistry of materials – even reshape them on the scale of a few atoms. Companies in our region find vast opportu…

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Biological Agents and Infectious Diseases

We’re the world’s top maker of vaccines, home to the nation’s No. 1 public university school of public health and a nexus for public, private and university partners who collaborate on solutions to some of the scariest threats on the planet.   Whet…

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Our region’s 350 cleantech firms come in all shapes and sizes. They are Fortune 500, headquarters, mid-size and startups. Combined, they’re leading a global revolution in grid modernization, transportation, water and sustainable energy. The reason? A unique b…

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Defense Technologies

Terrorism and technology have changed the face of defense, homeland security and war. Companies in our region are on the front lines of that change, leveraging advances developed in many of our clusters to help the U.S. military combat terrorism and protect the nation fr…

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Big data. Analytics. Fiber. Yep, we’ve got all three, and smart companies in our region are using those powerful tools to help organizations large and small convert massive amounts of complex data into informed, intelligent decisions. SAS® software was created…

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Interactive Gaming and E-Learning

Our reputation as a major U.S. hub for serious gaming continues to flourish as more and more companies join the fold and gaming talent descends on our region. We’re home to 40 companies that develop and publish games, and we’re the U.S. hub for game engine de…

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Nanoscale Technologies

Long one of the top U.S. regions for nanotechnology innovation, researchers at our more than two dozen university research centers and scores of private companies push nanotechnology knowledge in ways that are transforming every industry. Researchers working at the nanos…

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Pervasive Computing

Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group predicts there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Already, this new era of technology-enabled products, services and processes is transforming the way we live, work and play. Not surprisingly, the…

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The U.S. leader in life sciences research, development and manufacturing quite naturally brings you one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies and support organizations in the world. You’ll find nearly every major brand name pharmaceutical compan…