Perhaps no region in the United States was more prepared to fight coronavirus than our state’s Research Triangle Region. As you may be aware, the Triangle is known widely as one of the top life science clusters in the United States. with more than 500 life science companies in our 12-county region.
The Triangle’s universities have played a major role in the growth of our life science ecosystem and are national leaders in health science research. As a matter of fact, both Duke and UNC receive in excess of $1 billion annually in federal research dollars and their discoveries have global implications. Since the coronavirus outbreak, only two organizations have received more COVID-19 funding than UNC: the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read the WRAL TechWire article here to learn more about the Triangle region's Life Science Industry.