A Robust Life Science Cluster

Greensboro-High Point is quickly becoming a key player in the life sciences industry, thanks to a strong network of local hospitals in addition to biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

A Growing Life Science Sector

Greensboro-High Point is where cutting-edge innovation prospers, and a wealth of new discoveries surround you. Our thriving life sciences and biotechnology sector is buoyed by two research parks: Gateway Research Park and Innovation Quarter. These parks are joined by renowned Wake Forest University School of Medicine, two research universities (UNC-Greensboro & NC A&T), and High Point University’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. 

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is located next door in Winston-Salem and is an international leader in the use of regenerative medicine. WFIRM scientists were the first in the world to successfully implant a laboratory-grown organ into a human body, and are currently working to grow more than 22 different organs and tissues.

The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) – a collaboration between NC A&T State University and UNC-Greensboro – is the flagship research institution at Gateway Research Park. The Joint School offers masters and doctoral degrees in nanoscience and nanoengineering.  JSNN is home to state-of-the-art analytical tools and multiple labs ready for use by corporate and research partners.

High Point University’s school of pharmacy along with physical therapy and physician assistant studies represent a $120 million investment that will accommodate 700 health sciences graduate students.

The innovation-focused environment here also fosters cutting-edge research in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals at companies like Syngenta, P&G and Cambrex.  In addition to strong research and development, the area’s health care industry plays a key role in employment within this region, thanks to a strong network of local hospitals. The health care sector in Greensboro-High Point is bolstered by the vast Cone Health medical network, in addition to Kindred Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center.

With excellent biology and related STEM programs offered in Guilford County schools, students are fast-tracked to successful careers in the health care workforce. This talent pipeline also bolsters other facets of the life sciences workforce in Greensboro-High Point, like biotechnology and medtech. This region serves as a robust life science cluster in North Carolina, which continues to grow as diverse companies continue to flock here.

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Cone Health
Kindred Hospital
High Point Medical Center

 Gateway Research Park

 Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN)

 High Point University School of Pharmacy

Facts & Figures


degrees and credentials given annually in life science
and Health care related fields

700+ degrees

and certificates given
annually in biology and biomedical sciences

Proximity to

Innovation Quarter
& Research Triangle Park

$48 Million

in National Science Foundation research awards over
past three years

Home To

Gateway Research Park and Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Major Life Sciences Employers

Greensboro-High Point is a growing health care and life sciences hub, thanks to large medical systems like Cone Health.

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