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Committed to North Carolina Grifols is a global health-care company with a 70-year legacy of improving people's health and well-being through the development of life-saving plasma therapies, hospital pharmacy products and diagnostic technology for clinical use. The company, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, has a major presence in Research Triangle Park, Raleigh and Clayton, where plasma-derived products are developed and produced to treat chronic and acute conditions in the therapeutic areas of immunology, pulmonology and hemostasis. K&L Gates is honored to serve the North Carolina lifesciences industry. Our life-sciences network of more than 115 lawyers — in the innovation hubs of Silicon Valley, Boston, Southern California and here in Research Triangle Park and Raleigh — assists on the complex legal and regulatory issues facing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, health-care and medicaldevice companies. We are proud to play an important role in helping local life-sciences ventures and companies further their business objectives and provide breakthrough solutions.   Biotechnology research at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University applies our historic strengths in agriculture, engineering and technology with an interdisciplinary focus on today's great challenges in animal and plant science, environmental science and human health. Aggie researchers working in felds as varied as food science, bioengineering and biomedical research are creating new knowledge and developing a diverse new generation of scientists, engineers and researchers. BRITE is the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise at North Carolina Central University. Completed in 2008, the center was launched with more than $20 million in economic development funds provided by the Golden LEAF Foundation. BRITE scientists perform research in key areas of drug discovery and biomanufacturing. Working alongside them are BRITE students — in B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs — developing the research and laboratory skills that bioscience industries need. Our graduates are prepared from "Day One" to thrive in the workplace and research lab. PPD is an industry-leading contract-research organization providing drug discovery, development and life-cycle management services. With nearly 3,000 employees in North Carolina, and our global headquarters in Wilmington, since 1986, the strength of the state's biotechnology industry has played a signifcant role in the continued growth and success of our business. Wake Forest Innovations commercializes technology, products and services arising from the discoveries and scientifc assets of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University. The enterprise facilitates innovation and partners our proprietary technology, enables other organizations and companies to access our scientifc assets and develops the Innovation Quarter as a locale for creative innovation in biomedicine and information technology. North Carolina's strong science, thriving industry and low business costs ofer biotechnology companies a unique opportunity for growth. NCBiotech's mission is to provide long-term economic and societal benefts to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide. North Carolina Companies 37

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