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COMMITTED TO NORTH CAROLINA North Carolina's strong science, thriving industry and low business costs offer biotechnology companies an oppor- tunity for growth found nowhere else in the world. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center's mission is to pro- vide long-term economic and societal benefi ts to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide. The future of the local growing biotechnology community and the state's economy is intrinsically linked. The industry's expansion and development means more local jobs, signifi cant scientifi c advancements and an improved local quality of life. Alston & Bird harbors the expertise and drive to support biotechnology and its continued success in North Carolina. North Carolina is known for its rich agricultural history, and Bayer CropScience is committed to cultivating the industry's future. Our role in the biotechnology sector focuses on improving agricultural crops such as cotton, canola, rice, soybean and wheat. Partnerships with local universities and companies are what have made a North Carolina address so rewarding for Bayer CropScience. Grifols is excited to become part of North Carolina's internationally renowned biotechnology community. Our mission is to improve people's health and well-being by producing life-saving plasma-derived protein therapies; developing diagnostic and clinical analysis tools; and providing hospital pharmacy solutions. Grifols is proud to bring its 70-year legacy to North Carolina and to join this vibrant community of scientists, healthcare professionals and academic leaders. As the biotechnology and life-science industry continues to grow and thrive in North Carolina, NC Community Colleges' BioNetwork provides subject matter experts and specialized training to all 58 institutions, resulting in more relevant, job-ready employees for these employers. This relationship is a prime example of how NC Community Colleges work with employers to provide industry-specifi c, hands-on training to companies looking to expand or locate their operations in North Carolina. SCYNEXIS is pleased to be part of the biotechnology community in North Carolina. Our drug discovery and development company was founded and is headquartered in North Carolina, where we have uncovered a supportive community, vibrant workforce and the opportunity to be involved in the discovery of innovative medicines with a wide range of life-science organizations. Smith Anderson is pleased to support the biotech and life-sciences industries in North Carolina and around the world. To meet the challenges facing life-sciences companies, busi- nesses need experienced and highly responsive advisers. At Smith Anderson, comprehensive legal expertise is combined with deep life-sciences industry knowledge to provide clients with solutions that achieve exceptional results. A UGUST 2 0 1 1 37

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