West

Company Title Company Description City
North Carolina Biotechnology Center (Western office)

The Western Office of the N.C. Biotechnology Center and its working partners are catalyzing economic development and job creation in the region. Those goals are achieved through business, workforce training and strengthening research in medicinal herbs.

Candler
Ability Orthopedics LLC (Boone)

Ability Orthopedics sells prosthetic devices.

Boone
Ability Orthopedics LLC (Shelby)

Ability Orthopedics sells prosthetic devices.

Shelby
Adhezion Biomedical LLC

Adhezion Biomedical develops and produces cyanoacrylate-based medical adhesive, wound care and microbial barrier products for connective tissue (human skin). The company's manufacturing and research facility is located in Hudson, N.C.

Hudson
Advanced Biogas Systems LLC

Advanced Biogas Systems manufactures landfill gas treatment systems.

Asheville
Advanced Hydrogen Technologies Corporation

Advanced Hydrogen Technologies develops hydrogen-based technologies and materials that can be used in the manufacturing, medical, defense, automotive and aerospace industries.

Hickory
Aeroflow Healthcare Inc.

Aeroflow Healthcare provides medical products and services to patients. Products include oxygen, CPAP machines and respiratory equipment, power mobility devices, urinary catheters, breast pumps and home safety aids.

Asheville
Albemarle U.S. Inc.

Albemarle Lithium produces experimental quantities of new products, including amides, hydrides and alkoxide.

Kings Mountain
Allergy Partners Extract Laboratory

Allergy Partners' Extract Laboratory produces extracts that are used to treat allergic disease, asthma and immunology.

Asheville
Allergy Partners P.A.

Allergy Partners is a single-specialty practice specializing in the treatment of allergic disease, asthma, and immunology. The company operates an Extract Lab in Asheville, NC.

Asheville
Alliance Precision Plastics Corp.

Alliance Precision Plastics performs custom injection molding, mold design, mold building and contract assembly for a variety of industries including medical and healthcare.

Spindale
ALP Life Sciences Inc.

ALP Life Sciences has formulated and markets a High-3 fish oil supplement to increase omega-3 absorption and bioavailability for the treatment of fatty liver disease and inflammatory diseases.

Black Mountain
Andy Oxy Company Inc.

Andy Oxy provides medical and industrial gas and welding supplies.

Asheville
Apple Pharms Ingredients Inc.

Apple Pharms Ingredients discovers natural bioactive ingredients and functional foods for nutritional and medicinal purposes. Apple Pharms also provides contract development and drug discovery services.

Asheville
Ardeal Pharma Inc.

Ardeal Pharma is a virtual pharma company developing patented stabilized sulforaphane for the dermal pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.

Brevard
Ardeal Research Institute

Ardeal Research Institute is a non-profit organization that develops drug discovery capabilities of the natural resources in Western North Carolina. The Institute has collaboration agreements in place with Brevard College and the N.C. Arboretum.

Brevard
Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels is a member-based angel investor network with a focus on startups and early-stage, high-growth companies in Asheville and across the Southeast.

Asheville
Asheville Compounding Pharmacy

Asheville Compounding Pharmacy fills prescriptions and compounds medication for a wide variety of conditions for both human and veterinary patients.

Asheville
Asheville Flavor Innovations LLC

Asheville Flavor Innovations evaluates the nutritional benefits of and develops new uses for spent craft brewer's yeast. The company makes Asheville Brew Bites, a chocolate confection.

Asheville
Avadim Technologies Inc.

Avadim develops and markets topical, low-pH formulations with applications in clinical patient care and consumer health.

Asheville
Baird Regulatory Services LLC

Baird Regulatory Services provides drug regulatory affairs consulting.

Asheville
Baxter Healthcare Corp.

Baxter's facility in Marion produces intravenous and peritoneal dialysis solutions, as well as empty containers and component parts for other Baxter facilities.

Marion
Bent Creek Institute Inc.

The Institute conserves and develops plant biodiversity assets and maintains the North Carolina Arboretum’s Bent Creek Germplasm Repository. It also administers the U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory, a consortium of university botanical research sites.

Asheville
Biltmore Farms LLC

Biltmore Farms is a community development firm offering commercial real estate development, leasing and property management services.

Asheville
Bio-Partners Search Group LLC (Morganton)

Bio-Partners is an executive search firm specializing in the bioscience, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The firm's primary focus is on key officer, operations and engineering talent recruiting.

Morganton
BioNetwork Asheville

BioNetwork Asheville provides economic and workforce development for the biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training and laboratory resources.

Candler
BioPhotix Corp.

BioPhotix analyzes, designs and develops PhotoBioReactors, including modeling and optimization of solar and synthetic light sources.

Asheville
BioVendor LLC

BioVendor develops, manufactures and sells biological reagents and research products, including enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits, antibodies, proteins and other molecules for life science research. This location is the U.S. headquarters.

Asheville
Blue Ridge Biofuels LLC

Blue Ridge Biofuels is a manufacturer and distributor of biodiesel from recycled cooking oil. The company provides bulk and retail sales of biodiesel and biodiesel-petroleum blends for on road, off road, and home heating applications.

Asheville
Blue Ridge Botanical Supply of Boone LLC

Blue Ridge Botanical Supply of Boone provides fresh plant material to homeopathic and herbal manufacturers worldwide.

Boone
Blue Ridge Food Ventures LLC

Blue Ridge Food Ventures is a shared-use food and natural product processing facility that offers support in product development, regulatory guidance, and advice on packaging and label design.

Candler
Blue Ridge Hemp Co.

Blue Ridge Hemp provides cannabinoid-infused topical products.

Asheville
Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) researches small-molecule inhibitors of protein kinases and targeted cancer therapies.

Horse Shoe
Blue Ridge Naturally

Blue Ridge Naturally is a certification program for natural products, raw material products, aggregators and manufacturers. They work with area companies to market and promote the natural products of Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia.

Asheville
Blue Ridge X-Ray Co.

Blue Ridge X-Ray is a national independent distributor of imaging systems for hospitals, physicians, chiropractors and veterinarians.

Arden
Botanics Trading LLC

Botanics Trading supplies organic botanicals for use in the manufacturing of herbal medicines and dietary supplements.

Blowing Rock
Cara Mae Naturals LLC

Cara Mae Nautrals manufactures and distributes Potter's Skin Butter.

Candler
Carolina Financial Group LLC

Carolina Financial Group is an investment banking firm that specializes in raising private capital and providing financial advisory services.

Brevard
Cohesion Phenomics LLC

Cohesion Phenomics is a CLIA-certified molecular diagnostic laboratory. Cohesion Phenomics also develops DNA sequencing tests for complex and single gene disorders within specific clinical areas such as cardiovascular disease.

Spindale
Compagnie Parento Inc.

Compagnie Parento creates and manufactures fragrances for producers of perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, toiletries, household and personal care products, candles, pharmaceuticals, detergents, waxes and polishes.

Lenoir
Conviron

Conviron supplies, installs, certifies, and repairs plant growth chambers and rooms, incubators, germinators and special application rooms.

Hendersonville
Cordyceps Reishi Extracts LLC

Cordyceps Reishi Extracts sells mushroom extracts for their medicinal properties.

Weaverville
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory

The Coweeta Research Work Unit at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory studies how forests affect the streams that flow through them.

Otto
Crane Resistoflex

Crane Resistoflex manufactures corrosion-resistant plastic lined pipe, fittings, and TEFLON chemical hoses for use in chemical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Marion
Decision Driver Analytics Inc.

Decision Driver provides analytical consulting from pre-discovery to retrospective actual use studies for pharma, medical device, biotech and CRO companies. Services include economic and predictive modeling, market research and statistical analysis.

Asheville
DNA Illustrations Inc.

DNA Illustrations provides custom medical illustration by biomedical professionals. Projects range from editorial and promotional images to surgery and patient education.

Asheville
Earth Renewable Technologies Inc.

Earth Renewable Technologies develops and sells a bio-based microfiber additive technology for increasing the performance and sustainability of renewable and recycled polymers.

Brevard
Elite HRV LLC

Elite HRV provides a heart rate variability and nervous system tracking tool for iOS, Android and desktop systems that allows users to measure and improve health, fitness and brain function.

Asheville
EnergyXchange

EnergyXchange is a North Carolina Environmental Education Center that demonstrates the use of landfill gas for heat, solar electric photovoltaics, solar thermal heat generation, and woodwaste-to-energy in craft studios and greenhouses.

Burnsville
Enplas Life Tech

Enplas Life Tech offers precision plastics products and services, including design, clean room injection molding and rapid prototyping for the life sciences. Enplas also produces precision products, including microfluidic chips and microscope slides.

Asheville
Environmental Testing Solutions Inc.

Environmental Testing Solutions offers microbiological and chemical testing for drinking water and wastewater and aquatic biomonitoring toxicity testing.

Asheville
Exela Pharma Sciences LLC

Exela Pharma Sciences develops, manufactures and markets sterile injectable pharmaceuticals. The Lenoir site is a sterile manufacturing facility, compliant with cGMP and other FDA regulations.

Lenoir
f(x) Immune Diagnostics Inc.

f(x) Immune Diagnostics provides advanced testing services to developers of immuno-therapeutics and vaccines using its proprietary technologies. The company's pipeline includes related clinical diagnostics, point-of-care and companion assays and systems.

Candler
Flavor Sciences Inc.

Flavor Sciences creates and manufactures flavoring materials serving all segments of the food industry.

Lenoir
Foothills Bio-Energies

North American Bio-Energies (NABE), doing business as Foothills Bio-Energies LLC, produces biodiesel from virgin agri-based feedstock.

Lenoir
Fullerton Genetics Center

Fullerton Genetics Center offers evaluation, testing, diagnosis and counseling for patients and families who may be affected by birth defects, mental retardation or genetic disorders. The Center includes a lab, personalized medicine program and clinic.

Asheville
Gaia Herbs Inc.

Gaia Herbs grows and produces certified organic herbal products, including liquid extracts, functional powders and herbal teas. All growing, manufacturing, processing, researching, packaging and distribution takes place in its North Carolina facilities.

Brevard
Genova Diagnostics Inc.

Genova Diagnostics performs diagnostics and molecular genetics testing under federally-designated clinical lab standards to support physicians in personalized chronic disease treatment and prevention.

Asheville
Geriatric Practice Management LLC

Geriatric Practice Management provides health record and revenue management services and software.

Asheville
Giles Chemical

Giles Chemical manufactures Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate) for various industries, such as pulp and paper, agriculture and animal feed and bath and beauty.

Waynesville
Global Alliances Inc.

Global Alliances assists companies in forming international partnerships, with a particular focus on France, Germany and Japan. Industries of interest include pharmaceuticals, healthcare, engineering and manufacturing.

Lake Toxaway
Golden Needle Acupuncture, Herbal and Medical Supply Inc.

Golden Needle provides health practitioners and their patients with acupuncture supplies, nutritional supplements, homeopathic products, medical supplies and herbal products.

Fletcher
GOPS Group LLC

GOPS Group is a business consulting firm specializing in the emerging biomass industry. GOPS Group is partnering with Proterra Energy to develop AlgaMax as an alternative fuel source.

Saluda
Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.

Haywood Vocational Opportunities manufactures disposable medical products such as surgical drapes, fluid pouches and instrument covers. HVO provides vocational training and employment to adults with disadvantages and disabilities.

Waynesville
Herbal Ingenuity

Herbal Ingenuity is a bulk wholesaler of plants to medicinal, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and spice companies. They also offer toll processing for spices and botanicals.

Wilkesboro
Highlands Biological Station - WCU

The Highlands Biological Station is a UNC inter-institutional center for field biology education and research. It includes research and teaching labs, meeting space, a natural history museum and a native plant Botanical Garden.

Highlands
Ideal Medical Technologies Inc.

Ideal Medical Technologies develops healthcare technologies. The company’s first product uses artificial intelligence-based glucose control software to control ICU glycemic levels.

Asheville
IMAF - West

Inception Micro Angel Fund is a member-managed seed stage angel fund seeking to invest dollars and time in seed stage, high growth companies and spin outs from WCU, UNC Asheville and licensed opportunities from Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

Asheville
ImageCare Inc.

ImageCare provides branding, positioning and marketing research services to healthcare and life science companies.

Banner Elk
InovaChrom LLC

InovaChrom offers synthetic APIs, extracts and natural products, as well as identification, separation, isolation and purification of organic compounds to industry and research universities.

Candler
Integro Earth Fuels Inc.

Integro Earth Fuels is a manufacturer of torrefied biomass for use as a renewable energy source.

Arden
Ivory Tower Science

Ivory Tower Science conducts research and educates students in fermentation sciences at its fermentation pilot plant.

Boone
Jabil Packaging Solutions (Asheville)

Jabil Packaging Solutions offers design, engineering and manufacturing services for healthcare, consumer and enterprise industries. Its Asheville site specializes in injection molding and assebling precision pharmaceutical components.

Arden
Jackson County Green Energy Park

The Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) utilizes clean, renewable energy resources to encourage economic development, provide environmental protection, and offer educational opportunities for the local community.

Sylva
KdT Ventures LLC

KdT Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund investing in computational science and life science firms.

Black Mountain
King Bio Inc.

King Bio develops and manufactures water-based homeopathic medicines and supplements for human and companion-animal health. King Bio also provides contract manufacturing services.

Asheville
Lennon Search Associates

Lennon Search provides direct staffing and contract placements of top executives, product managers, QA/RA management, operations engineers and production managers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Morganton
Medical Action Industries Inc.

Medical Action Industries develops, manufactures and distributes disposable medical products such as operating room supplies, collection and containment products and laboratory products.

Arden
Medical Laboratory Solutions Inc.

MLS sells laboratory reagents, consumable supplies, instrument replacement parts, and new and re-certified clinical laboratory equipment. The company also provides preventative maintenance and service for laboratory analyzers.

Fletcher
MediSpect Medical Research LLC

MediSpect Medical Research provides clinical research for the pharmaceutical and medical fields and conducts medical research for a variety of diseases and conditions.

Boone
Merlin Biomedical Consulting LLC

Merlin Biomedical Consulting provides advice and support in all phases of drug discovery and development, from initial concepts to NDA/BLA and Phase 4 commitments.

Hendersonville
Micro Audiometrics Corp.

Micro Audiometrics produces and sells middle ear analyzers and audiometers for schools and medical facilities, as well as threshold audiometers for OSHA testing in industrial settings.

Murphy
MOLTOX

MOLTOX manufactures reagents, assay kits and other products for genetic toxicology research and testing, as well as products for industrial microbiology and quality control.

Boone
MoonBranch Botanicals

MoonBranch Botanicals is a wholesale supplier of high quality botanical products. They supply only herbalists, herbal product processors, retailers and others in the natural products industry.

Robbinsville
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center - NCSU

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station conducts laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies in crop research.

Mills River
Mountain Research Station

Mountain Research Station's research activities include work with field and forage crops, horticultural crops, Christmas trees, burley tobacco, and livestock.

Waynesville
Mountain Vista Clinical Research Consulting LLC

Mountain Vista Clinical Research Consulting provides contract clinical research services to pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including clinical monitoring, site management, project management, CRA management and clinical operations oversight.

Asheville
Native Botanicals Inc.

Native Botanics grows botanically-based raw materials for the dietary supplement industry.

Banner Elk
Natural Dental Solutions

Natural Dental Solutions develops and distributes a natural product composition to treat toothache and dry socket.

Lenoir
Natural Products Laboratory and Test Kitchen

The BioNetwork Natural Products Lab and Test Kitchen, part of the NC Community College system, offers QA testing services for herbal material, dietary supplements, craft beverages, and biodiesel, as well as laboratory rental for life science businesses.

Candler
Nature's Vitamins and Herbs Inc.

Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center provides natural medicines and prescription compounding.

Asheville
New Belgium Brewing

New Belgium brews beer. This site is a manufacturing the East Coast distributor.

Asheville
North Carolina Arboretum

The Arboretum provides education, economic development, research, conservation, and garden demonstration. The Arboretum also houses medicinal plant and endophytic fungi research collections and a botanical reference library.

Asheville
North Carolina Natural Products Association

The North Carolina Natural Products Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, cultivating, and sustainably harvesting and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants.

Asheville
Nu Device Consulting LLC

Nu Device Consulting provides regulatory affairs services and 510(k) submission assistance to medical device companies.

Murphy
OTS Corp.

OTS manufactures orthotic devices that support hip, knee, ankle, wrist and elbow joints. OTS also manufactures infrared ovens used to heat plastic for device manufacturing.

Weaverville
Pace Analytical Services Inc. (Asheville)

PACE Analytical Services' Asheville laboratory provides inorganic and aquatic toxicity testing services, as well as sampling services for groundwater, wastewater and soil.

Asheville
Parameter Generation & Control

Parameter Generation & Control provides humidity control equipment, specializing in humidity control chambers and environmental chambers.

Black Mountain
Person Center3D Protection LLC

Person Center3D Protection designs customized protective devices and software systems to provide medical protection to individuals with cognitive disabilities or impairments.

Morganton
PharmAgra Labs Inc.

PharmAgra Labs conducts contract research and development in organic chemistry for industries including pharma/biotech and electronics. PharmAgra also offers cGMP services including clinical trial materials supply and low-volume API manufacturing.

Brevard

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