A unique, cross-disciplinary instructional center, the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry and create the best-trained, most industry-focused workforce possible.
Founded to help establish, attract and expand biomanufacturing in North Carolina and thus drive innovation and job creation, BTEC is located on North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh. It operates under the auspices of the university's College of Engineering (COE). The 82,500-gross-square-foot center, the largest of its kind in the U.S. and the world, features more than $12.5 million of industry-standard equipment and a simulated cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) pilot plant facility capable of producing biopharmaceutical products using cell growth and expression, recovery and purification processes in a sterile environment. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals come to BTEC for hands-on learning with the latest biomanufacturing technologies.