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Biotech may be booming, but numbers hard to come by
By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — With resources like the N.C. Research Campus, a major university, an international airport and an active community of business leaders and entrepreneurs, Charlotte is well poised to tap into the growing biotechnology industry. But according to Simon Pedder, it also lacks key ingredients like a research-based medical facility and a reliable funding source for start-up biotech companies. Pedder, CEO and founder of Chelsea Therapeutics International Inc., a Charlotte biopharmaceutical development company, spoke at last week’s Eighth Annual Charlotte Biotechnology Conference at UNC Charlotte.