Life Sciences & Healthcare Professionals    

North Carolina Chapter

Official Announcement from BPNG

Dear BPNG Members,


As professionals in the life and health sciences industry, we are well aware of the developing situation regarding the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In view of this pandemic, all BPNG events for the month of April 2020 have been cancelled to ensure your health and safety. As BPNG continues to monitor the latest CDC & WHO information on the COVID-19, we will keep you updated on any changes to monthly networking programs beyond April throughout BPNG Chapters.


Precautions You Can Share with Your Network


A few simple steps that can be taken in order to keep yourself and the community safe.  Additional information can be obtained directly from the CDC website: 


To ensure maximum safety, we encourage each of you to work with us in taking these simple but important steps to protect yourself and the community at large:


  • Cover any cough or sneeze using your upper sleeve - NOT your hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds before and after your appointment, and after any sneeze or cough. If soap and water are unavailable, hand sanitizer should be used.
  • Routinely clean any surfaces/objects that are frequently touched, such as your phone.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible.


Thank you for doing your part to help keep our communities safe, and for supporting one another as we navigate this life science and healthcare challenge together.


Sincerely, The BPNG Management Team

March 12, 2020

Announcement from NCBPNG

Following the announcement made by the national organization, the North Carolina chapter is cancelling the event both in March and in April. We want to help you connect with other professionals. However, your health and safety is our top priority at this special time. We will continue to make arrangements for events beyond April. In the meantime, we will notify you for any additional update.

Life Science Focused Networking in Triangle, NC


Our Next EvenT
Hi-Wire Brewing - Durham
800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701
Tuesday, February 18th, 2020, 6-8 pm


About the Venue

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced ales and lagers, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA. Hi-Wire’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina. In addition to their flagship beers, Hi-Wire offers a rotating selection of lager seasonals, including Lion Tamer Rye IPA, Strongman Coffee Stout, Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager, Twice as Nice Doppelbock as well as a variety of single release beers brewed and bottled in their South Slope Taproom and Brewery. Learn more about the company at


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NCBPNG is growing!

Thank you, our members!
Thanks to you NCBPNG Linked In group is now over 1140 members! Additionally, amongst the greater BPNG Linked In community, there are over 15000 chapter memberships. We appreciate your support!
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Science/R & D/Academia (Green)
Recruiters/Staffing/HR (Red)
Corporate/Managment/Legal/IT (Yellow) Sales/Marketing/Services (Blue)

Thank our sponsor

Our sponsor for November, 2019
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Get to Know the Event


Bio Pharma Networking Group, North Carolina Chapter (NCBPNG) first launched September 2017. Currently, our group meets monthly at various RTP and surrounding locations.

Please check out our LinkedIn page and the website of our parent organization, BPNG, for more information!

NCBPNG is a Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Life Sciences professionals' group. It connects communities across various disciplines & corporate cultures that value relationship building at all stages of industry careers. Meetings are open to professionals in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and nutraceutical companies as well as those at non-profits, research foundations and academic institutions. Members of angel, seed, or venture capital financing institutions as well as members of the BioPharma covering media are also welcome.

In addition, we accept & encourage BioPharma related service providers, sales firms and business development professionals. Service providers include recruiting, law firms, real estate, public relations andmarketing, consulting, and accounting firms. Sales firms include companies that provide instrumentation, software/IT, and reagents to the life science community. We promote effective leads & resource sharing at our events where people with common backgrounds & interests can exchange information, trends and ideas in a relaxed setting.

Our focus is on finding & developing real career & business connections by meeting & conversing face-to-face with other professionals in the pharma / biotech / med device industries across PA/NJ/MA/NY/NC on a monthly basis in a casual happy hour setting.

Attend the event

Are you looking to make new Life Science connections? Join us at a future NCBPNG meeting and connect with us on LinkedIn to receive invitations to our upcoming events. You can also join and participate in an open forum that allows you to establish and maintain quality contacts and connections in the pharmaceutical, health and science industries. 

Sponsor the event

Would you or your company be interested in sponsoring a future NCBPNG event? Sponsoring an event gives your company excellent exposure and reaches many attendees. In addition to sponsors, we are also looking for speakers that can provide relevant information to our members on topics such as networking, negotiation, job searching and resume writing. For more details, send us an email at

Speak at the event

Interested in speaking at a future BPNG event? We are looking for speakers that can provide value to our attendees? Is that you?

Email for details

We look forward to seeing you at a future NCBPNG meeting!

Get to Know the Team

Steering Committee
Andrew Buckley
Committee Member

Accomplished researcher with experience in pathogenic, environmental microbiology, bioinformatics and programming languages

Ronna Dornsife
Committee Leader

Broad biotech skills and knowledge, including cell therapy, gene therapy, cell based assays, tissue culture, cell signaling assays and bioreactors

Isabelle Leduc
Committee Member

Medical science writer with great achievements and innovative contributions in both scientific communication and bench research

Jeffrey Blum
Committee Member

Business development professional generating sales for organizations across three continents over twenty years

Joe Stiles
Committee Member

VP of Sandler Training; expert in sales training, business strategy and leadership development 

Jonathan Li
Committee Member

Biomedical researcher currently focusing on vaccine research; experienced in R; interested in web design

Jay Graves
Committee Member

Veteran, entrepreneur, business leader, mentor, coach and speaker; founder and CEO of Pathfinder Business Consultants


Interested in Volunteering?

Interested in becoming a steering committee member too? We are looking for you to join our team! If you answer YES to the questions below, email us!

Do you enjoy networking and meeting new people?

Are you well connected in the Life Science industry?

Do you belong to many Life Science groups on LinkedIn?

Do you know the RTP area?

Can you commit to about 3 hours a month to help promote NCBPNG through your groups on LinkedIn?

Do you have time to make our monthly events?

Email us at for details.

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