BioNetwork - North Carolina Community Colleges, creating success in life sciences

About BioNetwork

BioNetwork delivers education, training, engagement, and laboratory services that promote biotechnology and life sciences.

At our Asheville location, we offer STEM outreach, host classes, have laboratory rental space and testing services, and also have a small test kitchen for pilot testing recipes.

Educational topics include current food safety training, HACCP, PCQI, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements and cosmetics, basic and analytical laboratory skills, natural products business development, professional continuing education courses, and customized industry training.  

Outreach programs aim to support life science endeavors and awareness through community and educational partnerships, and may be geared toward K-12 students or adult learners. Current outreach offerings include tailored classroom presentations and demonstrations, hands-on science activities, laboratory tours, and professional development workshops.  

Equipped laboratory space is available for rent to those interested in product research, testing, and development. Analytical testing services for raw materials and finished products include microbiological media quality control, botanical constituent quantification, and industry-specific analysis of craft beverages.

The Test Kitchen facility offers a rental space to batch test recipes and experiment with cutting-edge food production technology, including a spray dryer, freeze dryer, anti-griddle, sous vide system and more.