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North Carolina Research Campus

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North Carolina Research Campus

Castle & Cooke North Carolina
210 Oak Avenue
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081

Phone: (704) 938-5400


The North Carolina Research Campus is a 350 acre campus located in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The 311,000 square foot David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building opened its doors on October 21, 2008.

The campus is being created by David H. Murdock to foster collaboration and advancement in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition and health. When completed, the campus will incorporate over one million square feet of office and laboratory space, 350,000 square feet of new retail space, a hotel and wellness center, a new city government center, medical offices, an auditorium, a 60,000 square foot community college facility focused on biotechnogy workforce training, and over 700 apartment and townhome units.

The site also contains a 7 acre central park, as well as bicycle paths and running trails. Also located on the campus is the David H. Murdock Research Institiute (, which houses one of the largest and most advanced collections of scientific equipment in the world, including state-of-the-art technology in genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, and featuring nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, microscopy, and clinical discovery.

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