North Carolina Offices

What We Do

Our North Carolina sites focus on the development of medications.

Clinical Development








Clinical Opertation



UCB is enabling innovation to fundamentally change the clinical study ecosystem through enhanced use of Real World Evidence and decentralization of clinical trials. This focus on more patient-friendly, technology-enabled studies at home will provide a better patient experience and accelerate our clinical studies in a patient-focused way with the aim to bring new solutions to patients faster.

Working at UCB in North Carolina – The Facts

UCB North Carolina is an inspiring place to work. Here are a few things that set us apart:

Group The average tenure for our employees is 12+ years.
Running Shoe We have walking stations and standing desks, in case employees want to get up and stretch their legs.
Heart Rate In 2018 and 2019, we earned the ‘Healthiest Employer in the Triangle’ award.

Element Genomics

Element Genomics in downtown Durham has about 5,000 square feet of lab space. In 2018, UCB strengthened our research capabilities by acquiring Element Genomics, a locally grown biotech, bringing capabilities and expertise in functional genomics to UCB. This research team is helping to deepen UCB’s understanding of complex disease mechanisms to potentially develop more impactful, better targeted therapies.

  • Acquired 2018

  • Approximately 15 employees

Year Founded
Impact on North Carolina’s Economy


Community Engagement


We believe it is important to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in our local communities to advance the next generation of scientists who will to find solutions for patients living with severe diseases. We proudly supported several STEM initiatives in North Carolina this year, including STEMposium and SciFest. Learn more about our North Carolina STEM initiatives here.  


We believe our ability to innovate and create value for patients now and in the future will increasingly depend on our positive contributions to environmental sustainability. Here are a few ways our North Carolina sites advance our green strategy:

  • We use eco-friendly paper products.
  • Our kitchen is stocked with non-disposable coffee mugs, dishes, silverware, and glasses for employee use.
  • We have recycling streams and compactors.
  • We have an ongoing print reducing campaign.

We give back to our community through volunteer and service work. Here are a few organizations we’ve worked with in North Carolina:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Adopt-A-Highway