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Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is home to a growing number of innovative companies in the fields of biomedical science, nanotechnology, chemistry, information technology, contract research and support services. Together these companies through their science, product development and mutual collaboration are enabling this new hub for innovation that is Innovation Quarter.

Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Allegacy offers its members online bill payment, loans, financial planning, and much more. At Allegacy, you’ll find knowledgeable people who are focused on your financial wellbeing. We offer sound financial advice backed by products and services designed with your business goals and best interest in mind. Whether you opened your doors yesterday or fifty years ago, it’s never too late to turn to Allegacy for all of your business banking needs.


ASINEX, an international company, is a full-service chemistry provider of lead generation and lead optimization solutions offering custom synthesis, virtual-to-real screening and computational design services.

Black Horse Studio

Black Horse Studio is a commercial photography studio specializing in advertising, fashion, corporate and assignment photography.

C Change Surgical, LLC

C Change Surgical, LLC, is transforming surgery by degrees with sterile field thermal control technology called IntraTemp. IntraTemp defines the new standard of care in portable controlled-temperature for irrigation and lavage fluids.

Cafe Brioche Dorée

Brioche Dorée started in France 30 years ago as a single café bakery. The brand quickly gained notoriety with its uniquely Parisian style and urban French cuisine. The concept of freshly baked, homemade products with a quick service successfully spread through Europe. Today, as a stepping stone for Brioche Dorée in North America, we want to bring this Parisian experience to Winston Salem through our brand new restaurant in Wake Forest Biotech Place.

Cain Hahn Associates

Cain Hahn Associates is one of a select few law firms in North Carolina’s Research Triangle and Piedmont Triad dedicating its practice to the legal and business needs of entrepreneurs and growing companies in the life sciences industry at every stage of their business cycles. The principals at Cain Hahn Associates have over 32 years of combined in-house legal experience.

Carol Maurin Photography

Carol Maurin portrait photography is a language of expressions. Carol combines an artistic eye, psychological insight, and technical expertise to transform living expressions into lasting images. The result is a visual story that portrays the unique character of each subject.

Carolina Immunochemistry LLC

Carolina Immunochemistry LLC is a research and development company founded in 2012.  The company specializes in the development of antibody-based assays for vitamin D for clinical use.

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Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp.

Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp. provides chemistry instruments and reagents for clinical laboratories of all sizes. In addition to its high quality reagents, extensive test menus, easy lab setup, and excellent support, Carolina Liquid Chemistries is known for its technologically advanced line of chemistry analyzers: the bench top CLC480, floor model CLC720i, and now the CLC6410 high volume modular analyzer for the reference laboratory. With advanced analyzers and innovative assays such as Hydrocodone and Vitamin D-direct™, Carolina Liquid Chemistries stands at the cutting edge of diagnostic technology. Carolina Liquid Chemistries’ extensive menu of reagents includes general chemistries and urine drug tests.

Read a profile of Carolina Liquid Chemistries.


CATLab is a precision test equipment calibration service laboratory serving manufacturing, municipal and service industries throughout the United States. We provide repair and calibration services for electrical, pressure, temperature, humidity and other equipment utilized by Quality, Electrical and Instrument Technicians.

Center for Design Innovation

The Center for Design Innovation is a multi-campus research center within the state-wide University of North Carolina system. Their goal is to catalyze economic transformation of the state’s Piedmont area through design-focused activity based on advanced digital technologies.

CleanBlue Technologies, INC

Clean Blue Technologies is the waste to energy bio-technology Company that grows opportunities from waste. Our technology uses waste of all types and transforms it into bio-fuels. It even powers itself. Currently we are concentrating on the Bio Medical Waste feedstock. Our mission is to cut down on wastes to provide easy access to energy. It will benefit landfills, on both land and in the oceans, to help clean up our environment. While giving back to our planet as we clean up the wastes, we also create eco-friendly energy for our own use.

Read a profile of Clean Blue Technologies.

Clinical Ink

Clinical Ink is a software development company launched in 2006 which provides e-source solutions for clinical research sites, eliminating the problems inherent to paper-based data collection and electronic data capture alike.

Read a profile of Clinical Ink.

Concentric Communications

Concentric Communications is a marketing firm that specializes in strategic communications consulting, website development, and writing and design for financial institutions, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Creative PEG Works

Creative PEGWorks provides unique biopolymeric materials, including polyethylene glycol, polyamino acid, polysaccharide, degradable biopolymers, PEGylated polymers and fluorescent dye-tagged polymers.

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield manages the Wake Forest Biotech Conference Center and 525@vine properties.

Cycle Your City

Cycle Your City, located at 362 Patterson Avenue, offers full service bicycle repair and sales.

DayTech Solutions, LLC

DayTech Solutions offers comprehensive solutions to problems in thermoplastics and thermosets. Services include design, synthesis and sourcing of novel additives and polymers as well as competitive analysis and product deformulation. They are globally recognized for fire science materials with a focus on non-halogenated flame retardants and nanomaterials for aerospace, construction, automotive, electrical and other applications.

Dedicated Professional Resources

DEDICATED is a human resource consulting firm that was formed to help business leaders manage the change that impacts customers and employees. The company believes its strategic and tactical approach helps CEOs and presidents make decisions with confidence when they are faced with issues related to employee performance, internal complaints and investigations, legal compliance, terminations, and attracting and retaining top talent.


Flywheel is a shared-workspace venture formed by three local owned companies which offers independent professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators flexible short and long term memberships that gives them access to a casual, contemporary environment featuring open and enclosed work spaces, conference rooms, support services and other amenities.

Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter

Forsyth Technical Community College’s facility in Innovation Quarter is anticipated to draw more than 1,200 students and trainees to downtown each year. The location will include the R.J. Reynolds Corporate Training Center, which will support the school’s corporate training partnership programs and provide services for Innovation Quarter tenants; the Southern Community Small Business Center, which will offer workshops, seminars, individual counseling, and a resource library for business owners and entrepreneurs; lab facilities for the school’s Wells Fargo Nanotechnology Program, the only two-year nanotechnology program offered throughout the Southeast, and the BB&T Biotechnology Program, the largest biotech program of any community college in the state; and offices for BioNetwork, the statewide biotechnology work force initiative run by the N.C. Community College System.


Global Future Solutions is an Australian company that operates in the field of Green Chemistry to create and distribute economically priced, non-toxic and sustainable antibacterial and enzyme products throughout the world.

H.T. PROF Executive Search

H.T. PROF Executive Search was started in 1997 recruiting mainly in the area of Data Technology.  Today, the company recruits a variety of skills across multiple industries with an emphasis on traditional Technology, Biotech, Clean Tech and Engineering.  H.T. PROF also recruits extensively for International companies and specifically Israeli companies hiring in the U.S.

Inmar Inc.

Inmar offers growth-minded business leaders a real-time commerce platform for connecting retailers, manufacturers and service providers. By delivering value and insights for billions of complex transactions, we enable trading partners to be more responsive to the shopper and more effective in commerce.

Innovation Quarter YMCA

The Innovation Quarter YMCA works every day to strengthen our community. We believe in nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors. The Innovation Quarter YMCA is housed in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem’s leading technology park. Enjoy state-of-the-art wellness facilities and a convenient location, as well as features including: more than 10,000 square feet, YMCA personal trainers and trained wellness staff, a cycle studio, a group exercise studio, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a free weight area, and cardio machines.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 7:30pm

525 Vine Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

KeraNetics, LLC

KeraNetics, LLC is a biomaterials company focused on creating inexpensive keratin-based products for use in areas of regenerative medicine, trauma care, tools for research scientists, and hair and skin care products. The company, located in the Richard Dean Biomedical Research Building, was spun out of research done at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

MedOptimum, LLC

MedOptimum is a medical device development company focused on devices for the anesthesia marketplace.

NanoMedica, Inc.

NanoMedica is a development-stage company with core competencies in biomedical applications of nanotechnology and molecular biology. The company’s mission is to enable better medicine through nanotechnology by helping its biopharmaceutical partners and customers “discover more with less™.” Through in-depth discussions with collaborators, partners and customers, NanoMedica has learned that among the most pressing current challenges in drug discovery are cost, labor and time.

Read a profile on NanoMedica and it’s co-founder, Roger Cubicciotti.

Neuroscience Research Institute of North Carolina

The Neuroscience Research Institute of North Carolina is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable corporation conducting NIH-funded research on brain functions, alcoholism, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and pain regulations.

North Carolina BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Center

Designated by the North Carolina Community College System as one of only five centers in the state, this Center is a joint collaboration with Forsyth Technical Community College and Guilford Technical Community College. The N.C. BioNetwork Pharmaceutical Center provides leadership to improve the quality of learning, training and services for biomanufacturing, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clusters.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center, NC Triad Office

The Piedmont Triad Regional office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center facilitates partnerships among government, business, and local colleges and universities to advance biotech development.

NC Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance

The Division of Community Assistance assists local governments across the state with community development, economic development, smart growth management and downtown revitalization.

Novex Innovations

Novex Innovations mission is to bridge the gap between discovery and patient care by facilitating the translation from research to commercialization. This includes: Proof of concept, Scale up optimization, Product characterization, Manufacturing through all phases of clinical trials, Commercial modeling, manufacturing and distribution.  Our goal is to shorten the time and cost of product development and regulatory approval.

Ocular Systems Inc.

Specializing in all things cornea, Ocular Systems Inc is the preferred partner for surgeons, eye banks and related medical professionals dedicated to restoring sight. Recognized as industry innovators, OSI, contributes to high quality outcomes that help physicians improve patients’ lives.

OnceLogix, LLC

OnceLogix is a software development firm focused on designing 100 percent, web-based software solutions, business applications and database management solutions. The flagship product for the company,, electronically manages documentation, staff information, client files and interoffice communication.

Optical Concepts

Optical Concepts is a wholesale optical lab making prescription lenses for optometrists and opticians.

OptiVia Medical

Optivia Medical is a Winston-Salem, NC biotech company founded in 2004 that develops and commercializes patented products for use in endoscopic medicine. The first product, a hysteroscope with an introducer, steerable working channel, and visually guided dilator has reached the final stage of prototype production.

RIA Solutions Group

RIA Solutions Group   is an international computer software development services company. We build custom computer software solutions for the web, desktop, and mobile devices for companies needing software solutions designed for their unique business challenges. Our wide technology expertise and global team allows RIA to bring high quality solutions from concept to implementation quickly and effectively.

Read a profile about RIA Solutions Group.


SolidSpace is a provider of IT services and hosting solutions, enabling small to mid-size businesses to benefit from enterprise level IT solutions economically. SolidSpace provides on-site and remote IT services PC/network, managed services, collocation, dedicated hosting, website, database and application hosting, plus broadband internet services to the downtown Winston-Salem area. SolidSpace is dedicated to helping businesses achieve their IT goals with more than 10 years of experience in computer, network repairs and support.

Solutex North America

Solutex, a Spanish biotechnology company founded in 2003, has a sales and development office located in One Technology Place.  Solutex scientific developments are aimed to gather the growing demand in advanced natural ingredients for the food and Pharma industry.

Sunrise Technologies, Inc.

Sunrise offers its customers a combined expertise of business knowledge, strong project management capability and a powerful business software solution. Sunrise Technologies is a global company with its corporate headquarters in Innovation Quarter and regional offices in Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Xi’an, China.

Targacept, Inc.

Targacept, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing NNR Therapeutics™, a new class of drugs for the treatment of central nervous system diseases and disorders. Targacept’s product candidates selectively modulate neuronal nicotinic receptors that serve as key regulators of the nervous system to promote therapeutic effects and limit adverse side effects.

Time Warner Telecom

Time Warner Telecom integrates data, dedicated Internet access, and local and long distance voice services for long distance carriers, wireless communications companies, incumbent local exchange carriers, and enterprise organizations in health care and finance, as well as for military, state and local government. Time Warner Telecom is headquartered in Littleton, CO, and has an office in Innovation Quarter.

Viking Properties

Viking Properties owns and manages both residential and commercial facilities and is located across eleven states.

Wells Fargo & Company’s Linden Center

Wells Fargo & Company’s Linden Center, completed in 1998, is a 200,000 square foot, three-story building located at 401 Linden Street. The Linden Center houses team members from a number of Wells Fargo’s lines of business. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online and mobile devices.

WSSU Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

The Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center of Winston-Salem State University is an interdisciplinary research center that focuses on innovative biomedical/behavioral research programs aimed at eliminating health disparities as they relate to cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug addiction, cancer, diabetes, obesity and the neurobiology of hypertension. Supported by the National Institutes of Health, the center serves as a major point of entry for underrepresented scientists in the biomedical research, providing a positive impact on faculty and students of WSSU. The center explores partnership and business development opportunities from the neighboring biomedical science companies at Innovation Quarter.