Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To be a global leader in translational life sciences research, innovation, and training.

Our Mission

To accelerate translation and commercialization of innovative life science and biomedical research through the development and integration of cutting-edge safety science predictive technologies.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Fostering partnerships with academia, industry, and government
  • Performing cutting-edge research to advance the science of chemical and drug safety
  • Accelerating development of new, safer medicines

“The Hamner Institutes has a great heritage in studying the safety of small-molecule chemicals. It has also positioned itself with cutting-edge research at the key juncture in pharmaceutical development between basic research discovery and clinical studies.”

Charles E. Hamner, Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Vice Chairman, The Hamner Board of Directors



“The Hamner’s integrative platform, which includes academe, industry, and the government, will help advance public health policy decision-making and foster the translation of biomedical discoveries being made in North Carolina’s research
laboratories into new medicines and diagnostics.”

William F. Greenlee, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer


2020 Translational Vision

The hallmark of The Hamner Campus is a seamless integration of basic research, translational life sciences, international business development, education and training, and The Hamner Biosciences Accelerator facility. The Hamner’s commitment to fully realizing its vision includes plans to expand beyond its current 150,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility into a campus of more than a million square feet of laboratory, office, and shared-resources space. The collocation of diverse stakeholders from academia, industry, and government will accelerate innovation and commercialization of the next generation of biomedical tools and technologies and help The Hamner achieve its mission of improving human health.