Welcome to BioCytics

A Human Applications Laboratory

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BioCytics, meaning “applications of living cells”, is a privately-held biotechnology company and Human Applications Lab (HAL) located in Huntersville, North Carolina. BioCytics via the HAL is focused on bringing personalized oncology treatments to the market.  BioCytics has an ongoing IRB-approved clinical trial (BioCytics 0001; NCT00571389) that allows for the collection and study of blood and tissue samples from consenting cancer patients.


Our mission is to research and develop novel cellular therapies for diseases and to accelerate personalized medicine to market.


BioCytics, meaning “applications of living cells“, and HAL were started in 2005 in Huntersville, North Carolina. They are incubated by Carolina BioOncology Institute (www.carolinabiooncology.org), a preferred cancer treatment and Phase I drug testing facility. BioCytics was founded by Dr. John Powderly, MD, medical board certified oncologist and a certified physician investigator (CPI), who is also president of Carolina BioOncology Institute (CBOI).


Biocytics is located at 9801 Kincey Avenue, Suite 145, Huntersville, NC 28078, directly adjacent to CBOI. The recently built space consists of over 7,500 square feet that includes a large ISO-7 cleanroom, GLP labs, and dedicated USP797 + 800 pharmacies.

CBOI contains a COLA/CLIA certified laboratory for in-house prognostic and diagnostic testing. In addition to traditional treatment regimens, CBOI also provides cancer patients access to novel biologics and therapeutics through its diverse clinical research program.

BioCytics equipment includes:

  • CellTracks Autoprep System for Circulating Tumor Cell Enumeration
  • -20C and -80C freezers
  • CO2 incubators
  • Biological safety/laminar flow hoods and Nikon inverted microscope for cell culture
  • Clinical Grade Sorvall RC-3BP centrifuge for sample preparation
  • Clean room facility with HEPA filtration and dedicated wet lab space (approximately 2500ft2) for cell processing
  • Lead lined patient exam room for radioisotope-based treatments
  • An associated clinical laboratory that includes full Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis, Immunology, and Histology services.
  • Coulter counter for complete blood analysis and Piccolo Chemistry 20 panel
  • Spectra Optia
  • CliniMACS Prodigy
  • MACQuant Analyzer 10


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