A B O U T
The biotechnology cluster draws on the state’s strengths in life sciences – medical, marine, agricultural and environmental – and includes entities involved in processes that require biological inputs. Examples include those companies focused on biopharmaceuticals, biological products, gene and protein therapy, tissue engineering, genetically modified crops, medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Formerly the Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance (PBA), SCBIO is an association of individuals and organizations dedicated to growing the life science industry in South Carolina. For more information, contact organizing president of SCBIO, Wayne Roper.
L E A D E R S H I P
M I S S I O N
SCBIO works on behalf of its members to expand the infrastructure, legislative, and funding requirements that help life science companies thrive. SCBIO also offers its members valuable networking opportunities that allow key players from the business, research, investment, government, and support service sectors to establish relationships. These connections help move ideas from patent to production, and take companies from start-up to success.
U P S T A T E F O C U S O N L I F E S C I E N C E S
Upstate South Carolina is home to premier industry and research partnerships that are making important breakthroughs each year. Healthcare companies and research initiatives in the Upstate are using some of the nation’s most advanced facilities to explore and develop new techniques, procedures and applications that will shape the future of the bioscience industry.
Upstate South Carolina also has a long-established infrastructure and many examples of successful companies operating at each part of the medical device supply chain, from the supplying of high purity raw materials to the packaging and distribution of finished devices. World-class entities feed this supply chain, which explains why the Upstate was recognized as one of six emerging medium-sized regions for the industry. Learn more from our partners at the Upstate SC Alliance.
L O W C O U N T R Y F O C U S O N L I F E S C I E N C E S
A confluence of medical, marine, agricultural and environmental sciences in South Carolina’s Lowcountry provides a rich environment for research and discovery. Greater Charleston is home to numerous bioscience and technology companies involved in everything from research & development to manufacturing.
Learn more about Biosciences from partners at the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.
R E S O U R C E S
Biomedical Devices Clusters in South Carolina and the United States (May 2008), prepared by Rebekka Dudensing, Research Associate, EDA University Center for Economic Development Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, Clemson University.
Charleston’s Biomedical Industry profile prepared by the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.
Upstate Biomedical Industry information from UpstateSC Alliance.