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BUILD. INNOVATE. ADVANCE.

Building the Business
of Life Sciences in
South Carolina.

Join, engage and partner with SCbio and a dynamic portfolio of life sciences stakeholders ranging from industry, academia and economic development to healthcare, government, and service providers.

Life sciences: the fastest-growing segment of South Carolina's economy

Innovation is flourishing. Entrepreneurship is booming. Life science organizations are expanding, while companies the world over select South Carolina to call home. Universities, colleges and our technical college system are turning out top talent. Guiding the advances is SCbio — South Carolina’s only industry association and economic development organization exclusively focused on life sciences. Together, we grow.

Lets Talk Numbers
$ 0 B
Annual Economic Impact
# 1
Fastest Growth of Any Southeastern State
SINCE 2017
2 x
Faster Growth of Any Southeastern State
10000
Employed in Industry

Life sciences: the fastest-growing segment of South Carolina's economy

Innovation is flourishing. Entrepreneurship is booming. Life science organizations are expanding, while companies the world over select South Carolina to call home. Universities, colleges and our technical college system are turning out top talent. Guiding the advances is SCbio — South Carolina’s only industry association and economic development organization exclusively focused on life sciences. Together, we grow.

Lets Talk Numbers
$ 0 B
Annual Economic Impact
# 1
Fastest Growth of Any Southeastern State
SINCE 2017
2 x
Faster Growth of Any Southeastern State
10000
Employed in Industry

Events

Join us for industry events and conferences to advance your organization and make new connections!

Women in Life Sciences Breakfast

March 28

South Carolina Hospital Association

Gather with ladies (and gents) in South Carolina Life Sciences who are passionate about building community and space for women leadership in the Life Sciences.

Guest speaker: Kim A. Smith, Founder and CEO of Health Evolve Technologies.

Biscuits & Bio

May 16

Charleston; Location TBD

Join SCbio for our brand-new breakfast series! The morning will feature a guest speaker who will share valuable business insights. The short program will be followed by networking time to start your day off strong.

BIO International Convention

June 3 - 6

San Diego, California

Join SCbio and other SC life sciences leaders at the world’s largest industry gathering, bringing together thousands of global biotechnology and biopharmaceutical leaders with whom you will want to make connections.

Why Join SCbio

Membership Benefits

Workforce & Talent Growth

Connect with candidates. Participate in workforce development programs. Showcase intern and apprentice programs. SCbio helps you recruit, retain and develop talent.

Connect & Collaborate

Connect and learn at over 40 SCbio events year round including networking programs, seminars, webinars, executive briefings and socials.

Access to Capital

Learn about accessing sources of capital, and share your story with regional and national angel, VC and traditional financial firms at state and national events.

Increased Brand Visibility

Enhance brand visibility with the state and national life science community via SCbio events, communications, website, conferences and trade missions!

Enjoy Discounts & Resources

SCbio members save big on purchasing with our SCbio Edge savings and rewards program, our Association Healthcare insurance plan, free or discounted attendance at SCbio events, and more!

A Community of Peers

Advance your organization by connecting with peers and leaders on Workforce, Innovation, Collaboration, Advocacy and Economic Development initiatives.

What Our Members Say

How We Help

Building the business of life sciences in South Carolina is a call to action for SCbio – the official state affiliate of BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization), AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association), and PhRMA

And no mission of SCbio is more important than our direct support of the continued growth and prosperity of the impressive portfolio of over 1,030 life sciences companies already located across our state, impacting every major region. We lead or support ongoing initiatives in areas including:

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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.