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Industry Snapshot

Across South Carolina, Life Sciences Booms

A map of the state of south carolina.

South Carolina life sciences — biotech, pharmaceuticals, biomedical technologies, medical devices, health IT, bio-ag, and related areas — is booming.

Annual Economic Impact
$ 0 B
Firms Statewide
Average Wage
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South Carolina Life Sciences At-A-Glance

South Carolina’s Life Sciences Ecosystem

Drugs & Pharma​

Including pharmaceutical, medicinal, biological and botanical manufacturing

Medical Devices/Equipment​

Surgical and medical instruments, appliance and supply manufacturing, lab instruments and more

Bioscience & Related Distribution​

Specialty distribution of medical, dental, hospital equipment, supplies, drugs and more

Research, Testing, & Medical Labs​

Research and development, medical and testing labs and more


Agricultural fertilizer and fiber manufacturing, ag-chemicals, pesticides, research and processing

Life Science Ecosystem​

Specialized organizations partially but not exclusively servicing the life sciences industries

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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.