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Apex Orthopaedic Technologies, 5 others receive grants or named SCRA companies


DRAHOLA Technologies, Heirloom Cloud, Lynk-ed, and Rapid Title were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Apex Orthopaedic Technologies and Real Motors received new grant funding.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

Apex Orthopaedic Technologies LLC received a $25,000 Academic Startup Grant. The North Charleston-based life science company produces a new surgical device called the R-FIX (Rib-FIXation) System, which uses rib fixation for the treatment of early-onset spinal deformity.

DRAHOLA Technologies Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Rock Hill-based information technology startup is a full-service spatial software development and consulting company. DRAHOLA is the developer of yey’maps, a geospatial engineering company that uses flexible and intuitive cloud GIS solutions for the optimal implementation of geodata.

Heirloom Cloud Corporation has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Mount Pleasant-based information technology company makes it easy to enjoy photos, videos, and other media. Their technology digitizes cherished media into a private social network where they can be shared with friends and loved ones, from any device.

Lynk-ed Corporation has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Columbia-based information technology company has developed a digital all-in-one card to help control your school and create a safer, more efficient, and more organized learning environment.

Rapid Title Corporation has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Goose Creek-based information technology company leverages an intelligent API platform that interfaces with all titling participants and rapidly completes the process.

Real Motors Inc. received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Greenville-based electric motorcycle manufacturer is developing an affordable, light-duty electric motorcycle targeted at urban commuting.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by the Industry Partnership Fund (IPF) contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.

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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.