SCBIO In Action: Responding to COVID-19
SCBIO continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation as it unfolds, and its impact on South Carolina...
We continue to monitor the most up-to-date safety, infection control and health protocols recommended by experts, including the CDC, WHO, SC DHEC and others. We're keeping our life sciences industry connected and informed with webinars, and adding important 3rd party programs as we spot them. Check out this week's calendar of great programs below.
The life sciences industry is hard at work in South Carolina... so share how you are dealing with this global crisis. Tell us how your organization is "stepping up" to make a difference in difficult times. Now more than ever, America needs South Carolina life sciences... and you.
SC COVID-19 Emergency Supply Portal: Offer or Locate Supplies You Need
In partnership with SCMEP, the SC Hospital Association, and the SC Dept. of Commerce, SCBIO has launched the state's Emergency Supply Collaborative website at www.SCCOVID19.org. The new portal connects community partners with ability to quickly source, produce, test and certify critical medical supplies (such as face shields, gowns, ventilators and masks) to support South Carolina’s COVID-19 response and assist medical providers with essential supply needs.
Manufacturers able to expand or pivot production lines... suppliers with access to ready-made supplies... organizations able to donate supplies and PPE will be connected with healthcare providers and first responders in need through the collaborative.
Companies needing PPE and supplies, click here.
Healthcare Providers needing access to supplies & resources, click here.
Manufacturers/Distributors with ready-to-sell PPE and equipment, click here.
Organizations, companies or individuals seeking to donate medical supplies/PPE, click here.
It's 4 a.m. Do You Know Where Our Vaccine Is?
We're one-third of the way to a widely available coronavirus vaccine, experts say. A vaccine to protect against the coronavirus will be many things wrapped up in a small vial: a harbinger of a return to normalcy, a scientific feat for the ages and, depending on when it arrives, a politically potent symbol.
The timeline for how long it will take to get that vaccine is a moving target. Get full details here.
SC Life Sciences Companies Are Hiring!
Rethinking Supply Chains Amid Coronavirus Disruption
Most recently, that disruptor has been COVID-19. Read on for a common-sense look at why rethinking supply chains is now job one for America.
SCBIO Media Corner
Check out this continuously-refreshed mix of videos on how we'll defeat the COVID-19 threat.
VIDEOS & PODCASTS
Biotech's Finest Hour Podcast
Vaccines Are a Virtue Podcast
Why The Coronavirus is So Confusing
The SC Chamber of Comerce has created a guide for moving SC business forward in the era of COVID-19, including best practices and guidance on the latest public health guidelines and rules. It explains potential liability risks to help employers manage business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include:
- Workplace Safety: What Employers Need to Know to Keep Workplaces Safe
- Premises Liability: How to Reduce Risks of Premises Liability
- Employment Practices: What to Know when Managing Employees
- Workers’ Compensation: Workplace Injury Claims
- Manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment