SCBIO In Action: Responding to COVID-19
SCBIO continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, 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 Emergency Supply Portal Joins PPE Exchange: Get PPE Supplies You Need
South Carolina's Emergency Supply Collaborative -- a collaboration between SCMEP, the SC Hospital Association, the SC Dept. of Commerce, and SCBIO -- has joined forces with the national team at PPE Exchange to provide a dramatically expanded and fully automated resource for accessing PPE and supplies for all South Carolina businesses, hospitals and healthcare providers.
PPE Exchange is an online marketplace of regional and national suppliers of PPE, similar in concept to an Amazon but dedicated to provision of PPE and essential medical supplies.
Via PPE Exchange, hospitals, health care providers, industry and all types of businesses seeking supplies are virtually connected to a marketplace of already-verified suppliers to securely search for items, schedule orders, compare prices and complete transactions.
Real Life: What I learned participating in Oxford's Vaccine Trial
The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University has shown tantalizing results so far. BBC Future journalist Richard Fisher describes what it’s like to be one of the volunteers in the clinical trials... first hand, and with no holds barred.
His story begins sitting in a hospital reception, his breath fogging his glasses. Minutes before, he had been running through humid streets, late for his appointment. And as doctors and nurses bustle past him on their way to work, Fisher is aware that he doesn't look particularly well... and he feels even worse. Read or listen as his journey and story begin now...
South Carolina DHEC News & Resource Center
Access South Carolina DHEC's comprehensive repository of news, information, videos, FAQs, testing data and gubernatorial briefings are all right here in one easy click!
Where Do We Stand? Find Out at the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
Pathway to a Vaccine: Developing a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID Vaccine
A subcommittee of the U.S. Committee on Energy and Commerce held remote hearings July 21, 2020 on "Pathway to a Vaccine: Efforts to Develop a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID-19 Vaccine." Joining Congrssional leaders were top executives from AstraZeneca, Janssen Vaccines/Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna and Pfizer.
Hear first-hand what they had to say, and why we should be bullish on expedited vaccine development to benefit America and our world. Click to listen/watch.
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.
Southeast Life Sciences COVID Infocenter
Our good friends at Southeast Life Sciences have introduced their updated COVID-19 tracker on all things COVID across the Southeast. Check out and bookmark their new page here.
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