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Life Sciences Sector Poised for Growth, Success

As Published in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston Business Magazines

When describing today’s South Carolina’s life sciences industry, words like “surging” and “booming” are often mentioned.

Life sciences is diverse, with seven sectors: drugs and pharmaceuticals; medical devices and equipment; digital health solutions; research, medical and testing laboratories; bioscience distribution; bio-agriculture and ecosystem support. 

Surprisingly, life sciences are South Carolina’s fastest-growing industry — not more expected industries like automotive, tires, or aerospace, notes Erin Ford, Interim CEO of SCbio — a nonprofit dedicated to building, advancing and growing life sciences here. 

“A 2017 study by USC’s Moore School of Business showed 402 life science companies in South Carolina –  that’s grown to over 700 today.  It employed over 43,000 South Carolinians and generated $12 billion in impact,” said Ms. Ford. 

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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.