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Creating Opportunities & Awareness

Companies that invest in SCbio have access to member related events, committees and programs.  Active participation by industry leaders continues to lead to the growth of the sector in the Palmetto State.

SCbioDrive Accelerator

SCbioDrive, in partnership with The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, selects up to six seed-stage life sciences companies for an eight-week hybrid program designed to advance their platforms and technologies through expert business curricula, industry guidance and mentorship – all at no cost. 

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Workforce Development

The rapid growth of the industry creates a massive need for talent across the nation. In the state of South Carolina, we are working to develop our students at a young age and educate them with the skills they need to be successful.

Economic Development

We are focused on taking the lead in developing outreach strategies, improving recruitment, all while supporting our existing life science companies. We are building an ecosystem bringing bright ideas, long-lasting support, and unmatched partnerships.


Our network ensures our state is a global leader in life sciences by creating a cohesive community uniting companies, universities, research institutions, government and industry associations. 


Our community is fueled by innovative ideas and risk takers. We work with our partners to ensure our early-stage growth companies have what they need, when they need it, to enable success and encourage determination. 

Community & Education

Team SCbio works with students of all ages to appropriately engage them in the industry and assist with teaching life skills.

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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.