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Economic Development

The Life Sciences Continue to Flourish

SCbio is focused on taking the lead in developing and spearheading:

  • High-impact integrated marketing strategies
  • Recruiting a new generation of companies
  • Support existing life science related firms


In partnership and alignment with the SC Department of Commerce, regional alliances, and local economic development teams, SCbio is committed to adding real value and content expertise to the successful recruitment of highly coveted life sciences companies– ranging from pharmaceutical and drug development companies, to medical device companies, to R&D and laboratory facilities, and digital health solution providers. 

Existing Industry

SCbio meets with its members and industry leaders regularly to ensure the current ecosystem has the needed resources to achieve business success. New workforce initiatives, policy and connections to our statewide partners support our current industry’s growth.

SCbio Lab Program

  • Free rent for lab space for one year at Main Street Labs in Greenville, SC or 22 Westedge in Charleston, SC (Columbia tbd) for eligible high-growth life sciences companies (no lab size maximum or minimums)
  • Labs will be built to suit for qualifying companies
  • 1-year free membership to SCbio
  • Access to SCbioEdge discount program
  • Access to SCbio Association health care plan
  • Possible relocation grant (up to $100,000) for eligible companies *Inclusion in life sciences community events (e.g., CEO/CSO roundtables, company mixers, information sessions)

SCbio represents the Palmetto State

We take pride in reflecting South Carolina’s burgeoning life sciences industry at the following conferences worldwide:

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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.