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South Carolina’s life sciences ecosystem is fueled by the novel ideas generated by a vast array of faculty,  student, and industry researchers and inventors throughout South Carolina’s innovation engine of research universities, incubators and accelerators, R&D companies, and industries. Ultimately, it is the transfer of these advances from idea to commercial activity that is key to driving innovation and growth. 

SCbio supports start-ups and early stage companies in the Palmetto State through a mix of programs and connections.

  • Regional Founders Meetings
  • One page company profiles to VC’s
  • Discounted membership, programs and events
  • Connections to experts in FDA regulation

Ongoing research and patent activity are critically important to the long-run health of the life science industry in South Carolina.  And while the increasing numbers are already impressive, perhaps most important is that commercializing these advances and new technologies can impact all of our lives in a very personal way – extending life, enhancing quality of life, and relieving suffering

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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.