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SCRA accepts Rymedi Inc. as a member company


The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), a public, nonprofit corporation that works to fuel the state’s innovation economy, announced Feb. 1 it awarded a $50,000 acceleration grant to TestedHQ LLC.

The Mauldin-based startup is an SCRA member company that offers services for professional testers and DIY consumers to provide market, product and field research.

In addition to awarding this grant, SCRA welcomed six new member companies, including Rymedi Inc., which is based in Greenville and offers a digital platform that manages disease testing and vaccine administration. It also provides automated patient registration and result reporting.

SCRA’s other new member companies include:

  • AlphaIntro LLC – Mount Pleasant
  • Arista Orthopedics Inc. – Charleston
  • Breadwinner Inc. DBA Copyt – Lexington
  • Playfora LLC – Blythewood
  • ProTrustee Inc. – Mount Pleasant

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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.