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SCRA announces new member companies, grant funding, including two life science organizations


Glossifi and SiteLabs were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Builder Rocket, CloseWise, Drobot, and PeriopHealth, received new grant funding. All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

Builder Rocket LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Spartanburg-based information technology company provides a construction estimating software that builds a comprehensive customer product storyboard and estimating template that shares information among builders, clients, distributors, and contractors.

CloseWise LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Lexington-based information technology company provides a notary database and scheduling software developed for signing agents, signing services, and title and escrow companies in order to digitalize the signing process.

Drobot, Inc. received a $25,000 Demonstration Grant. The Greenville-based information technology company’s patent-pending approach enables innovative capabilities and behaviors, and makes autonomous mobile robots more capable, affordable, and scalable. Using their approach, autonomous mobile robots can navigate large and dynamic real-world environments.

Glossifi Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The West Columbia-based software development company builds a blockchain analytics service for Ethereum and is also building a protocol to improve security and user experience for digital assets on web3.

PeriopHealth LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Charleston-based startup offers a surgical instrument management solution that creates a real-time perpetual inventory, reduces waste, and helps to optimize instrument workflows and quality in sterile environments.

SiteLabs LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Seneca-based life science company offers an automated testing process, easy access to testing supplies, and excellent pricing to help independent pharmacies serve the healthcare needs of the community while still managing a profitable business.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by the Industry Partnership Fund (IPF) contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.

About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

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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.