Life Sciences Leader Spotlight

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Mission

David Orr, Ph.D
CEO, Medpoint

What is your personal mission?

I strive to serve our team to the best of my abilities to ensure they have the resources they need to be the most effective in their respective roles.  I’m inspired by our terrific Medpoint team members who work diligently every day to help our clients ensure the safety and effectiveness of their healthcare products.

Get to know David Orr

Favorite Place

Upstate South Carolina

Favorite Quote

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” – Ernest Shackleton

Favorite Movie or Show

Hoosiers

Career Aspiration as a Child

NASA Mission Specialist (a.k.a. Astronaut)

Currently Reading

Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0 by Jim Collins & Bill Lazier

Hometown

Noblesville, Indiana

Leadership

What is your philosophy on leadership? 

Humble servant leadership.

Impact

Facts about your company

  • 20 project management & functional administrative specialists
  • 350+ consultants and quality auditors
  • Professional services organization supporting clients’ quality, regulatory, clinical, and technical initiatives
  • Global supplier quality audit program – Medpoint has addressed 2,400+ supplier audits around the world over the past two years

Role

Tell us about your role in SC’s Life Sciences Ecosystem…

As technology expands to address a growing number of pathologies and indications, industry needs vetted technical experts to support critical initiatives. Medpoint provides experienced consultants specific to medtech and life sciences for both short and long-term engagements, helping clients deploy their financial capital more efficiently while addressing needs with the most effective resource.

Value

Tell us what value and benefits your organization is receiving through membership in SCbio…

SCbio provides a voice for our industry at both the state and national level advocating for both our statewide entrepreneurial ecosystem and the manufacturing foundation representing so many wonderful global enterprises.  SCbio has served as an engaged channel partner making fruitful introductions to prospective new clients.

Future

What are you focused on in the next year?

Our team is working closely with Greenville-based software development firm, Worthwhile, to implement an exciting AI-driven system to further optimize a critical aspect of our business.  Medpoint continues to push sensible automation across our organization to better serve our clients and stakeholders.

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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.