Over twenty experts to speak on major business issues see more
Subject matter leaders from across state, nation to cover what business needs to know to thrive despite pandemic, how to leverage state’s fastest-growing knowledge economy segment
SOUTH CAROLINA – September 2, 2020 – SCBIO will host a half-day virtual program September 23 -- Life Sciences Boot Camp: Building Your Brand & Business In a Pandemic – to inform and connect businesses, educators and professionals from across the state on leveraging opportunities, identifying trends and overcoming challenges that face organizations interested in tapping into South Carolina’s fastest-growing industry segment.
To be held completely online, the program will run from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23rd. The program is delivered free to all SCBIO Members and Investors, and for a nominal fee of $50 to all non-Members. Students and media may also attend free of charge. Six sessions featuring over 20 noted presenters will precede a closing Virtual Networking Session for all attendees. Confirmed topics and speakers include:
- Search for a Cure: A National Update on the Global Pandemic – featuring a live national report from PhRMA executive Sharon Lamberton on success in battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and what lies ahead for America
- Marketing in a Pandemic: Building Your Brand & Your Topline – despite the economic turndown, some businesses are enjoying even great success – and are positioning themselves for an even better future. Learn the secrets to thriving, not surviving, during and after the pandemic from Henry Pellerin of Vantage Point, Heather Hoopes-Matthews of NP Strategy and Jessica Cokins of Thorne Research
- Best Practices in Talent Recruiting, Retention & Development – Nephron's Lou Kennedy, Arthrex's Jimmy Dascani and ERG's Matt Vaadi share how the state’s life sciences leaders are attracting, training and retaining top talent – and offer ideas your organization can deploy right now
- Partnering Effectively with Higher Education & Research Universities – tap into the wealth of resources, knowledge and experience prevalent in the state’s research universities to enhance innovation and success. Enjoy insights from Chad Hardaway of USC’s Office of Economic Engagement, Michael Rusnak of MUSC’s Foundation for Research Development, and Angela Lockman of Clemson
- Leading Virtual Teams Effectively – the pandemic has showed us that working virtually is here to stay. Find out how to make your organization collaborate seamlessly, efficiently and effectively -- wherever your colleagues are located -- from Annie McCoy of ChartSpan, Andrew Collins of Alcami and Jenni Dunlap of Parker Poe
- Pivoting with a Partner: Collaborating to Grow Your Business – learn how to successfully identify and partner with other organizations to expand and enhance product/service offerings. Hear incredible stories from the teams at Zverse/Phoenix Specialty and Rhythmlink, ZIAN and MUSC as they share their stories -- and how you can find your next great opportunity.
The program will end with a Virtual Networking session offering attendees to chat with leading economic development professionals including Stephanie Few of Womble Bond Dickinson, Tushar Chikhliker of Nexsen Pruet, and John Osborne of Good Growth Capital for conversations on Onshoring, Incentives, Accessing Capital and more.
To register or for more details, visit the Events page. Interested students and media members are invited to attend, with advance registration, at no cost.
SCBIO is South Carolina’s investor-driven public/private economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state. The industry has an $11.4 billion annual economic impact in the Palmetto State, with more than 675 firms directly involved and 43,000 professionals employed in the research, development and commercialization of innovative healthcare, medical device, industrial, environmental and agricultural biotech and products. The state-wide nonprofit has offices in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, and represents companies in the advanced medicines, medical devices, equipment, diagnostics, IT, and healthcare outcome industries. Life sciences is recognized as the fastest-growing segment of South Carolina’s knowledge economy.
For additional information on SCBIO, visit www.SCBIO.org.
Many major life science firms have made the move to the Charleston region, and more are on the way see more
Compliments of Industry Today
December 19, 2019
Charleston leads the nation for job growth in scientific R&D firms. In the past two decades, major life science firms have made the move to the Charleston region. Charleston is home to 75+ medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, research laboratories and service companies. Life science executives across the globe are discovering that the Charleston region offers what many other larger, oversaturated markets cannot: a lifestyle that attracts and retains top talent, easy connections to life science and healthcare executives, and business-friendly regional and state support.
Read the full article HERE.
Thorne scores TKO with UFC partnership see more
Las Vegas and New York – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a new multi-year, global marketing partnership with Thorne that names the company as the “Official Sports Performance Nutrition Partner” of UFC. Thorne, one of the world’s leading health and wellness, technology, and supplement companies, also becomes an “Official Partner of the Performance Institute®”, UFC’s state-of-the-art training and research facility that has served more than 400 athletes since opening in 2017.
Under the terms of the agreement, Thorne’s line of NSF Certified for Sport products will be integrated into supplement plans created by UFC-registered dietitians for athletes training at UFC’s Performance Institutes in Las Vegas and Shanghai. Thorne will also have ownership of the Performance Institute Nutrition Stations, dedicated areas that provide individualized health and wellness solutions to UFC’s athletes. “Embedded,” the all-access video content series featuring Dana White and top UFC fighters, will also highlight Thorne as Presenting Partner of select episodes, with unique product integrations. Additional partnership enhancements include integrated digital marketing campaigns, VIP experiences, consumer sweepstakes, and hospitality.
Said Clint Wattenberg, Director of Sports Nutrition, UFC Performance Institute: “Thorne is the unquestioned leader in quality and innovation in the sports nutrition supplement industry, making them the perfect match to support the UFC PI and the athletes who choose to use our services. This UFC-Thorne partnership shows UFC athletes, as well as consumers, where to find the safest and highest-quality products available.”
Added Jeff Novitzky, Vice President of Athlete Health & Performance at UFC: “We’re thrilled to bring Thorne on board as our Official Sports Performance Nutrition Partner. Thorne is an industry leader with an unmatched reputation for quality and safety in their nutritional products and supplements, including what all UFC athletes should look for in making safe sports supplement choices, third-party testing for banned substances. Through decades of clinical research and science, Thorne has proven that its products are scientifically backed, safe, and free of banned substances.”
“Thorne has long been committed to providing scientifically backed natural solutions for the most unique and complex health and wellness issues,” said Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne and Onegevity Health. “When we were approached by UFC to assist in addressing athlete health and performance issues, we felt we could help by deploying our Onegevity health intelligence platform, including testing, data-based solutions and Thorne supplements. We are excited about this new partnership and honored by the trust UFC has shown in Thorne and our ability to help address both the immediate and long-term health needs of their athletes.”
South Carolina's life sciences industry is booming. Read on for details... see more
From pharmaceuticals and medical devices to research and laboratory testing, the state's life sciences field is booming. The Charleston and Lowcountry region is home to many established companies and start-ups making a mark on the biomedical and health industries. Read on for the full story from Charleston Business Magazine's 2018 State of the Lowcountry Report.