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SCBIO expands to Midlands, Lowcountry

Staff Report
Published Aug. 22, 2011

SCBIO, the life sciences trade organization located at the Next Innovation Center in downtown Greenville, is opening offices in Charleston and Columbia.

SCBIO will lease space at the innovation centers operated by the SCRA in each market.

“We are grateful for SCRA’s support of SCBIO as part of its mission to grow the knowledge economy,” said SCBIO President Wayne Roper. “SCBIO is about building partnerships with industry, researchers, and entrepreneurs. And now we can connect with our life sciences partners statewide and grow jobs in the Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry.”

SCBIO is a member-driven trade organization for the South Carolina life science industry and the link to industry collaboration, business opportunities, mentoring, advocacy and support. As the state affiliate of the larger Biotechnology Industry Organization, SCBIO serves the industry across the state.

The SCRA innovation centers are high-tech facilities that SCRA has built in conjunction with its university and civic partners in South Carolina.

“SCBIO’s locations in close proximity to developing companies will strengthen the knowledge economy in South Carolina,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “Offering support and services to these start-ups and other SCBIO members will not only create opportunity, but connect important resources to further development of this industry. We are delighted to welcome SCBIO to both our Columbia and Charleston locations.”