Advancing the life science industry in South Carolina

SCBIO is a member organization that exists to support and advance South Carolina’s life science industry through collaboration, advocacy, workforce development, and support for business operations. Our goal is to ensure that South Carolina’s companies, research institutions, and citizens reap the economic and societal benefits of a world-class life sciences cluster.

More than 572 companies and institutions employ 13,520 people with an average annual wage of $53, 275 in South Carolina.

Life science businesses and institutions impact 46,032 jobs, according to a 2010 study by the Battelle Institute.

Biotechnology represents the fast-growing sector of the innovation economy. State inventors earned 357 life science patents over the last six years.

Life science businesses are innovating:

  •  Next-generation medicines, pharmaceuticals, and testing
  •  Advanced medical devices and diagnostics
  •  Agricultural biotech and biochemicals
  •  Biofuels and biomaterials

We are the South Carolina affiliate of the national Biotechnology Industry Organization, the voice of the state biotechnology industry, and the link to global industry partners. BIO champions biotechnology and its potential to provide better healthcare, enhanced agriculture, and a cleaner and safer environment for people around the world.

We foster a positive business environment for start-up and existing life science companies in South Carolina by advocating for innovation-friendly policies and infrastructure that supports the industry's growth.

We build relationships among life science companies and other ally groups, including government agencies and service industries, to create greater business opportunities and bottom-line growth.

We forge links between researchers, investors and industry to advance the commercialization of research.

We promote the life sciences industry in South Carolina by raising public awareness of the industry’s positive economic contributions in the form of 1) high-skilled, high-paying jobs and 2) the development of a knowledge cluster that attracts the best companies and the brightest minds to the state.

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340 Rocky Slope Road
Greenville, SC 29607

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