South Carolina is a rising leader in the life sciences industry, attracting domestic and international biotechs, pharmaceutical giants, educators and researchers.
Three of the vital links in the state's life sciences chain are - The University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Each of these universities operates thriving life science programs and business incubators and are eager partners in collaboration and research. Together with organizations such as Health Sciences South Carolina, the nation's first state-wide biomedical research collaborative, health sciences research will improve the health and economic wellbeing of South Carolina.
From major universities to start-up companies, the life science players in South Carolina are easily recognized names such as Nephron, Bausch & Lomb, Becton Dickinson, GlaxoSmithKline, IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Ritedose and Roche.