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Leading the life sciences establishment success in the Lowcountry is SCBio, an organization aimed to ensure that companies in the industry have the resources they need to be successful. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Jun 7, 2024

Charleston among fastest-growing metro hubs in life sciences — here’s why

Many segments of the economy stumbled briefly over the pandemic hurdle but one of the fastests runners to recover was the Charleston life sciences sector ...

MUSC Chief Innovation Officer Jesse Goodwin talks with Hollings Cancer Center investigator Nathan Dolloff, whose work focuses on developing new cancer immunotherapies. (Photo/Sarah Pack)
May 21, 2024

MUSC setting the stage for ‘generational opportunity’ innovation district in downtown Charleston

MUSC is preparing to welcome innovators to a retooled campus building that offers lab space to people with great ideas

Awards recipients were (left to right) Joe Carson, professor of astrophysics at the College of Charleston, with the Applied Researcher of the Year award; Benjamin Moore, founder of Bubble Paper, with the Company of the Year award; and Scott Pancoast, founder of Zylö Therapeutics, with the Founder of the Year award. (Photo/SCRA)
Apr 12, 2024

College of Charleston researcher honored with SCRA award

The South Carolina Research Authority recognized two leaders and a company for their role in …

Katalyst Corp. provides software-as-a-service that is designed to help at-risk populations. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Apr 2, 2024

North Charleston company earns grant for printed artwork that changes

A Greenville company that provides SaaS services is the newest member of SCRA, which also provided grants to five …

Palmetto Railways, a division of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, is partnering with Innovative Rail Technologies to convert two of its diesel switcher locomotives to lithium-ion battery powered locomotives. (Photo/Palmetto Railways)
Feb 19, 2024

Why this South Carolina company is retrofitting two diesel locomotives to battery power

The switch to battery-powered locomotives will reduce the amount of diesel fuel consumed by an estimated 40,000 gallons annually per locomotive.

Feb 6, 2024

SCRA accepts 2 new member companies, awards grants

A program chartered to fuel the state’s innovation economy has put money behind …

Feb 5, 2024

Georgetown company pioneers renewable natural gas from agribusiness

The company has found a way to do business by doing good for the environment with …

Apr 24, 2023

Harbor Entrepreneur Center opens additional space in Mount Pleasant

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has secured new space in Mount Pleasant at 11 Ewall St. With a 22,000-square-foot facility and support from the town of Mount Pleasant, the South Carolina Research Authority and Charleston County Economic Development, the location is designed to provide a collaborative space to inspire, educate and[...]

Feb 6, 2023

First-of-its-kind’ medical waste facility to open in Summerville

A “first-of-its-kind” health care waste treatment and disposal company is set to open in Summerville. EcoSteris confirmed that March 1 will be the start date of its "state-of-the art" operations at 112 Fabricators St., according to an EcoSteris news release. The company claims to be the first facility [...]

Dec 5, 2022

Largest life sciences event in South Carolina history set for Charleston

The largest life sciences conference in Palmetto State history will convene Feb. 21-23 in Charleston to address how South Carolina and the U.S. will improve health care and health equity for all, life sciences industry officials have announced in a news release. Themed “Tomorrow Starts Here,” the two-day SCBIO 2[...]

Oct 24, 2022

Why South Carolina could be NASA’s next frontier

By Jenny Peterson Collaborative partners statewide are shooting for the moon to try and create a permanent NASA facility in South Carolina. While the space agency currently has no permanent footprint in South Carolina, a consortium was created in 2020 specifically to expand the relationship with NASA and bring a NASA Center of E[...]

Aug 30, 2022

SCRA adds 2 Charleston-based member companies

An agricultural startup and an online app have been accepted as South Carolina Research Authority member companies. Heron Farms and FaithStreet Inc. also received grant funding, according to an SCRA news release. Charleston-based Heron Farms Inc., which operates the world’s first indoor saltwater vertical farm, received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant, according to the release. Heron Farms […][...]