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Life Science Leader Editor Impressed by S.C. Biotech Industry at BIO International

June 25, 2015

Members of the press in any industry sector are flooded with information, news and insights, especially during trade shows and conferences. For those attending the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia earlier this month, there was much talk about oncology, IP protection, M&A and emerging therapeutic business. However, what stood out most to Bob Wright, chief editor of Life Science Leader, was the rapidly growing biosciences sector in South Carolina.

During the conference, Wright had the opportunity to meet with a team from South Carolina’s bioscience cluster, including representatives from SCBIO, Greenville Health Systems and Upstate SC Alliance, to learn more about how the Palmetto State is fostering the growth of the industry. Wright was so impressed with the state’s bio industry that he chose to highlight South Carolina in his blog post recapping the conference.



In his piece, “Did you Miss Some Opportunities at BIO This Year?”, Wright discusses how that despite the state’s size, South Carolina has a long and successful history of supporting global leaders in advanced manufacturing, including BMW, Boeing and Volvo. Wright points out that the state’s established manufacturing sector is supported by its workforce and advanced engineering programs, including bioengineering programs like the one found at Clemson University. Additionally, Wright touches on the fact that South Carolina’s favorable cost of living—compared to biotech hubs like San Francisco and Boston—makes the state prime to become an “all-encompassing biotherapeutic destination.”

Read Wright’s entire piece at Life Science Leader.

Learn more about Upstate South Carolina’s biosciences industry at https://www.upstatescalliance.com/target-audiences/look-upstates-best-bio-assets.

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