An Evening of Life Science Innovation in South Carolina's Capital

Christian Graves atop the Capital City Club.

Christian Graves atop the Capital City Club.

With views of the statehouse and Columbia city skyline, we gathered with executives from SC's growing Life Science industry as well as legislators and stakeholders to discuss the innovation landscape in South Carolina. The Carolina Biotech Group was thrilled to be invited to help staff the event at the Capital City Club in Columbia, SC.

Wayne Roper, President of SCBIO, stumped on the exciting developments happening in the State including several capital investments in new facilities - including a proposed medical school in Columbia - and developments at all of the major metropolitan areas. Becky DeLegge, Chairwoman of SCBIO, followed up with insight on SCBIO's mission to promote and grow the Life Science's space.

After these exciting updates, David Dodd of Æterna Zentaris, a recent transplant to the growing Charleston Life Sciences hub, discussed drivers of innovation and his company's growing pipeline.

Robert Popovian, a senior government affairs executive from Pfizer, emphasized the importance and support for early stage development in developing new medicines and medical technology.

Wayne Roper, President of SCBIO, addresses the crowd at the Capital City Club

Wayne Roper, President of SCBIO, addresses the crowd at the Capital City Club

Carolina Biotech Group Representation:

  • David Prim
  • William Torres
  • Rosanne Prim
  • Tyler Franz
  • Hossam Tashkandi
  • Brooks Lane
  • Tony Klor
  • Christian Graves

SC Biotech Companies Represented:

  • Æterna Zentaris
  • RhythmLink, LLC
  • Kiyatec
  • Cipher Pharmaceuticals
  • Cryogenix, LLC
  • VidiStar
  • PolyMed

Thank you to all who came out, assisted, and made the evening a tremendous success despite the filibuster and high winds.

Photo Credit: SCBIO All Rights Reserved 2016 (SCBIO1-7)
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Article written by Christian Graves, President & Chairman