Lowcountry Partnership for Biomedical Innovation

The Lowcountry Partnership for Biomedical Innovation is a project funded by Partnerships for Innovation Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF, grant IIP-917987). This award to the College of Charleston has the potential to change the face of biomedical commercialization in Charleston, South Carolina and the Lowcountry. The overall goal is to apply existing research on entrepreneurial individuals and teams to improve the potential for success of biotechnology start-up companies. This project brings together faculty from three universities, various public economic development entities, a biotechnology incubator facility, and a group of public/private sector partners. The result is a complete program designed to produce sustainable companies whose long-term success will provide good jobs for the future while their product innovations improve the national health and the national well-being. Read more