A statewide, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand, and convene South Carolina's life sciences industry. Official state affiliate of BIO -- the U.S. Biotechnology Innovation Organization -- and the exclusively dedicated advocate and 'voice' for the multi-faceted SC life sciences industry. BIO champions biotechnology and its potential to provide better healthcare, enhanced agriculture, and a cleaner and safer environment for people around the world. SCBIO is powered by a dynamic portfolio of public/private members and stakeholders, and is a primary conduit and link to global industry partners. We build relationships among life science companies and other allied groups, including government agencies and service industries, to create greater business opportunities and bottom-line growth. We foster a positive business environment for start-up and existing life science companies in South Carolina by advocating for innovation-friendly policies and infrastructure that support the industry's growth.