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BIO global CEO, Gov. McMaster featured speakers at SCBIO 2017

Sep 28, 2017 02:47PM ● By Kathleen Maris

BIO global CEO Jim Greenwood will join South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster as featured luncheon speakers on the first full day of SCBIO 2017 – an annual conference that will bring top leaders and executives from organizations across the life sciences industry to Charleston from Oct. 24–26.

Greenwood will be addressing the gathering with a keynote presentation entitled “Global Trends for the Life Sciences Industry – and Implications for South Carolina” at lunch on October 25. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will follow with a presentation entitled “Life Sciences Powered by Public/Private Partnership – A Strategic View from the Statehouse.”

Dozens of top industry chief executives, leaders in government and higher education, biotechnology and pharma executives, and industry supporters from across America have already committed to attend SCBIO 2017 at Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium. Among the committed speakers and panelists are Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy, MUSC President David Cole, Clemson University President Jim Clements, USC President Harris Pastides, Medpoint CEO Chuck Crumpton, Belimed CEO Joseph McDonald, AVX Health Division executive Robert Fairey, and numerous others.

Themed “Building the Business of Life SCiences in SC”, the 2+ day conference draws attendees from across America for networking, innovation updates, opportunity discovery, partnership making, and strategic discussion. Committed attendees include officials across a broad spectrum of life sciences industries including medical devices, bio manufacturing, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and testing, digital health and health IT, bio ag, and more. While space is limited and advance registration is required, interested attendees can still register at

“The life sciences industry has become a major driver of South Carolina’s economy,” noted South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Already accounting for thousands of highly-skilled jobs in the Palmetto State, we know that this sector has tremendous growth potential, and we’re excited to be partnering with SCBIO to help life sciences continue to advance in South Carolina.” SC Commerce is a Founding Partner of SCBIO and of the Conference.

Among the leading biotech industry brands participating in the conference are Nephron Pharmaceutical, BIO, Johnson & Johnson, AVX, PhRMA, Medpoint, AdvaMed, Poly-Med, VWR, Ritedose Corporation, Rhythmlink, Softbox, NCGS, and SEMDA. All of South Carolina’s research universities – MUSC, Clemson, and the University of South Carolina – are attending, as is Greenville Health System and economic development entities including SCRA, the Upstate SC Alliance, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, and SiMT.

For additional information on SCBIO, visit