Life Sciences

Recent investments by leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have brought recognition to South Carolina as a top destination for the life sciences industry. With a talented and innovative workforce, top research institutions and world-class hospital systems, the Palmetto State boasts an expanding biotech infrastructure.

With such exceptional assets, a dynamic group of bulk manufacturers, chemical processors, generic and proprietary drug makers, hygiene product producers and packagers and related research and development companies have all decided to make their home in South Carolina. And, as a result, the Palmetto State has cultivated a truly cutting-edge life sciences industry sector.

Why is SC Just Right for Life Sciences?

2,300 new life sciences jobs announced since 2011
$640 million announced investment by life sciences companies since 2011
165 life sciences companies currently operating in SC

"Since 1995, South Carolina's commitment to our success has allowed our company to continue to expand."

Dr. Umesh Dalvi, President and CEO of The Ritedose Corp.
19,000 South Carolinians employed in the life sciences sector
30% Employment growth in the life sciences industry from 2001 - 2010
$1.5 billion Approximate export sales as a result of SC's life sciences industry

More than 160 life sciences-related companies call SC home.

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Learn more about what SC has to offer.

Is South Carolina Just Right for your Business?