With more than 35 facilities in the Columbia region, this is one of our fastest growing industry clusters and includes pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies plus related businesses in robotics, insurance and IT.

Life Sciences Companies in Columbia

The Ritedose Corporation (TRC), a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company, has grown from 11 employees to more than 300 with an annual capacity of 1.7 billion units.

Bridge to Life, headquartered in Columbia, provides preservation solutions and technologies for organ transplant and procurement facilities worldwide.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals re-located to the Columbia metropolitan area, expanding to 1,110 employees with a $400 million investment.

Rhythmlink International, LLC manufactures and distributes innovative medical devices used by imaging centers and hospitals to monitor and record vital patient information.

Bio/Life Science Stats


Columbia has more than 2,000 health related graduates each year


Average Salary


Health related employees at 3 hospitals

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Resources and Incentives

Opportunity Zones
Eight zones provide tax incentives. Includes acreage in direct proximity to Prisma Health and adjacent to new USC School of Medicine site.

Connects bio/life science companies with resources for start-up plus wet labs, research facilities and collaboration spaces.

Part of the national association to advance the life science industry through workforce development, advocacy and support for business operations.

University of South Carolina Health & Medicine
The School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, Arnold School of Public Health and College of Nursing produce highly skilled graduates and innovative research.

Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank
First innovation hub of its kind affiliated with a U.S. university. Industry and researchers can use this lab to find outside-the-box solutions.

Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center
Connects the USC College of Pharmacy and Darla Moore School of Business to promote health care entrepreneurship.

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Bio/Life Science Companies in Columbia

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