Once home to a thriving textile industry that was replete with chemical engineers working to improve the soil and mechanical engineers’ machinery converting raw cotton into commercial goods, upstate South Carolina may be on the precipice of its next industrial revolution: medtech.
Write2Market’s VP of Healthcare, Paul Snyder, recently shared with Medical Device and Outsourcing how Greenville-based Zylö Therapeutics is utilizing the region’s chemical and mechanical engineering expertise and support network to improve drug and nitric oxide delivery through a proprietary sustained delivery system called Nanopods.
From the article:
“Zylö Therapeutics has established a commercially focused lab at CUBEInC, Clemson University’s Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus in Greenville where it occupies about 400 sq. ft. including bench space.
“There is a lot more medtech talent, especially engineering talent, in the Greenville and Upstate region than most of the country realizes,” said Zylö Therapeutics CEO Scott Pancoast. “We all love being near the entrepreneurs, startups and university professors. It is an environment well suited for cultivating promising ideas and young companies seeking to commercialize innovations in biomedical engineering.
“The Southeast medtech ecosystem, including the institutions of higher education, is maturing collectively. It is finding itself and demonstrating an ability to attract and retain talent thanks to a laid-back atmosphere, low cost of living and high quality of life. If you were a smart Duke graduate 20 or 30 years ago, you got hired away to New York, San Francisco or Chicago. Now the region is keeping more and more talent here.””
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