Industry: Life Science
Funding Received: Product Development Fund Grant, Two SC Launch, Inc. Investments
“Global Transplant Solutions is proud to partner with SCRA and the SC Launch Program as we build our commercial business and further develop our proprietary hypothermia-inducing organ procurement product PerfeXslush™.”John Bruens, CEO, Global Transplant Solutions
Global Transplant Solutions is developing products for the human organ procurement and transplant marketplace. They currently supply a complete portfolio of organ preservation solutions to the Canadian transplant market and have received FDA clearance for two products in the United States market. The company is awaiting FDA clearance for four additional solutions. The company, that has offices in Duncan and Columbia, SC, was accepted into SC Launch, as a Client Company in early 2017. After mentoring and preparing for due diligence by the SCRA’s Regional Managers, the company has received two investments totaling $350,000 from SC Launch, Inc.
Additionally, SCRA’s Industry Programs team worked with the company to identify a plastic material capable of meeting the requirements of low-temperature impact and seal strength for a new frozen saline pouch design. Sealed Air, located in Duncan, SC, provided a medical-grade, non-PVC material that could resist impact at -20°F without leak failure. The team also identified Nephron, located in Columbia, SC, for product filling and shipping. With the identification of these solutions, the design, plastic sheet manufacturing, pouch fabrication and filling all take place in South Carolina.