Companies receiving funding to provide COVID-19 solutions

SCRA Client Companies and SC Launch, Inc.  Portfolio Companies: On the frontlines battling COVID-19.

ActivEd is supporting efforts to keep students moving and learning while at home due to COVID-19, SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, ActivEd has made their Walkabouts platform temporarily available at no cost to those implementing remote learning. Walkabouts are on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading content into short, movement-rich activities for Pre-K through second grade students.

Blue Eye Soft is an SC Launch Client Company working on an advanced solution to assist medical professionals in speeding up the detection and diagnosis of COVID-19 symptoms in patients. They need your help. BES is looking for collaborators to fine tune their models so they can develop and deploy their solution across the globe. Watch video.

Carolina Diagnostic Solutions is an SC Launch Client Company founded as a resource to help clinicians offer better respiratory testing, diagnosis, and treatment to patients. In response to COVID-19, CDS is offering cost-effective and safe solutions to protect clinicians and their patients.

Citibot is an SC Launch Client Company offering SMS Push Notifications FREE for 60 days. City staff can provide two-way SMS notifications (i.e. text messages) to residents to keep them informed with the most up-to-date information. This is especially helpful for low-income residents who rely on mobile devices for communication.

Elastrin Therapeutics is an SC Launch Client Company demonstrating proof-of-concept for a patented therapeutic compound that may provide needed repair and restorative function to lungs that have been damaged by the COVID-19 virus.

ERG Payroll & HR is an SC Launch Client Company that manages employee administration for companies. During the pandemic, ERG Payroll & HR is publishing COVID-19 business resources and is hosting business-related webinars.

Extremiti3D is an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company assisting Essentium, Inc. in its effort to supply 3D printed masks during the COVID-19 crisis. EXTREMITI3D is a leader in developing and 3D printing FLEXIBLE MATERIALS which provide a protective, exact fit whether for the body or a tool.

Hank Ai is an SC Launch Client Company and recipient of the 2020 BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina SCRA IPF Diamond-Level Contributor Named Acceleration Grant, Hank Ai has teamed with Krumware to build covidsc.com, a statewide, automated patient-driven COVID triage and self-reporting platform – similar to Google Verily, but specific to South Carolina.

Humimic Medical is an SC Launch Client Company currently producing face shields and working to develop other key supplies in short supply including a novel nasal swab and innovative re-usable face masks. Humimic Medical is an industry leader in several other high-grade medical products.

KIYATEC is an SC Launch Graduate Company that has shifted gears and is making its high-throughput RNA extraction services – an essential step in COVID-19 testing – available to clinical laboratories nationwide to help reduce national bottlenecks and delays in such testing. KIYATEC leverages our proprietary ex vivo 3D cell culture technology platforms to accurately model and predict response to approved and investigational cancer drugs targeting a spectrum of solid tumors.

modjoul is an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, developing a mobile application that streamlines the screening process for employee entry into the workplace with a short questionnaire. This questionnaire ensures symptomatic individuals do not spread illness. In addition to the mobile app, modjoul has developed a wearable platform that when paired can completely automate the screening process by measuring the core body temperature of every employee.

Precision Genetics is an SC Launch Client Company producing COVID-19 test kits for healthcare facilities and providers looking to test patients using real-time RT-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in respiratory specimens. The test uses RT-PCR to detect the virus in upper and lower respiratory specimens.

Pure Aqua Solution is an SC Launch Client Company seeking incorporate the world’s best science and technologies to bring innovative solutions to remediate and rejuvenate the earth’s water and environment. Their technology is able to disinfect homes and offices of all viruses and bacteria, including Coronavirus.

Sharpen Health is an SC Launch Client Company offering its Sharpen Colleges app for free until the fall semester, directly to students and through universities.  Sharpen Colleges vetted information related to the COVID-19 virus, and evidence-based resources to help members cope with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges.

Stomagienics is an SC Launch Client Company fast-tracking a device that cuts down on fecal matter contamination commonly associated with current ostomy pouching system changing. Its Ostomy Output Diverter will provide extended wear, replacing need for an adhesive pouching system, and will help prevent contamination associated with COVID-19’s spread.

tForm is an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company advancing manufacturing company created to address a need in the market for custom engineered packaging solutions for manufacturers of consumer, medical and industrial goods. During the pandemic, tForm is producing face shields for the healthcare industry.

Vikor Scientific is an SC Facilities tenant at 22 WestEdge, that understands the importance of the detection of emerging pathogens like Coronavirus. They have developed testing kits that not only detect COVID-19, but also over 40 pathogens known to cause respiratory illness.

Zeriscope is an SC Launch Client Company, that developed a cost-effective, portable telemedicine exam kit and HIPAA-compliant software platform that allows doctors to conduct real-time medical exams remotely. This reduces the incidence of unwarranted or unnecessary emergency room visits or hospital readmissions.

Zverse is an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, that has overhauled its business model to become one of the largest producers of reusable face shields in the US. ZVerse is currently producing 50,000 shields per day.

Zylö Therapeutics is an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, that has an innovative sustained-release topical delivery system that uses patented xerogel-derived silica particles, called Z-pods™, to deliver therapeutic and cosmetic agents through topical administration.  Zylö is also exploring a Nitric Oxide related treatment for COVID-19.