SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding

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Summerville, S.C. – Efferent Labs and Lucie Medical were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. EHG South received new grant funding.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching and access to SCRA’s Startup Resources, can apply for grant funding, and have the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

Efferent Labs Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Mount Pleasant-based life sciences startup offers a live, cellular data acquisition platform for preclinical research. The platform, CytoComm, allows the researcher to prescribe the target of interest after a sensor is implanted within an animal, providing real-time molecular-level data.

EHG South Inc. received a $50,000 Federal Matching Grant. The Columbia-based information technology startup’s platform, Momento Care, provides a web application that allows providers to support hypertension and HIV medicine management for large groups of patients in little time. The app combines pill reminders with motivational and educational text messages sent directly to the patient’s cell phone.

Lucie Medical Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. Spartanburg-based medical device startup has developed a first-of its kind approach to decrease the most common preventable cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. The device is intentionally designed to meet the user needs in both developed countries and low- and middle-income countries where over 70,000 women die each year.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by SCRA’s tax credit program, the Industry Partnership Fund, and its contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.




About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

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