Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Greenwood, South Carolina is home to world-class companies and research partnerships that are revolutionizing the life science industry on a global scale. From the manufacturing of innovative dosage forms for the biopharmaceutical, consumer health, and nutrition industries, to leading-edge breakthroughs in autism research at the Greenwood Genetic Center – our industries continue to shape the future of the life science.

"A clear diagnosis combined with understanding the mechanisms of disease are what lead to effective therapies and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Put simply, the partnership between the Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson Center for Human Genetics will hasten the pace of progress and enhance the recognition of South Carolina as home to one of the nation’s most productive and important facilities for genetics research and development."

Dr. Steven A. Skinner
Director & Senior Clinical Geneticist, Greenwood Genetic Center

Existing Companies

Greenwood Genetic Center: The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects. At its home campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a talented team of physicians and scientists provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve.

The Clemson Center for Human Genetics opened in 2018 on a 15 acre site within the Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus. This 17,000 square-foot research and education facility enhanced the collaborative efforts of the Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University and attracted world-renown faculty to Greenwood’s life sciences industry.

The Greenwood Genetic Center is one of the greatest strengths and most unique assets in our community.

VisionGreenwood is a Board member of the South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization and we maintain a close relationship with the Life Science Industry to identify opportunities for the Greenwood Genetic Center and our community.


Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus: 190-acre research park, equipped with some of the best data infrastructure in the state and home to over 150 medical and life science professionals. Current collaborative partners include the Greenwood Genetic Center and the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics.


Lonza: Lonza produces 200 billion hard capsules and approximately 3 billion finished dosage units a year for more than 4,000 customers in over 100 countries. If you take any prescription or over-the-counter medication that comes in a capsule, there is a 90% chance the capsule was made in Greenwood, SC.




Clemson Center for Human Genetics:  Clemson’s Center for Human Genetics opened in 2018 and is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the fundamental principles by which genetic and environmental factors determine and predict both healthy traits and susceptibility to disease. The Center boasts a world-class faculty focused on understanding complex traits and diseases through experimental and computational biology.

The Center for Human Genetics, which is part of the College of Science, is housed in Self Regional Hall, a 17,000-square-foot building nestled within the sprawling campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center, which has a long history of clinical and research excellence in the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects.


Cardinal Health: Cardinal Health is a global healthcare solutions company committed to improving the lives of people through our medical technologies, services, and solutions.


Piedmont CMG: Piedmont CMG partners with Medical Analytical and Diagnostic Instrument manufacturers providing contract manufacturing services which include precision machined plastic components, optically clear diffusion bonded multilayered manifolds, tubing assemblies, tubing bundles, cap assemblies, and value added services.


SCBIO is a statewide, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand, and convene South Carolina’s life sciences industry.

SCBIO builds relationships among life science companies and other allied groups, including government agencies and service industries, to create more significant business opportunities and bottom-line growth.

SCBIO fosters a favorable business environment for start-up and existing life science companies in South Carolina by advocating for innovation-friendly policies and infrastructure that support the industry’s growth.

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