Click to View in Browser | February 5, 2021
Black History Month Spotlight: SealCath

SCRA is celebrating Black-owned companies making history during Black History Month, and beyond. We’re shining the spotlight on SealCath, a medical device company, founded by Cephus Simmons, PhD, a radiologist assistant at the Medical University of South Carolina. SealCath produces a unique double balloon catheter that achieves an optimal seal with the capability to improve the efficacy of procedures. “His invention improves radiologists' ability to evaluate post-surgical patients with more precision, allowing for the early detection of complications and thus leads to faster patient recovery. The product is already available in the U.S. and has just been patented in Canada,” Medical University of South Carolina. Read more.
SCRA Announces Investment in Software Startup, GoBeep
SCRA announces its affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.’s, investment of $200,000 in GoBeep, Inc., a Greenville-based software company.

GoBeep became an SC Launch Member Company in 2019 and successfully progressed through the program, receiving a $50,000 Acceleration Grant, and eventually becoming an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company by receiving this investment. Read more.
6AM City to Expand Nationally in 2021
6AM City, an SC Launch Portfolio Company, will double the size of the company starting with the newsletter launch of NASHtoday (Nashville, TN) in March, to join 7 existing southeastern markets and 300,000+ subscribers. Read more.
Two SCRA Companies Featured on the SC Business Review Radio Show
Benjamin Moore, CEO of tForm, Inc, an SC Launch Portfolio Company, was recently featured on the SC Business Review. Host Mike Switzer and Ben discussed tForm, Inc's invention that won them the 2020 InnoVision Sustainability Award. Listen to the interview.
Stand Yourself Up (Buddy Bars), an SCRA Member Company, was also featured on the SC Business Review. Albert Grantham, President of Stand Yourself Up, discuss the company and how their invention that won them the 2020 Innovision Small Enterprise Award. Listen to the interview.
FEB 16 @9:00 a.m.
SCBIO 2021: South Carolina Life Sciences' Annual Meeting. Learn more.
FEB 18 @12:30 p.m.
Techstars ATL Webinar: Eight Secrets of Product-Market Fit. Learn more.
NASA: Countdown To Success Supplier Summit and STEM Experience. Learn more.
SC INBRE now accepting applications for grant awards. Learn more.