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SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding
ConusCoat, LLC, Sustain Edu, Inc., and Tested HQ, LLC have been accepted as SCRA Member Companies and have received grant funding. As Member Companies, they will also receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, and the potential to be considered for an investment from SCRA’s affiliate, SC Launch, Inc. Read more.
CEO of a Medical Device from MUSC Plans to Take His Catheter Far and Wide
The catheter the MUSC team was using, called a Foley catheter, features a balloon to hold it in place internally. After the procedure, Simmons drew up his idea for a different kind of catheter that would have two balloons, one to be placed on the inside and one on the outside of the body. He founded SealCath, an SCRA Member Company, in 2013. Read more.
Columbia Teen Behind GaBBY Bows Gets Big Investment
Gabby Goodwin of Columbia received a $200,000 investment from television personalities Marcus Lemonis and Gayle King on a podcast episode of “One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis” that aired Wednesday.

Goodwin is the 14-year-old CEO of GaBBY Bows, a hair product line that she started with her mom at just 7 years old when they had a problem getting hair clips to stay in Goodwin’s hair. Read more.
JULY 21 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar, The Path to a Patent, Part III: Drafting a Patent Application 101 with the US Patent Office.
JULY 28-30
DIG South Tech Summit.
AUG 4 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar, The Path to a Patent, Part IV: Learn How to Draft Patent Claims with the US Patent Office.
AUG 19 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar, The Path to a Patent, Part V: Electronic filing in DOCX using Patent Center with the US Patent Office.
SEPT 16 @8:00 a.m
NEXT Venture Pitch 2021 Conference. Learn more.
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Growth Strategies International LLC
Growth Strategies International LLC provides Technology Commercialization business and management consulting services to the U.S. Government, Universities, and private industry. We specialize in strategic planning, business development, project management and business operations regarding the design, development, manufacture and market introduction of new products to achieve profitable and sustainable growth. Read more.
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