The Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance, the South Carolina affiliate of the global Biotechnology Industry Organization, plans to hold its statewide annual meeting Sept. 18-19 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.
The conference is intended to “focus on how South Carolina can continue to take full advantage of our resources in biotechnology and compete in a global marketplace,” according to a news release.
The PBA is an association dedicated to growing biotechnology in South Carolina. It works to expand the infrastructure, legislation and funding to help life science companies thrive.
According to its Web site, the 1,150 worldwide BIO members are involved in the research and development of health care, agricultural, industrial and environmental technologies.
Corporate members include startup companies developing a first product as well as Fortune 100 multinationals. BIO also represents state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers.