Medical Tech Grants

The Post & Courier
July 24, 2016

Two Lowcountry medical technology startups have received matching grants from the S.C. Research Authority after joining the agency’s SC Launch program.

Neuroene Therapeutics, a Charleston company working on a new epilepsy treatment, and Reify LLC, a Mount Pleasant 3D printing business that’s making parts for prosthetics, each received about $50,000.

Sherine Chan, chief operating officer of Neuroene, said her company is the result of research she’s been conducting with James Chou at the Medical University of South Carolina. The pair has identified a compound similar to Vitamin K that may be able to reduce seizures for some epilepsy patients. The compound has shown early promise on tests with fish and rats.

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