CRDA’s Mike Graney Honored With Life Sciences Individual Contribution Award by SCbio

February 8, 2024

SOUTH CAROLINA – February 8, 2024 – Mike Graney, Vice President of Global Business Development with Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), was honored with the 2024 S.C. Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Individual Contribution by SCbio during its annual conference in Greenville on Wednesday.

SCBIO 2024, the state’s premier life sciences conference, gathered hundreds of life science leaders from across South Carolina and the United States in Greenville to honor leaders who have made exceptional career contributions to the fast-growing industry.

The S.C. Life Sciences Pinnacle Award for Individual Contribution annually recognizes an individual whose industry-related efforts have resulted in broad economic, innovation, social and quality of life benefits that not only have had a profoundly positive impact on South Carolina’s life sciences industry, but also on its citizens – an impact that could be felt nationally even globally, in years to come.

“Mike was one of the first to champion the life sciences sector potential in South Carolina and has been a key economic developer in shaping the growth of the life sciences industry in the Charleston region,” said SCbio President and CEO James Chappell, Ph.D. “His drive and zeal for promoting our state is unsurpassed. We are proud to honor Mike with this much-deserved award.”

SCbio is South Carolina’s investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state. SCbio represents more than 1,000 organizations employing more than 87,000 professionals across the state and supports and advances organizations in multiple arenas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, digital health, research and medical labs, bioscience distribution, bio-ag and more. For additional information about SCbio and the life sciences industry, visit

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