SCbio partners with industry powerhouse MassBio to support life sciences growth throughout region

Jan 18, 2023

SCbioEdge helps member companies put more funding toward science through savings on supplies and services

GREENVILLE, SC—January 18, 2023—To grow the South Carolina life sciences industry and to help local companies put more funding toward science, SCbio is announcing a partnership with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio) to launch a member savings and rewards program: SCbioEdge.

By partnering with MassBio, an industry leader for nearly 40 years, SCbio members can benefit from their aggregated purchasing power through competitive discounts, preferred terms and conditions, and personalized customer service. This new member offering features numerous vendors, including diverse suppliers, and is expected to deliver millions of dollars in savings to South Carolina companies each year.

“SCbioEdge is an innovative way that we can provide South Carolina’s life science organizations with tremendous savings on critical purchases they make every day to sustain and grow their operations,” said James Chappell, SCbio President and CEO. “These savings can then be channeled into additional tools, technology and talent to help our members accelerate the growth of life sciences across the Palmetto State and in the Southeast.”

SCbioEdge features an impressive roster of Preferred Partners, each carefully selected to join the program, and offering significant potential savings on essential product and service purchases:

  • Fisher Scientific (Lab Supplies & Equipment)
  • Veolia Environmental Services (Hazardous and Regulated Medical Waste Removal)
  • W.B. Mason (Office Supplies)
  • AIS Office Furniture (Office Furniture)
  • Mercury (Shipping)
  • Eppendorf (Pipette Calibration)
  • Evaluate (Commercial Intelligence)
  • ECI (Cloud Solutions)
  • Surplus Solutions (Used Lab Equipment)
  • Vizi (Custom Print & Promotional Products)

Beyond the Preferred Partners, SCbioEdge provides exclusive discount programs as well.The SCbioEdge HR & Business Solutions program includes a comprehensive array of employee benefits and business solutions. SCbioEdge‘s Employee Rewards program delivers access to discounts and deals on products, services, and experiences, while the Supplier Diversity program offers access to discounts and deals on products, services, and experiences from diverse local and non-local businesses.

“MassBio has been delivering incredible savings to its members for decades through our purchasing consortium, and we are excited to partner with our friends at SCbio to extend our aggregated purchasing power and industry expertise to support their member companies,” said MassBio President and CEO Kendalle Burlin O’Connell. “As two patient driven organizations, it makes sense that we join forces to help advance breakthrough science by delivering cost savings to life sciences companies of all sizes.”

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About SCbio

SCbio is a statewide, non-profit, industry association and economic development organization tasked with building the business of life sciences in South Carolina’s life sciences industry. SCbio serves as official state affiliate of BIO — the U.S. Biotechnology Innovation Organization — and of PhRMA — the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, as well as AdvaMed — the Advanced Medical Technology Association. In serving as both advocate for and ‘voice’ of SC life sciences, SCbio champions the people, advances and organizations of the industry which provide better healthcare, improved quality of life, enhanced agriculture, and a cleaner and safer environment for us all.

About MassBio

MassBio’s mission is to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. MassBio represents the premier global life sciences and healthcare hub, with 1,600+ members dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases through transformative science and technology that brings value and hope to patients. Founded in 1985, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs, events, industry information, and services. For more information, visit

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