The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has accepted five client companies into its SC Launch program.
Client companies accepted into the economic development program receive mentoring and other support services and may also be eligible to receive grant funds or investments. These companies may be eligible to receive matching funds or larger investments, according to a press release.
SW Products, an environmental manufacturing company in Greenville, produces the Marlee Float Skimmer, a patent-pending stormwater erosion control device. The skimmer can be used in new construction for erosion control, or installed for permanent use in retention and detention ponds. The design traps floatables and increases sediment trapping efficiency.
Healthy Humming’s patented product combines acoustic vibration and pressure to relieve nasal congestion, sinusitis, and symptoms of upper airway infections. The Midlands-based company has developed a patented device called the Hummmer, which provides a treatment option for sinusitis and other upper airway infections, like the common cold. The Hummmer is a comfortable, clean, cost-effective, and easy-to-use device which gives a feeling of immediate relief of nasal congestion.
Clinacuity‘s solutions extract critical information from patient electronic health care records. The data extracted provides clarity and efficiency to improve patient care, the release said. The Charleston-based company is developing two product prototypes with funding from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences with clinical impact evaluations by Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Utah.
Get Tech Fit has developed a 3-D scanner for mobile devices. The application is targeted for use in manufacturing orthotics and prosthetics. In less than one minute, physicians can use their mobile devices to measure, collect, and send a patient’s digital scan to CAD software for shaping and 3-D printing. This method allows for a 1-millimeter degree of precision and the opportunity to quickly run multiple iterations for the best patient fit.
Pangea is leveraging neurofeedback to help reduce symptoms of mental health conditions. The Lowcountry company’s wearable Bluetooth headset uses embedded sensors to feed information to a mobile application that will train brainwaves utilizing scientific protocols and algorithms. Currently, neurofeedback solutions are limited due to lack of availability, complexity, and high cost.
SCRA is a public, nonprofit corporation that fosters South Carolina’s innovation economy.