Harbor, MUSC partner on medical accelerator program

by Staff

Charleston’s newest accelerator program is designed to help entrepreneurs working on products for the medical device, pharmaceutical or bioscience industries.

The Medical University of South Carolina’s Foundation for Research Development and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center are partnering to launch the five-month program, according to a news release from The Harbor.

The PriMed program will launch in September and run through April.

In alternating weeks, the participating companies will receive:

  • Two-hour curriculum sessions held at MUSC, which will be led by subject matter experts tailored to the life sciences.
  • One-hour meetings with mentors with industry-specific expertise.
  • Continued interaction and connection with other life science startups.

Ideal candidates for PriMed are early stage companies developing products in the medical device or pharmaceutical and bioscience industries, the release said.

“Applicants will be selected according to an evaluation of the company’s stage of development, capability of their assembled team, innovation/IP and compatibility with the mentor, expert and community resources available,” the release said.

The Harbor runs accelerator programs and co-working spaces around the Lowcountry. The Foundation for Research Development launched as MUSC’s technology transfer office in 1998.

Applications are available online.