Four companies have been accepted as new South Carolina Research Authority member companies, while a Columbia-based startup has received new grant funding.
All SCRA member companies receive coaching, access to the organization’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for an investment for SC Launch Inc., SCRA’s investment affiliate.
Apex Orthopedic Technologies LLC, Bottle Titan LLC, Checkeeper LLC and Clear Water Care Coordination are new member companies, with Clear Water Care Coordination also receiving a development grant.
Apex Orthopedic Technologies, based in North Charleston, produces a new surgical device, the R-FIX System, which use rib fixation to treat early on set spinal deformity and certain types of adult deformity.
Greenville-based Bottle Titan LLC’s alert system is calibrated for the commercial wine, liquor, beer, tobacco and food industries to track temperature, humidity, vibration and light.
Checkeeper LLC, also based in Greenville, offers services allowing customers to print checks on their own paper and also provides mailing services for refunds, rebates and regular payments.
Clear Water Care Coordination, based in Pawleys Island, has been accepted as a member company and has received a $25,000 project development fund grant. The company’s digital health platform engages families and patients in the process of post-acute care discharge planning.
SCRA member company Rainwalk Technology Inc., a pet insurance provider based in Columbia, received a $50,000 acceleration grant. The company’s online platform offers claims processing and covers most veterinary bills.
SCRA grant funding is made possible, in part, by Industry Partnership Funds. Contributors to that fund receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.