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Upstate company joins SCRA; 3 others receive additional funding

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A Greenwood-based startup specializing in automatic fire suppression systems has been accepted as a South Carolina Research Authority member company, while two Midlands businesses joined another Upstate member company in receiving new grant funding.

Fire Gator LLC specializes in automatic fire suppression systems for buses, motor coaches, farm equipment, construction equipment, and heavy machinery. The suppression systems protect engine compartments and battery storage areas from brake or wheel hub fires and in-cabin fires.

Columbia-based Bird Dog Deals LLC, a software automation company, received a $50,000 acceleration grant. The startup produces real estate acquisition software that streamlines underwriting for large investors looking to buy single-family homes across the country.

Humimic Medical LLC, based in Greenville, also received a $50,000 acceleration grant. The company produces synthetic medical gelatins used in medical research, simulations and other types of health care training.

Irmo-based Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems Inc. received a $50,000 federal matching grant. The company creates, manufactures and distributes biotechnology products to clinical and forensic toxicology organizations, academic research facilities, federal government agencies and health science companies.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to SCRA Resource Partner Network experts, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for an investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by Industry Partnership Fund contributors, who receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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