SCRA has accepted four client companies into its entrepreneurial program SC Launch — two in the Upstate and two in the Lowcountry. Client companies receive mentoring and support services and may also be eligible for grants, matching funds and investments.
Microhortone, located in Central, is developing microwave techniques that can be used by brewers, distillers, biopharmaceuticals companies and biofuel producers. The online cell monitoring technology improves product quality and yield. The company is commercializing the results of research conducted at Clemson University, according to a news release.
tForm Inc., in Williamston, is an advanced manufacturing company that has created a software solution to address the need for custom packaging solutions for consumer, medical and industrial goods. The company’s patent-pending technology employs revolutionary software, advanced CAD and 3D modeling capability, proprietary mold designs and lean manufacturing techniques to deliver optimized packaging solutions while significantly reducing lead times, the release said.
Elongator Tailgates, in Bluffton, has developed a tailgate system with an integrated, folding extension that replaces factory tailgates, according to the release. The patented product locks in two positions to either extend the standard cargo bed or to provide adjustable loading ramps that can accommodate anything from motorcycles to all-terrain vehicles and lawn equipment.
Med-Ally is located in the Charleston International Manufacturing Center in Goose Creek. The company manufactures solutions for the medical device market. Its platform technology, VersaStim, is an implantable pulse generator system that provides an alternative to drug therapy for chronic pain.