Carrying Our Molecule Through the Carolinas

Icon_Sun.svg The Road to BIO: Day 5

Monday, June 12, 2017
South Carolina /// Georgia

South Carolina. A state rich in culture, history and, to our delight, science! According to, there are more than 572 biotech companies in the state, employing over 13,500 people, with the state’s life science sector as a whole comprising approximately 1,300 companies. 

Making Our Way Through Phase II

Our Road to BIO, we’re cautiously optimistic to say, has been relatively smooth, though it probably doesn’t hurt that we caught a weekend to gain some momentum. We hit a few bumps in the road during our early discovery phase through the Northeast Biotech Corridor, but got a service boost after making our way through Clinical Trails in Appalachia. We’re about to turn the corner toward the final phases of our journey, but still have a lot of road to cover before we claim victory.



We’re kicking off our tour of the Deep South in the port city of Charleston, consistently among the top in the country for the import and export of motor vehicles for transporting people. We are pleased to be contributing to that statistic today, as we power onward through our journey in the Lamborghini Aventador and stop to learn about our partners’ various journeys across the supply chain, toward #BIO2017. Grab a sweet tea and join us!

After our third fuel stop and first service stop, we are back on the Road to BIO 2017. View the highlights from day 3 of our journey through DC, Virginia and Tennessee.


James E. Gregory, President & CEO of UPM Pharmaceuticals, discusses the benefits of being a family-owned CDMO in terms of flexibility and transparency

Ed Scholtz, Ph.D., Vice President of R&D, UPM Pharmaceuticals, shares how UPM’s rich history as an R&D company helps inform of potential gaps early on in the development process

To join us on the Road to BIO, view all of our daily videos.

We'll check back in this afternoon from Georgia with more #RoadtoBIO updates on our journey toward #BIO2017 


Steve Kuehn

Steve offers the life science industry insight and perspective from his more than 30 years of editorial, corporate and agency communications experience. Drawing from tenure as a lead communicator and media relations director for one of world’s largest technology and engineering companies, as well the editorial leadership of industry-leading B2B journals serving the energy, transportation and pharmaceutical sectors, including Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine, Steve delivers brand strategy, market-moving content and decision support. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University.