Sunday, September 18, 2005

Research Week III: Greenville Hospital

Greenville Hospital System will build a health sciences institute to help take research innovations from the lab to the marketplace. GHS is providing 22 acres for the $20 million, 100,000-square-foot facility.

Clemson pledged $7 million while USC committed $2.5 million toward that project. Another $2.5 million pledged by MUSC for the project is forthcoming. Greenville Hospital System has pledged $9 million for two buildings at its Patewood and main campuses.

The institute is part of Health Sciences South Carolina, a collaborative including GHS, Palmetto Health, and the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, along with the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Clemson University. The obective of the collaborative is to drive economic growth by fostering research the partners hope will attract biotechnology companies and promote development of better-paying jobs. There has been over $80 million investment by partners in healthsciences research.

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