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SC Cancer Screening Start-Up Attracts Grant Money

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According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, with 80% of the cases occurring in the developing world.  Our next guest’s company recently received some grant money to address this problem through continued development of their low-cost screening technology.

Mike Switzer interviews Joe Carson, chief technology officer and co-founder of Pensievision in Charleston, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.