background_fid.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

SC Medical Imaging Company Receives $400k NIH Grant

South Carolina Business Review logo

A Lowcountry company recently earned a rare perfect score from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on its grant application for developing a low-cost, handheld, 3D imaging system which they hope will help prevent cervical cancer.  That application resulted in an award of $400,000.

Mike Switzer interviews Joe Carson, chief technology director 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.