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Center For Innovation

Office of the Chief Innovation Officer

Responsible for strategic oversight of innovation across the enterprise. Works closely with MUSC’s innovation-focused teams to support and expand the university’s innovation ecosystem across all aspects of the tripartite mission.

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Care Delivery & Transformation

MUSC Center for Cellular Therapy

An FDA registered cGMP level facility that meets the most rigorous standards in the aspect of processing of cells. Capabilities range from immunomonitoring of patient samples to manufacturing of cellular products for immunotherapy.

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MUSC Center for Telehealth

Focused on expanding access to services, coordinating care, and improving the health of communities. Utilizes and develops the latest in technologies to connect patients and providers across South Carolina with our expert care team.

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Nursing New Knowledge & Innovation Council

One of the six organization-wide councils created under nursing shared governance to empower nursing to make practice change and improvement, while fostering professional growth and development.

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Information Technology 

Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC)

Provides investigators with 1) Comprehensive access to patients and their healthcare data for research; 2) Seamless integration of research into clinical care using information technology; and 3) Dedicated individuals skilled in informatics and data science who support research projects.

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Information Solutions

Delivers enterprise services including application life cycle, infrastructure, analytics, clinical informatics and web management. IS provides innovative technology in support of MUSC missions by harnessing the power of information to improve the lives we touch.

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Drug Discovery

Drug Discovery at MUSC

MUSC is home to a proprietary library of compounds received from an alliance with Aeterna Zentaris, Inc., and from a donation of Dr. Charles Beam. Discovery and development are supported through a variety of centers and research cores on campus.

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Education & Learning

Health Care Simulation Center

Strives to promote patient safety by allowing individuals and groups to experience a representation of an actual health care event. The facility has 12 simulation rooms and 3 classrooms, plus an inventory of 30 high fidelity simulators of all ages, from newborn to adult, dozens of task trainers and several virtual reality trainers.

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Library Services

Supports MUSC with resources, expertise, student-friendly spaces, and value-added services including timely access to scholarly research, classes, computer labs, the historical archives all designed to advance discovery, innovation, teaching, learning, and patient care.

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Office of Instructional Technology and Faculty Resources (ITFR)

Serves MUSC’s instructional technology needs by supporting and maintaining educational systems and providing resources to encourage new teaching strategies.

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Value Institute

The Value Institute collaborates with care teams by providing data, evidence, and tools to improve healthcare value. Our vision is a culture of decision making based on data and evidence.  

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Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization (ZI)

Acting as a component of the Office of Innovation, ZI leads the commercialization of IP-backed innovations from the Medical University of South Carolina. They are responsible for evaluating all intellectual assets the enterprise owns and generates, cultivating value and forging industry and other relationships resulting in products and services that provide real-life solutions to the world’s medical needs. 

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Medical Devices

CU-MUSC Program in Bioengineering

Conducts collaborative research and education related to engineering in medicine and innovates new technologies for healthcare. Significant biomechanics and biomaterials instrumentation and testing capabilities are present including surface analysis, ion analysis, electron microscopy, mechanical testing, and cell culture.

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Mobile Health Applications

Digital Health Solutions

A SCTR core, in collaboration with TACHL and BMIC, offering services including remote patient monitoring, mobile and website development, EHR & HIE interoperability, social media integration, multi-channel communication, consent & survey in secure, HIPAA compliant environment, & AI integration solutions through dynamic chatbots and predictive analytics.

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Research Support

Research Cores

MUSC has a large number of research cores that are open to investigators both within and outside the institution. These provide expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation to support innovative biomedical research, ranging from basic to translational.

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South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute (SCTR)

Provides research infrastructure for MUSC from early-stage discoveries through translation into evidence-based practice.

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Get Involved

Science Never Sleeps

Discover the fascinating stories about the science, people and innovations behind the scenes of biomedical research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Medical Innovators Student Interest Group

Building an entrepreneurial environment for students to work on, or simply learn about, innovative projects in the medical space, including developing new medical device, pharmaceutical, and health information technology. We hope to connect students with resources to make their innovative ideas a reality, and as a result, build a collaborative framework at MUSC.


3D Printing

A 3D Printing makerspace has been established in the library. Information about resources can be found here. Numerous other 3D printers are housed in labs across campus. These labs are willing to make their printer available for use based on availability. Please email the Office of Innovation to learn more.