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Clemson, Nephron driving pharmaceutical manufacturing with new benchtop industrial robot

The entire story is available at Clemson's website . Drug shortages have plagued the health care system for decades. Even prior to COVID-19, hospitals incurred more than $400 million in labor costs and alternative treatment options due to national generic drug shortages, especially for those administered via injection. More important, research shows shortages lead to adverse patient outcomes –...

The State: From the classroom to large-scale manufacturing, Nephron and USC unveil a new robot

Two years ago, Nephron Pharmaceuticals brought a problem to the engineering and pharmacy colleges at the University of South Carolina. When employees operating machinery at Nephron called in sick or otherwise couldn’t come to work, production is halted. Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy hoped the company and the two colleges could find a solution. Kennedy is no stranger to the university, having graduated...


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We partner with a wide range of organizations, from top academic research institutions to corporations to non-profits, so that we can bring together a like-minded cohort, dedicated to improving lives.

University of South Carolina

Mechanical engineering and pharmacy students at UofSC develop a new robot that can pre-fill syringes with injectable medication.

Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center

Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is nurturing the next generation of great pharmacists.


Nephron and Clemson partnered to develop a flexible, easy to use, open-source benchtop robot that can fill, cap and seal sterile syringes.

IPSE Foundation

ISPE and Nephron are partnering on a diversity initiative to provide world-class opportunities to groups that are typically underrepresented in the pharmaceutical industry.

National Association of Manufacturers

Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy joins the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers.


SCBIO will be assisting with an effort to ensure that state agencies purchase medicine, medical devices, and supplies from SC companies like Nephron.

Creators Wanted

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Creators Wanted and Nephron hosted a virtual event series: “Creators Stories: Women Make Manufacturing.”

Dominion Energy

Nephron and Dominion partner to create all-volunteer drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site in West Columbia.


Nephron-Methapharm collaboration improves health outcomes for respiratory patients.

American Red Cross

Nephron donates $50,0000 to the American Red Cross of South Carolina to help the organization continue their important work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sharps Technology, Inc.

Nephron partners with Sharps Technology, Inc. to focus on innovative manufacturing and product development of drug delivery systems.

Areva Pharmaceuticals

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