Safety & Quality
Safety & Quality
Quality manufacturing processes are the key to creating safe and effective generic medications. We take that responsibility seriously, with an unwavering commitment to safety and quality.
In 2001, Nephron began individually wrapping and bar-coding medication, leading the industry with this patient safety practice. Today, wrapped and bar-coded vials have become a standard safety practice at U.S. hospitals.
Most of our current products are solution-based and 98 percent water. Therefore, our capacity to filter a tremendous amount of water on site is essential to safe production. Our facility houses a water pre-treatment room where city water goes through many stages of purification. Our process ensures that the water is safe to inject into the human body.
Our packaging ensures that products are compliant, easily identifiable, and delivered accurately, and it also simplifies inventory tracking at health care facilities.
Patients have a reduced risk of unnecessary allergic reactions and complications when using our additive-free products.
We have designed our products so that patients can easily check vials for discoloration, accurately measure single doses, and simply discard or recycle empty vials.
Our team of experts ensure every substance that enters and exits our facility is safe for use. When active pharmaceutical ingredients arrive on site, our quality assurance department samples and reviews the ingredients before they are released for use. We perform another quality check after we formulate products, reviewing samples from each batch within our in-house chemistry and micro-biology laboratories before products are shipped to end users.
We continuously pursue product enhancements, such as easy to identify vial shapes, embossed lettering, and color-coded packaging.
Our products meet The Joint Commission's quality and performance standards for health care facilities.
Our custom inventory software uses barcodes to easily track and identify both in-process product and finished product throughout our process. This track and trace system gives us a highly-detailed level of control. It also enables us to audit our products, both in the plant and throughout the supply chain, providing yet another level of patient safety.
Our priority is to deliver products safely and promptly to our customers’ facilities. We take all necessary steps to ensure products are not damaged during transit. We ensure that the primary container closure comprising the drug product is secure and free from any obstructions that could happen during shipping and storage.
The plastic molded trays included in our packaging reduce the chance of damage from syringes being subject to contact with other product while in its container. The syringe plungers and caps are secured safely in our packaging, so there are no leaks of the product itself or damage to the labeling. The cartons and cases we ship products in allow us to sell medication in defined units, typically 30 syringes. We use cardboard for these boxes, to promote our customers’ recycling initiatives.
The Nephron approach to quality extends beyond our labs and manufacturing processes. We provide anticipatory service to make certain that all of our customers feel important. We go above and beyond to ensure that the customer comes first, so that the relationships will last.Megan Evans Specialty Products Director, Nephron