Nephron helps Gamecocks' covid-19 testing
Nephron Pharmaceuticals is helping the University of South Carolina expand its covid-19 testing.
Carolina alums Lou and Bill Kennedy have donated a brand new Opentrons robotic liquid handler to the College of Pharmacy.
The robotic liquid handler increases the number of tests college researchers can do each day.
“Stopping the spread of this deadly virus begins with reliable, accurate testing,” said Nephron owner and CEO Lou Kennedy.
“That’s why we are excited to be working together with the very best researchers in the world, who call our great university home.”
University researchers have spent the ;\last few months developing a testing pipeline.
As a new school year approaches, the capacity to process a high volume of tests is essential.
The university will be making testing free to all students, faculty and staff,” said associate professor Phillip Buckhaults.
“This will help us identify those who are positive, who often do not know it and can quarantine and protect vulnerable people.”
Nephron is a Lexington County-based company that develops and produces safe, affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products.
Thoee include medications to treat severe respiratory distress symptoms associated with covid-19.