Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced the donation of more than 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the University of South Carolina Monday. The donation came as a response to ensure the safety of students and staff as they begin returning to campus.
“No matter how tall the challenge is, Gamecocks step up,” said Nephron CEO, Lou Kennedy. “Our company is proud to do our part to help the university make sure that it is ready to welcome students, staff and faculty back to campus.”
Kennedy delivered the first 5,000 bottles of the Nephron-made hand sanitizer to a group of students on the university’s Horseshoe recently.
“We’re grateful to Lou and Bill Kennedy and the entire team at Nephron Pharmaceuticals for this generous gift,” said UofSC President, Bob Caslen. “This donation helps support the safe return of our students and employees to campus and exemplifies what the Gamecock spirit is all about—making our communities better through selfless service and caring for others.”
Nephron Pharmaceuticals has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The company develops safe and affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products that can be used to treat severe respiratory distress symptoms associated with COVID-19. Nephron also operates a 503B outsourcing facility division which produces pre-filled sterile syringes and IV bags for distribution to hospitals nationwide.