Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Expanding Operations

$215.8 Million Investment Will Create 380 New Jobs

Matthew Causey
July 09, 2020 - 3:54 pm
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Press Release from the Governor's Office

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nephron), a global leader in the production of generic respiratory medications and blow-fill-seal contract manufacturing, today announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County. The company's $215.8 million investment will create 380 new jobs.

“The Nephron family is extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to grow in South Carolina,” said Nephron Owner and CEO Lou Kennedy. “Thanks to our partnerships with state and local officials, and the trust they have placed in us, we have been able to provide life-saving medications to patients around the world and establish ourselves as the global leader in what we do.

A West Columbia, S.C.-based company, Nephron develops and produces safe, affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products, including those used to treat severe respiratory distress symptoms associated with COVID-19.

The company also operates an industry-leading 503B Outsourcing Facility division which produces pre-filled sterile syringes and IV bags for hospitals across America, in an effort to alleviate drug shortage needs. Nephron fills the needs of patients and health care professionals as they arise nationwide, and recently opened a CLIA-certified diagnostics lab.

We are proud to have Nephron Pharmaceuticals in South Carolina,” said Governor Henry McMaster. “Since coming here, they have become an integral part of the community, and recently have been vital in the fight against COVID-19.

Headquartered at 4500 12th Street in West Columbia, Nephron’s expansion will add new offices, a new warehouse and production space at its campus in Saxe-Gotha Industrial Park.

The expansion is expected to be completed by Q1 of 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Nephron team should visit

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.

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