ICYMI (Post & Courier): USC offering students free, fast saliva-based tests to contain campus spread of COVID-19

August 18, 2020 ICYMI (Post & Courier) logo

From the Post & Courier: USC said its testing program got a boost from Nephron Pharmaceuticals, a West Columbia-based company that donated 50,000 vials and a robot that will help test the samples.

“If we want to stop the spread of this deadly virus, we have to expand COVID-19 screening where breakouts can occur, such as college campuses, and that is why this partnership with Carolina is so important,” Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy, a major USC donor, said in the announcement. “Returning to normal begins with reliable, rapid testing. We are proud to welcome the Gamecock family back to campus by working together with the university to make this kind of test available.”