ICYMI: The Robot Takeover

September 2, 2019

A West Columbia-based pharmaceutical company says it is partnering with the University of South Carolina to ramp up the company’s operation of filling syringes with medication. 

The old-fashioned method is to fill syringes by hand in a sterile setting. Nephron Pharmaceuticals says automating that process is more sterile and more accurate. 

Researchers at the university’s College of Engineering and Computing will work out of a new robotic compounding lab at UofSC’s aerospace center. Compounding is the process of combining drugs to create specialized medications.