Richmond, VA, April 22, 2013 – AdvanceTEC, a leader in cleanroom design and construction, today announced that it has initiated Cleanroom Construction of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s Manufacturing Plant and Research Center in Cayce, South Carolina. Nephron, a privately owned manufacturer and market leader of generic inhalation solutions, will utilize the facility meet increasing demand, expand its product line to include opthalmic and injectable medications, and provide space for high volume contract BFS (blow fill seal) manufacturing.
Located on a 60-acre parcel in Lexington County, the 473,000-square-foot facility marks a $313 million investment by Nephron and is on schedule for completion in the first quarter of 2014. Since its selection, AdvanceTEC has been performing design, coordination, and preconstruction services, and has recently mobilized the site for “clean build” construction. AdvanceTEC is working in concert with the full Nephron project team, which includes ACi Incorporated, Affiliated Engineers, and Jack Jennings & Sons Construction.
“This new facility is an important step to support our leadership in respiratory, ophthalmic and injectable medications,” noted Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy. “To make this project a success, we needed partners who would listen to us, work as a team, and apply their expertise to help us achieve our vision for our world-class operation. We found just that in AdvanceTEC. Rather than trying to force-fit a standard, off-the- shelf offering, they took the time to understand our technical and business objectives, and developed a cost-effective, best practices approach to ensure our success.”
“As the project architect, ACi believes in treating everyone we work with as a client,” said John Cunningham, ACi principal. “From our first meeting, we could tell that AdvanceTEC clearly operates by that same principle. This approach has enabled us to fully leverage each other’s strengths and experience, have some fun, and ultimately deliver a cost-effective project approach that will surprise the industry status-quo.”
“AdvanceTEC is excited to be working with Nephron, ACi, Affiliated Engineers, Jack Jennings & Sons Construction and the entire project team,” noted Bryan Phelan, AdvanceTEC managing partner and director of sales, marketing and preconstruction services. “The energy, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit of the Nephron team, coupled with the project team’s complementary knowledge and experience, make this an incredibly rewarding project for AdvanceTEC and one that will undoubtedly be a success for Nephron.”
About Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. is a private, manufacturer of generic inhalation solutions, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and employs 500 persons nationwide. Nephron has manufactured billions of doses of life saving medications since 1997. The company is developing a new facility in Cayce, South Carolina, which will expand its product line to include opthalmic and injectable medications, and provide space for contract manufacturing.
AdvanceTEC is a leader in cleanroom design and cleanroom construction, serving clients in the Nanotechnology, Microelectronics, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Since its founding in 2000, AdvanceTEC has successfully constructed facilities for research, pilot production and high volume manufacturing applications. The company works with leading technology companies, general contractors, architectural engineering firms, lab planners and developers to estimate, value engineer, design and construct state-of-the-art cleanrooms. Its services range from full turn-key design/build to plan & spec construction only scopes of work. For more information, please visit www.AdvanceTECLLC.com.