Bozen, Sud-Tirol, Italy – October 28th, 2013
Health Robotics today announced the launch of a new IV Robot [i.v.STATION 2] at the upcoming American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ 2013 Midyear Meeting in Orlando [FL] on December 8-12, 2013. i.v.STATION 2 is an enclosed ISO-5 chamber, dual-purpose IV Robot, to automatically compound TPNs in addition to the non-hazardous medications already compounded by i.v.STATION.
Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President and Board Member, stated: “Totally Automated Parenteral Nutrition is the next frontier for IV Robotics, and as the undisputed global market leader, we are very pleased to be the first company in the sector to launch a Robotics solution for TPNs, thus breaking the oligopoly of semi-automated pumps and expensive proprietary IV disposables.”
i.v.STATION 2 is Health Robotics’ dual-use IV Robot to deliver Totally Automated Parenteral Nutrition, in addition to non-hazardous IV compounding. This 2014 project leapfrogs the status quo of TPN Automation (6, 9, 10, 12, or 24-channel partially-automated devices from companies such as Baxter/Baxa, Neocare, Fresenius, and B|Braun) to a new level of TPN/CPOE software-machine integration (including the multi-language features lacking in today’s global market).
In addition to all the existing i.v.STATION patient safety features, i.v.STATION 2 supports up to 34 ingredients/medications per dose (so Pharmacy Technicians do not need to manually add ingredients); automatic priming of the IV lines; automatic labeling of IV Bags (to reduce manual errors and labor costs in the labeling process); gravimetric control of every ingredient; automated powder reconstitution; Bar-Code recognition of source-ingredient containers (to eliminate source- ingredient error); automatic waste disposal system; an ISO-Class 5 sealed chamber [including overnight UV-lamps sterilization] that enables Health-System Pharmacists to safely compound TPNs with greater sterility than traditional TPN pumps in Laminar Airflow Hoods; simultaneously filling up to 20 I.V. Bags without operator assistance, http://www.health-robotics.com/en/solutions/ivstation2/
Mr. DeViedma continued: “Health Robotics plans to deliver five to ten i.v.STATION 2 Robots in 2014, initially focusing on installations within its existing global customer base and also within the standalone pediatric market in the USA, with the first i.v.STATION 2 sites to be selected by1Q2014. i.v.STATION 2 is not a replacement for i.v.STATION; rather, it complements the rest of Health Robotics’
medical devices within its unique fail-over architecture. i.v.STATION 2 will be first presented to Health Robotics’ User Group Meeting at ASHP Midyear on Sunday December 8, followed by private demonstrations at Health Robotics’ Booth 901.”
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