Compounder robot scores with health systems

http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/compounder-robot-scores-health-systems At Jackson Health System in Miami, RIVA compounds pediatric medications. At the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky., RIVA compounds antibiotics and medications used in surgery. The versatile RIVA can produce batches of sterile intravenous (IV) solutions in syringes and bags, or individualized dosages for specific patients. RIVA is a fully automated... Read more

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Automating the IV Compounding Process

Automating the IV Compounding Process William W. Churchill Download   Digital Edition   Print   Share Article Category(s): Robotic IV Preparation Devices Accuracy and precision are central to ensuring positive outcomes in health care. To minimize the potential for error, it is crucial for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to engage in a relentless pursuit of excellence... Read more

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Automating the Chemo Compounding Process

http://www.roboticstomorrow.com/article/2015/12/automating-the-chemo-compounding-process/7352 How is RIVA able to safely and accurately compound chemotherapy medications? Traditional manual compounding uses graduation marks on syringes and the assumed volume of the diluent bag, and both of these are allowed to have a manufacturing variance that can be as high as 10 percent. Instead of relying upon visual inspection of volume... Read more

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ARxIUM Selects Additional Distributors of IV Compounding System

http://www.pharmpro.com/news/2015/12/arxium-selects-additional-distributors-iv-compounding-system   ARxIUM today announced it has signed agreements with four companies to serve as exclusive distributors of its RIVA automated compounding system in the Asia-Pacific region. RIVA, the only fully automated compounding system on the market today, prepares syringes and IV bags in an aseptic ISO Class 5 environment, which significantly enhances patient safety and... Read more

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Repeatability, quality control key to automated compounding

http://www.healthcarepackaging.com/trends-and-issues/automation/repeatability-quality-control-key-automated-compounding ENLARGE Quality control is fundamental to manufacturing. Ensuring the consistency of inputs (supply chain, inventory, and components), processes and the production environment is essential to repeatability and efficiency. PACKAGING’S ROLE IN ‘THE FATE OF PHARMA’ Quality production is also critical for pharmacy automation devices, and not just the quality of automation systems themselves. As... Read more

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From manual to automated systems

http://www.onlinetmd.com/article/tmd0915-automatic-solution-compounding-processes   Thomas Doherty, chief technology officer at ARxIUM (formerly Intelligent Hospital Systems) based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, has nearly three decades of experience developing medical devices; aerospace applications for aircraft, spacecraft, and satellites; and naval command and control systems in a variety of platforms. He is also co-inventor of 12 patents for technologies deployed... Read more

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Winnipeg-based pharmacy technology company delivers integrated automation solutions

Winnipeg-based pharmacy technology company delivers integrated automation solutions ARxIUM is a pharmacy solutions provider formed in early 2015 when Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Intelligent Hospital Systems Inc. (IH Systems) acquired AmerisourceBergen Technology Group (ABTG) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Regarded as one of the most integrated pharmacy technology companies in the industry, ARxIUM delivers best-in-class technology, including industry-leading... Read more

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The Pharmacy as Manufacturer: Automation Provides Quality Controls to Ensure Repeatability in IV Compounding

The Pharmacy as Manufacturer: Automation Provides Quality Controls to Ensure Repeatability in IV Compounding Quality control is fundamental to manufacturing. Ensuring the consistency of inputs (supply chain, inventory and components), processes and the production environment is essential to repeatability and efficiency — and the ultimate quality of the product. This is true whether you are... Read more

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