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Cancer Care Manitoba enhances drug safety using new system

Cancer Care Manitoba enhances drug safety using new system A new, state-of-the-art system developed by a Winnipeg-based company will prepare chemotherapy drugs with a high degree of precision, helping CancerCare Manitoba enhance patient and staff safety, Health Minister Theresa Oswald (pictured) and Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade Minister Peter Bjornson announced. “The new RIVA system, used... Read more

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Intelligent Hospital Systems – Robots Get to Work

Intelligent Hospital Systems – Robots Get to Work Product: Robotic IV Automation (RIVA) Made by: Intelligent Hospital Systems, Winnipeg, Manitoba On the market: 2008 What it does: The RIVA system prepares IV syringes and bags. The technology allows hospital pharmacies to compound sterile injections in an environment that meets the strict U.S. Pharmacopeia 797 standards.... Read more

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Statement from Intelligent Hospital Systems regarding Health Robotics press release on May 20, 2013

Statement from Intelligent Hospital Systems regarding Health Robotics press release on May 20, 2013 A news release issued today by Health Robotics falsely claims that a recent story published by Pharmacy Practice News was sponsored by Intelligent Hospital Systems. The article, A Tale of Two IV Robots, compares two pharmacy automation systems: RIVA, manufactured by... Read more

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A Tale of Two IV Robots

The risks inherent in IV drug compounding—most recently underscored by the ongoing fallout of the meningitis compounding crisis—has brought renewed attention to robotic IV compounding systems. The contamination debacle prodded hospitals that had already been considering robotics to accelerate their decision-making processes, according to Bill Shields, vice president of marketing and sales at IHS global,... Read more

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Opinion from Niels Erik Hansen, Ph.D.:Congress, FDA should look to existing technology to make pharmacy compounding safer

Opinion from Niels Erik Hansen, Ph.D.:Congress, FDA should look to existing technology to make pharmacy compounding safer Last fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections is a tragic reminder of the risk of errors inherent in manual pharmacy medication compounding. Unsanitary conditions at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that made the injections resulted in... Read more

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Intelligent Hospital Systems Expands into Europe with New Operations in Izmir, Turkey

New unit will leverage IH Systems’ pharmacy practice expertise to work with regional healthcare providers on developing comprehensive dose solutions (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – April 18, 2013) – Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), developer of the RIVA automated IV compounding system, announced that it is expanding its global footprint with new operations in Izmir, Turkey. IH... Read more

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RVH’s Chemotherapy Robot Prepares First Treatments

RVH’s Chemotherapy Robot Prepares First Treatments Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is celebrating another major milestone as its Robotic Intravenous Automation, better known as RIVA, is now operational. RIVA is a state-of-the-art robotic device that  is capable of preparing complex, patient-specific chemotherapy as well as other intravenous products safely and accurately in an sterile,... Read more

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Intelligent Hospital Systems Enters into Manufacturing Partnership with ATS Automation to Make RIVA Systems

Strategic partnership will allow IH Systems to meet increasing global demand for RIVA more efficiently while expanding its international presence (WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Feb. 20, 2013) – In a strategic move to meet increasing international demand, Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems) today announced it has entered into a manufacturing partnership with ATS Automation. ATS will... Read more

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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Chooses RIVA to Ensure Accuracy and Safety of Chemotherapy Medications

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Chooses RIVA to Ensure Accuracy and Safety of Chemotherapy Medications Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), maker of the RIVA fully-automated medication compounding system, announced that the technology produced its first chemotherapy dose on December 4, 2012. The medication was administered to a patient being treated at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in... Read more

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Intelligent Hospital Systems signs deal with hospital in Turkey

Intelligent Hospital Systems signs deal with hospital in Turkey A Winnipeg company that makes an automated intravenous (IV) compounding system that prepares medications for syringes and IV bags in a sterile environment has entered into an agreement to design the total pharmacy operations for a large hospital in Turkey. The arrangement between Intelligent Hospital Systems... Read more

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