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Health Robotics' i.v.STATION Certified as the Only Robot to Comply with Security Guidelines for Controlled Substances
Date:5/21/2010

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced i.v.STATION's certification achieving compliance with a host of global security guidelines for controlled substances, including tamper-evident syringe caps, biometric identification, restricting nursing access only to ready-to-administer IVs, single-dose storage and retrieval, etc.

"In addition to being the only company in the world proven to use Robotics to manufacture chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and gene therapy ready-to-administer patient doses, we once again lead the market, this time within the controlled substances drug class. I designed i.v.STATION to automatically cap syringes with a B. Braun TEC1000 tamper-evident cap, enhancing medication safety while reducing waste. Whereas this is arguably a desirable feature for all medications, it is mandatory for controlled substances in almost every country in the world. With i.v.STATION's unique security features, unused syringes can be safely returned to the pharmacy and re-dispensed. i.v.STATION fills a syringe and secures it with a luer-lock twist cap, ensuring the integrity of the contents. The cap unlocks, just prior to syringe use, by pulling the clear protective barrier off and removing the red syringe cap. Other distinct advantages of i.v.STATION's design over its competitors is the fact that it is the only robot to: a) utilize biometric identification (facial recognition) as opposed to other robots' use of simple ID/password combinations; and b) store each controlled substance drug vial and each ready-to-administer syringe on its unique slot for secure retrieval instead of outputting all doses to an open and unsecured bucket mixing multiple IV doses of controlled substances with multiple IV doses of other medications" stated Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive V.P.


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