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Health Robotics Announces Contract for its CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) Robots With Arabian Health Care Supply Corporation
Date:11/4/2008

BOZEN, Italy, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Health-Robotics today announced that it has signed an exclusive 5-year strategic partnership with Arabian Health Care Supply Corporation (AHCSC-OLAYAN), the leading Medical Device, Pharmaceutical Automation and IV Solution provider within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. OLAYAN desires to safely, accurately, and cost-effectively automate the preparation of life-critical hazardous and non-hazardous IV Admixtures with Health Robotics' CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) Robots. Under this strategic partnership, AHCSC-OLAYAN will take delivery of 32 CytoCare(TM) Robots and 175 IV Station(TM) Robots between now and December 31st 2013 for deployment at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Irak, Jordan, and Palestine.

"We are very pleased to have been chosen by Health Robotics as their GCC exclusive partner for these exciting new technologies. We are also proud to have been awarded the official tender process at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre for both CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) Robots, the latter in direct competition with IHS' RIVA Robot. Not only did Health Robotics amply demonstrated the proof that our customers and pharmacy experts demanded, but it did so during this official procurement process at much lesser expense to our customers than the IHS' RIVA Robot, once all the true costs of deployment were accurately verified by the Hospital's Steering Committee. In addition, having had many years' experience with Pyxis, I can honestly say that IV Station(TM) has the real potential to revolutionize Pharmacy Automation for IVs patient doses globally", stated Othman Abahussein, General Manager, AHCSC-Olayan.

Health-Robotics has developed and installed the world's first and only totally automated system for safe preparation of patient-specific hazardous IV Admixtures in Europe, the United States of America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. While other companies have for years made promises of robotic IV automation products, and even showcased marketing demonstrations of competing solutions that were supposed to exist as far back as ten years ago, the fact remains that CytoCare(TM) is the only available solution that currently exists anywhere in the world to automatically compound and prepare ready-to-administer hazardous and non-hazardous IV Admixtures, and that has been proven in a "live" hospital pharmacy environment.

"Over the past year Health Robotics has significantly added to its already impressive leadership position in the sector of IV Admixtures Automation. The company has solidified its partnership with B|Braun in some European and Asia-Pacific countries; additionally, very positive dividends are beginning to emerge out of the investments we and our business partners have made with CytoCare(TM) in North America, Middle East and Japan; and lastly, the company has received an unprecedented positive response to the announcement of its non-hazardous IV medications solution IV Station(TM). We are very pleased to be working with such serious partners as AHCSC-OLAYAN. They join a growing list of prestigious health care providers that have adopted our robotic solutions", stated Werner Rainer, CEO of Health Robotics.

"From a customer adoption perspective I would like to share that in the two years since we started this journey, we have installed more IV robots than all of our competitors have sold in over ten years of operations, and we have received purchase orders for one thousand more robots than all of our competitors combined. We are very pleased to see great progress in the hospitals' reception for CytoCare(TM) in new countries such as Germany, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Austria, and also in the United States. I am also pleased to share that extensive tests with thousands of IV doses conducted by the University of Colorado in Denver, Rigshospitalet at the University of Copenhagen, and at Charing Cross NHS Trust in London have proven CytoCare(TM) features preventing cross-contamination and delivering sterile and extremely accurate ready-to-administer hazardous and non-hazardous IV Admixtures in the real-world hospital pharmacy environment, as opposed to our competitors who are still making ten-year old claims of studies done by themselves at their manufacturing facilities with no independent verification of such tests at any hospital pharmacy in the world," concluded Werner Rainer, CEO of Health Robotics.

About Health Robotics:

Health Robotics is the global leading supplier in the automation of life-critical intra-venous patient-specific medication preparation, compounding, and dispensing, providing health care facilities around the world with robotics and software automation solutions. The world-leading solutions CytoCare(TM) and IV Station(TM) have and will greatly contribute to ease global pharmacies' growing pressures to improve patient safety through the effective and efficient production of sterile, accurate, and ready-to-administer IVs, to decrease life-threatening medication errors and cross-contamination risks, and to work more efficiently, increase throughput, reduce IV waste, and contain spiralling costs.

About AHCSC-Olayan:

Arabian Health Care Supply Company (AHCSC), founded in Riyadh in 1979, occupies a leading position in the GCC medical business market as a distributor of a wide array of medical and pharmaceutical products from many of the biggest names in the industry, including Baxter, Edwards Lifesciences, Kimberly-Clark, Cardinal Health (Pyxis), Orthofix, Armstrong Healthcare, Sterilox and Cyberonics. To ensure that patients receive the best possible service, AHCSC provides educational and training programs for doctors, pharmacists, and nurses. With a team of 90 skilled and dedicated professionals, AHCSC is committed to setting the highest standard for customer service, value and product quality for its customers.

For additional information, please contact:

Health Robotics

Gaspar G. DeViedma

In Europe: +39(346)963-4934

In America: +1(609)980-7976

gaspar.deviedma@health-robotics.com

Arabian Healthcare Supply Corporation

Nabeel Al-Aswad

In Saudi Arabia: +966-555118074

n.alaswad@oshco.com


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