By Kalwinder Kaur
Health Robotics declared that offsite Batch Sterile Compounding Centers are becoming a major trend in the efforts carried out by USA's hospital pharmacies to reduce the IVs price premiums which are being incurred with companies like Ameridose and Pharmedium for custom IV production as well as for Pre-Mix/Frozen solutions with Baxter, Hospira and B.Braun.
LeeSar, Health Robotics' i.v.STATION customer, is at the forefront of hospital pharmacy industry as it uses Health Robotics' support to have enhanced quality and Sterile Compounding throughput with minimal labor expenses. The Villages Medical Center, Lee Memorial Health System, Leesburg Regional Medical Center, and Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System jointly own LeeSar.
LeeSar's Sterile Compounding Center’s Director of Pharmacy, Ken Greco said that the installation and live operation of the first i.v.STATION Robot has demonstrated 20% reduction in the cost of processing i.v.STATION Robot-made Sterile Compounding Batch I.V. doses for network hospitals. Further partnership with Health Robotics during this fall will enable the addition of one or more i.v.STATION Robots to the company’s Sterile Compounding operations within the newly-constructed 40,780 sq. ft facilities.
The EVP of Health Robotics, Gaspar DeViedma stated that the company is honored with the joint achievement of LeeSar's and Health Robotics in Florida. The March 2011 decision to enter the USA market resulted in excellent customer satisfaction with i.v.STATION. Several U.S. hospital-based and non-hospital-based Sterile Compounding organizations rely on LeeSar's model. Health Robotics was recently selected by companies owing to its unparalleled speed, short-term ROI, and redundant G-2 architecture.