Friday, September 08, 2006

Hospital Pharmacy Robot

There are quite a few automated hospital pharmacy machines that count pills and keep track of inventory. The RIVA (Robotic IV Automation) robot made by Intelligent Hospital Systems of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada goes one step farther by automating the process of preparing syringes and IV bags.

The robot offers all the benefits that robots normally do. It can work very fast, preparing up to 100 prescribed doses an hour. It does not make mistakes like people regularly do. It is always the same, batch after batch. And the whole robot system is enclosed with its supplies in an isolated booth to prevent spillage, contamination from workers or exposure of workers to hazardous medicines.

The RIVA system has been under development for a few years and is still being tested. The first commercial unit is expected around summer 2007.

see the video at the website:
RIVA - Robotic IV Automation [ by Intelligent Hospital Systems - IH Systems ]

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great, Looking forward to its release.

8:42 AM, September 14, 2006  
Anonymous Jack Risenhoover said...

How much does it cost?

How does it compare to CytoCare?

12:21 PM, December 11, 2006  

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