BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced last week's execution of an exclusive distribution agreement for its CytoCare Cancer Therapy Robot with Costa Rica-based Pharmacy Compounding leader Nutricare S.A. This represents Health Robotics' entry into its 19th new country over the past 20 months and first within Latin America, persisting on its worldwide quest to pervasively provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation to hospitals all over the world.
"I'm very excited to become the first site to bring IV Robotics' world-class expertise to the Latin American Pharmacy Compounding Industry, and to continue to lead the Cost Rican sector for Sterile Compounding Services' quality by adopting world-leading technology that continues to enable GMP and USP797-like standards at our state-of-the-art facilities in San Jose," stated Dr. Paula Cantillo, Nutricare's Director for Infusion Therapy.
CytoCare is the first and only robotic system proven to work anywhere in the world for the safe and sterile preparation of Hazardous Intravenous Admixtures, including Chemotherapy, Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, and Gene Therapy. With 67 installations currently under contract in 17 countries, CytoCare has long proven its unmatched flexibility to adapt to diverse pharmacy workflows and proprietary IV consumables in 5 continents. While several companies attempted the development of Chemotherapy Robotics as far back as 22 years ago, Cytocare is still the only robot that has been able to break the entry-barrier into the Intravenous Chemotherapy Automation Sector.
"With Nutricare, Health Robotics reaches its 6th continent, representing another significant milestone for Health Robotics in 2011: its first placement in Latin America of one of its world-leading Pharmacy Compounding robots. When I recently visited San Jose, I was very impressed with Nutricare's top-quality Pharmacy Compounding facilities, as well as the company's ability and commitment to enable our unique robotics and software automation technology to be deployed in Costa Rica's leading hospital centers," stated Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive Vice President.
 Am J Hosp Pharm 46(11): 2286-93 1989
About Health Robotics:
Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of life-critical intravenous medication robots, providing over 175 hospital installations in 6 continents with robotics technology and software automation solutions deployed utilizing virtual high-availability technology. Its world-leading solutions CytoCare(R) and i.v.STATION(R) ONCO [hazardous IVs], i.v.STATION(R) [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT(R) [workflow engine for manual compounding], MEDarchiver(R) [life-critical clinical information system], and TPNstation(TM) [totally-automated parenteral nutrition] have and will greatly contribute to ease hospitals' growing pressures to improve patient safety, increase throughput and contain costs. Through the effective and efficient production of sterile, accurate, tamper-evident and ready-to-administer IVs, Health Robotics' solutions help hospitals eliminate life-threatening drug and diluent exchange errors, decrease other medical mistakes and sterility risks, work more efficiently, reduce waste and controlled substances' diversion, and diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff. For more information, please visit: http://www.health-robotics.com
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