Health Robotics' Upgrades its Worldwide Network in Saudi Arabia with Hospital Automation Technology (HAT)

May 28, 2012, 05:00 ET from Health Robotics

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Health Robotics today announced a new marketing and service channel for its world-leading i.v.STATION ONCO, i.v.SOFT, and i.v.STATION products with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-based market leader Hospital Automation Technology (HAT). Health Robotics continues to spearhead the global healthcare industry and persisting on its worldwide quest to provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation all over the world.

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive Vice President, stated: "We are very pleased to improve our KSA-based marketing and technical support channels to Hospital Automation Technologies, replacing AHCSC. Just like we terminated non-performing channels throughout 2011, we will continue to diligently monitor channel performance worldwide, and to make necessary changes when appropriate, such as for instance when Health Robotics' customers request upgraded service, as has been the case in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, demanding technical improvements".

Abdulrahman Al-Duailij, General Manager of Hospital Automation Technology, stated: "Health Robotics is the only company in the world that provides hospitals and pharmacies with both Robotics and Non-Robotics' based Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation solutions for Chemotherapy, TPNs, Controlled Substances, Antibiotics, and other IVs. As Health Robotics is the undisputed global leader in the market with 10 times more installations that all of its competitors[1] combined, we are extremely fortunate to be able to bring Health Robotics' life-critical medical devices to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, replacing AHCSC."

Mr. DeViedma continued: "i.v.STATION ONCO represents Health Robotics' 2nd Generation Cancer Therapy Compounding robot, several years ahead of its competition[1]. Amongst the technology innovations pioneered by i.v.STATION ONCO are its: ability to handle pre-attached lines to IV Bags; small footprint [at 15% to 25% of the size/weight of other I.V. Robots]; faster throughput [up to 40 doses per hour instead of 20 doses per hour]; automated tamper-evident syringe capping; and finally, RFID support. Together with i.v.STATION and i.v.SOFT products and their extreme price/value advantages over the competition[1], we expect to replicate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia our worldwide market success on long term basis."

Hospital Automation Technology (HAT):

Hospital Automation Technology is a leading-edge technology and medical equipment distributor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, committed to provide the highest quality, patient care, cost saving, accurate, advanced and reliable solutions. The company endeavors to offer excellent service and best value for quality products; to be an effective participant in the development of Healthcare Services and Technology in the Kingdom; to maintain well-trained, qualified, and motivated teams of Product Specialists and Sales Representatives supported by efficient and well remunerated staff; and finally to be profit-growth oriented and secure best returns to our shareholders and business partners. HAT currently represents leading medical products from Zoll Medical (Alsius) [USA], Lusys Laboratories [USA], ICT Health [UAE], Metro [USA], Med Gyn Products [USA], Awell International [France], MaxterCatheter [France], Marlux Medical [UK], Care Fusion (ROWA&BLISPACK) and Francehopital [France]. For more information, please visit:

About Health Robotics:

Founded in 2006, Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of life-critical intravenous medication robots, winning 100% of all worldwide I.V. Robot's publicly announced purchases in 2010 and 2011, and providing over 250 hospital installations in 5 continents with robotics-based technology and clinical software automation solutions. Health Robotics' world-leading solutions CytoCare® and i.v.STATION® ONCO [hazardous IVs], i.v.STATION® [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT® [workflow engine for sterile compounding], OMM® [Oncology Medication Management], MEDarchiver® [life-critical clinical information system], and TPNstation™ [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' products 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:

For additional information, please contact:

Luisa Celeghin
Phone (Canada): +1-289-470-1456
Phone (Europe): +39-0403-498-468

1. Worldwide Competitors: MDS (now Fresenius Kabi) [2002], RIVA/Intelligent Hospital Systems [2005], For Health Technologies (now Baxa/Baxter) [2008], Panasonic [2009], Loccioni's APOTECAchemo [2010] (under license from Health Robotics).

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