Stories of pharmacy automation

Better ergonomics was the primary motive for procurement

Automation enables larger production volumes and produces medicines of higher microbiological quality.

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CENTRALISED MASS PRODUCTION OF ANTIBIOTIC DOSES BEGINS AT HOSPITAL

The aim was to maximise the benefits achieved with centralisation and offer ready-to-use products to hospital units whenever possible.

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The IV ICON is unique in the world

"The compounding system is an innovation that enables the standardized mass compounding of intravenous antibiotic doses. Our aim is that it will reduce the workload and improve patient safety."

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A part of uninterrupted pharmaceutical service

A part of uninterrupted pharmaceutical service

Reconstituting intravenous antibiotics in a centralised manner in controlled pharmacy conditions guarantees an uninterrupted pharmaceutical service process. Each dose is barcoded, which means that every single dose can be traced if necessary (for example, in case of a product error). The system also provided precise information on what batch was administered to which patient and how each batch was prepared for administration.

Features of the compounding system

  • Fast, prepares hundreds of doses per hour.
  • Convenient platforms for loading syringes and bottles.
  • The laminar air flow cabinet is easy to wipe clean.
  • Good ergonomics.
Designed together with professionals

Designed together with professionals

The compounding system is designed for the mass production of ready-to-administer antibiotics according to the specifications of health care and pharmacy professionals.

 

  • Compliant with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

EVERYDAY CHALLENGES OF your HOSPITAL PHARMACY

Safety

The challenge

Hundreds of thousands of intravenous antibiotic doses are being reconstituted manually.

The solution

Centralised compounding with IV ICON Twins in the pharmacy cleanroom.

The results

Medication errors are reduced. Microbiological quality and uniformity are improved.

The challenge

The reconstitution of intravenous antibiotics manually in the wards exposes staff to medicinal products.

The solution

Centralised compounding with IV ICON Twins in the pharmacy cleanroom.

The results

Ready-to-administer doses delivered to wards. Decreased occupational exposure.

Efficiency

The challenge

Large production batches are impossible to prepare by hand.

The solution

Compounding in the pharmacy cleanroom. The robot’s interchangeable parts enable product variations.

The results

Production volumes can be increased. Cleanroom space is put to more efficient use.

The challenge

The reconstitution of intravenous antibiotics manually in the wards is time-consuming.

The solution

With IV ICON Twins, the hospital pharmacy can deliver ready-to-administer products to the wards.

The results

Enhanced pharmaceutical service processes and cost savings.

Rationality

The challenge

The physical movements required to pierce the vials, the key pinch grip and wrist rotation in particular, put a strain on the arms and shoulders.

The solution

IV ICON Twins performs the heavy and repetitive work.

The results

Improved occupational safety and better ergonomics reduce sick leave.

The challenge

Staff are spending time on heavy, routine tasks below the level of their qualifications.

The solution

IV ICON Twins compounds the intravenous antibiotics.

The results

Working hours are freed up for specialist work. Work is more meaningful.

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