BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced the successful global launch of the Beta Installation kick-off for its 3 latest i.v.SOFT Workflow Engine software automation modules [Assist, Label+ and Profile] in Nice [France], the 2010 venue for the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists. i.v.SOFT helps Pharmacy Technicians, I.V. Room Supervisors, and Pharmacy Directors to compound and manage the safe and efficient manual production of IV Admixtures according to hospital-defined sterile compounding guidelines, and to help bring the pharmacies into compliance with USP 797 regulations in the United States and GMP guidelines elsewhere.

7 of the world's top-rated hospitals recently signed contracts for Beta installations of i.v.SOFT Assist, Label+, and Profile to take place over the next 6 months at Brigham Women's Hospital in Boston, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust [London], Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Hospital [Germany], Princess Margaret Hospital [Toronto], The University of Chicago Medical Center, and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, with 3 additional leading medical centers to be announced shortly. These 3 new software modules will be integrated with the rest of the i.v.SOFT's solutions that were released to the market in prior years [Cube, Dashboard, Worklist, Integration, Infusion]. A final software module (i.v.SOFT Track] will remain in development throughout 2010, stated Werner Rainer, CEO of Health Robotics.

i.v.SOFT Assist constitutes an ideal complement to CytoCare and i.v.STATION both as a means to back-up robotic devices and to direct excess IV Admixture production demand and non-standard IV consumables (i.e. cassette pumps, ampoules, glass bottles, IV doses requiring the use of CSTDs, etc.) towards Laminar Airflow Hoods equipped with Health Robotics' life-critical i.v.SOFT software . Additionally, i.v.SOFT Assist provides the means to ensure that all IVs [not just those IVs produced by CytoCare and i.v.STATION] are: i) free of life-threatening drug-exchange errors; ii) supported by tele-pharmacy functionality for pharmacist's secure review and approval; iii) compounded by pharmacy technicians with a minimum 95% accuracy; and iv) manufactured with no or minimal waste through its unique proactive alerts to technicians during the Admixture preparation (as opposed to competitor's products reliance on retrospective review which causes costly re-makes).

i.v.SOFT Label+, when combined with i.v.STATION or CytoCare represents unlimited flexibility in IV labels, including large multi-page administration instructions for example in chemotherapy or full-color labels for anesthesia. As a result of Anesthesia Therapy suffering from serious patient safety challenges., numerous regulatory bodies offer guidelines for medication labeling. Label+ aids in filling this need by helping ensure compliance with these guidelines, while improving workflow, efficiency, and accuracy; it produces full-color labels that comply with the 2010 National Safety Patient Goals of The Joint Commission (TJC) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Guidelines.

Exactly like its companion i.v.STATION Profile, i.v.SOFT Profile provides IV Room Supervisors with the ability to remotely observe and manage complete audit trails of the IV Admixture process without needing to gown-up and enter the IV Room. These Tele-Dispensing features provide the added benefit to supervise IV Admixture compounding tasks from locations outside the Pharmacy [and within and outside the Health-System] via secure intranet access, therefore enabling optimization of scarce pharmacy resources.

About Health Robotics:

Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of life-critical intra-venous medication robots, providing healthcare facilities in 5 continents with robotics technology and software automation solutions. Its world-leading solutions CytoCare(TM) [hazardous IVs], i.v.STATION(TM) [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT(TM) [workflow engine for manual compounding, powered by MEDarchiver], 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-exchange errors, decrease other therapy oversights and sterility risks, work more efficiently, reduce waste and controlled substances' diversion, and diminish the gap between rising patient volume/acuity and scarce nursing and pharmacy staff. For more information, please visit

For additional information, please contact: Health Robotics S.r.l. Gaspar G. DeViedma, Executive V.P., General Counsel, and Member of the Board of Directors Italy: +39-346-963-4934 USA: +1-609-980-7976 Canada: +1-289-470-1456 Malaysia: +60-321-848-223 end table

SOURCE: Health Robotics