Under a partnership agreement, pharmacy automation supplier Innovation plans to distribute RxSafe’s line of automated, high-density robotic storage and retrieval systems.


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Innovation, RxSafe enter distribution partnership

August 24th, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y., and SAN DIEGO – Under a partnership agreement, pharmacy automation supplier Innovation plans to distribute RxSafe’s line of automated, high-density robotic storage and retrieval systems.

According to Innovation, offering community pharmacies the RxSafe and RxVault systems as well as its own PharmASSIST solutions will enable the company to provide a more comprehensive offering.

“The RxSafe product line perfectly complements our Pharm­ASSIST product suite, and enables us to offer our customers the ability to automate up to 100% of their prescription volume,” Innovation executive vice president of global business development Doyle Jensen said in a statement. “We can now truly scale to the customers’ full range of prescription fulfillment needs and grow with them in all areas.”

RxSafe noted that the partnership will help make more pharmacies aware of the benefits of its line.

“Our partnership with Innovation takes full advantage of the considerable talent and technical strengths of both companies,” founder and chief executive officer Bill Holmes commented. “We are thrilled that Innovation, with its global sales and service outreach, will be distributing our RxSafe product line.”

RxSafe’s core technology automatically and securely stores, retrieves and tracks pharmacy inventory down to the pill or package. The high-density storage systems handle pharmacy inventory in native packaging.

The RxSafe 1800 System provides secure robotic storage and retrieval for 1,800 native prescription containers. When scaled to a three-tower system, it provides storage and retrieval for the entire inventory of a retail pharmacy (up to 5,400 native prescription containers) in less than 40 square feet of floor space. The system allows pharmacies to accurately fill and track prescriptions, manage inventory, eliminate theft and diversion, and avoid expired product. Using the customizable RxSafe System in multi-operator mode, pharmacies can fill up to 500 prescriptions per hour, according to RxSafe.

And the RxVault System automatically tracks narcotics and other high-shrink inventory while providing a verifiable chain of custody and helping to ensure full regulatory compliance, the company said.

Innovation’s PharmASSIST suite of pharmacy automation solutions includes PharmASSIST OPTIx optical counting and remote verification technology, PharmASSIST Symphony workflow systems, the PharmASSIST SmartScale counting scale, PharmASSIST SmartCabinet counting technology, PharmASSIST ROBOTx robotic dispensing and PharmASSIST High Volume Solutions for central fill and mail-order/closed-door pharmacies.

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