Baxa Announces 2008 Dates for STAR Center Professional Pharmacy and Cleanroom Training

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Baxa Corporation announces the future 2008 training schedule for its professional Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center for pharmacy and cleanroom skills training. Classes through the remainder of 2007 have been sold out since June. The first class in 2008 will be held January 22-24, with subsequent 2008 program dates: March 18-20, April 22-24 and June 17-19.

Baxa Corporation has published the 2008 dates for training at its STAR (Skills Training, Academics and Resources) Center. The STAR Center, a premier facility designed for cleanroom and pharmacy practice demonstration, is located at the company's world headquarters south of Denver, Colorado. Baxa Corporation built the STAR Center to provide professional education on pharmacy practice, cleanroom principles and compliance to regulatory requirements.

Class dates for the Compliance Tools and Aseptic Certification for USP 797 Course are being announced now because classes through the remainder of 2007 have been sold out since June. Each class covers 2-1/2 days of hands-on and classroom training, for 21 hours of CE credit.

The first class will be held on January 22-24, with subsequent program dates March 18-20, April 22-24 and June 17-19. Classes are tentatively planned for July, August, October and November; however dates are subject to change. The ACPE-certified training is filled on a first come, first served basis. Attendance in the STAR Center classes is limited to 20 participants to ensure resource availability, student-teacher ratios and hands-on experiences in the cleanrooms.

Current programming targets pharmacy and IV managers, providing value for any personnel who compound sterile products or are implementing cleanroom principles and practices that comply with USP 797 and industry best practice. Course topics include cleanroom physical design and layout, engineering controls and airflow science, media fill testing and principles associated with work flow, staff training, cleaning, monitoring, validation and documentation.

Baxa Corporation sponsors the STAR Center to further best practices in hospital pharmacy. The STAR Center brings together professional and industry partners to provide participants with a range of experience in equipment, technology and design.

The STAR Center was launched in fall of 2006 and regular classes have sold out each time they've been offered. Tuition charged for STAR Center training covers the cost of providing participant meals and training materials, ACPE accreditation and professional speakers' fees. Future class offerings are in development and will be announced later this year. Contact Baxa Corporation at http://www.baxa.com/starcenter for more information.

About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com

About the STAR Center
The STAR Center is a state-of-the-art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the Baxa world headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP 797 compliance, among other topics. Classes are taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com/starcenter

Contact:
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation http://www.baxa.com - 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations http://www.absolutelypr.com - 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

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