Baxa Corporation Launches PACT™ Product Line at the ASHP Summer Meeting

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Baxa is promoting its new PACT (Productivity and Compliance Tools) product line at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2008 Summer Meeting and Exhibition beginning today at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. The PACT line includes products and services designed to help pharmacies improve patient-care efficiencies and simplify compliance with state and federal regulations.

Englewood, Colo., June 9, 2008 - Baxa Corporation is launching a new product line - Productivity and Compliance Tools, or PACT - at the annual ASHP Summer Meeting and Exhibition. The PACT line includes products and services designed to help pharmacies improve patient-care efficiencies and simplify compliance with state and federal regulations. Current products within the PACT line are the Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center, the MedBoard™ Medication Tracking System and the CriticalPoint™ online training modules.

"Baxa focuses on products and services that promote pharmacy best practices and support compliance to the guidelines under USP Chapter 797-Sterile Compounding," notes Phil Wettestad, Baxa Pharmacy Operations Specialist. "The ASHP meeting gives us an opportunity to launch the PACT product line to a targeted audience interested in improving the state of pharmacy practice."

During the exhibition, at the Baxa booth, no. 619, representatives will demonstrate the MedBoard and CriticalPoint software and promote the new training classes offered at the STAR Center, a state-of-the art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the company's 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. Visitors to the Baxa booth will have an opportunity to participate in a drawing for a complimentary Hazardous Drug Handling course. Classes are taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts.

The MedBoard Medication Tracking System, part of the PACT line, is the first wireless tracking system designed to record pharmacy preparation and delivery activities. The Web-based MedBoard helps health systems improve productivity through order prioritization and delivery assurance, reducing time spent fielding nursing calls and tracking order status. Using MedBoard, pharmacies can reduce the time spent tracking missing doses and communicating order status to other departments, as well as eliminating the expense of replacing lost orders.

Over the course of the three-day meeting, Baxa also is introducing the newly updated CriticalPoint online training modules. These provide interactive Web-based training for compounding sterile preparations. This step-by-step, online training consists of 32 individual modules that build a foundation of best practice for pharmacists and technicians involved in sterile compounding. Developed by industry experts, CriticalPoint provides a cost-effective means to comply with the aseptic training requirements for USP 797.

Baxa Corporation is the leading provider of solutions for improving pharmacy efficiency and promoting safe medication handling and administration. Founded in 1975, Baxa Corporation built its reputation by designing niche products that provide solutions for the transfer, delivery, packaging and administration of fluid medications in hospital pharmacy and alternative-site settings worldwide.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Key products include the PadLock® Set Saver, 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 will be taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com/starcenter.

About CriticalPoint, LLC

CriticalPoint, LLC, offers interactive Web-based training for compounding sterile preparations and services related to creating and enabling learning through technology in clinical settings. CriticalPoint e-Learning represents a best practices approach for interactive training for sterile compounding and is designed to assist healthcare providers in meeting quality assurance program goals and regulatory compliance. For more information visit http://www.criticalpoint.info.

Contacts:

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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