Swisslog Introduces Dual-Temperature BoxPicker Automated Medication Storage & Retrieval System

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New Alternative to Vertical Carousels provides refrigeration option for hospital pharmacies

Swisslog, a leading provider of pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals, introduces Dual-Temperature (Patent Pending) BoxPicker, which allows the storage of drugs at both a controlled refrigerated temperature and room temperature within one high-density storage system.

BoxPicker is an automated medication storage and retrieval system for hospital pharmacies that provides secure dispending of medications and supplies, including narcotics and controlled substances - the ideal alternative to vertical carousels. BoxPicker has unique controlled access drawers that open one at a time, ensuring safety, security and efficiency. Only authorized users can access the contents, and control software tracks inventory, access and interfaces with the hospital's information systems. The system is also faster than vertical carousels, enhancing hourly throughput and production. Unlike carousels, BoxPicker has expandable modules to meet the hospital's specific storage needs.

The Dual-Temperature BoxPicker eliminates the need for pharmacy refrigerators while providing secure access and electronic tracking of each specific item. Refrigerated sections are contained within the same BoxPicker as non-refrigerated sections.

In addition, BoxPicker supports hospital pharmacies installing clean rooms to meet the sterility requirements of Unites States Pharmacopia (USP) 797 for manufacture of compounding products. BoxPicker provides a combination storage and pass-through capability to a clean room using operator stations on opposite of sides the BoxPicker, enabling access to compounding products from inside and outside the clean room. Products are stored on the pharmacy side and retrieved from the clean room's ante room, eliminating gowning and degowning when delivering stock. BoxPicker is clean room compatible with positive pressure ensuring the integrity of the ante room.

To learn more about Dual-Temperature BoxPicker, contact Swisslog Healthcare Solutions at 800-764-0300 or email healthcare @, or visit us online at and click on Healthcare Solutions.

About Swisslog
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software. In addition Swisslog provides intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management.

Swisslog's Healthcare Solutions division is the world leader providing logistics automation mainly for healthcare markets. Swisslog has installed hospital material transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 2,000 hospital and pharmacies throughout the world. Swisslog offers total system design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete hospital supply chain management approach to logistics challenges. Swisslog Healthcare Solutions division headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado with corporate headquarters in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland. For more information, visit


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