High-Speed Tablet Packaging Technology Now Available through Swisslog

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Swisslog now offers high-speed tablet packaging solutions for hospital pharmacies through an agreement with TCGRx.

Swisslog, a leader in providing pharmacy automation and material transport solutions for hospitals, now offers high-speed tablet packaging solutions for hospitals through an agreement with TCGRx, a provider of automation medication management products and services based in Powers Lake, WI.

Through the agreement, Swisslog will provide hospitals with an automated medication management solution that can include high-speed packaging and automated drug storage and retrieval through Swisslog's BoxPicker.

Swisslog will be promoting the ATP-Series automatic tablet packager, offering easy filling and refilling of medications with high-speed dispensing of both narrow cabinet packaging and wider multi-dose packaging, as well as flexible printing and barcode options. A unique Fill-to-Light tray system promotes packaging accuracy for the hospital's slow moving items. One compact unit is configurable from 256 to 384 canisters to suit the needs of all hospital sizes. Swisslog also offers a compact table top packager, capable of holding up to 71 canisters. Both packagers have a high dispensing speed of up to 60 bags per minute.

The high-speed packager is complimentary with Swisslog's BoxPicker - a high-density automated medication storage and retrieval system that is analogous to a vertical carousel. Unlike carousels, BoxPicker has single-opening/loading drawers for secure access, no exposed moving parts for user safety and a picking rate that is far faster than carousels. In addition, this system can include a refrigeration compartment and can support USP 797 by providing product access to an ante room/clean room environment for compounding. BoxPicker offers total inventory control software that directly interfaces with hospital information systems.

About TCRGx
TCGRx offers pharmacy optimization across space, labor, and inventory. As demands on the pharmacy have become increasingly more difficult to manage, solutions have been offered to address the individual areas of need. TCGRx looks at all facets of the pharmacy to bring a total solution that addresses today's needs while leaving options open for the future.

TCGRx offers some of the most reliable pharmacy automation on the market backed by a comprehensive design and workflow solutions analysis. Decades of experience proves that automation cannot be completely successful without a well thought out plan behind the installation. TCGRx was founded by some of the industry's most experienced professionals with the goal of optimizing space, labor, and inventory. For more information visit, http://www.tcgrx.com.

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, CO with corporate headquarters in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland. For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.

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