Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. and Vestara Announce Strategic Partnership Making Available the Most Effective Pharmaceutical Waste Solution

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Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. and Vestara announced today the creation of a strategic partnership to work together incorporating the Vestara EcoRex®NS Automated Pharmaceutical Waste Management System into the Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. Complete Waste Solution™ program. Both Healthcare Waste Solutions and Vestara believe that this strategic partnership enables both entities to further expand operations and assist health systems to manage pharmaceutical waste in the most compliant, safe, and user friendly means possible.

Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. and Vestara announced today the creation of a strategic partnership to work together incorporating the Vestara EcoRex®NS Automated Pharmaceutical Waste Management System into the Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. Complete Waste Solution™ program. Both Healthcare Waste Solutions and Vestara believe that this strategic partnership enables both entities to further expand operations and assist health systems to manage pharmaceutical waste in the most compliant, safe, and user friendly means possible.

The incorporation of the Vestara EcoRex®NS System into the Healthcare Waste Solutions Waste Assessment process and Complete Waste Solution™ program will provide the most comprehensive and compliant solution to pharmaceutical waste disposal available. The EcoRex®NS utilizes barcode technology already widely used in hospitals to track drug utilization and prevent medication errors and a proprietary, continuously updated database of more than 160,000 National Drug Code (NDC) products, to instantly categorize pharmaceutical waste at time of presentation. By automating the identification and sorting of different types of residual drugs, empty containers, and each hospital's unique admixtures, EcoRex®NS eliminates the human error and potential cross contamination inherent in manual sorting of pharmaceutical waste to reduce negative impact on the environment. The EcoRex®NS technology together with Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. disposal solution comprises the best hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste solution available to the health care community in the United States.

Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. was created in response to increased consolidation in the waste industry and a growing lack of alternatives of waste service providers across all waste streams throughout the United States. The Complete Waste Solution™ was created in order to provide an innovative and comprehensive solution for waste management in the healthcare community. It provides a unique solution to a growing problem. The Healthcare Waste Solutions Inc. Assessment Process and Complete Waste Solution™ is a thorough analysis providing specific data on waste stream weights, volumes, price, and true cost as they relate to a health system's Total Waste Spend. In addition, it provides operational assessment, recommendations and training based on patient and employee safety as well as environmental regulatory compliance as they relate to the collection, handling, movement, and storage of waste within health care systems.

Vestara, headquartered in Irvine, CA, (http://www.vestara.com) provides proprietary technology to automatically identify, sort and segregate the proper disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste; consequently increasing regulatory compliance and more efficient utilization of hospital staff. Vestara strives to assist healthcare institutions become compliant with existing federal and state RCRA laws via the utilization of its proprietary technology that identifies pharmaceutical waste and instructs the healthcare provider on the compliant manner in which the waste is to be disposed through the use of Vestara's Automated Pharmaceutical Waste Management System.

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