Swisslog to Present Patient Safety Solutions, Mobile Robot at ASHP Summer Show

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Patient safety and staff efficiency are among the top concerns of hospital administrators throughout North America. Healthcare executives do not want to sacrifice one for the other, nor do they have to thanks to Swisslog’s pharmacy automation and materials transport solutions.

Patient safety and staff efficiency are among the top concerns of hospital administrators throughout North America. Healthcare executives do not want to sacrifice one for the other, nor do they have to thanks to Swisslog’s pharmacy automation and materials transport solutions.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions helps hospitals increase patient safety as well as maintain an efficient workflow process in all areas in the facility. Swisslog’s vast and varied product portfolio is so extensive that one booth at ASHP Summer Show 2010 just wasn’t enough. The company will be exhibiting its wares at two separate booths during the June 6 – 8 show in Tampa, FL.

Building safety through Swisslog’s pharmacy automation solutions will be the focus in booth #313. Swisslog’s expanding pharmacy portfolio includes solutions ranging from unit dose packagers to inventory management software. The booth will feature two simultaneous presentations on how Swisslog technology such as PillPick, a multi-tasking robot; BoxPicker, an alternative to a vertical carousel; and the ATP Series of high-speed unit dose packagers can help pharmacies reduce medication errors and increase staff time for clinical tasks.

In the second Swisslog booth (#423), the company’s newest materials transport technology, SpeciMinder, will be demonstrated. SpeciMinder is an autonomous mobile robot designed specifically for intra-departmental applications, particularly within hospital pharmacies and laboratories, where it can provide both on-demand and scheduled transport of payloads weighing up to 50 pounds. In addition to SpeciMinder, information will also be presented about Swisslog’s pneumatic tube system for rapid transport of medications from the pharmacy to patient floors.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply-chain management approach to logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, CO.

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 to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.

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