Swisslog Announces New NexSeal™ Pneumatic Tube System Carrier

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Innovative, one-step closure, leak-resistant carrier to debut at ASHP Midyear in Las Vegas

We believe the NexSeal is in a new category all its own.

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced its new NexSeal™ pneumatic tube system carrier will be available during the first quarter of the new year. The new leak-resistant carriers for 4” and 6” pneumatic tube systems will be on display at Swisslog’s booth (#2413) at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Dec. 2-6.

A carrier is a reusable polycarbonate container that holds and protects small medical items sent through a pneumatic tube system (PTS). The NexSeal pneumatic tube carrier represents a significant technical advance in the field of leak-resistant carriers. Used by hospitals as a layer-of-protection against the spread of pathogens, leak-resistant carriers built with conventional technology rely on complex latching mechanisms to seal biohazards inside the carrier. The complex latching systems are difficult for staff to use, can be a source of ergonomic concerns, require maintenance, and can slow down processing in high-volume environments such as laboratories and pharmacies.

The NexSeal carriers combine an innovative seal and latching mechanism to remove the need for complex latches. The result is a simple and easy-to-use carrier for moving small medically necessary items quickly and safely through the hospital.

“Our NexSeal carriers were developed in response to feedback from users about the difficulty of using multi-step latches,” said Ray Castro, pneumatic tube system solutions product manager for Swisslog North America. “With its one step latch and seal mechanism, the NexSeal resolves these concerns with the benefit of a leak-resistant seal. We believe the NexSeal is in a new category all its own.”

Features and benefits include:

  • Leak resistance
  • Latches designed to activate at closure and engage the seal requiring no additional stepsor manipulation
  • Durable, high-impact polycarbonate shell
  • Patented long-life DuraBand™ wearbands that provide softer landing for sensitive items and better lift-off for heavier payloads
  • Quick and easy latching that enhances user workflow/processes and improves efficiency
  • RFID tags, BacStop antimicrobial protection, and various color options.

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 and pharmacies 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. 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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