Baxa Corporation Features Pharmacy Training Programs, Abacus™ Software and ValiMed™ Medication Validation System at the ASHP Summer Meeting

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Baxa Corporation is promoting its industry-leading STAR Center pharmacy training facility, CriticalPoint™ online sterile compounding certification training, Abacus TPN ordering and calculation software and the ValiMed System for medication validation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2007 Summer Meeting and Exhibition beginning today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

At the annual ASHP Summer Meeting and Exhibition, Baxa Corporation is promoting the benefits of specialty pharmacy software, USP 797 compliance training and medication validation equipment for improving pharmacy operations and reducing the opportunity for medication errors. During the three-day exhibition, Baxa will demonstrate the capabilities of the latest release of its Abacus TPN order entry and calculation software.

The Baxa sales team also will discuss the pharmacy training programs available at its Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center. Among the equipment available in the booth for demonstration during the show is the ValiMed Medication Validation System, distributed by Baxa Corporation.

The San Francisco meeting serves as the launch for a new online training program that Baxa is marketing - CriticalPoint. This step-by-step, online training consists of 32 individual modules that build a foundation of best practice for pharmacists and technicians involved in sterile compounding. The CriticalPoint curricula were developed by industry experts as a cost-effective means to comply with the aseptic training requirements for USP 797. The modules complement the hands-on training offered through the Baxa STAR Center

Also featured at the ASHP meeting is the ValiMed Medication Validation System. ValiMed uses enhanced photoemission spectroscopy to validate high-risk medication admixtures and returned narcotics to provide an increased level of patient safety. Manufactured by CDEX Inc., the system compares a medication's spectroscopic signature to the unit's Medication Signature Library, returning an easy-to-understand audible and visual 'validated' or 'not validated' result.

ValiMed is the only system that provides real-time validation of medication and concentration, giving pharmacists a tool for med error prevention, as well as auditing narcotic returns. Reports generated from validation results facilitate compliance with USP 797 quality assurance requirements.

Baxa Corporation is the leading provider of solutions for improving pharmacy efficiency and promoting safe medication handling and administration. Founded in 1975, Baxa Corporation built its reputation by designing niche products that provide solutions for the transfer, delivery, packaging and administration of fluid medications in hospital pharmacy and alternate-site settings worldwide. Baxa features a number of products and services that promote pharmacy best practices and support compliance to the guidelines under USP Chapter 797 - Sterile Compounding.

About Baxa Corporation:
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include Rapid-Fill™ Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med® Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse® Syringe Infusers, Repeater™ Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix™ and MicroMacro™ Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

About CriticalPoint, LLC:
CriticalPoint, LLC, offers interactive Web-based training for compounding sterile preparations and services related to creating and enabling learning through technology in clinical settings. CriticalPoint e-Learning represents a best practices approach for interactive training for sterile compounding and is designed to assist healthcare providers in meeting quality assurance program goals and regulatory compliance. For more information visit http://www.criticalpoint.info.

About the STAR Center:
The STAR Center is a state-of-the-art cleanroom, pharmacy and training facility located at the Baxa world headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The center was purpose-built to support training in aseptic technique, pharmacy workflow and practice, cleanroom design and maintenance and USP 797 compliance among other topics. Classes are taught by industry-recognized subject matter experts. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com/starcenter.

About CDEX Inc.:
CDEX Inc. is a technology development company with a current focus on developing and marketing products using chemical detection and validation technologies. ValiMed is a CDEX solution for the healthcare market. Corporate headquarters and research and development facilities for CDEX are located in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.cdex-inc.com and http://www.valimed.com.

Contacts:
Marian Robinson,
Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation
http://www.baxa.com
800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations
http://www.absolutelypr.com
303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558

For Questions About ValiMed:
Malcolm Philips or Stuart Poteet
CDEX Inc.
http://www.cdex-inc.com
888.701.CDEX (2339) or 520.745.5172

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