Baxa Corporation to Sponsor Free Webinar On Improving the Quality of Sterile Compounding Through Automation

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Complimentary Webinar offers 1 CE credit to attendees for learning how automation can help health-system pharmacies improve their sterile compounding processes. The Baxa Corporation Webinar presentation, titled "Improving Sterile Compounding Quality Through Automation," features Eric Kastango RPh, MBA, FASHP in a discussion of the testing requirements and industry regulations and the use of automation to achieve product quality and patient safety goals.

Baxa Corporation - a leading developer of medical device technology for the safe handling, preparation, packaging and administration of fluid medications - announces a new Webinar program supporting quality and compliance in sterile compounding activities. The Webinar presentation, titled "Improving Sterile Compounding Quality Through Automation," features Eric Kastango RPh, MBA, FASHP in a discussion of the testing requirements and industry regulations and the use of automation to achieve product quality and patient safety goals. This ACPE-accredited Webinar presentation provides participants with one CE credit and takes place on February 25, 2010, at 2 PM Eastern Time/11 AM Pacific Time.

The February Webinar program covers a variety of topics related to the use of automation for ensuring sterile compounding, as well as a discussion of the benefits of automated filling systems. Baxa Corporation sells the leading automation system for syringe filling, the IntelliFill® i.v., which has filled nearly 28 million IV syringes since its launch in 2002.

Kastango, a professional trainer at the Baxa Skills Training, Academics and Resources (STAR) Center®, is a consultant on topics of USP 797 compliance, best practice in sterile compounding and cleanroom operations. He has provided consulting on beyond-use-dating and the use of automated filling systems and performed benchmark testing on the IntelliFill i.v. System to determine its capabilities for USP 797-compliant sterile filling.

In addition to this program, Baxa is sponsoring a monthly series of professional Webinars on topics of interest to health-system pharmacists. The microsite, http://www.baxa.com/webinars, provides visitors with the opportunity to register for future Webinars, view recorded versions of past Webinars and recommend future topics and speakers.

Interested participants can register for the February 25th Webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/246924387 or by visiting the Baxa Webinar site at http://www.baxa.com/webinars. Visitors are encouraged to register in advance as space is limited.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for medication handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of medications. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Florida, Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

Contacts:

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 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

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