i.v.STATION® ONCO represents a complementary offering to other Health Robotics’ solutions for sterile compounding of Intravenous Cancer Therapy: CytoCare and i.v.SOFT Assist.
Engineered as an evolution and blending of some of the fully-tested and globally-embraced technologies embedded within i.v.STATION and CytoCare, i.v.STATION ONCO automatically compounds, caps, and labels commercially-available soft plastic bags and syringes from 8 different brands and 10 different sizes within an ISO-5 environment on negative pressure.
i.v.STATION ONCO however does not support sterile compounding with ampoules, plastic or glass bottles, CSTDs, unusually small vials, and elastomeric infusors, which Health Robotics’ customers will need to continue to compound with market-leading CytoCare and/or i.v.SOFT Assist solutions.
i.v.STATION ONCO's physical characteristics are as follows: dimensions [2 meters tall, 1 meter in depth, and 1.5 meters wide], weight 410 kg [904 lbs], power [220V or 110V], Class H14 HEPA filters.
i.v.STATION® is an automated robotic system designed for the preparation of injectable drugs
The automated functions include the following:
+ Automatic dosing of medications from their commercial containers (vials only, ampoules are not supported);
+ Automatic reconstitution of powder drugs with appropriate diluents;
+ Identification of final containers (syringes, IV bags) with Bar-Code labels;
+ Handling of the preparation cycle within a ISO 14644-1 Class 5 air quality environment.
+ Overnight sterility control by UV-C lamps;
+ Controlled access with real-time identification of authorized users by multiple ID / password credentials (optional support of common readers such as biometric face recognition, magnetic or RFID badge).
i.v.STATION® represents a revolutionary approach in the quest for safe, accurate, efficient, cost effective, and ready-to-administer IV Admixtures.
Constructed around a scalable, distributed, and fail-safe architecture, i.v.STATION® offers unprecedented final container flexibility, life-critical patient safety, and robotic precision and performance.
i.v.STATION® may be deployed in a variety of locations, including central and satellite pharmacies and direct patient care areas, due to its self-contained form, ISO Class 5 environment, and small “foot print”.