On May 21, Health Robotics announced a new award for its i.v.STATION Robot at Germany’s Hannover Messe, a technology trade fair.
Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ executive VP, stated: “Health Robotics is the only company in the world that provides hospitals with both robotics and non-robotics’ based intravenous admixture compounding automation solutions for chemotherapy, TPNs, and other IVs." DeViedma continued: "Amongst the technology innovations pioneered by i.v.STATION are: automated tamper-evident syringe capping; small footprint (at 15% to 25% of the size/weight of other i.v. robots); and faster throughput (up to 40 to 50 patient doses per hour instead of 20 doses per hour)."
Created in 2006 by Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH, the Industriepreis Award recognizes companies with products of a high technological, economic, ecological, or social value. Every year, an independent panel of 30 experts (including senior professors and specialized journalists) chooses the nominees and winners, evaluating more than 500 applications in 14 different categories, including medical devices. 2012 Medical Device Award recipients included Sarastro/APE (controlled release of active substances), Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION (sterile compounding robot), and G-Tec (brain-computer interface).
Source: Health Robotics