Health Robotics' CytoCare Enters Latin American Market in Partnership with Costa Rica's Pharmacy Leader Nutricare S.A.

By Health Robotics, PRNE
Sunday, April 10, 2011

BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, April 11, 2011 - Health Robotics today announced last week's execution of an exclusive
distribution agreement for its CytoCare Cancer Therapy Robot with Costa
-based Pharmacy Compounding leader Nutricare S.A. This represents Health
Robotics' entry into its 19th new country over the past 20 months and first
within Latin America, persisting on its worldwide quest to pervasively
provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation
to hospitals all over the world.

"I'm very excited to become the first site to bring IV Robotics'
world-class expertise to the Latin American Pharmacy Compounding Industry,
and to continue to lead the Cost Rican sector for Sterile Compounding
Services' quality by adopting world-leading technology that continues to
enable GMP and USP797-like standards at our state-of-the-art facilities in
San Jose," stated Dr. Paula Cantillo, Nutricare's Director for Infusion

CytoCare is the first and only robotic system proven to work anywhere in
the world for the safe and sterile preparation of Hazardous Intravenous
Admixtures, including Chemotherapy, Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, and Gene
Therapy. With 67 installations currently under contract in 17 countries,
CytoCare has long proven its unmatched flexibility to adapt to diverse
pharmacy workflows and proprietary IV consumables in 5 continents. While
several companies attempted the development of Chemotherapy Robotics as far
back as 22 years ago[1], Cytocare is still the only robot that has been able
to break the entry-barrier into the Intravenous Chemotherapy Automation

"With Nutricare, Health Robotics reaches its 6th continent, representing
another significant milestone for Health Robotics in 2011: its first
placement in Latin America of one of its world-leading Pharmacy Compounding
robots. When I recently visited San Jose, I was very impressed with
Nutricare's top-quality Pharmacy Compounding facilities, as well as the
company's ability and commitment to enable our unique robotics and software
automation technology to be deployed in Costa Rica's leading hospital
centers," stated Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive Vice President.


[1] Am J Hosp Pharm 46(11): 2286-93 1989

About Health Robotics:

Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of
life-critical intravenous medication robots, providing over 175 hospital
installations in 6 continents with robotics technology and software
automation solutions deployed utilizing virtual high-availability technology.
Its world-leading solutions CytoCare(R) and i.v.STATION(R) ONCO [hazardous
IVs], i.v.STATION(R) [non-hazardous IVs], i.v.SOFT(R) [workflow engine for
manual compounding], MEDarchiver(R) [life-critical clinical information
system], and TPNstation(TM) [totally-automated parenteral nutrition] have and
will greatly contribute to ease hospitals' growing pressures to improve
patient safety, increase throughput and contain costs. Through the effective
and efficient production of sterile, accurate, tamper-evident and
ready-to-administer IVs, Health Robotics' solutions help hospitals eliminate
life-threatening drug and diluent exchange errors, decrease other medical
mistakes and sterility risks, work more efficiently, reduce waste and
controlled substances' diversion, and diminish the gap between rising patient
volume/acuity and scarce medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff. For more
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