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Automated Compounding Devices


August 2020 - Vol.17 No. 8 - Page #38

While automation is widespread throughout most hospital pharmacies, there has been a historic dichotomy in the compounding areas. While larger facilities commonly use automation in the cleanroom—be it automated compounders, IV workflow systems, or compounding robots—smaller facilities have tended to take a completely manual approach to compounding. As such, it is important to note facilities with 101-200 beds are planning to increase their adoption rates for automated compounding devices.

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One-quarter of all facilities utilize automated compounders to improve safety and efficiency in the cleanroom.


Historically, this automation has been utilized by a majority of the largest facilities, while smaller facilities have been slower to adopt automation in the cleanroom.


Satisfaction rates are quite high for this automation; 95% of all users are content with their choice and 76% assign top marks to their vendor.


Baxter continues to lead this marketplace, followed by B. Braun, Grifols, and ICU Medical.


Looking ahead, another 21% of hospital pharmacies plan to incorporate automated compounding devices into their cleanrooms.


It is quite notable that mid-sized hospital pharmacies are particularly committed to adding automated compounding devices to their cleanrooms.


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