Automated Compounding Devices

August 2021 - Vol.18 No. 8 - Page #42
Category: Automated Compounding Devices

Automated compounding devices deliver speed and efficiency to the compounding process; however, this technology has historically been implemented primarily in the largest facilities with the highest compounding volume. Looking to the future, more mid-sized facilities are planning to adopt automated compounding devices.

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Overall, just under one quarter of all facilities utilize automated compounders to improve safety and efficiency in the cleanroom.


Implementation of this technology is strongly impacted by facility size, with almost half of the largest facilities utilizing automated compounders.


Satisfaction rates are quite high for this automation; 97% of all users are content with their choice and 75% assign top marks to their vendor.


Baxter maintains its leadership position in this market segment, followed by B. Braun, ICU Medical, and Grifols.


Moving forward, another 23% of hospital pharmacies plan to incorporate automated compounding devices into their cleanrooms. Most of these implementations will occur in academic medical centers.


While larger facilities with higher compounding volumes are more likely to adopt this technology, it is notable that mid-sized facilities are joining their larger counterparts in planning to implement automated compounding devices.


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