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Health Robotics’ Upgrades its Worldwide Network in Saudi Arabia with Hospital Automation Technology (HAT)

May 27, 2012

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Health Robotics today announced a new marketing and service channel for its
world-leading i.v.STATION ONCO, i.v.SOFT, and i.v.STATION products with Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia-based market leader Hospital Automation Technology (HAT). Health Robotics continues
to spearhead the global healthcare industry and persisting on its worldwide quest to
provide safe and cost-effective Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation all over the

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President, stated: “We are very
pleased to improve our KSA-based marketing and technical support channels to Hospital
Automation Technologies, replacing AHCSC. Just like we terminated non-performing channels
throughout 2011, we will continue to diligently monitor channel performance worldwide, and
to make necessary changes when appropriate, such as for instance when Health Robotics’
customers request upgraded service, as has been the case in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
demanding technical improvements”.

Abdulrahman Al-Duailij, General Manager of Hospital Automation Technology, stated:
“Health Robotics is the only company in the world that provides hospitals and pharmacies
with both Robotics and Non-Robotics’ based Intravenous Admixture Compounding Automation
solutions for Chemotherapy, TPNs, Controlled Substances, Antibiotics, and other IVs. As
Health Robotics is the undisputed global leader in the market with 10 times more
installations that all of its competitors[1] combined, we are extremely fortunate to be
able to bring Health Robotics’ life-critical medical devices to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, replacing AHCSC.”

Mr. DeViedma continued: “i.v.STATION ONCO represents Health Robotics’ 2nd Generation
Cancer Therapy Compounding robot, several years ahead of its competition[1]. Amongst the
technology innovations pioneered by i.v.STATION ONCO are its: ability to handle
pre-attached lines to IV Bags; small footprint [at 15% to 25% of the size/weight of other
I.V. Robots]; faster throughput [up to 40 doses per hour instead of 20 doses per hour];
automated tamper-evident syringe capping; and finally, RFID support. Together with
i.v.STATION and i.v.SOFT products and their extreme price/value advantages over the
competition[1], we expect to replicate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia our worldwide market
success on long term basis.”

Hospital Automation Technology (HAT):

Hospital Automation Technology is a leading-edge technology and medical equipment
distributor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, committed to provide the highest quality,
patient care, cost saving, accurate, advanced and reliable solutions. The company
endeavors to offer excellent service and best value for quality products; to be an
effective participant in the development of Healthcare Services and Technology in the
Kingdom; to maintain well-trained, qualified, and motivated teams of Product Specialists
and Sales Representatives supported by efficient and well remunerated staff; and finally
to be profit-growth oriented and secure best returns to our shareholders and business
partners. HAT currently represents leading medical products from Zoll Medical (Alsius)
[USA], Lusys Laboratories [USA], ICT Health [UAE], Metro [USA], Med Gyn Products [USA],
Awell International [France], MaxterCatheter [France], Marlux Medical [UK], Care Fusion
(ROWA&BLISPACK) and Francehopital [France]. For more information, please visit:


About Health Robotics:

Founded in 2006, Health Robotics is the undisputed global leading supplier of
life-critical intravenous medication robots, winning 100% of all worldwide I.V. Robot’s
publicly announced purchases in 2010 and 2011, and providing over 250 hospital
installations in 5 continents with robotics-based technology and clinical software
automation solutions. Health Robotics’ 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 sterile compounding], OMM(R) [Oncology Medication Management],
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’ products 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 information, please visit: http://www.health-robotics.com

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        Phone (Canada): +1-289-470-1456
        Phone (Europe): +39-0403-498-468

1. Worldwide Competitors: MDS (now Fresenius Kabi) [2002], RIVA/Intelligent Hospital
Systems [2005], For Health Technologies (now Baxa/Baxter) [2008], Panasonic [2009],
Loccioni’s APOTECAchemo [2010] (under license from Health Robotics).

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