Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 13:47 EDT

Health Robotics’ i.v.STATION Robot Beats IHS-RIVA Robot in Public Tenders at Two Additional Canadian Hospitals

June 25, 2012

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Health Robotics today announced that both Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital
from Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (Saskatchewan) purchased 2 Health Robotics’
i.v.STATION Robots through Health Robotics’ exclusive partner Sandoz Canada, after Regina
Qu’Appelle Health Region’s extensive due diligence, site visits, and 1Q2012 direct
comparisons between Canadian-based Intelligent Hospital Systems’ RIVA and i.v.STATION.

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President, stated: “This is certainly
not the first time (nor do we expect it to be the last) where Health Robotics’ competitors
with outdated technologies [such as Intelligent Hospital Systems/RIVA or
Loccioni/APOTECAchemo] dispute open-tender decisions and lose their appeals to such Public
Tenders. These two companies seem more interested in trying to stop hospitals from
adopting Health Robotics’ 2nd Generation smaller, faster, and less expensive Robots
through legal protests than in fixing their own obsolete Robots. In particular, RIVA had
their own home country of Canada at their sole availability for 20+ years without
competition, until Health Robotics entered the Canadian market with Sandoz in 2011.
Canadian pharmacists (which arguably know RIVA the best) have continuously rejected RIVA,
which only sold 2 Chemotherapy Robots in Canada in all this time, both through private
contracts without competition, both prior to Sandoz entering the market, and none of which
are “live” and operational today, even 2.5 years after RIVA’s first press release.”


For additional information on Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s Tender Purchase
justification of i.v.STATION Robots over RIVA’s, please visit MERX Reference # 235557, or:
http://www.health-robotics.com/en/downloads (registration required). Intelligent
Hospital Systems/Manrex officially protested Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s decision
and lost their appeal of the Public Tender Award to i.v.STATION.

Mr. DeViedma continued: “Within our small company’s means, Health Robotics will
continue to monitor the global IV Robotics market and to continue reporting to the general
public on such instances where our competitors either challenge Public Tender decisions,
or alternatively attempt to market their timeworn products by trying to avoid public
scrutiny, offering incentives and compensation to hospital pharmacists’ to purchase IV
Robots without due diligence, as has been the case with IHS/RIVA and Loccioni/APOTECAchemo
in a number of recent instances in the United States. Health Robotics on the other hand
not only welcomes thorough product comparisons and due diligence, but also encourages
pharmacists to do it.”

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 275 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(R)
[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

        For additional information, please contact:
        Luisa Celeghin
        Phone (Canada): +1-289-470-1456
        Phone (Europe): +39-0403-498-468

SOURCE Health Robotics

Source: PR Newswire